Non-Profit Gives $800,000 For Melanoma Research In 2009

Today the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the U.S., announced the recipients of five new research grants as part of its Career Development Grant Program and Established Investigator Grant Program. The MRF’s Research Grant Programs support promising medical research that furthers the development of effective treatments and […]

Practical Management Of Norovirus Outbreaks – A New One-Day Course From The Royal Institute Of Public Health, Tuesday 13th May 2008, UK

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis and the HPA estimates that they affect between 600,000 and a million people in the UK each year. Infection can spread rapidly, and as Norovirus outbreaks continue to hit the headlines, the RIPH is pleased to announce it is running […]

Weighing Up The Risk Of Skin Cancer And The Body’s Need For Sun

A new study by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and colleagues in Norway suggests that the benefits of moderately increased exposure to sunlight – namely the production of vitamin D, which protects against the lethal effects of many forms of cancer and other diseases – may outweigh the risk of […]

Medimix International To Support Melanoma Metastasis Research

Medimix International, a leader in global healthcare marketing research, announced that it has decided to fund the work of world renowned dermatologists, Dr.s Claire Lugassy and Raymond L. Barnhill, in order to support the next phase of their studies on melanoma metastasis. The goal of this research is a better understanding of why there are […]

Boston University Medical Center Researcher Honored

Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, was recently awarded the 2007 Eli Lilly Lecturer Award from the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM). Holick, an internationally recognized expert in vitamin D and skin research, received the award for decades of pioneering work that elucidated the important role vitamin D plays in a wide variety of […]

Dermatology Nurses’ Association Joins Symphony To Raise Funds For Melanoma Education

The Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) joined the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and other performers last month for a benefit concert to raise funds and public awareness about melanoma. The event also honored individuals and families touched by the deadly skin disease. The October 26 event, held at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA, raised $30,000 for […]

Common Foot Problems — And What Can Be Done For Relief

Human feet are amazing. The feet contain a quarter of the bones in the body. Each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons. But like the rest of the body, feet eventually begin to feel the effects of daily wear and tear. Foot problems are common in women, particularly with advancing […]

Leading Florida Dermatologist Launches Study To Evaluate ArteFill For Acne Scars

Leading St. Petersburg, FL – based dermatologist, Dr. James Spencer, announced he is conducting a study to evaluate ArteFill, a non-resorbable dermal filler, for the treatment of acne scars, and other depressed atrophic scars. ArteFill is a non-resorbable dermal filler that is currently approved to treat nasolabial folds, or smile line wrinkles. James M. Spencer, […]

Results Of The Relieva(R) Clinical Trial In Eczema Treatment Published

The results of the study conducted in the USA. to determine the efficacy and tolerability of Relieva┬« in adult patients with Atopic Dermatitis (eczema) were just published in the September issue of the American Journal of Therapeutics (14:442-446, 2007). Previous laboratory studies showed that Psorberine┬«, the active ingredient of Relieva┬«, a non-corticoid, non- immunosuppressant but […]

FDA Extends Comment Period For Proposed Sunscreen Rule

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it will be extending the comment period on the agency’s proposed sunscreen regulation to Dec. 26, 2007. The comment period was set to expire on Nov. 26. Typically, comment periods for Federal rules is 90 days. The sunscreen rule, when finalized, will amend the 1999 FDA final rule […]