MedlinePlus and NIH offer lots of information online to help. We’ve summarized some helpful highlights to get you started. Sun Exposure and Your Skin Too much time in the sun is linked to everything from sunburns to heat illness, long-term skin damage, and skin cancer. You can’t see the sun’s UV (or ultraviolet) rays but […]Continue Reading ...
Keratinocyte skin cells are common targets of the beta subtype of human papilloma virus. This usually harmless infection causes skin disease in people with rare gene mutations. Credit: The Rockefeller University Keratinocyte skin cells are common targets of the beta subtype of human papilloma virus. This usually harmless infection causes skin disease in people with […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 — Organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancer and need to protect themselves, a dermatologist warns. “Individuals who receive organ transplants need to take immunosuppressive medications for the rest of their lives, and this makes it more difficult for their bodies to fight disease, including skin cancer,” said […]Continue Reading ...
July 27, 2018 They say you are what you eat, but it’s not quite that simple when it comes to healthy skin. “People looking to improve their skin health may think that changing their diet is the answer, but a dermatologist will tell you that’s not necessarily the case,” says board-certified dermatologist Rajani Katta, MD, […]Continue Reading ...
July 26, 2018 Many advertisements, articles and reports make bold statements regarding sunless tanning products – sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without the increased risk of skin cancer that goes along with outdoor sunbathing or indoor tanning. But, do people who use sunless tanning products actually avoid these “bad” behaviors? […]Continue Reading ...
July 26, 2018 While skin cancer can be deadly, it is also highly treatable when detected early. In fact, melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has a five-year survival rate of 95 percent when detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes; conversely, the five-year survival rates for regional and distant stage […]Continue Reading ...
July 19, 2018 The desire for unblemished, clear skin permeates all cultures and societies, making the practice of skin lightening to minimize spots and even a skin tone quite common worldwide. Internationally, the use of creams to lighten skin is widespread and widely studied. In the U.S. however, information about use of these creams is […]Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could be reversed? Keshav Singh, Ph.D., and colleagues have done just that, in a mouse model developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 Keratinocyte skin cells are common targets of the beta subtype of human papilloma virus. This usually harmless infection causes skin disease in people with rare gene mutations. You’re probably infected with one or more subtypes of the human papilloma virus–and, as alarming as that may sound, odds are you will never show […]Continue Reading ...
July 30, 2018 In a series of experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins investigators have used an experimental compound to successfully reverse hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation linked by previous studies to human diets heavy in fat and cholesterol. The investigators say the compound halts the production of certain fats called glycosphingolipids, or GSLs, […]Continue Reading ...
Human skin structure. Credit: Wikipedia Cancer patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies who develop lesions, eczema, psoriasis, or other forms of auto-immune diseases affecting the skin may experience those adverse reactions on a delay—sometimes even after treatment has concluded. In a study that provides guidance for physicians and has implications for patient counseling—dermatologists in the Perelman School […]Continue Reading ...
July 26, 2018 While anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of age, race or gender, certain groups of people have a higher risk of getting the disease than others. Because organ transplant patients must take medication to suppress their immune system, they are among those with an increased risk -; and the skin cancers that […]Continue Reading ...
July 26, 2018 Although skin disease can affect anyone, it may not affect everyone in the same way -; and this is especially true for patients with skin of color. “Skin conditions are color blind, occurring in patients of every skin tone, but certain conditions can affect patients with skin of color more frequently and […]Continue Reading ...
July 2018 Print this issue Controlling Problem Pimples Zits. Pimples. Spots. Whatever you call it, acne can cause discomfort and embarrassment. This skin condition affects most people at some point during their lives. About 4 out of every 5 people experience acne outbreaks between the ages of 11 and 30. Acne starts in the skin’s […]Continue Reading ...
July 19, 2018 Cancer patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies who develop lesions, eczema, psoriasis, or other forms of auto-immune diseases affecting the skin may experience those adverse reactions on a delay – sometimes even after treatment has concluded. In a study that provides guidance for physicians and has implications for patient counseling – dermatologists in the […]Continue Reading ...
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