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Jun
27
2014

New Invention Provides Affordable & Effective Treatment for Keloid Scars

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.

Jun
27
2014

Indoor tanning at Young Age Increases Early Skin Cancer Risk

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.

Jun
27
2014

Scientists Take Next Step in Skin Wound Treatment

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.

Jun
27
2014

National Psoriasis Foundation Prioritizes Psoriatic Arthritis With New Program

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.

Jun
27
2014

The Truth Behind Skin Redness

The Truth Behind Skin Redness
By: Cynthia Price, MD

Learn the gold standards for treatment of the various conditions that cause client redness.

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.