Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist takes care of diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
By Susan Scutti | May 24, 2013 03:42 PM EDT
A new study reveals that sun protection habits differ among individuals based on their age and education levels.
By Justin Caba | May 23, 2013 04:39 PM EDT
A new study has identified a molecule in mice that controls the itching sensation.
By Justin Caba | May 22, 2013 04:06 PM EDT
Researchers determined the existence of fungi on different areas of the body, discovering fungal infections are more common than thought.
By Ashik Siddique | May 21, 2013 11:09 PM EDT
Ronald Poppo, homeless victim of the brutal “Miami zombie” attack, speaks out one year after he lost his vision and much of his face. His doctors at Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical Center describe how he is coping.
By Anthony Rivas | May 21, 2013 06:10 PM EDT
Tony Romo, quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, just had surgery on a back cyst, but will be ready for off-season games next month.
By Ansa Varughese | May 20, 2013 11:46 AM EDT
With the uncovered risk of melanoma for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, researchers advise these individuals to apply sunscreen, among other sun-protective measures.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 20, 2013 10:08 AM EDT
You may not be as protected from cancer and premature skin aging as you think.
By Justin Caba | May 17, 2013 12:23 PM EDT
The Golden Corral restaurant chain faces a lawsuit for failing to act in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
By Justin Caba | May 16, 2013 03:05 PM EDT
Police say botched circumcisions killed 22 boys in South Africa this past week.
By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 04:20 PM EDT
A new study finds people with skin cancer have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
By Ashik Siddique | May 09, 2013 06:00 PM EDT
Genetics research on eczema has identified a canine mutation linked to higher risk for the inflammatory skin condition in German shepherds; atopic dermatitis in humans may stem from similar mutations.
By Evan Winchester | May 09, 2013 04:42 PM EDT
Red hair pigment production may be putting redheads at higher risk for skin cancer, according to a new study.
By Justin Caba | May 09, 2013 01:33 PM EDT
Consumer Reports has issued a warning to any women considering eyelash extensions.
By Justin Caba | May 08, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
A new study suggests physical barriers and sunscreen are essential to UV protection.
By Justin Caba | May 07, 2013 07:09 PM EDT
Researchers claim cardiovascular health and overall quality of life are improved with sun exposure on the skin.