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Winter Weather Woes: SLU Expert Offers Tips to Protect Your Skin

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Winter's arctic blast can wreak havoc on delicate skin. Nicole Burkemper, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University, shares her tips for updating your skin regimen for the season.

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Researchers Develop Concept for New Sunscreen That Allows Body to Produce Vitamin D

For the first time researchers have developed a process for altering the ingredients in a sunscreen that does not impact its sun protection factor (SPF), but does allow the body to produce vitamin D. The findings, published in the peer reviewed journal PLOS ONE, has led to the production of a new sunscreen called Solar D.

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Protecting Skin in Cold Weather

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Web-Based Indoor Tanning Intervention Found Favorable by Users

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A web-based intervention targeted toward young, female users of indoor tanning beds has tested favorably among these users and may encourage cessation of this behavior. That is according to research by Rutgers Cancer Institute which tested an intervention that targeted users’ perceptions of the benefits and value of tanning

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60 Genetic Disorders Affect Skin and Nervous System

At least 60 genetic diseases called neurocutaneous disorders involve the skin, central nervous system, and/or peripheral nervous system, Loyola University Medical Center neurologists report.

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Nickel Allergy: Dermatologists Share Tips to Avoid Exposure and Reduce Symptoms

According to board-certified dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, nickel is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis: a skin rash or irritation caused by touching an allergen. In fact, it is estimated that more than 18 percent of people in North America are allergic to nickel, including 11 million children in the U.S.

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How to Prevent and Treat Frostbite

When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Stay warm and prevent frostbite by following these tips from dermatologists.

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Blood Test That Monitors Dead Cancer Cell DNA Better at Tracking Spread of Melanoma

A new study shows that a blood test which monitors blood levels of DNA fragments from dead cancer cells does a better job than the current standard test at tracking the severity and potential spread of metastatic melanoma. The study, by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, is set for publication tomorrow in the January edition of Molecular Oncology.

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Blocking Melanoma’s Escape: How Personalized Trials in Avatars Break Therapy Resistance in Relapsed Cancers

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By utilizing a revolutionary method that allows mice to serve as “avatars” for patients, scientists at The Wistar Institute have shown that a previously ineffective targeted drug for melanoma may actually be quite potent in halting the progression of disease in certain patients.

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Immunotherapy Breakthrough Led by UCLA Researcher Now Approved as Standard of Care for Advanced Melanoma

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A first-of-its-kind (anti-PD-1) immunotherapy was approved today by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as first-line treatment for metastatic melanoma—allowing greater access to this therapy for patients without having to previously receive other prior treatments.

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American Academy of Dermatology Commends FDA for Proposing an Age Restriction for Indoor Tanning

The American Academy of Dermatology applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for taking a monumental step to protect the public’s health by proposing new regulations governing indoor tanning.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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AADA Applauds New Bill to Protect Senior Access to Dermatologic Care

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) announced its support for the Medicare Advantage Bill of Rights Act, introduced today by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.). If passed, the legislation would ensure that patients will have adequate physician networks in their Medicare Advantage plans.

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Olive and Sunflower Oil on Baby Skin Weakens Natural Defences

Using olive or sunflower oil on new born babies’ skin damages the barrier which prevents water loss and blocks allergens and infections, new research led by The University of Manchester has found.

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A Dietary Sugar That May Prevent Melanoma From Metastasizing

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Dietary fucose supplementation found to suppress the growth of melanoma

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Penn Medicine Study Points to Financial and Racial Barriers to Biologic Treatments for Medicare Patients with Moderate to Severe Psoriasis

In the first known study to examine the prevalence and treatment of psoriasis in older Americans, experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that black patients receiving Medicare are less likely to receive biologic therapies –medications derived from human or animal cells or tissues – for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis than white patients.

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American Academy of Dermatology’s New App Aims to Aid Patients with Chronic Hives

This month, the American Academy of Dermatology released its Chronic Hives Patient App, which offers tools and resources for chronic hives management.

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Stretch Mark Science: What Happens to Your Skin When Pregnancy Gives You a Stretch Mark?

Don’t believe the hype when you see those creams and ointments promising to prevent or reduce pregnancy stretch marks. Dermatologists are still learning about what causes stretch marks in the first place, and for this new study U-M researchers investigate causes at the molecular level.

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Self-Healing Sensor Brings ‘Electronic Skin’ Closer to Reality

Technion scientists have developed a self-healing, flexible sensor that mimics the self-healing properties of human skin. Incidental scratches or cuts to the sensors "heal" themselves in less than one day.