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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 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.
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.
By: Cynthia Price, MD
Learn the gold standards for treatment of the various conditions that cause client redness.
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.
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.
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.
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 raises the risk of developing melanoma even if a person has never had burns from either indoor or outdoor tanning, according to a study.
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.