Sarah Thuerk
Sarah Thuerk is associate editor of Healthcare Traveler magazine.
Fungus linked to dandruff, eczema found in deep sea vents
A fungus tied to eczema and seborrheic dermatitis has been found in marine environments including deep sea vents and coral reefs, according to recent research.
Ixekizumab superior to etanercept in psoriasis trials
Ixekizumab (Eli Lilly) has demonstrated superiority to etanercept (Enbrel, Amgen) in phase 3 studies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
JAK inhibitor regrows hair in alopecia patients
The JAK inhibitor ruxolitinib has been shown to regrow hair in patients with alopecia areata, results of a small study suggest.
FDA warns of contaminated tattoo ink
Contaminated tattoo ink that was recalled in July may have reached distributors and poses the potential for skin infections and other health problems, the Food and Drug Administration has warned.
House passes legislation to streamline sunscreen approvals
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would streamline the approval process for over-the-counter sunscreen products.
Surgeon general issues call to action to prevent skin cancer
The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a statement citing skin cancer as a “major public health problem” and noting the danger of indoor tanning and sun exposure.
New prognostic factors may predict survival for patients with thin melanoma
New prognostic factors may help to predict survival in patients diagnosed with thin melanoma, recent study findings suggest.
Dermatology content widely dispersed on YouTube
Content related to dermatology and dermatologic conditions is widely available on YouTube, but identifying sources for some of the content remains a challenge, according to results of a recent study.
PMMA in collagen effective for clearing acne scars
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres in collagen are effective for treating atrophic acne scars, results of a recent study suggest.
Merz to acquire Ulthera for $600M
Merz has entered a definitive merger agreement to acquire energy device maker Ulthera in a deal that could be valued at more than $600 million.

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