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We all play an important role, especially patients, in bringing new treatments to those that need them. Research is like a relay race that scientists can only take so far, and at some point, they must hand the baton to patients to engage in clinical trials to help bring the treatment to reality. The National […]
Increasingly, the concept of leaky gut is being touted by alternative and holistic practitioners as being fundamentally important in many chronic illnesses. By Peter A. Lio and Karan Lal, MS-4 It is now well accepted that skin barrier dysfunction is implicated in a variety of important inflammatory skin diseases including acne, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis.1 […]
February 11, 2016 – Late last month, NEA’s Board of Directors gathered together for the annual NEA Board retreat in San Francisco, California. This year’s retreat focused on both celebrating 2015 successes, and sharing a number of exciting 2016 initiatives that will advance NEA’s Roadmap strategic plan goals.
February 10, 2016 – In January, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of crisaborole topical ointment, 2%.
January 11, 2016 – We need to hear from you! We are launching a series of short surveys to make certain we best understand the challenges you face with eczema. Together, we will use this information to fight for your needs, whether you’re an adult with eczema, a child, or parent on the eczema journey. The information you share will shape NEA’s policy priorities for 2016 and beyond, and help us better tell the collective stories about the impact eczema has on your lives.
November 3, 2015 – A research team at Emory University was awarded a NEA Research Grant for their pilot study of the efficacy of meditation for treatment of chronic pruritus (itch). Following is an interview about the study and results, with investigators Mamta Javari, MD, and Suephy Chen, MD.
September 21 – The National Eczema Association (NEA) has awarded Dr. Aaron Drucker, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology at Brown University, with the NEA Burden of Disease Research Audit grant, the findings of which will help to raise the profile of eczema as a serious disease, to deliver stronger, more united messages to insurers, medical providers and policy-makers on behalf of the eczema community.
by Peter Elias The recent epidemic of atopic disorders, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis (AD), is associated with the shift of human populations from life in a largely rural, agrarian society to ever-more crowded, urban settings. While there is no doubt that rural life is protective, the usual explanation for the “immune hypothesis” […]
August 3, 2015 – Eczema is the same in any country, in any language. Enjoy this video from our friends in Brazil and share it if you can relate to this family’s story.
July 10, 2015 – Eczema can be challenging any time of year. Here are some tips for managing eczema during the summer from people just like you, friends on NEA’s Facebook page.