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2011-02-04 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. today announced that its award-winning, breakthrough CYTOMIMIC(TM) Technology will be featured in a scientific poster at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), February 4-8, 2011, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. This esteemed, award-winning, innovative technology from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. comes from decades of...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

Dermatologists caution athletes to seek early diagnosis and treatment to prevent spread of infections NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Team sports have a long history of fostering cooperation, camaraderie and a healthy competitive spirit among athletes. But the closeness that brings athletes together also can create an environment for a host of contagious skin infections. Now, dermatologists are urging teammates and coaches to be aware of the most common skin conditions...

2011-02-03 06:00:00

YOKNEAM, Israel, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Syneron Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELOS), www.syneron.com, the global leader in the medical aesthetic device marketplace, with two distinct brands, Syneron and Candela Corporation, www.candelalaser.com, announced that the company will be featuring an exciting new family of aesthetic treatments at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 69th Annual Meeting taking place in New Orleans, LA. The newly-launched products include ePrime(TM)...

2011-01-22 00:00:43

NY Dermatologist Joshua Fox, MD on acne-related depression and acne treatment. Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 In today's fast culture of beauty and fashion, embarrassment and frustration over appearance is common among acne sufferers. Recent studies, however, show that the emotions don't end there. Two Scandinavian studies published this fall link acne and depression "“ even suicide "“ in profound ways. A study of Norwegian teens suffering from severe acne showed that...

2011-01-19 10:35:00

No Safe Threshold for Sun or Indoor Tanning Exposure SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has updated its position statement on vitamin D based on the results of a review of the increasing body of scientific literature on this vitamin and its importance for optimal health recently conducted by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM). The Academy continues to recommend that the public obtain vitamin D...

2010-11-22 11:18:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) recently updated its position statement on the use of isotretinoin. The position continues to state that patient safety is dermatologists' primary concern and that the AADA is committed to the safe and responsible use of isotretinoin, which is the most effective treatment for severe acne. "Isotretinoin continues to be considered a critically important drug for treating patients...

2010-11-12 07:00:00

Denial is top reason patients delay treatment SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If detected early, nonmelanoma skin cancers (primarily basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common forms of skin cancer) can be easily treated. But when left untreated, these skin cancers can grow and even spread, causing considerably more harm than if they were treated upon initial detection. Now, a new study finds that denial is the top reason why patients delay...

2010-08-10 06:00:00

Findings refute earlier health warning issued by the Environmental Working Group SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite previous concerns about the cancer-causing potential of sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), an independent analysis published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) determined that there is no evidence that the inclusion of retinyl palmitate in sunscreens can cause cancer in humans. "Earlier this...

2010-08-05 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open any beauty magazine and it seems as though all the models have full, pronounced cheeks and a firm, tight jaw line. In contrast, aging causes a loss of volume across the middle of the face, resulting in a flattened or sunken cheek structure with sagging jowls that can make the face appear drawn, tired and old. Now, armed with a deeper understanding of full facial contouring, dermatologists are using soft-tissue fillers to enhance and restore...

2010-08-05 08:00:00

Patients reminded that benefits far outweigh risks CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vaccines have a long history of successfully preventing disease and, in effect, improving the lives of countless Americans. Now, two serious diseases - human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes zoster - could become a thing of the past as people better understand the safety and efficacy of vaccines to prevent these serious viral infections in specific populations. At the American Academy of...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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