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Study: Fewer Moles May Mean More Aggressive Melanoma

According to new research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York, those with fewer moles may be diagnosed with more aggressive melanoma than those with many moles.

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Research Links Psoriasis, Depression

New research, presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York, indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of depression.

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The First Steps of Sun Protection: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

According to new research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York, some parents are not taking the proper steps to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

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What's Causing That Rash?

Allergic contact dermatitis is a rash that occurs after the skin comes into contact with an allergen. The substance causing the reaction may be unclear in some cases, but a dermatologist can identify the source of the problem.

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Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

The number of bedbug infestations across the United States has risen over the past several years, and that’s bad news for travelers. Fortunately, there are precautionary measures that everyone can take to avoid bringing unwanted guests into their home.

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Change in Process of Disinfecting Spinach, Salad Greens Could Reduce Illness Outbreaks

Cross contamination in commercial processing facilities that prepare spinach and other leafy greens for the market can make people sick. But researchers are reporting a new, easy-to-implement method that could eliminate or reduce such incidences. The scientists will present their work at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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New Compounds Could Reduce Alcoholics’ Impulse to Drink

Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and society. Now new discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of drugs could treat the disease without many of the unwanted side effects caused by current therapies. The scientists are presenting their work today at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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Rowan Researchers Report on Hurricane Sandy’s Mental Health Impact on Older Adults

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Researchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine presented findings at the “2015 Hurricane Sandy Conference: Translating Research into Practice,” showing that strong neighborhood relationships reduced the incidence of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the Northeast United States. The findings provide new information about how the neighborhoods where older adults live can be bolstered in the face of natural disasters.

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Powdered Cranberry Combats Colon Cancer in Mice

Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just the beginning. Cranberry extracts reduced the size and number of colon tumors in mice, say researchers. Identifying the therapeutic molecules in the fruit could lead to a better understanding of its anti-cancer potential, they say. The team will describe their approach at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.