Posts From July, 2012

Bill Signed to Protect Medical Spa Patients

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July 31, 2012

The Sacramento (CA) Business Journal (7/20, Robertson, Subscription Publication) reported that in California, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) "has signed a measure into law that's designed to protect...patients from the unlicensed practice of medicine in corporate medical spas and similar ventures, like laser hair-removal chains."  The piece explained, "Popular medi-spas that provide a variety of non-surgical ... read more


Healthcare Reform Likely To Worsen Nation's Shortage Of Physicians

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July 30, 2012

From the AAD's Dermatology Daily, a recent article about shortage of Physicians due to recent reforms. On its front page, the New York Times (7/29, A1, Lowrey, Pear, Subscription Publication) reported that expanded health insurance and Medicaid will not translate to all the healthcare needed in the US, in part because the country dramatically lacks ... read more


New Treatments for Melanoma Tumors

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July 27, 2012

Electroimmunotherapy Uses Electric Forces To Eradicate Melanoma Tumors. The San Francisco Chronicle (7/19, Lee) reports on a "procedure, called electroimmunotherapy," that "sends electric forces deep into the skin to eradicate melanoma tumors." In a "first-phase trial with 24 patients, all with advanced-stage melanoma, about three-fourths of the directly treated tumors fully or partially disappeared." Several ... read more


New Melanoma Research

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July 27, 2012

Meta-Analysis Attributes 5.4% Of Melanoma Cases To Tanning Bed Use. HealthDay (7/25, Reinberg) reports, "Those who bronze themselves in tanning beds face a 20 percent increased risk of skin cancer, and that raised risk reaches 87 percent if they start before they are 35 years old," according to a meta-analysis published online July 24 in ... read more


Benefits of Flavonol

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July 16, 2012

High-Flavonol Cocoa May Protect Skin From UV Rays. The Miami Herald (7/11) reports that "high-flavonol cocoa protects skin from ultraviolet rays," according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. For the study, "one group of women ingested 326 mg/d of high flavonol cocoa, rich in the antioxidants epicatechin and catechin, and another group ... read more