Sarah Thuerk
Sarah Thuerk is associate editor of Healthcare Traveler magazine.
Brodalumab demonstrates positive results in plaque psoriasis study
A phase 3 trial of brodalumab (AMG 827) for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis demonstrated positive results, meeting primary and secondary endpoints.
Eczema could lower risk of skin cancer
Defects in the skin that cause eczema may also help to lower the risk of skin cancer, recent research suggests.
Laser, pinhole combination treatment may clear scars
A combination therapy using laser-cision and pinhole method with CO2 laser may clear hypertrophic burn scars, according to results of a small study.
Skin grown in lab could eliminate testing on animals
Skin grown in a lab from human stem cells could help to eliminate the need to test drugs and cosmetics on animals, according to recent research.
Video-based education boosts men’s skin health awareness
Video education tools aimed at men boost attendance at whole-body clinical skin examinations and enhances men’s awareness of skin health concerns, a recent study indicates.
Low-energy fractional laser improves photodamage in Asian patients
A low-energy, low-density 1,440 nm fractional laser is effective for treating photodamage in Asian patients, according to results of a small study.
Viagra may increase risk of melanoma
Patients who take the erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra (sildenafil citrate, Pfizer) are at an increased risk of developing melanoma, recent research suggests.
Investigational drug PV-10 decreases melanoma cells in tumors
An investigational drug being studied for the treatment of melanoma has demonstrated a decrease of melanoma cells in both injected tumors and non-injected bystander tumors in mice.
Indoor tanning by teens associated with eating disorder behaviors
Teenagers who use indoor tanning devices may be at greater risk for harmful weight control behaviors, according to results of a recent study.
Mark Lebwohl, M.D., named president-elect of AAD
New York dermatologist Mark Lebwohl, M.D., was named president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology at the academy’s 72nd annual meeting recently.

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