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Duloxetine is an Effective Relief for Chronic Back Pain

relief for chronic back pain

Duloxetine is an effective relief for chronic back pain and the associated depressive symptoms experienced by pain sufferers, according to a recent analysis. Patients with chronic low back pain commonly experience comorbid depression and depressive symptoms. A post hoc path analysis of clinical studies sought to assess the direct analgesic effect of duloxetine for chronic […]

Biological Treatments Have Long-Term Effect on Psoriasis

Biological treatments show a long-term sustained effect on psoriasis, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. The study offers new information on previously unchartered psoriasis treatments. Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease affecting about three percent of the western population. Moderate to severe psoriasis is associated with a risk for cardiovascular and […]

Light Therapies for Acne


A paper published in the Dermatology Research Review sought to evaluate the effects of light-based therapy on acne vulgaris. Reviewing a series of trials that looked at light therapies for acne, it found that: There was little or no difference to the improvement of patients’ acne between 20 percent aminolevulinic acid photodymanic therapy activated by […]

Global Skin Disease Morbidity and Mortality

The Institute of Health Metrics has recently updated its findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The study seeks to measure the burden of skin disease worldwide, extracting data from more than 4,000 sources including systematic reviews, surveys, disease registries, hospital data, and cohort studies.

Growing Trend in Cosmetic Procedures for Men

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Growing trend in cosmetic procedures for men: an increasing number of men would consider a cosmetic procedure, according to a survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The world’s largest association of facial plastic surgeons surveyed 618 men about their attitudes towards personal cosmetic maintenance. Thirty-one percent said they were “extremely […]

New Theories in Anti-Ageing

Aging Kinetics of Human Hearts and Skin

Dr Win L. Chiou, a renowned authority in pharmacokinetics, has recently published a commentary in The Scientific Pages of Dermatology questioning some widely accepted concepts and postulating his own new theories in anti-ageing. An expert in dermatology, Dr Chiou believes this may have many important implications and applications in future ageing and anti-ageing research.

Push to Ban Young People from Cosmetic Procedures

cosmetic procedures to young people

A leading bioethics council has published a recommendation that young people in the UK should be banned from receiving cosmetic procedures. With increasing social pressure to ‘look good’, youths are becoming more susceptible to a bombardment of media and popular culture that focus on body image, and are likely to turn to invasive surgery to […]

Dermatoscopic Patterns Show Specific Characteristics in Non-Facial Actinic Keratosis

Dermatoscopic patterns showed specific characteristics of non-pigmented and pigmented non-facial actinic keratosis when compared with facial actinic keratosis, according to study results published in Dermatologic Surgery.

Filling, Lifting or Blepharoplasty?

Filling, Lifting or Blepharoplasty?

Plastic surgeon Fred Fedok describes in this article the treatment options available to address the changes brought about by ageing to the lower eyelid, lid-cheek junction and nasolabial folds: filling, lifting or blepharoplasty. Management of the midface has important aesthetic and functional implications, and the dynamics of the ageing process in this area include skin […]

Slowing Down the Ageing Process

Slowing Down the Ageing Process

The appearance of our skin is a primary indicator of our age and, during the last decade, substantial progress has been made towards understanding the underlying mechanisms of ageing in human skin. By recognising the process of skin ageing – how it happens and why – researchers can create a stronger foundation for current and […]