Articles: 28.05 May 2017

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Treating scabies infestations in children and adults

Scabies is a skin condition caused by a burrowing mite infestation that usually presents as an itchy papular rash. This article describes how to recognise a scabies infestation and examines the efficacy and suitability of the various treatment options

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Rising to the challenge of male hormonal contraception

Despite decades of research, and surveys showing that the majority of men are willing to try it, a reversible male hormonal contraceptive (MHC) has not yet reached the market. There have been many scientific and regulatory barriers to development but recent advances indicate that MHC is at last a realistic prospect

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Diagnosis and management of nonmelanoma skin cancer

Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common form of skin cancer and the prime risk factor is exposure to sunlight. This article describes the main types of NMSC and their clinical presentations, and discusses the management options available

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