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Jun
24
2014

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

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.

Jun
24
2014

Sunscreen Use in Childhood Prevents Malignant Melanoma in Adulthood

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.

Jun
12
2014

Number of Moles Surprisingly Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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.

Jun
09
2014

Novel Strategy for Treating Psoriasis Suggested

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.

Jun
02
2014

Indoor Tanning—Even With No Burns—Raises Melanoma Risk

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.

May
30
2014

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: Causes and Treatments

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: Causes and Treatments
By: Erin Ferrill

Once you determine the origin of your client's condition, the whole picture can be evaluated in order to develop an effective treatment plan.

May
30
2014

Lighten Up–The Natural Way!

Lighten Up–The Natural Way!
By: Natalie Pergar

Discover a number of natural alternatives to hydroquinone that have been shown to work for many types of hyperpigmentation.

May
30
2014

Copper and Its Role in Collagen Development

Copper and Its Role in Collagen Development
By: Michael Q. Pugliese

Can this ancient beautifying metal bring a new shine to the professional skin care marketplace?

May
30
2014

How Delivery Systems Change Skin Care Effectiveness

How Delivery Systems Change Skin Care Effectiveness
By: Marc A. Ronert, MD, PhD

Several methods can be used to increase the effectiveness of active ingredients for the skin and overcome the protective barrier.

May
30
2014

Face & Body Northern California: Grow Into Your Future Self!

Grow Into Your Future Self!
By: Cathy Christensen

When was the last time you made an investment in yourself?