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Jul 31, 2014 | 10:43 AM CDT

Pain & Itch—Signs of Skin Cancer?

Pain & Itch

Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help physicians decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study

Jul 28, 2014 | 10:18 AM CDT

New Skin Cancer Growth Clue Discovered: Piggy-backing Cells

New Skin Cancer Growth Clue Discovered: Piggy-backing Cells

Skin Cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study published in Cell Reports. The discovery could lead to new drugs to tackle melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Jul 21, 2014 | 10:29 AM CDT

Early-career Physicians Awarded Half a Million Dollars to Study Psoriatic Disease

National Psoriasis Foundation

Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $50,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis.

Jul 18, 2014 | 11:09 AM CDT

AAD Statement on Sun Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

AAD Statement on Sun Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

Recently, a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggested that women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die as compared to those who receive sun exposure.

Jul 18, 2014 | 10:24 AM CDT

Promising New Eczema Drug in Early Trials

Promising New Eczema Drug in Early Trials

A new drug that scientists hope will relieve the debilitating itching of chronic eczema has shown promising results in early trials.

Jul 16, 2014 | 10:17 AM CDT

Sandalwood Scent Found to Facilitate Skin Regeneration

Sandalwood Scent Found to Facilitate Skin Regeneration

Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered.

Jul 16, 2014 | 10:05 AM CDT

Why Some May Be More Susceptible to Developing Melanoma

Why Some May Be More Susceptible to Developing Melanoma

A new study shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

Jul 10, 2014 | 04:55 PM CDT

National Psoriasis Foundation Doubles Number of Researchers Studying Psoriasis

National Psoriasis Foundation Doubles Number of Researchers Studying Psoriasis

National Psoriasis Foundation plans to cut in half the number of people who say psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are a problem in their daily lives as part of its new five-year strategic plan.

Jul 10, 2014 | 10:41 AM CDT

Hypertension Medication Found to Increase Risk of Psoriasis

Hypertension Medication Found to Increase Risk of Psoriasis

Women with long-term high blood pressure appear to be at an increased risk for the skin condition psoriasis.

Jun 27, 2014 | 04:19 PM CDT

New Invention Provides Affordable & Effective Treatment for Keloid Scars

New Invention Provides Affordable & Effective Treatment for Keloid Scars

A new invention by researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore provides a simple, affordable and—most importantly—highly effective way for patients to self-treat keloid scars.