Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided.

Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The skin disorder psoriasis appears linked with artery inflammation, raising the odds for heart disease, a new study says.

Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High Among Gay Men: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Indoor tanning is far more popular among gay and bisexual men than it is among heterosexual men, a fact that may explain why they also have higher skin cancer rates, new research suggests.

Psoriasis, Depression Often Go Hand in Hand: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests.

2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis: Studies

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs show promise in treating psoriasis and a related condition, psoriatic arthritis, new studies report.

Health Tip: When a Rash Signals Trouble

(HealthDay News) -- A skin rash often isn't a major worry, but there are warning signs that it could mean trouble.

Check Yourself for Signs of Skin Cancer, Doctors Advise

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many busy parents take the time to slather sunscreen on their children before heading outdoors, but they may neglect to protect their own skin. Dermatologists caution that skin cancer can affect anyone -- even parents.

Antibacterial Soaps Fail to Beat Plain Soap

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to ridding your hands of bacteria, plain old soap is just as good as many "antibacterial" soaps, new research contends.

Soft Skin of Others May Be an Illusion, Study Says

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it turns out the feeling of soft skin may be just as subjective.

Rosacea Caused Half by Nature, Half by Lifestyle: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans may wonder what caused them to develop the chronic skin disease rosacea. New research suggests the reason is half environmental and half genetic.