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  • 2019-06-15
    The World Vitiligo Day is observed annually on June 25 since 2011. The campaign was born from the determination of non-profit organizations VR Foundation (USA) and VITSAF (Nigeria), and their supporters across the world, to bring this ‘forgotten’ ...
  • 2019-06-01
    In conjunction with Vitiligo Awareness Month, Zanderm launched their "Color Me Confident” campaign. In the United States, Zanderm is offering a free precision applicator ($25 value) to children with vitiligo. This will give any child with vitiligo...
  • 2019-05-28
    Vitiligo has a major communication problem that I feel obliged to fix. A good vitiligo specialist is hard to get by. Few could name a researcher or two. And unlike tech giants like Amazon, Apple or Netflix, almost nobody would recognize names like...
  • 2019-05-21
    Results from a large population-based, retrospective cohort study in Korea showed a substantial reduction in the overall risk of developing internal malignancies for individuals with vitiligo.  Previous studies have shown that individuals with vi...
  • 2019-05-21
    A paid survey project is coming to Dallas area on June 6th and June 7th.  Folks from Lagrippe Research are looking for individuals diagnosed with vitiligo:  teens (aged 13-17) along with their parent/guardian, OR adults (aged 18-45) along with th...
  • 2019-05-14
    Phototherapy is the treatment of choice for many skin conditions today. After first introduction for psoriasis in Europe in 1988, it became widely used in the United States in the 1990s. Its innovative use in vitiligo came in 1997, but twenty-plus...
  • 2019-05-13
    This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in research and want their voices to be heard. LaGrippe Research is conducting an online survey, and subsequent phone and live interviews with vitiligo patients to better understand a patient'...
  • 2019-05-08
    Richard A. Spritz, MD, Professor and Director Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program University of Colorado, School of Medicine, is one of the world’s leading vitiligo researchers. He has been conducting groundbreaking work and understanding ...
  • 2019-04-26
    June 25. This year, international campaign HQ are set in beautiful Hanoi, Vietnam, under the honorary presidency of Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong. The global theme of this year is "The Quality of Life of a Vitiligo Patient." June 21-23. US-based member...
  • 2019-04-22
    An iconic supermodel Winnie Harlow talks to Jonathan about her vitiligo experience on the The Jonathan Ross Show. Winnie got very personal about what it’s like to be a public figure with the condition.  This isn’t the first time that Winnie has ex...
  • 2019-04-19
    Researchers using the world's largest twin registry found the risk of development of seven autoimmune diseases is largely pre-wired in the genes, but that some diseases are more closely related than others. By using data on 116,320 twins from the...
  • 2019-04-16
    Newsletter April 2019. Until about a decade ago, dermatologists believed that all vitiligo patients were created equal. And so they were treated that way because the arsenal of available weapons to fight them was woefully small.   The standard ...
  • 2019-03-22
    In autoimmune diseases, like vitiligo, the over-protective body's immune system mistakenly attacks stressed-out cells, believing them to be intruders. Specialized ‘killer’ T-cells neutralize these ‘enemies’ - driving autoimmune response and, with ...
  • 2019-03-19
    A weird video describing a controversy in the issue of Harpers Bazaar from January 2019 just caught an eye of our editor. Is Tom Ford replicating an animal print in it's leggings or is it a cheap shot at Winnie Harlow and vitiligo? (Spoiler alret:...
  • 2019-03-05
    Vitiligo is a T-cell mediated autoimmune disease of the skin. Half of all cases begin in childhood and women are 25% more likely than men to develop vitiligo. No association has been established with patient's ethnic or socio-economic background. ...
  • 2019-03-01
    Vitiligo is a life-long, systemic, autoimmune disease that affects the largest body organ. The complex nature of vitiligo is still poorly understood despite considerable scientific advances in the recent 10 years. It requires an individualized tre...
  • 2019-02-15
    Vitiligo is a common skin condition with characteristic milky white patches of irregular shape. However, several other skin conditions exhibit similar symptoms that can lead to a misdiagnosis, undue stress and improper treatment.  Broadly speakin...
  • 2019-02-05
    A new item on our Frequently Asked Questions list will discuss the Ayurvedic treatments for vitiligo. Vitiligo is an immune-mediated, non-inflammatory, non-contagious skin condition. There is no cure, but most patients can manage their skin appea...
  • 2019-02-04
    Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, beta-carotene, glucosamine, chondroitin, and fish oil have all flopped in study after study. Now, vitamin D supplementation has failed spectacularly in a 5-year long clinical trials. How did we get it so...
  • 2019-02-04
    Share your go-to beauty and skincare products in a 15-minute survey and you’ll be entered to win one of two $50 Ulta gift cards for your own shopping spree. The survey is designed and conducted by the Living Dappled.  Rules of participation are q...
  • 2019-02-01
    “If God wanted me to be black, I’d be black. If God wanted me to be white, I’d be white. But he chose for me to be both and original. So I guess that’s the way I’m supposed to be.”  These are the words spoken by model Winnie Harlow, that first ins...
  • 2019-01-26
    Vitiligo model and author Iomikoe Johnson, 38, from Louisiana discusses the racist abuse she receives for her skin condition in the interview with the Daily Mail.  A sexy grandma of three beautiful kids has risen above racist jokes from bullies a...
  • 2019-01-25
    Sharing a casting call for a short film, LA-based Jamaican actors, someone with albinism or vitiligo. The film is entitled YELLOW GIRL. Actors are needed for the roles of YELLOW GIRL, NICOLE, and JAVOY. Producer: Paul FishbackiDirector: Bella Is...
  • 2019-01-06
    Surgical methods, such as transplantation of noncultured epidermal cell suspension, have known to be effective in stable vitiligo. Yet, there's no consensus regarding the ideal period of vitiligo stability before the surgical operation. It is usua...
  • 2018-12-31
    Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? If not, here are my favorites for your skin health: * Get plenty of sleep and lower stress levels.* Check your shopping basket and make sure you’re well diversified.* Make your health of skin your #1...