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Melanoma Is The Fifth Most Common Skin Cancer

Melanoma Is The Fifth Most Common Skin Cancer

Melanoma; Primary care physicians trained in dermatoscopy can improve odds for early detection of melanoma while reducing the need for invasive biopsies, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers say non dermatologist physicians can make earlier and more accurate diagnoses of melanomas using a dermatoscope. The most dangerous form…

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen Is An Incredibly Bad Idea

Homemade Sunscreen; Concerns about chemicals have led do-it-yourselfers (DIY) to make everything from laundry detergent and soap to deodorant and toothpaste at home using natural ingredients. As summer begins, the DIY crowd is also whipping up batches of homemade sunscreen; so using recipes that mix zinc oxide with coconut oil, shea butter, Vitamin E and…

Debilitating Skin condition leading to severe itching

Debilitating Skin Condition Leading To Severe Itching

Debilitating Skin; In this study the results of a two year update of the world’s first comparative trial of mass drug administration against scabies; which show that the infection rate is still significantly down. The latest findings are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. In 2012, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the…

Protective Clothing To Reduce The Risk Of Skin Damage

Protective Clothing To Reduce The Risk Of Skin Damage

Protective Clothing; Whenever you’re outdoors this summer, be sure to take steps to prevent solar erythema, the acute cutaneous reaction to excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. If you do allow the sun to get bake, fry or broil your skin you’ll pay a price right away with painful redness, peeling and possible blistering. Those…

Psoriasis typically turned to complementary or alternative medicine

Psoriasis Patients Turn To Alternative Medicine

Psoriasis Patients frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms, according to survey results published by dermatologists from the George Washington University (GW) in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, psoriasis is chronic autoinflammatory skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of…

Summer Weather and activities may be challenging for older adults

Summer Weather May Be Challenging For People

This study deals with summer weather that not everyone is aware that summer weather and activities may be challenging for older adults. Senior citizens react differently to hot weather than younger people. They are typically more susceptible to dehydration and heat-related illnesses. They may also become disoriented by certain summer activities. Dehydration can lead to…

Handheld Device to diagnose skin cancer

Handheld Device To Diagnose Skin Cancer

Handheld Device; Even the best dermatologists can’t diagnose skin cancer by eye, relying on magnifying glasses to examine suspicious blemishes and scalpels to cut tissue for analysis. With up to more than 70% of biopsies coming back negative, millions of healthy patients undergo painful, costly and unnecessary procedures. Now, using shortwave rays used in cellphones…

vitiligo is not evident at birth

Vitiligo, Autoimmune Disease That Causes Loss Of Skin Pigmentation

Vitiligo, Autoimmune Disease; In this study Tufts Medical Center in Boston, has found that a topical cream was extremely effective in reversing the effects of vitiligo, a relatively common autoimmune disease that causes loss of skin pigmentation. Topical application of the medicated cream, ruxolitinib, which is currently used as an oral treatment for certain blood…

Research shows that there is a large variance in the quality of eczema apps

Eczema Apps For Self Management And Better Patient Care

Eczema Apps management mobile applications provide information that does not agree with international treatment and condition guidelines, a study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found. While many of the apps study came with features such as information on the available therapies and a disease tracking function. A team led by Associate…

virtual biopsy device that can quickly determine a skin lesion's

Virtual Biopsy Device To Detect Skin Tumors

Virtual Biopsy; Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy” device that can quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The ability to analyze a skin tumor non invasively could make biopsies much less risky and distressing to patients,…

Sunscreen

Sunscreen Gives Freedom To Stay Out As Long As You Want

Sunscreen; Researcher study about skin cancer which are diagnose each day in the U.S. alone, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. But you can still enjoy the summer if you take the right precautions. F. Clarissa Yang, the Harvey B. Ansell Professor of Dermatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and chief of dermatology…

Melanoma

Melanoma Survived Longer Without The Cancer Progression

Melanoma; Research team has pinpointed a three drug combination that could prove to be an effective new therapy for people with a specific type of advance melanoma. The approach shows promise for extending the lives of people with a type of melanoma that contains a potent gene mutation, BRAF V600E. In clinical trials; so it…