New research has suggested that using smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) games while changing dressings in pediatric patients with burn injuries might have an opioid-sparing effect.
After viewing photos of their faces that had been digitally aged, students enrolled in a study changed their sun tanning behaviours, according to new research. The study, published online in JAMA Dermatology (May 6, 2020), looked at the behaviours of 1,573 students in 52 middle school classes in Brazil.
A new artificial intelligence-based algorithm intended to help diagnose a wider range of skin conditions than other currently available technologies has been developed by researchers in South Korea. According to researchers at Seoul National University, in Seoul, Korea, the algorithm is an advancement because it focuses on a wider range skin conditions beyond the detection of skin cancer.
For patients with vitiligo, extended treatment with narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy does not lead to an increase in their risk of developing skin cancer, according to a new study. The study, published online ahead of print in JAMA Dermatology (Mar. 11, 2020), took a deeper look at UVB phototherapy, which is often used for vitiligo patients.
Higher levels of media literacy in young adults led to a reduction in appearance-based comparisons, with individuals idealizing tanned appearance less, according to a new study. Based on these findings, published online ahead of print in Social Media + Society (Feb. 19, 2020), the investigators believe that higher levels of media literacy may result in a lower risk of skin cancer.
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).
The discovery of a new RNA molecule could lead to earlier detection of squamous cell carcinoma in the future, according to a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Pathology (Feb. 2020; 190(2):503-517), found that the molecule, named PRECSIT, is integral in determining how squamous cell carcinoma grows and spreads.
Scientists working at the Brain Tool Laboratory at Duke University have developed a new robot-guided laser removal system for unwanted tattoos. The laboratory is known for developing robot-guided laser surgical systems, and the tattoo removal robot is just the latest.
Researchers have discovered a new way to prevent damage to hair follicles caused by chemotherapy.
Researchers have found that molecules in topical creams behave differently than previously thought, according to a study that will be presented as part of a presentation at the American Chemical Society 2019 National Meeting & Exposition this week in San Diego, California.