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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London — Researchers at King’s College here say they have found that the more moles a person has, the more likely their DNA is to have properties that combat aging, BBC News reports.
International report — Women who drink spearmint tea twice a day for five days can reduce levels of androgens that can cause hirsutism, a recent article in Phytotherapy Research states.
Chestnut Hill, Mass. — A new study shows that a series of low-energy treatments with a plasma skin-regeneration tool can be as effective in treating wrinkles as a single, high-energy blast — but that less healing time is required, HealthDay News reports.