SATURDAY, May 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If heading back into the water this summer has you concerned about flesh-eating bacteria, an expert offers some advice. “Flesh-eating bacteria refers to an infection that spreads so rapidly that the skin and surrounding soft tissue starts to die,” explained Dr. Stacey Rose,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Twelve companies have been issued warning letters about selling over-the-counter skin lightening products containing hydroquinone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. The products are unapproved drugs that are not recognized as safe and effective, according to the FDA, which has receivedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental cream-based gene therapy may soon become the first U.S. government-approved means for treating a rare and devastating skin disease that produces “butterfly children.” Patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) are called butterfly children “because their skin is as fragile asContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Scars from facial surgery look worse to skin cancer patients themselves than to others, so it’s important for surgeons to prepare patients beforehand, researchers say. Doctors can help by outlining the healing process and explaining what their scars will look like in theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The often-used steroid spironolactone is not linked to any increased risk of a range of common cancers, according to a new study. The synthetic steroid is routinely used to manage heart failure, high blood pressure and edema, and also used off-label to treatContinue Reading