Research Study: Eczema or Psoriasis


Do you have eczema, psoriasis or "normal" skin   UCD Clinical Research Centre is conducting a research study on eczema/atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and comparing both with normal skin to gain more understanding on the mechanism of skin disease If you are interested in being part of this study, please call Kate Lynam-Loane UCD CRC, Dermatology Research Nurse on (01) 221-3024 or my mail...

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DCU – Surgical Skills Module for Healthcare Practitioners


School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University Who should apply Practitioners who are likely to utilise minor surgical procedures in a variety of settings including A&E, Dermatology, Theatres or Primary Care settings Candidates must be working in a relevant setting and have a clinical practice supervisor identified to support them in their learning Module aim: To develop and...

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Two important reports published in July highlight the rising incidence of skin cancer


The National Cancer Registry of Ireland has just published a report on Cancer Trends (Cancer trends no 34 - skin cancer) today, July 19th The report highlights a sharp rise in incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers in Ireland This increase, along with the pattern of distribution (ie body sites affected), indicate that type of sun exposure is an important risk factor, and...

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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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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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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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