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Baby Powder, 1,000+ Cancer Lawsuits & Groin Sweat

Johnson & Johnson is facing at least 1,000 lawsuits in state and federal courts related to its talcum (or "baby") powder and accusations of links to ovarian cancer. Two cases were recently dismissed but two others have resulted in $72 million and $55 milllion awards to women who developed ovarian cancer (one who survived and to the family of one who died). J&J says it will appeal these decisions. Meanwhile, our hyperhidrosis community needs safe and effective ways to manage groin sweating. Here’s our exclusive report and the answers you want, now, from the sweat experts at the International Hyperhidrosis Society.

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4 Things You Gotta Know 

After a dozen years of no new medical treatments for hyperhidrosis, several new products are in development. At the recent American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting Dr. David Pariser (co-founder of the International Hyperhidrosis Society and former president of the AAD) presented data from early studies of two new topical (applied on top of the skin) medications that could become valuable new treatment options for people plagued by excessive sweating.

The news is exciting but so is what it represents. Progress. Attention. Resources! And crucial International Hyperhidrosis Society involvement. Read the full story and discover why this just might be the Tipping Point. #Hope4Hyperhidrosis

Want to volunteer to be part of a study for one of these new treatments? Palmar (hand) sweating studies are enrolling participants nowClick here. (Additional underarm studies will be coming up, too, so watch this blog for more information.) UPDATE: The palmar study is now closed.

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5 Things to Look for in Successful Hyperhidrosis Care

Heading to the doctor’s office (again) to try (again) to get the right treatment for that I-Sweat-Buckets problem? Use our checklist to help you find a great (maybe even ideal) doctor like Dr. Zakiya Rice at Emory…

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Don’t Sweat Valentine’s Day: 4 Simple Steps

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here to stay. But for those of us who sweat (a lot) Valentine’s Day can be really scary. Here are some tips to help.

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