Are You Tall? Better Watch Out For Varicose Veins
(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Varicose Veins Source Type: news

Topical Trifarotene: A New Retinoid Topical Trifarotene: A New Retinoid
Trifarotene, a novel fourth-generation topical retinoid, shows favorable preliminary efficacy for acne, and may offer better tolerability than currently available drugs in this class.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New elastic "skin-tech" wearable display may revolutionize home healthcare
(Natural News) Home healthcare is a booming industry – thanks, in part, to the elderly population’s steadily growing numbers. And to keep up, new technologies are being developed to make self-care more accessible and easier to understand. For those who want to take care of themselves in the comfort of their own home in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monitoring of Spitz/Reed Nevi in Children Questioned Monitoring of Spitz/Reed Nevi in Children Questioned
Authors of a research letter question recent guidelines stating that any spitzoid-looking lesion in children under age 12 should be monitored.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify a chlorine rash
Some people develop a rash after swimming in chlorinated pools or soaking in hot tubs. Chlorine rash is simple to treat, but can be confused with other rashes, such as swimmer's itch and heat rash. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Why an Exton pharma firm will benefit from Almirral's $550M deal with Allergan
Almirall SA has finalized its $550 million acquisition of four approved products and one new drug candidate from Allergan's medical dermatology unit in  the United States. The acquisition bolsters the presence of Almirall, which is based in Barcelona, Spain, in the U.S. dermatology market through its Exton-based subsidiary Aqua Pharmaceuticals. Almirall acquired Aqua in 2013 in a deal valued at up to $400 million. Aqua makes and markets a variet y of product for skin disorders including acne, eczema,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Avita Medical wins FDA PMA for Recell severe burn treatment device
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) said today that it won FDA premarket approval for its Recell autologous cell harvesting device, now cleared for use in treating severe thermal burns in patients 18 and older, and that it plans to launch the device in the fourth quarter. The Recell autologous cell harvesting device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the Valencia, Calif.-based company said. “Patients are at the center of everything we do at Avita Medical, and we are pleased to be able to provide an innovative solut...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance avitamedical Source Type: news

Almirall acquires Allergan U.S. medical dermatology portfolio*
Portfolio includes four available therapies for acne and dermatoses and an investigational compound currently under FDA review Agreement enhances Almirall's portfolio in the U.S. and emphasizes long-term commitment to the dermatology community EXTON,... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology, Acquisitions Almirall, Allergan, Aczone, Tazorac, Azelex, Cordran (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eczema cream: Toddler’s sore rash vanished after using this £4 treatment
ECZEMA cream is a recommended treatment for rough, inflamed and itchy skin caused by the condition. There are range of moisturisers available on the high street but they don ’t always work for everyone. One toddler’s sore rashes remedied by a £4 cream. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy Rash
Title: Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy RashCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 21, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider VeinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 21, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Alitretinoin for Management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis Alitretinoin for Management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis
This article summarizes real-world evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of alitretinoin, an oral retinoid, in the management of chronic hand dermatitis.Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sirolimus Add-On Seen Helpful for Visible Arteriovenous Malformations
(MedPage Today) -- Small case series suggests favorable outcomes in otherwise difficult cases (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 21, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Physician burnout linked to increased risk of patient safety incidents, reduced patient satisfaction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Residents report making time for family, pursuing interests, and squeezing in important trips (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Nestlé plans to sell or spin off skin health unit
Decision likely to fuel speculation over Swiss group’s L’Oréal stake (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acute chemical skin injuries in the United States: a review - Hall AH, Mathieu L, Maibach HI.
The objective was to perform a thorough review of published and other available data to elucidate the extent of chemical skin injuries in the US. Chemical skin injuries differ significantly from skin lesions produced by other injury mechanisms, so this rev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash
-- It's every parent's nightmare -- diaper rash that causes itchy bumps, scaly skin and lots of discomfort for your baby. The Nemours Foundation says you can help prevent diaper rash by keeping the infant's skin dry and clean. If your child develops... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Eczema Is Tougher to Treat for Black Patients
Title: Why Eczema Is Tougher to Treat for Black PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 20, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Molecular Phenotype of Atopic Dermatitis Varies by Ethnicity Molecular Phenotype of Atopic Dermatitis Varies by Ethnicity
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is TH2-TH22-biased in African Americans (AAs) compared to European Americans (EAs), while TH1/TH17 is attenuated, according to the first global molecular-profiling study of AA AD using RNA-seq.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

New research shows the skin "remembers" injuries, which helps it heal faster the next time
(Natural News) A study from The Rockefeller University reveals that wounds or other harmful experiences caused by inflammation impart long-lasting memories to the stem cells residing in the skin, teaching them to heal subsequent injuries faster. In the study, the researchers discovered that the stem cells deep within the inner layers of our skin, which are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The periodic coloration in birds forms through a prepattern of somite origin
The periodic stripes and spots that often adorn animals’ coats have been largely viewed as self-organizing patterns, forming through dynamics such as Turing’s reaction-diffusion within the developing skin. Whether preexisting positional information also contributes to the periodicity and orientation of these patterns has, however, remained unclear. We used natural variation in colored stripes of juvenile galliform birds to show that stripes form in a two-step process. Autonomous signaling from the somite sets stripe position by forming a composite prepattern marked by the expression profile of agouti. Subsequen...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Haupaix, N., Curantz, C., Bailleul, R., Beck, S., Robic, A., Manceau, M. Tags: Development, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Patients with high-risk skin cancer have new treatment option
Hundreds of patients with a type of advanced skin cancer are set to benefit from a new treatment, dabrafenib plus trametinib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does a foot detox work? What the research says
Some people believe that a foot detox can remove toxins from the body and leave people feeling refreshed. While foot detox machines are available, people can also make their own footbaths at home. These footbaths can help remove dirt and dead skin, as well as aiding relaxation. Learn more about foot detoxes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to do a foot detox
Some people believe that a foot detox can remove toxins from the body and leave people feeling refreshed. While foot detox machines are available, people can also make their own footbaths at home. These footbaths can help remove dirt and dead skin, as well as aiding relaxation. Learn more about foot detoxes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

New robotic material that is MORE sensitive than human skin could revolutionise prosthetic limbs
A research team, including members of the faculty at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have been working on replicating the experience of pressurised human touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korea ’ s Hironic wins FDA nod for AFit laser acne device
Korean skin care device developer Hironic has won FDA approval for its AFit laser device intended to treat acne. The AFit device features a 1450 nm diode laser designed to penetrated into the dermal and subcutaneous layers. The system also features a bipolar radiofrequency and Cryogen cooling device, the company said. “AFit’s FDA approval has a great significance in that it has established a bridge for entry into the United States, which is the largest market in the global cosmetic medical device, with a share of nearly 50%. Other equipments that are under FDA approval will also be affected,” CEO Jinwoo L...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance hironic Source Type: news

Rosacea: 5 Things to Know Rosacea: 5 Things to Know
These five things include some lesser known, but critically important, facts about rosacea and its management.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Dupilumab Effective in Teens With Moderate to Severe Eczema Dupilumab Effective in Teens With Moderate to Severe Eczema
The drug, approved for adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, is effective in a younger population, which has few reliable options, data from a phase 3 study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

20 % of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription meds at risk for potentially major drug - drug interactions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Urology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Jo Source Type: news

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Most commonly observed types of PHI sent are referrals, laboratory results, medication lists (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry 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

Why Eczema Is Tougher to Treat for Black Patients
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be very difficult to control in some people. But the skin condition, which leads to dry, itchy and inflamed skin, is particularly problematic for black people, according to new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Natural salt can help heal you from chronic illness – and modern research is validating this
(Natural News) Salt is not just a condiment or an ingredient used in cooking – it can also help you recover from chronic illness, including cancer. This is done through halotherapy, which uses naturally occurring salt caverns for healing respiratory conditions, as well as skin ailments. It is also used to energize the mind and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you use Kleenex tissues? Top seller now guilty of adding skin-corrosive detergent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
(Natural News) In America, there is always some toxic medicine for every ailment that can “help” things get worse. The flu shot can assist you in getting a worse case of the flu the following year. Children’s cough syrup often contains toxic food coloring and aspartame – one of the world’s most dangerous food additives... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
The compound engages with a receptor in hair follicle cells and prevents skin cells from dying. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 18, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Review: Treatments for Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma Compared
Similarly low recurrence rates for excision, Mohs sx, curettage and diathermy, external - beam radiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 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

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non - compliant with requirements (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 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

Scabies rash: Three signs of the skin mites and how to get rid of them
SCABIES rash is a result of an infestation by scabies mites and can cause huge amounts of skin irritation to the carrier. Because the mites are difficult to spot the best way to know if you you ’ve got them is to look for three signs in the rash. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs go-ahead in battle against most deadly skin cancer
HUNDREDS of patients with the most aggressive form of skin cancer could benefit from a drug treatment after it was approved for use on the NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Psoriasis Often Face Stigma, Discrimination People With Psoriasis Often Face Stigma, Discrimination
People with psoriasis are often faced with people who don't want to shake hands with them and who see them - incorrectly - as contagious, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Leukemia rash pictures
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Learn what a leukemia rash looks like and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Leukemia Source Type: news

Understand The Recent History of Skin Cancer
Are you familiar with the latest studies and their findings on skin cancer? Take our latest quiz to sharpen your knowledge. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Skin Fold Wrinkle
(MedPage Today) -- (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 17, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

JAK Inhibitors Promising for Alopecia Areata JAK Inhibitors Promising for Alopecia Areata
Two investigational new drugs are emerging for patients with moderate to severe hair loss, for whom there are currently no reliable treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Best supplements for eczema: 3p a day capsules could reduce symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some eczema symptoms, including dry, itchy skin. Adding these cheap supplements to your diet every day could lower the risk of the skin condition ’s signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Really Ready For MDR?
Audrey Turley doesn’t shy away from speaking about biocompatibility topics related to medical devices. Turley serves as a senior biocompatibility expert for Nelson Labs. The Salt Lake City, UT-based lab serves as an independent consultant that can help navigate these changes for firms. In a little more than a month, Turley will be speaking at MD&M Minneapolis about Assessing Biocompatibility for Medical Devices. During an interview with MD+DI, she pointed out two main changes in the biocompatibility – the move to the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the switch from an...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance IVD Source Type: news

Best supplements for skin: 3p a day capsules could reduce eczema symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some eczema symptoms, including dry, itchy skin. Adding these cheap supplements to your diet every day could lower the risk of the skin condition ’s signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Mesothelioma Treatment Closer to FDA Approval
Standard-of-care treatment for patients with pleural mesothelioma may soon include Tumor Treating Fields (TTF), a novel therapy involving electric currents that disrupt cancer cell division and inhibit tumor growth. In the wake of recently released results from Novocure’s STELLAR phase II clinical trial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve the treatment within the next six months, giving mesothelioma patients another much-needed option. “At this point, it should be a relatively rapid approval process,” Dr. Eilon Kirson, chief science officer at Novocure, the oncology company...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
But AHPs may undermine ACA marketplace, as they are not required to comply with ACA regulations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry 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