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Roaccutane (isotretinoin) and depression

“According to an analysis published in JAMA Dermatology, from 1997 to 2017, nearly 18,000 cases of depression, anxiety, and emotional lability linked to isotretinoin use were reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Those in the 10- to 19-year-old … Continue reading

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At World Congress on Cancers of the Skin WCCS18…

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Ah ha…

Some medical practices are asking for appointment down payments… In a Washington Post article, health writer Fran Kritz reports that some medical practices are asking for “down payments.” While “no one tracks the number of physician practices that require down payments…calls … Continue reading

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The Effects of Chronic Periodontitis and Its Treatment on the Subsequent Risk of Psoriasis

Keywords: chronic periodontitis; psoriasis; autoimmune Abstract Background:  Although psoriasis and chronic periodontitis (CP) may share an underlying immune dysregulation as part of their pathologies, only one small-scaled cross-sectional pilot study has investigated the potential association between CP and psoriasis to date. … Continue reading

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National Skin Cancer Action Week 15-21 November 2015

Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week. With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, the week is a time when we remind Australians … Continue reading

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Long-term antibiotic acne treatment unlikely to cause bacterial resistance

Concerns about whether significant bacterial resistance could be caused by long-term acne treatment with antibiotics may be unfounded, suggest study results. David Margolis (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA) and colleagues found that use of these antibiotics by … Continue reading

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An itchy lumpy rash…

  This is known as lichen planus, a very itchy inflammatory (as in non-cancerous, not infectious) condition. The cause is unknown most of the time but it could be due to allergy to some medications. It is most commonly located … Continue reading

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Childhood eczema predicts adult asthma…

Children with eczema are at increased risk for developing allergic asthma as adults, particularly if they also suffer from hayfever, a study has found. The results show that children with both eczema and hayfever are nine times more likely to … Continue reading

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BUT not all melanomas are irregular in shape and colour… (Take some helpful selfies !)

An early melanoma may be perfectly circular, uniformly black in colour and only a few mm  wide. Just a BLACK DOT ! That’s why you should check your skin at least monthly to look for “NEW” spots. Take some “selfies” … Continue reading

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First melanoma this week…

What does a melanoma look like ? What you should watch out for ? Irregular shape (not round or oval) Irregular colour (different shades of brown or red)

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