RSSCategory: Skin

Should you put sunscreen on infants? Not usually, says FDA

Should you put sunscreen on infants? Not usually, says FDA

“Babies’ skin is less mature compared to adults, and infants have a higher surface-area to body-weight ratio. These factors mean that an infant’s exposure to the chemicals in sunscreens may be much greater, increasing the risk of side effects.”

August 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
When wounds won’t heal, therapies spread — To the tune of $5 billion

When wounds won’t heal, therapies spread — To the tune of $5 billion

Carol Emanuele has open diabetic wound on the bottom of her foot that leaves her unable to walk and prone to deadly infection. Doctors at a Philadelphia clinic have prescribed a dizzying array of treatments: freeze-dried placenta, penis foreskin cells, high doses of pressurized oxygen. “I do everything, but nothing seems to work,” she says.

August 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
How to safely use nail care products

How to safely use nail care products

A Consumer Update from the FDA Manicures and pedicures can be pretty. The cosmetic products used, such as nail polishes and nail polish removers, also must be safe—and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA also regulates devices used to dry (or “cure”) artificial nails or gel nail polish as electronic […]

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Actinic Keratosis: Awareness, Skin Exams Key to Treating the Most Common Pre-Cancer

Actinic Keratosis: Awareness, Skin Exams Key to Treating the Most Common Pre-Cancer

By Eric Brumwell, MD Dermatologist, Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center. The name may be unfamiliar, but the appearance is common. Although you may not have heard of actinic keratosis, if you’re someone who spends time in the sun, you run a high risk of developing one or more in your lifetime. In fact, since […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Danish ask nations in sunny climes to help protect fair-skinned Danes from the sun

Danish ask nations in sunny climes to help protect fair-skinned Danes from the sun

[arve url=”https://youtu.be/bvT4SVG8fMc” align=”center” maxwidth=”770″/]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

[arve url=”https://youtu.be/IvmLEq9piJ4″ align=”center” maxwidth=”770″/] By Anton van den Hengel, Professor of Computer Science University of Adelaide, Australia Researchers have built an algorithm that can classify skin lesions as cancerous or benign with the same accuracy as dermatologists. This week US scientists announced they have developed an algorithm, or a computerised tool, to identify skin cancers through […]

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tattoo regret: Can you make it go away?

Tattoo regret: Can you make it go away?

By Greg Hall Assistant Clinical Professor Case Western Reserve University Almost half of people between 18 and 35 have tattoos, and almost one in four regrets it, according to a 2016 Harris Poll. Based on an estimate of about 60 million people in that age group, that would mean that about 7.5 million people have tattoo regret. […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mercury poisoning linked to skin products – FDA

Mercury poisoning linked to skin products – FDA

From the US Food and Drug Administration Whatever your complexion, it’s important to use products that will help your skin and not damage it. But as you wade through the beauty aisles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that you should avoid skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions that contain mercury. How […]

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Consumers’ sunscreen picks don’t measure up, skin doctors say

Consumers’ sunscreen picks don’t measure up, skin doctors say

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News When it comes to consumers choosing sunscreen, they are often drawn to a product’s scent, texture and, of course, performance, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology. It also found that, in many instances, these sunblocks don’t measure up to the standards recommended by the American […]

July 7, 2016 | By | Reply More