Are existing QoL instruments of much use in everyday dermatology practice?

The burden of suffering that accompanies disease must always be taken seriously, even if in the present economic climate governments and authorities are more focused on the costs of healthcare provision and the loss of productivity through illness. In dermatology, practically every skin disease can cause disfigurement and lead to a degree of psychological distress […]

Celebrity culture, like placebo, can have positive or negative effects!

Celebrity culture is nothing new, but since the digital revolution and the advent of social media, its influence on individuals and society as a whole has been expanding rapidly and it shows no sign of slowing any time soon. In the healthcare sector, it is something that can no longer be ignored, but a bit […]

Skin cancer: mass screening is out, but tech giants are in!

A lack of progress with secondary prevention, in terms of skin cancer screening and early detection, is a concern and a source of some disappointment among the dermatologist community.1,2 Early detection and treatment of melanoma is critical to maximise survival.3,4 Nevertheless, recently and for a second time the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found […]

Artificial intelligence – how far can it go in dermatology?

The late Professor John McCarthy, known as the ‘Father of Artificial Intelligence’ who coined its name in 1955 and won the Kyoto Prize for his work in 1988, defined artificial intelligence (AI) as ‘the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs’.1   In 2016, we are now on the cusp of […]

Welcome to the SKINAID website!

The aim of SKINAID is to communicate the latest in skin science to the broadest audience.   The world of skin and beauty is both glamorous and scientific. On the glamorous side, there are many journals, websites, blogs and social media initiatives that are doing a good job of expressing various valid points of view. […]