Dermatology

A High Body Mass Index leads to more Acne during Adolescence in Girls

Dermatology21 Jan 2012
Acne is the bane of teenagers worldwide. Around 10 to 20 % adolescents are said to be suffering from it. Similarly, obesity is another problem which is involving more and more teenagers. A study was carried out recently to find out if there was a link between obesity and acne. The study, led by Dr. Jon Anders Halvorsen, a researcher at Oslo University Hospital, examined 3,600 adolescents between the ages of 18 and 19. The participants were enquired about their diet, lifestyle factors, weight...

Patients with Psoriasis more Likely to Suffer from Heart Diseases

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, patients suffering from psoriasis have to be extra careful regarding the health of their cardiovascular system. Researchers have found out that psoriasis is not just confined to skin. Patients suffering from it are more likely to suffer from blocked arteries and myocardial infarction. And the risk increases with the duration of the disease – the longer the patient has been suffering from psoriasis, the more are his...

Grapes can Play a Role in Skin Photo- Protection

Sunscreens containing grape extracts are available in the markets. But the exact mechanism of action of these products in protecting against the sunrays was not known. However, according to a study by researchers from the University of Barcelona and the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) has found that there are certain compounds in grapes which help to protect skin cells from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The study has been published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry...

Cutaneous Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis can affect any part or organ of the body. Tuberculosis of skin is a common disease in regions where the prevalence of TB infection is high as in India. The skin may be directly infected by the TB bacilli or the manifestations on the skin may be secondary to TB infection in other organs of the body. Skin tuberculosis can have varied manifestations as given below 1. Lupus vulgaris 2. TB verrucosa cutis 3. Scrofuloderma 4. TB chancre 5. Acute military TB of skin 6. Lichen...

Hair Transplantation - Dr.Arvind Poswal Interview

Dr.  Arvind Poswal is a hair transplant surgeon based in Delhi and an expert in hair restoration procedures.  A graduate of the elite Armed Forces Medical College, Dr. Poswal has invented several innovative techniques including FUSE that has advanced the field of hair restoration. He is also the world’s first doctor to perform beard hair to scalp transplant by FUE technique. A noted teacher, he has been actively involved in educating the next generation of doctors on the hair restoration...

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