Dermatological Disorders

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.
Dermatological Disorders Stories
  • Where MRSA colonizes on the human body

    When methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is carried in the nose (nares), it is a risk factor for an invasive infection, including a surgical site infection.
  • IDSA announces first guidelines for treatment of MRSA infections

    Physicians now have help in their battle against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a potentially deadly infection that initially was limited to hospitals and health care facilities but has become a growing problem in healthy children and adults.
  • About one-fifth of women, less than 7 percent of men report use of indoor tanning

    Women are more likely to report use of indoor tanning facilities than men, and some characteristics common to indoor tanners differ by sex, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
  • Scientists suggests strategies to battle skin cancer

    In a study published in the journal Developmental Cell, Sarah Millar PhD, professor of Dermatology and Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and colleagues demonstrate that a pair of enzymes called HDACs are critical to the proper formation of mammalian skin.
  • Ultraviolet light helps skin cancer cells thrive, researchers report

    The sun's ultraviolet light activates an enzyme that helps skin cancer cells survive and proliferate, researchers report.
  • Sun attacks skiers, beach goers alike: study

    A new study reveals interesting facts about ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the behavior of people at mountain ski resorts, noting skiers don’t protect their skins from Sun.
  • Sun safety measures among skiers needed

    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels may remain high during winter months, and conditions can change rapidly, suggesting that adults participating in outdoor sports should rely on the season and time of day when judging the need for protective clothing and sunscreen, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
  • Relationship between neurologic disorders and autoimmune skin disease examined

    Individuals with the autoimmune skin disease bullous pemphigoid appear more likely to have a diagnosis of neurologic disease, such as dementia and cerebrovascular disease, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
  • White women wrinkle faster than black women post menopause: study

    Lighter skinned women are more likely to get early wrinkles than their black counterparts post menopause, a study suggests.
  • Herbal remedies for glowing skin

    While most women choose to resort to expensive cosmetic products in order to get that glowing skin that will turn heads amongst men as well as cause envy amongst the “fairer sex”, the thing is that one does not have to go that far in order to look radiant.
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    Health Benefits of Mangoes

    The mango has been posthumously given the title 'king of fruits', and there are several reasons why, thanks to the slew of benefits that one can get from eating this fruit.
  • Pumpkin boosters for healthy skin

    Don’t waste that pumpkin on Halloween. This large melon can boost your attractiveness, whether you’re snacking on its seeds or applying related products available in the market.