For the first time, melanoma diagnoses exceed 1,000 cases per year in Ireland


The latest shocking figures available from the National Cancer Registry show that in 2014 there were 10,304 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, and worryingly, for the first time melanoma skin cancer diagnoses have breached the 1,000 mark (1,041 cases), almost trebling in the last 20 years In response, the Irish Skin Foundation has launched the Protect & Inspect™ campaign Protect &...

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June 13th 2017 marks World Albinism Awareness Day – people with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide


Photo: Mother with child with albinism, credits to UN Photo/Marie Frechon People with albinism often experience discrimination, bullying, social exclusion and sometimes physical attacks, as a consequence of their appearance The International Awareness Day is a day of celebration as well as reflection on the history of albinism On 18 December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a...

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Allergic reactions to sunscreen: what you need to know!


With a recent Canadian case of suspected photoallergy to sunscreen trending on social media, we explore this topic further… Late last month in Canada 14-month-old Kyla Fudge suffered a suspected allergic reaction to sunscreen on her cheeks and nose, in a case has come to notice of parents and dermatologists right around the world Sunscreens play an important preventative role against...

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New services for Midwest: Charles Centre For Dermatology opens at University Hospital Limerick


Above: Eamon Mellett, JP McManus Invitational ProAm; Professor Sarah Rogers, Consultant Dermatologist (Retired); Mr Paul Herriott (patient); Prof Colette Cowan, CEO, UL Hospitals Group; Niall O’Higgins, Chairman, Board of UL Hospitals Group; Dr Bart Ramsay, Consultant Dermatologist, UL Hospitals Group Pictures by Brian Arthur The new home of specialist dermatological services at University...

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PSO What? report: Psoriasis is not just a skin condition and must be taken seriously


Psoriasis patients, psoriasis advocacy and professional groups, and healthcare professionals come together to challenge the misconception that psoriasis is ‘just a skin condition’ by creating better understanding that it is a serious, sometimes lifelong condition impacting emotional and mental wellbeing, as well as physical health LEO Pharma, one of the ISF's Nurse Helpline sponsors, and...

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SKINS – Resources for Young People Launched: Acne, Alopecia, Eczema & Psoriasis


A fantastic new resource called SKINS, specifically for young people with skin disorders and developed by dermatologists Tess McPherson, Celia Moss and Fiona Browne from Ireland's OLCHC, has been launched to provide information, support and a give voice to the experiences of young people with skin conditions Resources for four common conditions can be accessed...

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Clonmel Hospital to hold Free Skin Cancer Screening, Saturday May 27th


Are you worried about skin cancer  If you are 18 years of age or over, you can have a free skin cancer screening at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel on Saturday morning form 9:30-11am the 27th May next as part of the this year's Euromalanoma awareness campaign This screening clinic has been arranged by the local dermatology services in Clonmel as part of Euromelanoma, a pan-European...

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#Five17Eight Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) awareness campaign finishes on high note in Cork


Our Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) awareness campaign began on March 6th with the aim of encouraging those potentially living with this chronic skin condition to reach out and seek information about the disease The campaign was entitled #Five17Eight, so called because a new Irish study found that a HS diagnosis can take up to eight years, while international survey data suggests that during...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves first biologic for treatment of eczema


On March 28th 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug called dupilumab (brand name: Dupixent) for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) that is not adequately controlled with topical treatment, or for whom topical treatments are not appropriate This new drug is administered by injection under the skin and can...

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Selene Daly speaks with Pat Kenny about Adult Acne


Listen back to Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist Selene Daly speaking with Pat Kenny on the subject of Adult Acne If you are experiencing difficulty managing acne or any other skin condition, ask an ISF dermatology clinical nurse specialist for...

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Exciting line up announced for ISF Dermatology Study Day 2017


The ISF is delighted to announce details of its 2nd annual Dermatology Study Day which takes place 13th May 2017 in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin Guests of the ISF Study Day can look forward to an incredible line up of expert speakers from the world of dermatology The informative training for hospital, community-based, GP practice and public health nurses, pharmacists and others involved in...

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Selene Daly speaks with Pat Kenny about Rosacea


Listen back to Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist Selene Daly speaking with Pat Kenny on the subject of Rosacea, 'The Curse of the Celts' For more information on Rosacea, please consult the ISF's Information Booklet on the condition If you are experiencing difficulty managing acne or any other skin condition, ask an ISF dermatology clinical nurse specialist for...

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