Tag: Skin Disease

Former Model ‘Eaten Alive’ By Scabies: Facts And Remedies About This Potentially Fatal Skin Disease

A 93-year-old former model died of complications from severe scabies while being cared for in a Georgia nursing home. Experts say scabies is highly contagious but should be treatable given that the disease is managed early.

Public Health April 29, 2018

More Than Skin Deep: Acne May Increase Risk For Major Depression

People with acne are at greater risk of suffering from major depression compared with those without the skin condition. Experts have advice on how to deal with the emotional effects of acne.

Public Health February 7, 2018

Boy With Rare Skin Disorder Meets Dog With The Same Condition

An eight-year-old boy who suffers from vitiligo, a rare skin condition, has met a dog who has the same disorder. Before meeting face to face, the two have known each other virtually.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Common Acne Bacterium Actually Saves You From Other Skin Diseases

A bacterium was found to secrete a protein that helps people against developing different skin diseases. The quantity of the bacterium was correlated with the severity of skin diseases in patients.

Medicine November 14, 2016

FDA-Approved Drug Clears Psoriasis In Long-Term Clinical Trials

The new drug called ixekizumab completely or almost completely cleared psoriasis in affected patients who participated in three clinical trials. What are the side effects of the treatment?

Medicine June 13, 2016

Jersey Man With Lamellar Ichthyosis Featured In Documentary: What Is This Rare Skin Disease?

In a new TV documentary, a Jersey man born with a rare skin disease hopes to accomplish two things. He wants to shed more light on his condition while inspiring others with the same disease.

Public Health April 28, 2016

Lab-Grown Skin That Sweats And Sprouts Hair Brings Hope For Patients With Severe Burns, Skin Diseases

Scientists in Japan have successfully created a revolutionary artificial skin that can produce sweat and grow hair. The lab-grown skin could someday be used to offer functional skin transplants to patients with skin disease and severe burns.

Life April 2, 2016

Eli Lilly's Ixekizumab Shows Promise As Treatment For Patients With Plaque Psoriasis

In three trials of Eli Lilly's Ixekizumab, the drug shows effectiveness in clearing plaque psoriasis. This autoimmune skin disease is hard to treat and can alter one's work productivity.

Life March 8, 2016

This Baby from California is Unhuggable, Untouchable Because of Rare Genetic Skin Disease

Her name is Kiira Kinkle and she has recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Because of this skin condition, her mom and dad can't hold her or, much more, hug her.

Life December 21, 2014

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