Mobile dermatology applications may help people learn about UV rays or keep tabs on their moles, but they are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, researchers said Wednesday.
Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/09/26/opportunities-risks-seen-with-dermatology-apps/
by: GINA KOLATA
A new study is the first to prove that people who use sunscreen daily can slow the development of wrinkles.
People who diligently use sunscreen every day can slow or even prevent for a time the development of wrinkles and sagging skin, a new study found. Although dermatologists have long told people to use sunscreen to prevent aging, this is the first research to show an actual effect on the appearance of skin, researchers said.
The study involved 900 white people ages 25 to 55 in Australia, where intense sun exposure is a fact of life. Most had fair skin, and nearly all burned in the sun. Most were using sunscreen at least some of the time, and two-thirds wore hats in the sun.
Read More: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/slathering-on-sunscreen-shows-results-researchers-find/
by: Dr. Groesbeck Parham, director of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, responds to a front-page articleRe “Cancer Vaccines Get a Price Cut in Poor Nations” (front page, May 10):
The recent decision to cut the price of vaccines to protect against the most important cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, should be applauded, but the ultimate success of the effort depends on more than access.
If this financial agreement is going to be translated into cancers prevented and lives saved, girls and women will need insurance coverage, the full complement of doses and long-term protection after vaccination.
Attaining these goals will require commitments by local governments to put the proper infrastructure in place, in regions where disease burden is greatest. Furthermore, access and infrastructure must be sustainable to avoid truncated benefits.
Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/opinion/cervical-cancer-vaccine.html
by: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
The two companies that make vaccines against cervical cancer announced Thursday that they would cut their prices to the world’s poorest countries below $5 per dose, eventually making it possible for millions of girls to be protected against a major deadly cancer.
Thanks to Pap tests, fatal cervical cancers are almost unknown today in rich countries. But the disease kills an estimated 275,000 women a year in poor countries where Pap tests are impractical and the vaccine is far too expensive for the average woman to afford, so the price cut could lead to a significant advance in women’s health.
The offer exemplifies a trend that started a decade ago with AIDS drugs: pharmaceutical companies, under pressure not to ignore the world’s poor, provide low prices on their newest products as long as donors guarantee large orders and pay for them.
Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/health/prices-cut-for-hpv-cervical-cancer-vaccines-for-neediest.html?_r=0
MORE SUNSCREEN FEWER WRINKLES.pdf
Sunscreen Protection of Melanocytic Nevi: More Than Meets the Eye.
Subclinical changes occur in nevi exposed to sunlight; sunscreens and physical barriers protect against some, but not all, UV-related changes.
by: SABRINA TAVERNISE
The government recommended years ago that all adolescent girls get a vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. But nearly seven years after it first came to market, an overwhelming majority of girls have yet to be inoculated.
Just 35 percent of girls 13 to 17 have received a full course of the vaccine, which inoculates against the strains of human papillomavirus that can cause cervical cancer, according to 2011 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And a study in Pediatrics this month, also based on C.D.C. data, says the intent to vaccinate is declining: 44 percent of parents in 2010 said they did not intend to vaccinate, up from 40 percent in 2008.
Alarmed by the stubbornly low rates, doctors and federal health officials are brainstorming about how to get more children vaccinated.
Read More: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/a-push-for-hpv-vaccinations/
Dr. Alan Kling offers his medical opinion on facial massages in the “Beauty Answers” section of Vogue Magazine.
Dr. Alan Kling explains how alpha-hydroxy acids work to refresh skin in this Cosmopolitan article.
HPV References 2011 Dunne et al Clinical Inf. Diseases.pdf
Recommended Treatment Regimens for Anogenital Warts Based on Anatomic Location.