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Do steroid creams affect bone health?

Written by | 23 Dec 2023

New research indicates that higher doses of topical corticosteroids, which are commonly used to treat inflammatory skin conditions, are linked with elevated risks of osteoporosis and bone fractures […]

Atopic dermatitis: Viruses discovered as new therapy option

Written by | 4 Oct 2023

Up to 15 percent of children and five percent of adults are affected by the chronic inflammatory skin disease atopic dermatitis. Despite advanced therapy measures, the severe itching […]

Holidaymakers be warned: Short, intense sun-seeking trips can disrupt skin’s microbiome

Written by | 10 Aug 2023

Skin, the largest organ of the human body, is home to a vast array of bacteria, fungi, and viruses – microorganisms that compose the skin microbiota. Among other […]

Large study shows link between Vitamin D and psoriasis severity

Written by | 31 Jul 2023

More than eight million people in the U.S. experience psoriasis, a condition in which skin cells build up and form itchy dry patches. A person’s vitamin D levels […]

Study helps explain what drives psoriasis severity and offers clues as to how disease may spread to other body parts

Written by | 7 Jun 2023

Beneath and beyond the reddish, flaky lesions that form in the skin of those with psoriasis, mild and severe forms of the disease can be told apart by […]

New type of drug candidate effectively accelerates wound healing in clinical study

Written by | 6 Jun 2023

Complicated, hard-to-heal wounds are a growing medical problem and there are currently only two drugs approved with proven efficacy. In a new study on humans, researchers at Uppsala […]

Non-antibiotic treatment for women with persistent acne shown to be effective

Written by | 21 May 2023

A team of researchers led by the University of Southampton has shown that a cheap and readily available drug, used to treat high blood pressure, could help the […]

Largest study to date of lebrikizumab supports its use for treatment of atopic dermatitis

Written by | 19 Mar 2023

Two phase 3 trials suggest that a 16 week treatment with a drug called lebrikizumab was effective in adults and adolescents with moderate to severe dermatitis, according to […]

Dermatology program brings timely and accurate diagnosis of skin conditions

Written by | 27 Jan 2023

A dermatology program first developed by the University of Missouri in 2015 can bring life-saving diagnoses of skin conditions to communities without adequate dermatologic care. Researchers from the University […]

Do skin moisturizers help prevent eczema in infants?

Written by | 24 Nov 2022

Atopic dermatitis (AD), also called atopic eczema, is the most common, chronic, recurrent, inflammatory disorder of the skin, and it affects 5–30% of children worldwide. An analysis in […]

Biologic dupilumab shows efficacy for eczema in young children

Written by | 29 Sep 2022

Treatment with the biologic drug dupilumab brings relief to children younger than 6 years-old who are suffering with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) The findings were published on Sept. […]

Simple skin biopsy can assess tissue damage related to COVID-19

Written by | 17 Jul 2022

Using skin biopsy samples, investigators found that patients with severe COVID-19 had clots in small venous and arterial blood vessels in skin that appears normal. This was not […]

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