Study: Makeup Products May Harbor Dangerous Bacteria

A typical makeup case may be harboring potentially deadly “superbugs” such as E. coli and Staphylococci that can cause skin infections or worse, according to a new study.

The study, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Microbiology (Oct. 9, 2019) found that a high percentage of in-use makeup products may become exposed to infectious bacteria, which then live on the surfaces of the products.

Combination of Two Immunotherapies Brings Advanced Melanoma Survival Rate to 50% for First Time

By combining two existing therapies, researchers at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London have found that they have been able to stop or even reverse the progression of advanced melanoma in half of patients. The two therapies, ipilmumab and nivolumab, were tested on patients over the course of five years. The findings were published online ahead of print in the New England Journal of Medicine (Sept. 28, 2019).