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Every month we present a round up of news, from around the world, about skin issues.

Latest News - March 2015

How to find the cause of skin problems at work

When employees develop skin problems at work, they usually believe that there is a simple explanation as to the cause. While this is possible, there are usually many contributing factors, some of which may originate outside the workplace. Chris Packham investigates.

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More News you can use - February 2015

New app could diagnose skin cancer

A new app that could detect skin cancer in patients is currently being tested, a team of medical and software experts announced.

The app, called Lūbax, uses image-recognition software to identify an array of skin lesions that could be an indicator of skin cancer.

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Latest News - February 2015

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
People with plaque psoriasis, the most common form of the autoimmune skin disease, develop thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue by mistake.

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She got axed from "America's Next Top Model," but Chantelle Brown-Young is comfortable in her own skin. Photo: Massimo Campana & Trever Swearingen/Pottle Productions Inc.; Erik Asla/Pottle Productions Inc

Latest News - January 2015

Model with rare skin disease changing the face of fashion

On Monday night, model Chantelle Brown-Young watched her own elimination from “America’s Next Top Model,” after judges said she was “too tight.”

The 20-year-old Toronto native — who wasn’t able to reveal her grim reality-TV fate to friends and family before the episode aired — says they didn’t take the news well.

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Save money on your prescriptions

Many skin disease patients find that they are given multiple items on their prescriptions for their treatment. The cost can soon mount up. One chronic skin disease patient found that she was paying more than £200 per month for her prescription. This was more than she spent on food. However, there is a way in which you can cut the cost of your prescriptions.

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Latest Skin News - December 2014

Government Responds to APPGS Sunbed Inquiry (Dec 2014)

The Minister for Public Health, Jane Ellison has written to the Chair of the APPGS to give the Government ‘s formal response to the Group’s 2014 inquiry into sunbed regulation in England.
In her letter, the Minister states that a formal review will be undertaken to consider what measures can be technically brought forward by the next Government.

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