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Hand washing focus in hospitals has led to rise in worker dermatitis

from MNTderm - 16 Feb 15

A new study from The University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.



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Increased hand washing has led to rise in dermatitis among frontline hospital staff

from MNTderm - 13 Feb 15

A new study reveals there has been a more than four-fold increase in dermatitis among health workers following increased hand hygiene to reduce hospital infections like MRSA.



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Protein in fish skin may help wounds heal safely

from MNTderm - 12 Feb 15

A new study suggests collagen from fish skin might make an effective dressing for skin wounds without the disease risk that collagen from cows and pigs might carry.



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MGH team identifies factors predicting infection risk in patients with serious burns

from MNTderm - 09 Feb 15

Use of clinical, genomic factors to identify those at risk for multiple infections could improve treatment outcomes, reduce antibiotic resistanceA team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...



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Increasing contraceptive knowledge to promote safe use of isotretinoin

from MNTderm - 06 Feb 15

An information sheet on contraceptives improved knowledge about their effectiveness among women visiting a dermatology practice, which could help promote safer use of the acne medicine isotretinoin...



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Text messages a new tool in the fight to prevent skin cancer, Australia

from MNTderm - 06 Feb 15

Australians' love affair with mobile phones could save their life according to a joint QUT, Cancer Council Queensland and University of Queensland study using text messages to improve skin cancer...



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New research shows almost 2.4 million Aussie adults sunburnt on summer weekends

from MNTderm - 05 Feb 15

New research released by Cancer Council on World Cancer Day (4 Feb) shows that approximately 430,000 more Australian adults are getting sunburnt on the weekend than they were four years ago...



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Innovative new app for clinical skin cancer diagnosis launches ?on World Cancer Day 2015

from MNTderm - 05 Feb 15

On World Cancer Day 2015, general practitioners, physicians and dermatologists in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia are being asked for their feedback during the advanced trial phase...



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Oral supplements help to heal bed sores in malnourished patients

from MNTderm - 02 Feb 15

An oral supplement containing arginine, zinc, and antioxidants improves healing of mild to severe pressure ulcers in malnourished patients, according to an article published in Annals of Internal...



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Results of sun-safety mobile app featured in JAMA Dermatology

from MNTderm - 02 Feb 15

A smartphone mobile app that can provide personalized, real-time sun protection advice improved some sun protection behavior, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology.



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Mobile teledermoscopy for short-term monitoring of atypical moles

from MNTderm - 02 Feb 15

Allowing patients to use mobile devices to capture skin images appears to be a feasible and effective method for short-term monitoring of atypical nevi (moles), according to an article published...



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Researchers generate new hair growth using human pluripotent stem cells

from MNTderm - 28 Jan 15

A new treatment for hair loss could be on the horizon; researchers have found a way to generate new hair growth using human pluripotent stem cells.



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Gene may open door for improved keloid, scar treatment

from MNTderm - 27 Jan 15

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have identified a gene that may offer a better understanding of how keloid scars develop and potentially open the door to improved treatment for the...



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Discovery of novel molecular mechanism involved in the formation of the skin

from MNTderm - 20 Jan 15

The formation of human skin involves a cascade of biochemical signals, which are not well understood.



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Scotland first in the UK to recommend the use of Xolair (omalizumab) to treat chronic spontaneous urticaria

from MNTderm - 13 Jan 15

Novartis is delighted that the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has recommended Xolair® omalizumab as an add-on therapy for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in adult and...



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Wound-induced skin cancer may be fueled by bacteria

from MNTderm - 13 Jan 15

Researchers at King's College London have identified a new mechanism by which skin damage triggers the formation of tumours, which could have important therapeutic implications for patients suffering...



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Some medicines can make your skin more sensitive to the sun

from MNTderm - 12 Jan 15

Some medicines can make your skin more sensitive to the sun and this summer season NPS MedicineWise advises Australians to check their medicines packaging for warnings to avoid excessive skin...



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Malassezia yeasts - everywhere and sometimes dangerous

from MNTderm - 09 Jan 15

Malassezia yeasts have been found in human dandruff, deep-sea vents, and pretty much everywhere in between.



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Spiders ruled out as common cause of bacterial infections in humans

from MNTderm - 09 Jan 15

Can spiders be carriers of human pathogens? Can they provoke an infection through a break in the skin?



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Review article estimates annual U.S. cost of psoriasis in 2013

from MNTderm - 08 Jan 15

The annual U.S. cost of psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, was estimated to be between $112 billion and $135 billion in 2013, according to a review article published online by JAMA...



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Body clock protects cells from metabolism-generated oxygen radical damage during division

from MNTderm - 08 Jan 15

UC Irvine scientists studying the role of circadian rhythms in skin stem cells found that this clock plays a key role in coordinating daily metabolic cycles and cell division.



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Specific immune responses triggered by skin microbes

from MNTderm - 07 Jan 15

New research in mice shows that the immune system in the skin develops distinct responses to the various microbes that naturally colonize the skin, referred to as commensals.



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Fat isn't all bad: Skin adipocytes help protect against infections

from MNTderm - 06 Jan 15

When it comes to skin infections, a healthy and robust immune response may depend greatly upon what lies beneath.



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Skin patch could help heal, prevent diabetic ulcers, study finds

from MNTderm - 02 Jan 15

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine say they have developed a safe and effective skin patch to deliver a drug that enhances the healing of diabetes-related ulcers.



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FDA approves Opdivo for advanced melanoma

from MNTderm - 30 Dec 14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Opdivo (nivolumab), a new treatment for patients with unresectable (cannot be removed by surgery) or metastatic (advanced)...


 

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