Combination of Three Therapies May Slow Progression of Advanced Melanoma

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.

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S. Aureus Bacteria Infection Puts Children with Eczema at High Risk for Food Allergies

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.

Women pay more for OTC facial moisturizers than men according to new study

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.