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Reporter Needed to Cover New 'Fast Pitch' Service from Newswise

Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.

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Daily “Soak and Smear” or Steer Clear?

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For at least 100 years, parents of kids who have eczema have asked doctors how often they should bathe their child. A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, offers insight into what the research indicates.

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Avoiding and Treating for Contact with Poisonous Plants

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With these tips from UAB Emergency Medicine, know how to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac, protect yourself against allergic reaction, and treat exposed areas.

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Expert Shares Non-Surgical Solutions to Get Rid of Ugly Varicose Veins for Summer

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Soaring Temperatures Pose Threat to Children, Elderly

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The searing, record-setting temperatures in the West and Southwest U.S. warn that extreme heat could be commonplace this summer with the initial heat waves being particularly perilous to children, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions, according to Dr. Jennifer Caudle, of Rowan University.

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Vitiligo Has Given Me a Purpose

When the first sign of vitiligo appeared on her chin in 2013, then spread to the left side of her face, Kimberly Boyd had the same reaction as many patients. But it’s what happened next that may surprise you. Even inspire you.

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The Mount Sinai Health System to Participate in the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival

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Mount Sinai CEO Kenneth L. Davis, MD and Other Leaders to be Featured Speakers, June 23 to July 2, 2016 Complementary Heart Health and Skin Cancer Screenings at the Mount Sinai Health Concourse

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New American Academy of Dermatology PSA Highlights Dangers of Tanning

Whether you’re lying in the sun or in an indoor tanning bed, tanning is dangerous. And while it seems most young women understand that danger, many of them are still tanning and putting themselves at risk for skin cancer.

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How to Remove Unwanted Body Hair with at-Home Waxing

With beach season just around the corner, you might be thinking about waxing to achieve a hair-free body before summer. Unlike shaving, waxing can leave skin feeling smooth and soft for many weeks, but only if you do it properly, say dermatologists.

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Psoriasis: Light Shed on New Details

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A pathological and very complex autoimmune reaction of the skin": This is the definition doctors and scientists use to describe psoriasis, a disease that affects one to three percent of the population. It is characterised by accelerated cell division in the upper dermal layers with proliferated skin cells and an inflammation of the skin beneath. Many different cells are involved in the complex processes: skin cells (keratinocytes) and cells of the immune system, among others T lymphocytes, macrophages, mast cells and others.

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New Clues Found to Immune System’s Misfiring in Autoimmune Diseases; Brain Power; Converting Cirrhosis-Causing Cells to Healthy Liver Cells in Mice, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

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Healing Function of Sweat Glands Declines with Age

Aging skin is less able to bounce back from wear and tear and wounds than younger skin. A new study identifies why.

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Know Scleroderma So People Don't Suffer Alone

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/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you've ever silently questioned someone wearing mittens on a warm spring day, the answer may be scleroderma. Or wondered why a woman, who otherwise appeared middle-aged, wore a face as wrinkle-free as her teenage daughter. The answer may be scleroderma.

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A Combined Approach to Treating Metastatic Melanoma

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Oncologists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have successfully treated a patient with metastatic melanoma by combining two different types of immunotherapy. Cassian Yee and colleagues describe their approach in a paper, “Combined IL-21–primed polyclonal CTL plus CTLA4 blockade controls refractory metastatic melanoma in a patient,” that will be published online May 30 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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Sea Urchins Defy Aging, Study Identifies How Brain Connects Memories Across Time, Regular Exercise at Any Age Might Stave Off Alzheimer’s, and more in the Aging News Source

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Sunscreen: A Little Dab Won’t Do You

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With temperatures expected to climb on the first unofficial weekend of the summer, a Rowan Medicine physician says it’s time to remember that it only takes a couple minutes to protect yourself from a disfiguring and deadly disease.

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UCLA Health Experts Advisory for June

UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics as we head into summer.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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Researchers Identify Super-Oncogenic Protein That Promotes Development of Melanoma

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A study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has identified a malicious form of ATF2, a protein that drives the formation of melanoma.

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Holidays in the Sun Hold Key to Boosting Vitamin D

Holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling Scotland's vitamin D deficiency, research suggests.