Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough for flexible 'skin'
Engineers at the University of Queensland say technology could be used to power small devices, such as a phone, within two yearsA flexible solar “skin” that could be used to generate power on homes, cars and phones is a step closer to development after the technology was used to break a world record for electricity conversion, researchers say.Engineers at the University of Queensland have been working with nanoparticles known asquantum dots that pass electrons and generate an electrical current when exposed to solar energy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox Tags: Solar power Australia news Nanotechnology Energy Environment Renewable energy Science Source Type: news

Critical illness and multi-organ failure following topical application of skin-lightening preparation - Rudge JE, Raithatha M.
Topical application of skin-lightening cream is increasingly undertaken in many non-Caucasian populations for cultural and social reasons. It is a rare cause of poisoning that has potential to lead to significant harm due to skin damage and systemic absorp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

'I lost my left ear to my tanning addiction'
Anthea Smith tells the BBC's Laura Mcmullan, who also had skin cancer, that she used sunbeds for years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human composting could be the future of deathcare
Washington becomes first US state to legalise practice as interest in green burials surges in UKIt is viewed as a fitting end for a banana skin or a handful of spent coffee grounds. But now people are being urged to consider human composting and other environmentally friendly “deathcare” options.Speaking before a talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Seattle on Sunday, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, a professor of soil science and sustainable agriculture at Washington State University, said: “Death certainly isn’t the biggest environmental impact we have in our life p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Death and dying Compost Environment World news Science Source Type: news

Mercury poisoning from skin cream - Kuehn B.
Using a mercury-tainted skin-lightening cream obtained in Mexico left a California woman unable to speak or care for herself, according to a CDC report. The 47-year-old Mexican American woman sought outpatient medical care last July after developin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: The key ingredient to look for in cream to combat the dry skin condition
ECZEMA can flare-up in the cold winter months. Exposed to central heating circulating in the home, then hit by blustery winds when outside, these are ideal conditions that can aggravate dry skin. Fear not, treatments are on hand to restore balance. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 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

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

The week in bankruptcies: North Valley Dermatology Ctr. and Sonic Express LLC
Sacramento area bankruptcy courts recorded two business filings — including two with total debts above $1 million — during the week that ended Feb. 7. Year to date through Feb. 7, the court recorded nine Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, an 18% decrease from the same span the prior year. Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection typically provides f or the liquidation of a business’ assets to satisfy creditor claims, while Chapter 11 protection enables a business to restructure its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China National Medical Products Administration grants approval of Roche ’s Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment of people with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer
Basel, 14 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and etoposide) for the first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC).“Small cell lung cancer is an area of major unmet need in China and one that has seen limited advances until now,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “This approval makes Tecentriq the first cancer immunotherapy...
Source: Roche Media News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China National Medical Products Administration grants approval of Roche ’s Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment of people with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer
Basel, 14 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and etoposide) for the first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC).“Small cell lung cancer is an area of major unmet need in China and one that has seen limited advances until now,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “This approval makes Tecentriq the first cancer immunotherapy...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ease drug-resistant overactive bladder with wireless device, doctors advised
Can be inserted under skin to stimulate sacral nerve, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Surgical mesh last resort for prolapse or incontinence Pelvic organ prolapse Strong women ’s rights linked to better health Hundreds of women take legal action over vaginal mesh implants Surgical options must be ‘last resort’ for stress incontinence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How can nutrients help with dermatitis?
(Natural News) A person’s nutritional status affects his body’s immune function. Scientific evidence of this has sparked interest in the possible role dietary factors play in the pathogenesis of skin conditions like atopic dermatitis (AD). While food allergies and elimination diets have been studied in relation to atopy — a genetic tendency to develop allergic diseases —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASTRO nabs VA contract to create quality indicators
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a one-year contract...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO names new editor in chief for clinical journal ASTRO issues rad therapy guidelines for skin cancer ASTRO, ACR update RT practice parameters ASTRO wants changes to CMS payment proposal ASTRO updates guidance on pancreatic cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Many Dermatologists Not Ready to Respond to Biological Attacks
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Many dermatologists report that they are not adequately prepared to deal with biological attacks and other manmade disasters, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Drugs in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non - Hispanic blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Minocycline Foam Promising Against Rosacea Minocycline Foam Promising Against Rosacea
The new topical minocycline 1.5% foam FMX103 from Foamix Pharmaceuticals appears effective against moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea, according to two randomized trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Circadian rhythms in the absence of the clock gene Bmal1
Circadian (~24 hour) clocks have a fundamental role in regulating daily physiology. The transcription factor BMAL1 is a principal driver of a molecular clock in mammals. Bmal1 deletion abolishes 24-hour activity patterning, one measure of clock output. We determined whether Bmal1 function is necessary for daily molecular oscillations in skin fibroblasts and liver slices. Unexpectedly, in Bmal1 knockout mice, both tissues exhibited 24-hour oscillations of the transcriptome, proteome, and phosphoproteome over 2 to 3 days in the absence of any exogenous drivers such as daily light or temperature cycles. This demonstrates a co...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ray, S., Valekunja, U. K., Stangherlin, A., Howell, S. A., Snijders, A. P., Damodaran, G., Reddy, A. B. Tags: Engineering, Physiology reports Source Type: news

Studies Explore Prevalence of Skin Cancer Among Sexual Minorities
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- The prevalence of skin cancer among sexual minorities and transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) adults is explored in two studies published online Feb. 12 in JAMA Dermatology. Sean Singer, from Brigham and Women's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gay and bisexual men 'more likely to suffer skin cancer'
Rates of skin cancer were 8.1 - 8.4 per cent among gay and bisexual men compared to 6.7 for straight men in a group of more than 45,000 Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nine-Headed Monster: Recalcitrant Warts The Nine-Headed Monster: Recalcitrant Warts
Could checkpoint inhibitors provide a new treatment option for warts that just won't go away?Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Prebiotics May Slow Skin Cancer Tumor Growth In Mice, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study published in the journal Cell Reports finds that prebiotics could help fight the deadliest form of skin cancer. Probiotics are live strains of bacteria, but prebiotics are the food for bacteria and stimulate bacterial growth. Scientists in California looked at two prebiotics: mucin, which is found in the gut and inulin, found in plants like asparagus and onions. They found that when mice with melanomas were fed these prebiotics, the growth of the tumors was slowed by boosting the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. They say this is further evidence that gut microbes influence the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: The sign on your skin that could signal the condition
PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive neurological condition that causes problems in the brain. Interference with the chemical dopamine leads to symptoms appearing. What's the sign on your skin that could signal the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S. aureus Colonization Increased in Skin Lesions in Lupus Patients
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have increased colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Investigative... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Skin cancer detection apps ‘cannot be relied on’ for an accurate diagnosis
While recognising their potential, the authors have warned against their use in the  current state. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Eczema cream: Treatment containing this golden spice could help relieve skin flare-ups
ECZEMA is an unsightly condition whereby flare-ups lead to red, dry and itchy skin - which is most definitely not the look people are after. A study reveals a golden spice could help relieve symptoms of the skin disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keflex (cephalexin)
Title: Keflex (cephalexin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 12, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Evaluating skin cancer history by sexual orientation, gender identity
(JAMA Network) These two related studies and editorial examined the association of sexual orientation and gender identity with a history of self-reported skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gay and bisexual men have higher rate of skin cancer
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In the largest study of skin cancer rates among gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital report important differences in skin cancer prevalence among sexual minorities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's buys Wockhardt ’s India formulations business for Rs 1,850 crore
​The business comprises of a portfolio of 62 brands in multiple therapy areas such as Respiratory, Neurology, VMS,Dermatology, Pain and Vaccines, which would transfer to Dr Reddy's along with related sales and marketing teams and the manufacturing plant located in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh with all plant employees. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dr Reddy ’s buys Wockhardt’s India business for Rs 1850 crore
​The business comprises of a portfolio of 62 brands in multiple therapy areas such as Respiratory, Neurology, VMS,Dermatology, Pain and Vaccines, which would transfer to Dr Reddy's along with related sales and marketing teams and the manufacturing plant located in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh with all plant employees. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Race division grows as "academics" downgrade whites to an inferior species: Dartmouth to host racist forum about how to figure out white people "in their natural habitats"
(Natural News) A grossly overweight, self-proclaimed “expert on whiteness” is planning to host an “academic” forum at Dartmouth University in early February entitled “What’s Up with White People?” that, as its name implies, will openly demean and insult people with fair skin as being members of some type of second-class species. According to reports, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duke study: Activity, but not skin tone, can impact wearables' PPG heart rate accuracy
The new investigation also found substantial differences between the performance of specific devices, with consumer products generally outperforming research wearables. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Soliton Files Special 510(k) with FDA for its Generation II RAP Device
Key step towards limited launch mid-2020 HOUSTON, Feb. 11, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Soliton, Inc., (Nasdaq: SOLY) ("Soliton" or the "Company"), a medical device company with a novel and proprietary platform ... Devices, Dermatology, FDA Soliton, Rapid Acoustic Pulse, tattoo removal, Q-switched laser (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Secukinumab Without the Loading Dose in Chronic Psoriasis Secukinumab Without the Loading Dose in Chronic Psoriasis
Can secukinumab be administered without the initial loading dose in patients with psoriasis without compromising its effectiveness?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Crescita Announces Positive Topline Results from Two Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Studies for its Lead Pipeline Product in Patients with Plaque Psoriasis
Primary Endpoint Achieved with High Statistical Significance LAVAL, QC, Feb. 11, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) – Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CTX) (OTC US: CRRTF) ("Crescita" or the "Company"), a commercial derm... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Dermatology Crescita Therapeutics, MMPE, plaque psoriasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smartphone Apps Not Accurate Enough to Detect All Melanomas
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- Current smartphone-based applications (apps) cannot detect all cases of melanoma or other skin cancers, according to a review published online Feb. 10 in The BMJ. Karoline Freeman, from the University of Birmingham in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Associate Editor
Specifications: Full Time, permanentSalary: c. £40,000 FTE per annumLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 02 March 2020 (12 Midnight GMT)Cochrane is seeking to appoint two full-time Associate Editors to increase the support for producing high quality reviews across its eight thematic Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks. The eight Networks of CRGs support the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.The Networks are made up of between 5 and 9 CRGs, covering the areas of:Abdomen and Endocrine;Acute and Emerge...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Don't trust apps that claim to spot skin cancer: Two popular tools misdiagnose one in five cases
Popular apps used as 'early warning systems' for suspicious moles do not pick up all cancers, according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone Apps Diagnose Skin Conditions
Smartphone Apps for Suspicious Skin Lesions Unreliable (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Apps that claim to test moles are missing skin cancers, doctors warn
Popular smartphone apps that assess suspicious moles on people's bodies may not be reliable in detecting all forms of skin cancer, doctors have warned. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone Apps for Suspicious Skin Lesions Unreliable Smartphone Apps for Suspicious Skin Lesions Unreliable
Smartphone apps marketed to the general public for use on suspicious skin lesions are unreliable, as they may miss melanoma, concludes a review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: Smartphone apps designed to spot skin cancer may not be accurate
Smartphone apps promising quick and easy screening for certain types of skin cancer may not be as accurate as promised, an analysis of existing research published Monday by the BMJ has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't trust apps that claim to spot skin cancer: Two miss the disease up to 21% of times
Popular apps used as 'early warning systems' for suspicious moles do not pick up all cancers, according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phone apps unreliable for detecting all cases of skin cancer
Current regulatory process for awarding CE mark for algorithm-based apps does not adequately protect public Related items fromOnMedica NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Metastatic breast cancer goes undiagnosed for too long GPs urge caution over DTC genetic testing UK cancer survival improved, but lags behind similar nations Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

$1.35B deal offers vindication, runway for Austin-based XBiotech
In September 2018, XBiotech's shares closed as low as $2.31. Now its shares are about $22 and the company is riding high after selling a dermatological drug candidate in a deal that could be worth as much as $1.35 billion. Here's why XBiotech CEO John Simard feels the major milestone is just the beginning. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul Thompson Source Type: news

$1.35B deal offers vindication, runway for Austin-based XBiotech
In September 2018, XBiotech's shares closed as low as $2.31. Now its shares are about $22 and the company is riding high after selling a dermatological drug candidate in a deal that could be worth as much as $1.35 billion. Here's why XBiotech CEO John Simard feels the major milestone is just the beginning. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Thompson Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The sign on the skin that could signal the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms aren't always obvious and many people may not realise they have the condition because symptoms don't necessarily make people feel unwell. But if the condition is left untreated, serious conditions can occur. One sign to look out for is on a person's skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer diagnosis apps are unreliable and poorly regulated, study shows
(University of Birmingham) Smartphone apps used as 'early warning systems' for skin cancer are poorly regulated and frequently cannot be relied upon to produce accurate results, according to new analysis by experts at the University of Birmingham. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

$2.8 million grant to fund bioprinting for reconstruction of face, mouth, skull tissues
(Penn State) Seamlessly correcting defects in the face, mouth and skull is highly challenging because it requires precise stacking of a variety of tissues including bone, muscle, fat and skin. Now, Penn State researchers are investigating methods to 3D bioprint and grow the appropriate tissues for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news