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Doctors now favouring combination therapies to treat acne

Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favour of a combinations of therapies, according to Rutgers researchers. The findings...

Breast feeding for three months helps keep child eczema at bay

Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who...

Allergy shots may help with severe atopic dermatitis

A medically-challenging case presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found that allergy shots provided significant benefits...

Sunscreen users get only 40% the sun protection they think

A small UK experiment found sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 50, applied in a typical way, would at best provide 40% of...

Advice platform compiles skin cancer indices

derma.plus, the platform for dermatological advice, has conducted an international study on skin cancer to better understand the geographical and socio-economic factors which make...

Diuretic drug found to be successful in treatment of acne

The diuretic drug spironolactone may be just as effective as antibiotics for the treatment of women's acne, found a US study. In a finding that...

Osteoporosis drug found to stimulate hair follicle growth

A new drug could ease the distress of men and women who suffer from baldness, according to researchers from The University of Manchester's Centre...

No meaningful benefit from emollient bath additives for children with eczema

Emollient bath additives provide no meaningful benefit when used in addition to standard eczema care in children, finds a trial. Bath additives are widely...

Generic skin cream reduces risk of SCC surgery

A clinical trial involving more than 900 military veterans at high risk for keratinocyte carcinoma skin cancer provides evidence that using the generic skin...

Facial exercise programme helps women look younger

A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise programme sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance...

Improved healing for drained skin abscesses with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment was associated with improved outcomes in patients with drained skin abscesses regardless of lesion size or guideline criteria, according to a study...

No added benefit from bleach baths for eczema

For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new Northwestern...

The pseudoscience of beauty products.

beautyproducts.jpgThe beauty industry is massive, a huge cultural force in a tight, symbiotic relationship with celebrities and the celebrity-oriented media. So by its very nature, it creates massive problems for anyone seeking to get to the truth about the products it makes and promotes, writes Prof Timothy Caulfield of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, in The Atlantic.