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Study Shows Poor Skin Cancer Survival in Patients with Skin of Color

Because Caucasians have a higher skin cancer risk than the general population, people with skin of color may believe that they don’t need to be concerned about this disease — but new research reveals this to be a dangerous misconception.

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Eczema Can Have Many Effects on Patients' Health

When a patient is diagnosed with eczema, the diagnosis of another medical condition may not be far behind.

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Scar Treatments Can Improve Patients' Quality of Life

Scarring can have a profound impact on patients. Fortunately, dermatologists have developed an improved understanding of the biology of scarring, allowing them to provide more effective treatment that can improve the appearance of scars.

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Treating Psoriasis May Improve Related Cardiovascular Symptoms

People with psoriasis have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Treating psoriasis may help improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation, which in turn leads to less inflammation elsewhere in the body.

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Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Pose Threat to Travelers

Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not only the Zika virus, but also dengue and chikungunya. Travelers visiting regions affected by these diseases should take steps to protect themselves.

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Scientists Use Already-Approved Drugs to Force Cancer Cell Death, How to Decide if Watchful Waiting Is the Right Choice, Some Adolescent Cancer Survivors May Require More Comprehensive Mental Health Screening, and MORE in the Cancer News Source

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Many Skin Cancer Patients Still Too Likely to Sunburn

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins concludes that a substantial number of people with a history of the most frequent kind of nonmelanoma skin cancers still get sunburned at the same rate as those without previous history, probably because they are not using sun-protective methods the right way or in the right amounts.

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New Sun Cream Compound Offers Unprecedented Protection Against UVA Radiation

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A new wonder compound developed by University of Bath scientists in collaboration with King's College London offers unprecedented protection against the harmful effects of UVA radiation in sunlight, which include photo-ageing, cell damage and cancer.

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Indoor Tanning Rates Among New Jersey Teens Remain Stable Following State Enactment of Under Age 17 Ban

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Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health shows no significant decline in indoor tanning rates among children under age 17 following a ban on such use in New Jersey enacted in 2013. The authors say it’s a finding that underscores a need for continued surveillance of this population and ongoing monitoring of indoor tanning facilities.

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Potential New Target Identified for Treating Itch

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may explain why some people experience various types of itching, including chronic itching, and help scientists find ways to make some types of itching stop.

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Ortek Therapeutics Announces New Patent for Microbiome Technology to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria and Suppress Body Odor

Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., a global leader in oral care innovations and microbiome technology, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent for new methods to use new compositions to prevent or treat drug-resistant bacteria and suppress body odor.

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UC Davis Dermatologist Oma Agbai Specializes in #Skin and Hair Disorders Unique to #Ethnic Skin, as Well as in Medical and Cosmetic Procedures for Patients of All Skin Types

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UCLA Study Unlocks Key Mechanisms That Determine Acquired Resistance to Immunotherapy in Advanced Melanoma

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UCLA researchers have for the first time identified mechanisms that determine how advanced melanoma can become resistant to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a discovery that could lead to the development of new and improved treatments for the deadliest type of skin cancer.

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How to Prevent and Treat Blisters

Whether it’s because you started running more or just got a new pair of sandals, it seems like summer is the season for blisters. And while we often think of blisters on our feet, dermatologists say that these painful skin irritations can occur anywhere on the body where body parts rub together or rub against clothing. Fortunately, they say, blisters can be prevented by preventing chafing.

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New Pain-Free Film Shows Evidence of Improved Wound Healing and Reduced Scarring

Film effectively closes dermal wounds and promotes healing, providing a new treatment option

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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.