Sarah Thuerk
Sarah Thuerk is associate editor of Healthcare Traveler magazine.
Majority of consumers interested in cosmetic procedures
Almost seven in 10 consumers surveyed recently expressed interest in undergoing a cosmetic procedure, which is twice as many who considered such treatments in 2013, according to findings released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
Tattoos damage sweat glands
Tattoos alter the skin’s ability to produce sweat and result in higher concentrations of sodium, a study shows.
AAD offers MIPS guidance
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is assisting with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by offering a series of tools that guide users based on customized input.
Digital pill caps, financial incentives fail med adherence
Neither smart technology like digital pill caps, nor financial incentives, significantly improved patients’ medication adherence, a study shows.
Kyocera develops image recognition technology for skin disease identification
Kyocera Communication Systems, a subsidiary of Kyocera, is teaming with the University of Tsukuba to created artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that could identify skin cancers and other skin diseases.
Sonidegib gets a new label for recurring laBCC
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced in September the FDA has approved a new label for sonidegib (Odomzo, Novartis), an oral hedgehog inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adults with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) that has recurred following surgery or radiation therapy, or for patients who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.
Shingles associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack
Patients who have a history of herpes zoster may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to findings published in a research letter.
Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.
Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.
The lone star tick, whose bite causes allergies to red meat, is spreading across more states, according to news reports. Reports of allergies traced to the lone star tick bites occur most frequently in the southeastern U.S., but it has spread to areas such as Long Island, N.Y.; Hanover, N.H., and Duluth, Minn.
LEO Pharma invests in biotech firm developing aerosol alopecia treatment device
LEO Pharma invests in biotech firm developing aerosol alopecia treatment device
LEO Pharma is investing in biotechnology company Novpyxis, as it develops an aerosol-based drug delivery device used for topical skin treatments, according to a news release.
Study associates adolescent acne with higher grades, possible future earnings
Adolescents who have acne may have higher grade point averages and higher earning potential in the job market, according to findings from a recent study.

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