Skin Problems and Treatments News
Cream May Restore Skin Pigmentation in People With Vitiligo
- Tape Test Can Predict Pediatric Eczema, Study Says
September 13, 2022 — Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have used a simple tape test to help predict whether a newborn is likely to develop severe eczema. Newborns found to be at high risk could be given skin cream early to prevent getting painful flare-ups later, the BBC reported.
- FDA Warns Amazon, Others, About Unapproved Skin Tag Products
August 10, 2022 — The FDA has sent warning letters to three companies, including Amazon, for selling mole and skin tag removal products that the agency has not approved..
- Widespread 'Superbug' in Pigs Can Jump to Humans
June 29, 2022 — A strain of the superbug MRSA has emerged in pigs that is highly resistant to antibiotics and is a growing cause of human infections.
- Products to Remove Moles, Skin Tags Can Be Harmful
June 20, 2022 — Dermatologists and the FDA warn about dangers of using unregulated do-it-yourself products to remove moles, skin tags and another type of growth known as seborrheic keratoses.
- Robot Finger With Living Skin Points To A New Future
June 16, 2022 — Self-healing “biohybrid” finger is the first of its kind
- Survey Finds Support for Using Marijuana for Skin Disorders
January 20, 2022 — A majority of adults support the use of medical marijuana to treat skin conditions, but relatively few have actually tried it, according to a recent survey.
- Japanese Scientists Discover New Disease Carried by Ticks
October 7, 2021 — The Yezo virus is transmitted by tick bites, and triggers fever and a reduction in blood platelets and white blood cells.
- New Virus Causing 'Alaskapox' Detected in Two More Cases
September 23, 2021 — Two people with fever and distinctive sores on their bodies received medical care for an illness that health officials say might be transmitted by small, mouse-like voles.
- World's First Face Transplant in a Black Patient a Success
March 17, 2021 — First successful face transplant in a Black patient proves successful and highlights the need to expand organ donation efforts.
- What Causes Herpes Cold Sores? New Research
February 17, 2021 — Scientists may have discovered why cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) are triggered by stress, illness and sunburn.
- Risky Ink: Tattoos May Lead to Body's Overheating
September 30, 2020 — The study found that tattooed skin on arms "has reduced sweat rates, and thus potential heat loss capacity, during [whole-body heating], compared to adjacent skin without tattoos."
- FDA Sunscreen Report Raises Concern Over Chemicals
January 21, 2020 — It shows that the six active ingredients tested were absorbed into the body. Some continued to be elevated beyond the FDA’s threshold of concern for 3 weeks after the people in the study stopped putting them on their skin.
- Mosquito-Borne Brain Infection Found in Florida
July 29, 2019 — Only about seven human cases of the EEE virus reported in the US each year. However, about one-third of people who contract it die.
- Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry 'Superbug' Germs
June 21, 2019 — Researchers collected nearly 20,000 flies, aphids, ants, wasps, bees and moths at seven hospitals in England over 18 months, and found that almost 9 in 10 insects had potentially harmful bacteria on or in their bodies.
- 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria On Rise With Climate Change
June 18, 2019 — Five cases of the devastating bacteria were reported in 2017 and 2018 along the Delaware Bay, compared with one infection in the previous eight years.
- Summer of Mosquito Swarms a Possibility This Year
May 24, 2019 — Mosquitoes could wreck your summer if you're not prepared and a warm, wet spring means the blood-suckers will be out in force.
- Tattoo Inks Recalled Over Bacterial Contamination
May 15, 2019 — Consumers should ask their tattoo artist or studio about the inks they use and avoid the recalled inks, the FDA said.
- Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?
April 15, 2019 — The researchers took samples of the study participants' underarm bacteria and caused small wounds in the area. Participants were asked if they detected a difference in scent between their left and right armpit and, if so, which smelled better.
- Longer Grass Won't Attract Ticks, Study Finds
April 5, 2019 — Leaving your lawn longer helps bees, and, it turns out, doesn’t increase the risk of ticks.
- Climate Change May Mean More Risky Mosquitoes
March 28, 2019 — In the United States, where Zika cases have occurred in warmer areas in the last several years, dengue and chikungunya could also become wider threats, the study suggests.
- Staph Infections Drop, but Officials Still Worry
March 5, 2019 — The opioid epidemic might be one reason why Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections have increased in the community, even as they have declined in hospitals, the CDC researchers added.
- FDA Proposes Major Changes to Sunscreen Rules
February 21, 2019 — According to the FDA, 12 sunscreen ingredients lack sufficient data to support whether they are generally safe and effective. They are cinoxate, dioxybenzone, ensulizole, homosalate, meradimate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, padimate O, sulisobenzone, oxybenzone and avobenzone.
- Don't Want Rosacea? Drinking Coffee Might Help
October 17, 2018 — New research appears to challenge longstanding wisdom that those who struggle with rosacea should avoid both caffeine and hot drinks of any kind.
- Some New, Natural Pesticides Beat Mosquitoes
August 20, 2018 — A new class of mosquito repellents based on naturally occurring compounds is effective and poses less environmental risk, according to research presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society.
- Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Others
August 9, 2018 — For the study, the researchers analyzed the DNA of 61 patients with frequent basal cell carcinomas, and found 20 percent had mutations in genes that help repair DNA damage in body cells. Cancer arises when such abnormal cells grow and spread unchecked.
- 2nd Baseball Player Has Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
August 1, 2018 — Previously, the disease was diagnosed in Noah Syndergaard of the New York Mets, who played at Yankee Stadium nine days before. It's believed that Syndergaard may have picked up the virus while working at a children's camp during the All-Star break, USA Today reported.
- Study: You're Probably Not Using Enough Sunscreen
July 25, 2018 — Typical amounts of SPF 50 sunscreen applied by people -- less than the recommended coverage manufacturers use to determine their SPF rating -- provide only a maximum of 40 percent of the expected protection from the sun's harmful rays, researchers at King’s College in London say.
- Scientists Identify Protein Linked to Armpit Odor
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- 'Fish Pedicure' Makes Woman's Toenails Stop Growing
July 3, 2018 — During a fish pedicure, people immerse their feet in warm water and let doctor fish eat away at dead skin. The procedures have become all the rage in recent years.
- Doctors Discover Parasitic Worm in Woman’s Face
June 22, 2018 — The woman had recently been bitten several times by mosquitoes. The lump itched, but otherwise, it didn’t bother her.
- To Repel Ticks, Try Insecticide-Treated Clothes
May 25, 2018 — In lab tests of clothes bought from one manufacturer, researchers found that the garments either quickly caused ticks to fall off, or rendered them unable to bite.
- Pools, Hot Tubs Can Harbor Dangerous Germs
May 17, 2018 — And of all the outbreaks from waterborne germs between 2000 and 2014, one-third occurred in pools or hot tubs at hotels, the officials said.
- French Man First to Have Second Face Transplant
April 18, 2018 — Along with medicines to reduce the risk that the second transplant is rejected, Hamon is also receiving mental health support and speech therapy.
- New Treatment Could Be 'Breakthrough' for Vitiligo
February 5, 2018 — The new therapy includes the oral medication Xeljanz (tofacitinib) -- a drug already approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis patients that dampens the body's immune response -- and ultraviolet-B light therapy.
- Could Your Salon Visit Make You Sick?
December 27, 2017 — In a recent small survey of nail and hair salon clients, more than two-thirds said they'd had one or more health issues after visiting a salon.
- Doctors to Remove 10-pound Tumor From Boy's Nose
December 26, 2017 — Doctors to Remove Huge Mass From Boy's Face
- Excess Weight May Raise Rosacea Risk
December 15, 2017 — Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises.
- Why do daytime wounds heal quicker?
November 9, 2017 — Burns heal faster if the injury happens during the day rather than at night, new research has found.
- Gene-Tweaked Skin Grafts Save Boy's Life
November 9, 2017 — Experimental genetically-corrected skin grafts used on 80 percent of a boy's body saved his life, doctors say.
- There's a New Shingles Vaccine -- Is It for You?
October 26, 2017 — On the heels of approval of a better vaccine for the painful condition shingles, adults over 50 should plan to roll up their sleeves -- again.
- 1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted
October 19, 2017 — Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds
- Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes
September 13, 2017 — If you're getting tattooed, find out what's in the ink the artist is using, researcher advises
- Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
August 16, 2017 — Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER
- Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona
August 14, 2017 — leas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona
- Essential Oils: Natural Doesn’t Mean Risk-Free
August 9, 2017 — Essential oils are increasingly popular, but using them incorrectly, or overdoing it, can be dangerous.
- Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2017
August 7, 2017 — Sea "lice" attack boy while swimming.
- iPhone Cases Recalled; Liquid Inside Can Burn Skin
August 2, 2017 — More than 260,000 cases recalled after two dozen cases of injuries reported worldwide.
- Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users
June 16, 2017 — Some also make false claims about the health effects of tanning, researchers find
- Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?
June 14, 2017 — Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer