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Hypertension Medication Found to Increase Risk of Psoriasis

Women with long-term high blood pressure appear to be at an increased risk for the skin condition psoriasis.

New Invention Provides Affordable & Effective Treatment for Keloid Scars

A new invention by researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore provides a simple, affordable and—most importantly—highly effective way for patients to self-treat keloid scars.

Indoor tanning at Young Age Increases Early Skin Cancer Risk

Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age.

Scientists Take Next Step in Skin Wound Treatment

Scientists are reporting the next step in the evolution of wound treatment with a material that leads to faster healing than existing commercial dressings and prevents potentially harmful bacteria from sticking.

FDA Issues Consumer Update on Side Effects of Topical Acne Products

Certain acne treatments can, in rare instances, cause severe allergic reactions that are potentially life-threatening.

National Psoriasis Foundation Prioritizes Psoriatic Arthritis With New Program

Millions of Americans with psoriatic arthritis—a serious disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons, and can result in joint damage if left untreated—struggle to get the health care and treatments they need to manage their condition.

Repeated UV-exposure May Lead to Dependence Similar to Heroin Addiction

A study reveals that chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes the release of endorphins, which act through the same pathway as heroin and related drugs, leading to physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction-like behavior in rodents.

Sunscreen Use in Childhood Prevents Malignant Melanoma in Adulthood

Research conducted at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has established that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood.

Antioxidants Extracted From Grape Seeds Show Promise for Cosmetic Use

Soaking muscadine grape seeds or skins in a solution of enzymes can boost antioxidants extracted from the fruit, creating possible new uses for grape leftovers, including use in cosmetics.

Number of Moles Surprisingly Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Counting the number of moles on a woman’s left arm could give doctors a simple new way to predict breast cancer risk, according to two new studies published in PLOS Medicine.

Novel Strategy for Treating Psoriasis Suggested

Environmental contaminants can trigger psoriasis and other autoimmune disorders, and it is thought that a protein called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, which senses environmental toxins, could play a role.

Indoor Tanning—Even With No Burns—Raises Melanoma Risk

Indoor tanning raises the risk of developing melanoma even if a person has never had burns from either indoor or outdoor tanning, according to a study.

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