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Health care workers who washed their hands more than 10 times per day were more likely to develop dermatitis than those who washed their hands less frequently.
By itself, dry skin isn't a medical worry, but serious cases can result in cracks and fissures that invite infection and inflammation. This is one problem that hasn't suffered from lack of attention in the marketplace, though: there are dozens of creams and lotions for dry skin.
Persons who suffer from Morgellons skin condition report a range of symptoms including non-healing skin lesions associated with the emergence of fibers or solid material from the skin, abnormal skin sensations (such as stinging and biting or pins and needles) and non-cutaneous symptoms such as difficulty concentrating and short-term memory loss.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Division of Research launched a study to learn about an unexplained skin condition known as Morgellons.
Test Identifies MRSA Bacterium in Two Hours.
Cosmecueticals, beauty aids that reportedly work like prescription drugs, are providing new ways to treat aging skin.
Identifying indoor tanning behavior patterns can help physicians tailor prevention messages. One size fits all does not apply when it comes to indoor tanning.
Patients with severe psoriasis appear to have an increased risk of death compared with patients without the skin condition.
New research illuminates the mechanical factors that play a critical role in the differentiation and function of fibroblasts, connective tissue cells that play a role in wound healing and scar tissue formation.
HealthCentral Network has launched MySkinCareConnection.com, a condition-specific site that educates and informs online users about acne, aging skin, rosacea and other skin-related problems. MySkinCareConnection.com provides reliable medical information and a community forum for patients, medical professionals and others in the Skin Care community.
Oprah's favorite things today featured Clarisonic Skin Care System, which Oprah Winfrey says "a miracle massage for your face."
Epiphany Biosciences announced that the first patient was enrolled in a Phase 2b clinical trial with valomaciclovir (EPB-348) for the treatment of herpes zoster, also known as shingles.
Staph infections (also called superbug) tend to be pus-producing. Staph infection is a common minor skin infections caused by staph. Learn how to prevent your skin from staph infection.
Many routine surgical biopsies could become a thing of the past as dermatologists may soon be sharing, reviewing and diagnosing noninvasive digital images of skin cells via the Internet.
L'Oreal Paris introduces Revitalift UV Daily Moisturizing Cream with Mexoryl SX, a new daily moisturizer with advanced UV protection that protects against both short and long UVA rays -- the number one cause of skin aging.
Phase II study evaluating the effectiveness of Abbott's investigational anti-IL-12/23 antibody ABT-874 showed that a majority of patients who initially responded to treatment maintained a high level of response following discontinuation of therapy.
Save Your World is the first American company to introduce a full line of skin care products infused with pure Organic Yerba Mate and pure Organic Aloe Vera.
The pigment melanin, which is responsible for skin and hair color in mammals, is produced in specialized cells called melanocytes and then distributed to other cells. But not every cell in the complex layers of skin becomes pigmented. The question of how melanin is delivered to appropriate locations may have been answered by a study from researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC).
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories is initiating a voluntary safety recall of the Clarisonic Skin Care System nationwide.
Capsaicin, a colorless, odorless, and flavorless phytochemical that puts the "hot" in hot peppers, also has the power to naturally battle the effects of aging on the skin.