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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

EWG: Two-Thirds of Sunscreen Products Offer Poor Protection or Have Worrisome Ingredients

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its 12th annual Guide to Sunscreens, rating the safety and efficacy of more than 1,000 sunscreens, moisturizers and lip balms that advertise su…

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Innovations in Skin of Color Dermatology Award Goes to Eliot Battle, MD

Eliot Battle, MD has been awarded the Innovations in Skin of Color Dermatology Award. The award was presented by  The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) at the Skin of…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hydrogen Peroxide 40% Less Cytotoxic Than Cryotherapy: Study

Hydrogen peroxide topical solution 40% (Eskata, Aclaris) is less cytotoxic to living cells and less damaging to melanocytes than cryosurgery, according to a new study led by Adam Friedman, MD, associa…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Skin of Color Society Reports Banner Year

Kudos to the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) for a banner year. At its recent annual business meeting held in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, SOCS…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Skin of Color Seminar Series to Provide Latest Research and Practical Pearls for Dermatologic Treatment of Skin of Color

Now in its tenth year, the Skin of Color Seminar Series (SOCSS) will be the largest medical education event of 2018 dedicated to providing dermatologists with evidence-based research and practical pea…

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Study: Increased Risk of Uterine Fibroids Seen in African-American Women with CCCA

African-American women with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) have an increased chance of developing uterine fibroids, a new study suggests. The study, which appears in the December 2…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Study: Minorities Less Likely to See a Doctor for Psoriasis

Minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows. Researchers from the Perelman Scho…

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Friday, December 01, 2017

FDA Warns that Biotin May Interfere with Lab Test Results

Biotin may significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause "clinically significant incorrect lab test results," the US Food and Drug Administration warns. At least 1 death h…

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Monday, November 06, 2017

New from Jergens: Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer

Jergens is launching their new Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer. Formulated with antioxidant-packed Orange Blossom Honey, which is known to contain potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory p…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Women of Color May Be Disproportionately Exposed to Beauty Product Chemicals

Women with skin of color have higher levels of beauty-product related chemicals in their bodies compared to white women, according to a commentary published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and G…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

African-American Organ Transplant Recipients at Risk for Skin Cancer

All organ transplant recipients, regardless of race, should receive routine, total-body screenings for skin cancer, according to researchers from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.…

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Melanoma Survival Rates Lower in Patients with Skin of Color

Although patients with skin of color are less likely to develop melanoma than caucasian patients, they have a higher rate of mortality from the disease, new research shows. Writing in the Jounral…

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tight Ponytails, Braids Linked to Traction Alopecia

New research confirms a “strong association” between scalp-pulling hairstyles such as tight ponytails, braids, knots and buns and the development of traction alopecia. The review study …

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Vitiligo Working Group Launches Public Awareness Campaign

The Vitiligo Working Group is drawing attention to the many faces of vitiligo with a new public awareness campaign.  This initiative rolls out at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy o…

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Friday, August 21, 2015

DermTube Kicks Off Video Coverage of SAAD in New York

With the American Academy of Dermatology meeting currently underway in New York, Practical Dermatology® magazine and DermTube have begun their joint video coverage of the event, with video intervi…

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