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Dermatology Nursing

News and practice for dermatology nurse specialists



Skin

Non-invasive laser test for skin cancer shows promise

19-Aug-2015

A new, non-invasive technique that can accurately detect malignant melanoma without a biopsy has been developed by researchers in the UK and Italy.

Antibiotic for skin infections approved in Scotland

10-Aug-2015

A new antibiotic for the treatment of MRSA-related skin infections has been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland along with drugs for asthma and HIV.

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“Self-care support in leg ulcer services should be the priority”

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Venous leg ulcer recurrence is common. Many patients will develop at least three or more leg ulcers during their lifetime, and sometimes will have an ulcer that never heals. They often experience alternating periods of healed ulceration and open ulcers.

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Eileen Shepherd

The patients we choose not to touch

31-Aug-2015

I recently read the novel Even the Dogs, which is a fascinating insight into the lives of homeless and vulnerable people.

It is unclear whether a similar effect would occur in humans

Can plucking hairs stimulate new hair growth?

“Plucking hairs ‘can make more grow’,” BBC News reports, while the Daily Mail went as far as saying scientists have found “a cure for baldness”. But before you all reach for your tweezers, this discovery was made in mice, not humans.

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