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  • 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...
  • 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 ...

FAQOther Questions

  • Are there any famous people with vitiligo?

    Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous famous peo...

  • 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...

  • Can Ginkgo Biloba help with vitiligo?

    Ginkgo Biloba seems to be a simple, safe, inexpensive and fairly effective therapy for vitiligo. It is mostly effective in halting the progression of the disease. It can also sp...