- NIH scientists have identified a genetic mutation linked to urticaria, a rare disorder causing an allergic reaction to vibrations.
- “Dr. Pimple Popper” performs a surgical extraction to remove an unusual bump on a patient’s elbow that ends with an unexpected twist.
- How often you should (not) wash your jeans depends on your lifestyle and hygiene preferences.
- New research suggests there may be a connection between indoor tanning and substance use.
- Darker male genitalia is linked to the physiological effects of sex hormones produced during puberty, plus medical conditions like diabetes.
- A common bacterium found in the nose thwarts the growth of a bacterial species that causes middle ear infections and life-threatening pneumonia.
- Reading health news, testing smoke alarms, and body checks can make for a super-healthy 2016.
- Lightning strikes can have various physical effects on the human body, from cardiac arrest to cerebral hypoxia.
- The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation that would place a ban on cosmetic products containing plastic microbeads.
- On Wednesday, Valeant said that fourth-quarter profit was hit when it cut ties with pharmacy Philidor Rx Services, but that it could contain the damage next year and grow profit.
- These are the most bizarre medical news stories of 2015, from a woman with enormous frostbitten hands to a baby born “pregnant” with twins.
- Audree Kopp says she'll no longer wear hair ties around her wrist after one requires her to undergo surgery.
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.