Three therapies, when used in combination, may slow advanced melanoma, according to a new study led by researchers at UCLA. The study, published online ahead of print in the journal Nature Medicine (June 6, 2019) showed that the combination of dabrafenib, trametinib, and pembrolizaumab can slow the growth of advanced melanoma cancer cells.
Food allergies can be triggered in children with eczema if they become infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteria, according to a new study. Researchers of the study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (May 31, 2019, published online ahead of print) sought to investigate the link between S aureus, eczema, and food allergies such as sensitivity to peanuts and eggs.
Hispanic and black children miss more school due to chronic skin diseases like eczema than white children, according to a new study. The study, published online ahead of print in JAMA Dermatology (May 22, 2019) looked at data culled from the national eczema registry.
Ineffective recipes for homemade sunscreens are being praised on social media platforms such as Pinterest, according to a new study. A study published online ahead of print in the journal Health Communication (May 21, 2019), investigated how homemade sunscreens were marketed, shared, and portrayed on Pinterest.
A large new study has evaluated the risk of infection associated with various biologic therapies for patients with psoriasis finding that there was a significantly decreased risk with certain medications.
A new study has helped to establish that NB-UVB microphototherapy is a safe and effective treatment for a number of skin conditions. That study, which was published in the Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences (April, 18, 2019; 49: 595-603) looked at a population of 173 patients with vitiligo, alopecia areata, lichen simplex chronicus, palmoplantar psoriasis, and psoriais vulgaris.
Women pay more than men for the same facial moisturizer products according to a new study published online ahead of print in the in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (April 15, 2019). In investigating the products sold by these retailers, researchers looked for marketing cues such as language, graphical design, and container shape to determine if products were priced differently based on which gender they were geared toward.