She Craved Salt and Felt Nauseated for Months. What Was Wrong?
She was always tired, and her stomach had become strangely fragile. But her unaccountably tan skin clued doctors in to what ailed her. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Nausea ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone) Hormones Source Type: news

Woman who lost NOSE to skin cancer has amazing nasal reconstruction
Sabrina Falcon, 56, of Las Vegas, Nevada, lost her nose after being diagnosed with skin cancer initially in 2016 was able to get a new nose reconstructed by the Mayo Clinic in 2019. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greasy Creams Help Protect Skin From PPE Wounds Greasy Creams Help Protect Skin From PPE Wounds
Greasy lubricants are best for protecting the skin from friction and tear injuries caused by hours of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), according to researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Age estimation for scald injury and its probable relation to testicular function impairment - Ibrahim NA, Abdallah EA, Kandeel NA.
Background and Rationale: From the medicolegal point of view, long term systemic consequences of scald injury should be identified for proper compensation and legal action, especially for scald injury involving skin full-thickness in 20% of total body surf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

All About Cellulitis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments
Title: All About Cellulitis: Causes, Symptoms, TreatmentsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 29, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Why Do People Get Boils?
Title: Why Do People Get Boils?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 29, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Causes and Treatment of Red Spots on Skin
Title: Causes and Treatment of Red Spots on SkinCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 29, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Discovery enables adult skin to regenerate like a newborn's
(Washington State University) A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn. The discovery has implications for wound treatment and preventing some of the aging process in skin. Researchers identified a factor in the skin of baby mice controlling hair follicle formation. When it was activated in adult mice, their skin was able to heal wounds without scarring. The reformed skin even included fur and could make goose bumps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 247 Percent of Medicare
Relative prices average 231, 267 percent of what Medicare would pay for inpatient, outpatient services (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Conservative Parameters' Key to Maximizing Cosmetic Results Conservative Parameters' Key to Maximizing Cosmetic Results
Cosmetic laser procedures in darker skin types are associated with higher risks of pigmentary alterations and scarring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Characterization of a topically testable model of burn injury on human skin explants - Gross-Amat O, Guillen M, Salmon D, Nataf S, Auxenfans C.
Severe burn injuries remain a major health problem due to high rates of mortality, residual morbidity, and/or aesthetic damages. To find new therapies aimed at promoting a harmonious healing of skin burns, it is important to develop models which take into ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Review Finds Evidence for Beta-Blockers for Some Rosacea Symptoms Review Finds Evidence for Beta-Blockers for Some Rosacea Symptoms
The systematic review included a case control study of 53,927 patients and an equal number of controls that evaluated beta-blockers in general.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers ’ efforts to combat melanoma gets $13M boost from NIH
UCLA researchers have received a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to overcome melanoma resistance to some of the most promising targeted therapies and immunotherapies.There have been significant advancements in the past decade using targeted therapies and immunotherapies for treating people withadvanced forms of this deadliest type of skin cancer, but the treatments still only work in some people. Tumors can — and oftendo— become resistant to these drugs.“While these therapies have transformed the way people with melanoma are treated, only about 40% to 50% of peopl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Covid-19 skin rash website criticised for lack of BAME examples
Only two out of 400 Covid images on British Association of Dermatologists ’ website feature black or brown skinCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA website dedicated to sharing images of Covid-19-related skin rashes to help doctors and patients identify whether an unusual rash might be a sign of coronavirus infection has been criticised for containing just two images of black or brown skin.The British Association of Dermatologists ’ (BAD)Covid-19 Skin Patternswebsite features 400 images of Covid-associated rashes, from prickly heat and chickenpox-type rashes to raised itchy hives ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Race Science UK news Source Type: news

Cysts: Causes, Types, and Treatments
Title: Cysts: Causes, Types, and TreatmentsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/28/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 28, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The subtle heart attack symptom in the colour of your skin - has your skin changed colour?
HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease symptoms if you develop this sign on your skin. Has your skin changed colour? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The skin condition that may be a sign of type 2 diabetes - are you at risk?
DIABETES type 2 symptoms may include feeling unusually tired, passing more urine than normal, and having cuts or wounds that take longer to heal than expected. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you develop a "relatively common skin condition". These are the diabetes signs you should know about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential oils for the treatment of fungal diseases
(Natural News) Essential oils are known for their use in aromatherapy and massage therapy. When inhaled or applied topically, these natural products exert beneficial effects on mental health. Essential oils can also be used as remedies for common health problems, such as headache, constipation, sinus infections and skin infections. In fact, various essential oils are well-known for their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Dermatology Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Dermatology
Review the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning and their applicability to improving diagnosis in dermatology.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dermatologists' Key Role in Transforming Transgender Patients Dermatologists' Key Role in Transforming Transgender Patients
What dermatologists provide on an aesthetic level through noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures can have a big impact in helping that transformation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

The eczema treatment in your kitchen cupboard - how to relieve your itchy skin at home
ECZEMA could be treated by using creams, moisturisers or emollients. But you could lower your risk of the skin condition at home using a simple remedy that's probably tucked away in your kitchen cupboard. Should you find a new treatment to relieve the itchy and sore signs of eczema? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flea Bites vs Bedbug Bites: What Are the Differences?
Title: Flea Bites vs Bedbug Bites: What Are the Differences?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 25, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Parent's Skin-to-Skin Hug Does Ease a Baby's Pain, Brain Study Suggests
Title: Parent's Skin-to-Skin Hug Does Ease a Baby's Pain, Brain Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 25, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

One stated goal of Black Lives Matter is to destroy the family unit
(Natural News) After having its true agenda outed, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Global Network was caught quietly removing information from its official website indicating that one of the organization’s goals is to eradicate the family unit from society. While claiming to fight for justice, freedom and liberation for people with dark skin, BLM has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Relieve One of the Itchiest Vulvar Conditions How to Relieve One of the Itchiest Vulvar Conditions
Lichen simplex chronicus is characterized by years of relentless itching, and patients may wake up at night scratching.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: The best soothing gel to ease sore and sensitive skin
ECZEMA - what comes to your mind when you think of this condition? Is it sore, cracked, itchy and inflamed skin? You're not alone, but this doesn't need to be the case. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent's Skin-to-Skin Hug Does Ease a Baby's Pain, Brain Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- Infants may feel less pain when held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact, a new U.K. study suggests. " We have found when a baby is held by their parent with skin-on-skin contact, the higher-level brain processing in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do I Have a Cold Sore or Canker Sore?
Title: Do I Have a Cold Sore or Canker Sore?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Burn: What Are the Four Types of Burns?
Title: Burn: What Are the Four Types of Burns?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

How to Get Rid of Ringworm?
Title: How to Get Rid of Ringworm?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

What Causes Ringworm?
Title: What Causes Ringworm?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Africa: Has the Skin Lightener Industry Learned From Black Lives Matter?
[The Conversation Africa] Black Lives Matter activism has jolted the skin lightener industry. In June, manufacturers of skin lighteners joined other corporations in voicing support for the racial justice movement. Critics quickly pointed out the hypocrisy of voicing such support in the US while continuing to sell skin whitening products globally. Such products, they say, play off of and promote racism and colourism (which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones) in Asia and Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Parental touch reduces pain responses in babies' brains
(University College London) Being held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact reduces how strongly a newborn baby's brain responds to a painful medical jab, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and York University, Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Talc and petroleum jelly among the best lubricants for people wearing PPE
(Imperial College London) Talcum powder, a coconut oil-cocoa butter beeswax mixture, and petroleum jelly provide the best skin protection for long-term PPE use, say scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Something old, something new combine for effective vaccine against parasitic skin disease
(Ohio State University) Scientists are planning for Phase 1 human trials of a vaccine they developed by using CRISPR gene-editing technology to mutate the parasite that causes leishmaniasis, a skin disease common in tropical regions of the world and gaining ground in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists explain NEW COVID symptom: How to reveal your risk - 'It will save lives'
COVID symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste - all of which require the UK public to get a free coronavirus test. But scientists have now revealed a fourth key sign of COVID-19, and have asked the government to add it to the official NHS list. Do you have an unusual skin rash? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: Experiencing a flare-up? Apply this to your skin immediately
ECZEMA symptoms can be hard to tame, particularly during a flare-up, but there are ways to calm the affected down. One proven therapy involves applying a material to your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand hygiene and caring for your hands has never been so important
Washing your hands is an effective way to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, protecting yourself and your patients. However, frequent hand washing can lead to and exacerbate dry skin issues including contact dermatitis – a painful, debilitating condition which may require nursing staff to be moved out of clinical areas due to the risk of infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Skin Warning Signs to Worry About in a Rash
Title: 8 Skin Warning Signs to Worry About in a RashCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 23, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

New and Emerging Targeted Therapies for Vascular Malformations New and Emerging Targeted Therapies for Vascular Malformations
New insights into the genetic origins and molecular mechanisms of vascular malformations have led to the emergence of targeted molecular therapies, including sirolimus, a direct mTOR inhibitor.American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Baricitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis EMA Panel Backs Baricitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Baricitinib (Olumiant) would be the first JAK inhibitor (and oral medicine) indicated for adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

A regenerative approach to facial reconstruction after cancer
Imagine going to the hospital to have basal cell skin cancer removed from your face, only to learn it had spread so aggressively that your entire nose had to be removed.  That is what happened to one Arizona woman.  In the past, her only option may have been a prosthesis through which she couldn't breathe. [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - September 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hot bathtub, cold consequences - misleading wounds after scald injuries: a retrospective analysis - Bingoel AS, Krezdorn N, Jokuszies A, Dastagir K, Vogt PM, Mett TR.
Scalds in the elderly are frequently associated with the use of a bathtub and a disturbed consciousness. Therefore, the total burn surface area is often high. The initial clinical presentation displays a stark erythema of the skin, which frequently does no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How your COVID risk can be revealed by checking your skin - do you have these blisters?
COVID symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste - all of which require the UK public to get a free coronavirus test. But there are a number of other COVID-19 signs that you should be looking out for. Do you have these blisters on your skin? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac: Plants and Rashes
Title: Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac: Plants and RashesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 22, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy Rash
Title: How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy RashCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 22, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Henry Ford study demonstrates UV-C light is effective for killing COVID-19 on N95s
(Henry Ford Health System) Dermatology researchers at Henry Ford Health System, in collaboration with a team at the University of Michigan, have demonstrated that certain N95 respirators tainted with COVID-19 can be effectively and safely decontaminated for reuse using ultraviolet-C light (UV-C), a method commonly utilized for treating rare skin diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is soap made with BACTERIA the secret to healthy skin?
We should be buying body washes and moisturisers that nurture the billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live on our skin to keep it healthy - if big skincare brands are to be believed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Do I need a hernia operation if I'm not in pain?': DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Hernias are very common and occur when part of an organ becomes displaced and pushes through the structures that contain it, creating a bulge through the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news