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Innovation

The impact of ambient humidity on healthy and diseased skin

Author: Nina Goad & Professor David J Gawkrodger

Background: Temperature and ultraviolet radiation levels are known to have an impact on the skin’s health and function. Several studies have examined the role of another variable climatic factor – humidity – on healthy and diseased skin in human and

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Why Salts Hydrocolloids are the Natural Choice

Author: Salts

This document demonstrates how rigorous research, quality control and assessment processes have made Salts Healthcare one of the world’s leading providers of hydrocolloids for ostomy care. The adhesive that sticks to the skin, or ‘hydrocolloid,’ is one of the most

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Acne Vulgaris: Causes, Consequences and Potential Treatment

Author: David Khoo, MSc

Acne vulgaris, also known as acne or red spots, is the most common skin disease worldwide. It is a chronic inflammatory disease involving the pilosebaceous unit of the skin, which includes a hair follicle and sebaceous gland. Acne is recognizable

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Male skin: an increasingly sensitive subject

Author: Gillette

Sensitive skin is a very real problem for the majority of the population and has a measurable impact on quality of life. Although the precise pathophysiology remains undefined, recent advances in the assessment of sub-clinical symptomatology have revealed a potential

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Getting under the skin of malignant melanoma

Author: Dr Bav Shergill

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the uk, and rates continue to rise. at least 100,000 new cases are now diagnosed each year in the uk, with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of the disease, taking

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