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  • 2018-12-26
    Do you know how in Star Wars, the Jedi could say something and whoever was listening would instantly believe it? Well, it's the same way with our minds. And now it is a perfect time of the year for a quick brain fix.  You can literally hack your ...
  • 2018-12-19
    Clinuvel Pharma's afamelanotide shows positive effect in vitiligo repigmentation study but skin darkening effect dampens recruitment. Synthetic afamelanotide, produced by Clinuvel, is a simplified form of a natural alpha-melanocyte stimulating ho...
  • 2018-12-18
    One of the most important developments of 2018, in my mind, was the “academic science scam.” It probably has a bigger effect on your life than you realize, so follow my thoughts for a minute. There’s plenty of evidence that most published academi...
  • 2018-12-12
    Yan Valle, CEO VRF, will join VITFriends Vitiligo Support Group in Boston for an annual Christmas celebration this Saturday, December 15, from 7pm to 9pm at Cathay Pacific Restaurant in Quincy, MA. Come join us! For more information please contac...
  • 2018-12-03
    Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The theme for this year is "Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality." Persons wit...
  • 2018-11-23
    Today is the fourth Friday in the month of November. For most of the world, that doesn’t mean much. For our American readers, however, that means it’s day after Thanksgiving Day and a long weekend this year. More than 300 million people are sharin...
  • 2018-11-20
    Soliciting pre-proposals for a Clinical Scientist Development Award for the US-based researchers, to provide mentored research funding to early-career physician-scientist faculty to enable their transition to independent and successful research ca...
  • 2018-11-08
    When Winnie Harlow hits the Victoria’s Secret runway at Pier 94 in New York City on November 8, 2018, she’ll make history. Every year, the Victoria's Secret show brings its famous Angels together for a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It's the most-...
  • 2018-11-07
    Hi there, I suspect you’re not aware of the huge science scandal of the moment. At least 31 papers by three former Harvard researchers are being retracteddue to falsified and fabricated data. The authors of withdrawn papers helped waste hundreds ...
  • 2018-11-07
    Scientists have uncovered a new way to curb autoimmunity — including vitiligo. A molecule recognized as essential for many functions in neurobiology is now identified as a natural "killer T-cell" controller, thereby pawing way to completely new th...
  • 2018-10-30
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words….which is nice, because we definitely don’t have room for a thousand words here. Instead, we’ll bring you an art to highlight vitiligo beauty - and support a good cause. “Vitiligo Beauty” is a campaign...
  • 2018-09-01
    Labour Day is a federal US holiday, celebrated on the first Monday of September. (Most other countries celebrate Labor Day on May 1st.) It's pure genius, it you think about it for a moment. Being the last weekend before children returned to school...
  • 2018-06-30
    Happy World Vitiligo Day! It's time to let our flags fly and live the emotions that we feel in the depths of our being.   Before I share with you my excitement about the World Vitiligo Day 2018 conference we just wrapped in Boston, I must tell y...
  • 2018-06-20
    This superb tripartite program brought together world dermatology luminaries from 21 countries. Attendees enjoyed dynamic Hanoi with its Parisian ambience and Asian vitality, welcomed by Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AADV) Presiden...
  • 2018-05-17
    As you may be aware, European Unions General Data Protection Regulation is changing on 25th May 2018. As a result, we have updated our Privacy Policy to explain clearly how we collect, store and manage your information. Nothing about your experie...
  • 2018-04-19
    A short-term online survey is set to begin on April 30, 2018. This massive study is designed to compare Quality of Life measure of patients with vitiligo in different countries within the same month. This could potentially relate to the burden of ...
  • 2018-02-26
    If youve been our reader for any length of time, youve heard me talk about home-based phototherapy many times, and for good reason. Its the best option available for most vitiligo patients, alone or in combination with topical treatments. A number...
  • 2018-02-06
    This sends yet another message to Big Pharma that vitiligo has a strong, well organized community of patients looking for effective treatments. And it will soon be joining forces with another group - the Vitiligo Working Group - at the annual AAD ...
  • 2018-01-25
    We'll answer 10 most frequently asked questions about vitiligo today. Join Facebook Live event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1947122275302199
  • 2018-01-23
    NY Vitiligo Support Group is conducting a brief online survey.  This brief survey contains 24 questions that ask about living with vitiligo. The goal of this survey is to determine how much your skin has affected you over the past month. The surv...
  • 2018-01-10
    It seems like a long time ago now (the holiday season has a way of stretching time in strange ways), but we sent you our newsletter just before the New Year with a sneak peek of our activities for this year. To recap, we are switching to a mont...
  • 2017-12-24
    We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. We are so grateful to have people like you in our lives.
  • 2017-12-16
    Can you spare one minute to tell us what concerns you most? We want to be sure that you receive value from your free subscription to Vitiligo News, our Facebook posts, newsletters and other publications. Asked another way: What is it that we m...
  • 2017-11-22
    Looking for models with or without experience of all ages that have vitiligo.  Photoshoot will be held in New York city on Sunday Dec 10th. For inquires, please email at info@zanderm.com
  • 2017-10-24
    Hello Readers,  This is a quick one: a leading market research company is conducting paid interviews with vitiligo patients and their caregivers aged from 6 to 17 years.  A 45-minute interview will help researchers better understand quality of l...

FAQOther Questions

  • What's better: laser or phototherapy?

    In a recent study researchers assessed effect and safety of different laser and phototherapy treatments, such as excimer laser/light, narrowband UVB, UVA and PUVA. No significa...

  • Is vitiligo contagious?

    Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting next to someo...

  • Can chemicals cause vitiligo?

    It’s important to remember there are multiple factors involved in vitiligo onset, including genetic predisposition, living and working environments, and exposure to certain chem...