October 30, 2015 Skunk Bear's shivery new video explores how and why our skin acts so weird when we watch a scary movie, get cold or listen to music.
A tattoo that starts as a personal statement can sometimes have medical consequences.
May 28, 2015 About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don't understand the full extent of the skin's reaction to tattoos. For some people, problems linger for months.
The itchy rash of eczema, also sometimes called atopic dermatitis, can be painful and unsightly.
March 4, 2015 Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.
A patch of psoriasis on an elbow.
January 8, 2015 People with the autoimmune disease psoriasis can need a lot of medical care and can miss a lot of work. A review adds up the big-dollar cost of a disease that often flies under the radar.
Want to find your personal posse of Demodex mites? Gently scrape the pores on the sides of your nose.
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August 28, 2014 If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.
August 18, 2014 Among the more than 4 million procedures for which office-based nurse practitioners and physician assistants independently billed Medicare in 2012, more than half were for dermatological surgeries.
Dermatologists say women should use sunscreen and sunglasses to protect themselves from the ultraviolet light used to cure gel nail polish.
May 1, 2014 Popular gel nail polishes last for weeks, but the ultraviolet light used to cure them may cause premature skin aging and increase risk of cataracts, doctors say.
What you're prescribed may depend on what samples your doctor gets from drug companies.
April 16, 2014 A new study adds to growing evidence that free drug samples influence doctors' prescribing habits. The cost difference to patients can be hundreds of dollars per office visit.
The chemicals in home wart-freezing treatments are flammable, the Food and Drug Administration warns.
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January 17, 2014 Home wart-freezing devices can spark fires, the Food and Drug Administration warns, and people have been burned. People also can be injured by using these frostbite-inducing tools too enthusiastically, dermatologists say, damaging skin as a result.
Warts: Easy to get and hard to get rid of.
April 22, 2013 Children who got warts were more likely to have school classmates and relatives with warts. But going swimming, using public showers and going barefoot had little effect on whether a kid had warts or not.
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