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Article ID: 693160

American Academy of Dermatology PSA Highlights Dangers of Tanning

American Academy of Dermatology

A new public service advertisement from the American Academy of Dermatology encourages those who are thinking of tanning to think again.

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22-May-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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    21-May-2018 2:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 694780

Eczema Drug Effective Against Severe Asthma

Washington University in St. Louis

Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients’ ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug, was approved in 2017 by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for eczema, a chronic skin disease.

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17-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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    18-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694723

New Guidelines May Slightly Increase Reliability, Accuracy of Melanoma Diagnoses

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma.

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18-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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    18-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694092

Simplifying Skin Disease Diagnosis with Topical Nanotechnology

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

This vision of simplifying disease diagnosis using topically-applied nanotechnology could change the way skin diseases such as abnormal scars are diagnosed and managed.

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15-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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    18-May-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694736

Humira Does Not Improve Aortic Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis Patients

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease has no effect on aortic inflammation – a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events – unlike other antibodies that target different aspects of the immune system.

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17-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693158

Research Shows Increased Skin Cancer Risk Among U.S. Military Members

American Academy of Dermatology

When one considers the risks of military service, skin cancer may not be top of mind. According to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, however, U.S. military personnel are more likely to develop skin cancer than the general population.

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17-May-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 649790

Inside Cancer Cells, Tumor Growth in Kidney Cancer, Genetic Screening Guidelines, and More in the Cancer News Source

Newswise

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source

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11-May-2018 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694295

The Medical Minute: Easing the Itch of Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring the arrival of troublesome plants such as poison ivy and poison oak that can cause mild to severe allergic reactions.

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9-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694185

Understanding Steam Burns

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Even if the wound looks superficially harmless, steam burns must be cooled persistently. Empa researchers have now been able to show for the first time how hot steam achieves its vicious effect: It penetrates the upper skin layer and can cause severe burns in the lower skin layers - initially almost invisible.

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8-May-2018 8:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694072

UTSW Investigation Provides Insight Into Potential New Strategy to Target Skin Diseases Like Psoriasis

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Research at UT Southwestern has shown that targeting metabolism in growing cells holds promise for the treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis that are characterized by skin overgrowth resulting from excess cell division, known as hyperproliferation.

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4-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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