WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, which can be both unsightly and painful, but the best way to get rid of them hasn't been clear.
Now, British researchers report that laser ablation and surgery appear to be better options than ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. All three treatments essentially close off the swollen, twisted vein.
SUNDAY, Sept. 8, 2019 -- The widely held belief that people with dark skin don't need to use sunscreen is a potentially deadly myth, an expert warns.
"There's a common colloquial phrase, 'black don't crack' -- meaning your skin will always be good. You won't get wrinkles and you don't need sunscreen if you have melanin-rich skin," said Dr. Jenna Lester, a dermatologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 -- There's nothing more embarrassing than sweating profusely in public places, yet one expert says many people suffer through the humiliation for decades.
At least 15 million people in the U.S. have excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Yet, half of people with the condition delay the many effective treatments available for 10 years or more.
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 -- Hundreds of pregnancies still occur every year among U.S. women taking an acne medication that carries a high risk of birth defects, a new study finds.
"While the number of pregnancies among patients taking isotretinoin is low, even 200 pregnancies is too high," said corresponding author Dr. Arash Mostaghimi. He is director of dermatology inpatient service and co-director of the Complex Medical Dermatology Fellowship Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.