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Is Chocolate the New Sunscreen?

If you find yourself at the beach and without a hat or sunscreen, could chocolate be your ad-hoc UV ray protectant? Some skin researchers believe that the antioxidants in cocoa beans might help the skin resist sunburn.



Take for example, Dr. Wilhelm Stahl, a professor at the Institute for Biochemistry and…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 12, 2018 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Why Dermatologists Should Be Aware of Their Patients’ Mental Health

A new European study has found that patients with skin conditions often suffer from depression and anxiety. In a comprehensive analysis of patients across 13 countries in Europe, researchers found a strong correlation…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 12, 2018 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist in Delhi

Dr. Meghna Gupta is considered as a standout among other Cosmetic Dermatologist in Delhi. Driving Delhi Skin Center from its two branches; one at…

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Added by Dr. Meghna Gupta on January 9, 2018 at 4:34am — No Comments

Why Derma Rollers Are Bad for Your Skin

In the quest to maintain youthful looking skin on the cheap, many are turning to derma rollers, a handheld device with tiny needles that puncture the skin and…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 5, 2018 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Young Girl Buys Makeup with Asbestos from Claire’s

Claire’s, the preteen fashion accessory and jewelry store, is under fire for selling make up with possible asbestos. The shopping mall staple is pulling makeup kits off the shelves after a Rhode Island six-year old girl purchased a lip gloss and eyeshadow kit that contained Termolite Asbestos, a mineral that can cause…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 5, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Parents’ Photos of Their Child’s Condition Could Substitute In-Person Visits

Parents are sharp medical photographers says a new study published in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that 83…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 29, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

New Device Expedites Skin Cancer Diagnosis

A group of researchers at McMaster University have won the James Dyson Award for sKan, an inexpensive and compact skin cancer detection device. They’ll use their $40,000…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 29, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments

Pregnant Medicaid Patients with Melanoma Struggle to Get Surgery Appointments

Pregnant Medicaid patients with melanoma are likely to wait over six weeks after their diagnosis until they’re able to get surgery. That’s according to a new study from the University of…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 21, 2017 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The FDA Reminds Us of the Dangers of Silicone

Celebrities with plastic surgery have drastically changed society beauty standards. Lip fillers, implants, and body contouring have become normalized procedures in Hollywood and for the stars of popular social media accounts. However, injecting silicone into the body in order to make us look a certain way…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 21, 2017 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Where Have All the Private Practices Gone?

The structure of public healthcare systems has gone through a drastic transformation over the last three decades. In particular, there has been a momentous shift from physicians running solo practices to working exclusively in hospital settings.



In 1983, 76.1 percent of physicians ran their own solo…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 14, 2017 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Dermatology Physician Assistants Make the Big Bucks

As the nationwide interest in becoming a physician assistant grows, so does the salary. According to a report from the National Commission of Physician Assistants, specialized physician assistants (PAs) earned on average over…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 14, 2017 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Reddit is Wrong, Vaseline Will Not Cure Your Acne

From conspiracy theories to cryptic memes, there’s a lot of confusing and strange information on Reddit that lead people to believe the opposite of the truth. The latest fallacy from the social media giant is a thread promoting the use of Vaseline to cure skin problems, in particular, …

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2017 at 10:03pm — No Comments

MDLIVE and lagnosis Collaborate on New Virtual Dermatologist Platform

Virtual diagnosis platforms continue to disrupt the dermatology industry, and MDLIVE, a massive telehealth service, is jumping on the bandwagon. In a partnership with…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Do Eye Creams Actually Work?

Some product manufacturers have a tendency to stretch the truth to the limitations of the law. However, eye cream might be the longest-running hoax in the beauty and cosmetics market. According to New York City-based dermatologist…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 1, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Can Turmeric Treat Skin Conditions?

Turmeric makes a regular appearance at juice bars and organic food stores; however, the spice’s medicinal properties are unknown to many. For thousands of years, people have been using the bright yellow-orange root to treat a wide range of dermatologic conditions. Practitioners use extracts of the plant to manage…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 1, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Airport in South Korea Has Risky Plans to Open a Plastic Surgery Center

When it comes to spa services, many airports feature massage kiosks and nail salons, but these are small potatoes compared to what Incheon International Airport in South Korea plans to implement: a 2,500-square foot cosmetic surgery center.



South Korea is one of the top destinations for cosmetic…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Are Cosmetic Procedures Becoming a Norm?

Every year, more and more people want to change how they look. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), nearly 70 percent of consumers say they’re considering a cosmetic procedure. This is a 20 percent increase from…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Florida Dermatologist Faces Possible Prison Time for Medicare Fraud

Four years ago, Gary Marder, MD, a dermatologist in west central Florida, was caught billing Medicare and TriCare for expensive treatments to treat benign conditions, such as warts and acne. Now, Marder faces charges of…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Are Physician Extenders the Answer to the Dermatologist Shortage?

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for more physicians. A 2015 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges found that the demand for doctors will increase 17 percent from 2013 to 2025. This means that the already dire…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Now You Can Pamper with an Electric Sheet Mask

Sheet masks have become a trending movement on Instagram, and celebrities like to entertain their followers with candid photos of their faces covered in the contour-forming white fabric. BioSensor Laboratories, a biotech startup based in Korea, is taking sheet masks to the next level by making them…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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