Our skin protects us, is vital to our health and part of our persona. See the introduction to a news section focused on evidence based dermatology, including new methods of treatment and diagnosis.
A Harvard study has revealed a new way of looking at itching and could be valuable. This understanding of bacterial action is helpful, although potential treatments would not eliminate the cause behind the itch.
Conferences can have a reputation for golf course visits, or obscure topics but are also places where the best knowledge is shared. See how a national conference will be focused on areas which help the most patients.
An outline of a conference presentation from a specialist in treating darker skin. Explaining how the emphasis can change, along with a need for individual care and the way medical, or aesthetic treatment overlaps.
Looking at the 1920s goes beyond most of our lifetimes. Easy to imagine dermatological care as primitive in those times but specialist institutions and the use of technology did exist, in a different diease landscape.
Research published in mid 2023 highlighted a possible link between house dust mites and vitiligo flare ups. More study is needed but a point worth considering, with control methods for mites understood.
The government has launched a consultation on regulating cosmetic care in the UK. A sector where safety concerns should be paramount is currently unregulated, with cases of botched treatment often reported.
A 2023 Health Foundation forecast suggests that chronic disease will grow to unmanageable proportions in the decades ahead. Whilst we should plan, we can also can take action to stop this becoming reality.
Artificial intelligence is being described as a technological revolution but can this replace dermatologists. Parts of the media suggest this will soon replace all of us but has the hype gone too far.
The UK campaign launched during the pandemic to end loneliness still has reasons to continue. Psychological and physical health are amongst them, including the way isolation can affect skin conditions.
The original human DNA map was a great step forward but represented one person. The latest research is expanding this, bringing in more diverse DNA and allowing more inclusive diagnosis and treatment to be developed.