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Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin

  Anyone who’s had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and … [Read More...]

Atopic Dermatitis Phenotypes in Childhood

Source Ercan H, Ispir T, Kirac D, Baris S, Ozen A, Oztezcan S, Cengizlier MR. Background Atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common chronic relapsing skin condition of infancy and childhood, is a complex multifactorial disease, which arises from the … [Read More...]

Molecular profiling

Molecular Profiling of Contact Dermatitis

Molecular Profiling of Contact Dermatitis Skin Identifies Allergen-Dependent Differences in Immune Responses Source Nikhil Dhingra, BS, Avner Shemer, MD, Joel Correa da Rosa, PhD, Mariya Rozenblit, BA, Mayte Suárez-Fariñas, PhD, Judilyn Fuentes-Duculan, MD, … [Read More...]

summer care for atopic eczema

Summer care for atopic skin

By: LILY TALAKOUB, M.D., AND NAISSAN WESLEY, M.D. Summer months can be dreadful for patients with atopic dermatitis. The chlorine, heat, and humidity can lead to flares. Furthermore, noncompliance with skin care regimens because of changing summer … [Read More...]

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The power of positive thinking eases pain

Positive thinking can ease pain by altering how you experience it, a study claims. Just five minutes of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) led to a reduction in pain of nearly 60 per cent. Scientists at the University of Reading used thermal probes to apply … [Read More...]

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Investigating the Causes of Chronic Itch

New Advances Could Bring Relief Kirstie Saltsman, PhD Chronic itch, which occurs in many medical conditions and in response to certain drugs, affects millions of Americans, yet its causes are poorly understood. Now, investigators funded in part by the NIH’s … [Read More...]

fernented legumes reduce inflammation

Fermented Legume May Reduce Inflammation

A legume product fermented by Saccharomyces cerevisiae modulates cutaneous atopic dermatitis-like inflammation in mice. Source Chiou-Yueh YehChiau-Jing JungChing-Ning HuangYing-Che HuangHuei-Ting LienWon-Bo WangLi-Fang WangJean-San … [Read More...]

cell death and inflammatory disease

Cell Death and Inflammatory Disease Linked

A team of Melbourne researchers has shown a recently discovered type of cell death called necroptosis could be the underlying cause of inflammatory disease. The research team discovered that a previously identified molecule involved in necroptosis, called … [Read More...]

changing diet may help eczema

Eczema: Changing Diet May Help

I AM the mother of a child, now 18, who has had eczema since he was an infant but whose condition has since improved dramatically ("Camp hopes to scratch out stigma from eczema", June 30; and "Take holistic approach in managing kids with eczema" by Dr Shirlena … [Read More...]