Pacific whiting fish is making a name for itself as a youth-boosting food. According to a study published in Marine Drugs, a gelatin found in the fish’s skin offers multiple beauty and skin health benefits for humans, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and counteracting the negative effects of UVRead
Research presented at European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) 29th Congress/EADV Virtual (Oct 30-31, 2020), shows promise that a form of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide, NAM) could protect skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure: the main risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancers (1). Researchers in Italy isolatedRead
The American Academy of Dermatology recently announced a possible correlation between COVID-19 and skin rashes. There is now a way for practitioners to get diagnostic opinions from licensed dermatologists using their phones. The free service, FirstDerm.com is anonymous and has collected more than 300,000 images of skin ailments which allowsRead
A new study shows that dietary fats within Keto diets are not equal in how they affect skin inflammation, according to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, published by Elsevier. The investigators found that different ketogenic diets impacted skin inflammation differently in psoriasis form-like skin inflammation inRead
The pathogenesis of psoriasis is not entirely clear, but there is an association between the condition and autoimmunity. It is known that interleukin (IL)-23/Th17 cell axis plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. A new study in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine outlines a case study onRead
Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, according to a study from Emory University. Frontiers in Microbiology published the results of laboratory experiments showing that the extracts inhibit the growth ofRead
Parents are very reluctant to use steroids on their children’s eczema, which is why they often request alternative therapies. Wet wrapping is one option. From a practitioner perspective, wet wrapping to address atopic dermatitis and eczema seems like a fairly simple and straightforward approach. But does it work? Our slideshow introduces you to Lucie, a two-year old with chronic eczema and how her condition inspired the the largest study ever conducted on wet-wrap therapy. Experts at National Jewish Health in Denver saw a dramatic improvement in symptoms without traditional therapies like antibiotics, steroids or immunotherapy drugs. By Noreen Heer Nicol PhD, Mark Boguniewicz, MD et al, published in J. of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 2, Issue 4, July 2014.