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Fact file on harmful skin lightening ingredients

Written by: Kofi Dwinfour

The following ingredients found in some skin lightening products have been proven to be harmful to health and cause permanent skin damage.
For information about how Trading Standards are stamping out the illegal trade in skin lightening creams please read this blog.

New Developments – Global fight Against Skin Disease

Written by: Kofi Dwinfour

The 23rd World Congress of Dermatology (WCD 2015) was held in Vancouver, Canada this week (8-13 June). Held every four years, the World Congress of Dermatology is the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meeting. The first Congress in 1889 pre-dated the modern Olympics by seven years.

This seemed a good time to look at some of the new developments that have happened in the global fight against skin disease. (more…)

Setback for psoriasis sufferers as drugmaker Amgen pulls out of Brodalumab project with AstraZeneca

Written by: Kofi Dwinfour

In June 2014, AstraZeneca (one of the UK’s biggest pharmaceutical companies) and Amgen, a U. S. based biotech, announced results of the Phase II clinical trials of Brodalumab, a new drug treatment for psoriatic arthritis.

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Spotlight On… Scabies

Written by: Deen Kurrimbux

Scabies is a skin condition caused by the parasitic Sarcoptes scabiei mite. It causes intense itchiness and rashes brought on by the host body’s reaction of the immune system to the presence of the mites’ saliva, eggs and faeces. With the unaided eye the mites appear as specks on the surface of the skin. The female mite burrows under the surface and proceeds to lay eggs after the male has roamed around looking for burrow sites and mates with the female.

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