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[3 min read] Does milk consumption affect acne?


Does consuming milk increase a person’s risk for developing acne? Acne is a common skin condition in developed countries with western diets, and the effect of milk on on the skin condition has been highly controversial. To examine the association between milk consumption and acne risk, Chinese researchers conducted a meta-analysis of available data.

[FOR SKIN CANCER SURGERY ALUMNI] Free alumni webinar: 15 November 2018

skin cancer surgery webinar

If you have completed the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, please join us on Thursday, 15 November 2018 for a free alumni webinar with Dr Jonny Levy, with the opportunity to submit any questions you might have.

[3 min read] Are alopecia patients at risk of vitamin D deficiency?

alopecia vitamin d

Do patients with alopecia areata have an increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency? Alopecia areata is a hair follicle‐specific autoimmune disorder, and vitamin D deficiency has been associated with various autoimmune disorders for its immunomodulatory effects. However, studies have found an inconsistent association found between alopecia and vitamin D deficiency. A new study published in […]

[3 min read] Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in adults with atopic dermatitis


Is there an association with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in adults with atopic dermatitis? A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology examined this via a systematic review and meta-analysis. The study compared the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes for adult patients with and without atopic dermatitis by searching the PubMed, Embase […]

[WEBINAR] How to set up a successful practice ownership structure


[WEBINAR] Do you know how to set up a fair and transparent business ownership structure that considers your lifestyle and changes in your circumstances? In the webinar below, our CEO Paul Elmslie explains the key elements you need in order to support a thriving business partnership, with detailed models to assist you with fluid communication, […]

[3 min read] Stem cells for the treatment of alopecia


Managing alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia is often challenging as patients may be resistant to treatments that are currently available. The use of stem cells may be a novel option for resistant cases. A study looked at the safety and efficacy of the use of autologous bone marrow derived mononuclear cells (including stem cells) as […]

[3 min read] Million Metres for Melanoma: sharing our vision of a world where nobody dies from skin cancer

million metres for melanoma

HealthCert has partnered with the Skin Cancer Institute to become a bronze sponsor of the Million Metres for Melanoma initiative. Together, we share the vision of a world where nobody dies from skin cancer.

Alopecia: 5‐alpha‐reductase inhibitor treatment


Do you find treatment challenging for frontal fibrosing alopecia? Its treatment regimen often mirrors other lymphocytic‐predominant cicatricial alopecia. 5‐alpha‐reductase inhibitor has been reported with some treatment success in severe cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia, so researchers recently carried out an analysis of articles published on treatment efficacy and safety of 5‐alpha‐reductase inhibitor for the treatment of the […]

[WEBINAR] How to recruit and terminate staff


[WEBINAR] Do you know how to recruit and retain the right staff for your medical practice? As employees are your most valuable asset that will push your business towards growth and success, it is important to find a talented and motivated workforce and terminate the under-performers in a timely manner.

Fluorouracil vs imiquimod for the treatment of actinic keratosis

actinic keratosis

The most widely used topical agents for the field-based treatment of multiple actinic keratoses are 5-fluorouracil and imiquimod. Their comparative effectiveness was assessed in a real-world community-based cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The study compared the effectiveness of 5-fluorouracil and imiquimod in reducing risk for subsequent actinic keratoses. It […]