Bridgewater, N.J. — Sanofi-aventis announces the launch of their teen acne awareness program and Web site, AcneHeroes.com, to educate teens and parents, provide answers to acne-related question and offer skincare tips, PRNewswire reports.
New York — Alefacept, a drug that reduces the activity of certain immune cells, effectively treats scalp psoriasis, Reuters Health reports.
Manchester, England — A new study suggests consumption of tomato paste may boost the skin’s protection against ultraviolet rays, which can cause premature aging and skin cancer, HealthDay News reports.
National report — A new study suggests women's risk for squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma increases if she lives in an area with high UV radiation, HealthDay News reports.
San Francisco — The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) recently awarded Lynchburg, Va.-based dermatologist Janet G. Hickman with the Rose Hirschler award, PRNewswire reports.
National report — A leading scientist warns against a new class of anti-aging ingredients that have shown to cause cancer in lab studies.
Victoria, Australia — Improperly administered polylactic acid injections to treat periorbital wrinkles may result in the formation of persistent nodules around the eyes, HealthDay News reports.
Baltimore — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed the revocation of a rule that has allowed doctors sending Medicare prescriptions from their computers to use computer-generated faxes rather than digital data, news source Govhealthit.com reports.
Lyon, France — Researchers at L’Oréal laboratories here have developed a lab-grown skin that could soon be used to replace animals in the testing of chemicals, The Scotsman reports.