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A new drug has been approved by FDA for the treatment of plaque psoriasis

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. About 8 million adults in the United States have psoriasis with the most common type being plaque psoriasis. The drug, called deucravacitinib, is the first TYK2 inhibitor approved for the treatment of any disease. It will be […]

A new alternative for treating wrinkles without Botox has been approved by FDA

A longer-lasting alternative to Botox has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The anti-wrinkle injectable medication is called Daxxify and it was developed by Revance Therapeutics, Inc. Company officials say Daxxify is the first facial injectable medication to see results typically lasting up to 6 months. They add that this means wrinkles can be prevented and managed […]

FDA warned and raises alarm over the dangers of skin-lightening creams

Skin lightening products can be dangerous for consumers when they contain harmful ingredients that are illegal for over-the-counter sales, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a recent release. The FDA warned that people who have used products with hydroquinone have suffered side effects that included rashes, facial swelling, and permanent skin discoloration rashes, the […]

Possible causes of wrinkles include blue light from smart phones and other gadgets

Put down the cell phone, a new study advises, if you want your skin to age less quickly and exhibit fewer wrinkles. Blue light from screens on smartphones, computers, and other gadgets “may have detrimental effects on a wide range of cells in our body, from the skin and fat cells to sensory neurons,” Oregon […]

Ruxolitinib cream, the first at-home therapy for Vitiligo, has been approved by the FDA.

The FDA approval is a development that is being cheered by many, but for Tonja Johnson, the founder of the vitiligo support group Beautifully Unblemished, there are mixed emotions. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder(the body’s immune system attacking healthy cells) affecting as many as 2 percent of the world’s population. It’s estimated that about 2 million adults in the United States […]

Men are more prone to Psoriasis and itch than women

Now, a team of researchers has found that the female hormone estradiol suppresses psoriasis, and the protective role of the hormone has provided a basis for its therapeutic potential. Among the many reasons men may have for envying women, at least when it comes to skin inflammation, is that women have a significantly lower incidence […]

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