A recent study has determined to what degree facial melanoses can affect the quality of life (QoL) of patients. The cross-sectional study, conducted by researchers at the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, was published online in BMC Dermatology (Aug. 3, 2020).
In a virtual awards ceremony, the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), honored 2019 president Dr. Kerri Purdy, welcomed incoming president Dr. Jason Rivers, and gave out awards to dermatologists and others in the skin care industry.
One-third of respondents to a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that they had used disinfectants such as bleach in non-recommended ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including applying it directly to the skin.
This week, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) released a statement reminding individuals to moisturize their hands in light of an increase in hand washing due to the spread of COVID-19. In a press release, dermatologists from the AAD issued this reminder in addition to a number of other hand washing tips.
For treatment of acne, black patients appear to be prescribed systemic therapies such as antibiotics at a much lower rate than white patients, according to a new study published online ahead of print in JAMA Dermatology (Feb. 5, 2020).
New smartphone apps designed to help catch early signs of skin cancer using photographs may not be as accurate as previously thought, according to a new study published in The BMJ (Feb. 10, 2020).
Absorption of the active ingredients in four commercially available sunscreens resulted in plasma concentrations that exceed the FDA safety threshold in participants in a new study. Researchers of the study, published in JAMA (Jan 21, 2020; 323(3):256-267) stressed that these findings do not suggest that individuals should stop using sunscreen.
Lack of self-examinations may be a key reason that certain populations in rural areas face higher skin cancer mortality rates, according to a new study. The study, which looked at sparsely populated rural communities in the Western United States found that a chronic lack of self examination was the biggest obstacle to early detection of skin cancer. These findings, made by researchers at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, were published online ahead of print in Psychology, Health, & Medicine (Dec. 17, 2019).
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.
Statin medications can make patients vulnerable to skin and soft tissue infections, according to a new study. The study linked the skin infection issues with the discovery that statins may bring on new-onset diabetes.