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Inherited Skin Cancer

October 15, 2014
Inherited Skin Cancer

Image Source: eideard.files.wordpress.com The general result of skin cancer is sun exposure. Forty to 50 percent of Americans who live to the age of 65 will have skin cancer at least once. The most common types of skin cancer in the United States are basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. These are referred to as […]


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UV Rays

October 8, 2014
UV Rays

UV or Ultraviolet rays from the sun is the most blamed cause of skin cancer but many more might be at risk without knowing it for it is not the only mechanical trigger that can cause the disease. People who have been working with or regularly work with welding equipment are also at high risk […]

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Symptoms: Actinic Keratosis

October 1, 2014
Symptoms: Actinic Keratosis

Staying out in the sun for too long is on top of the list of ways to give yourself skin cancer. There’s a very good reason why people working in the field are encouraged to bring their own shade and cover up. Farmers wear wide-brimmed hats and long-sleeved breathable cotton shirts, and so do constructions […]


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How to Heal from a Skin Biopsy

September 24, 2014
How to Heal from a Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy is done to check and examine skin tissue to determine whether or not it is cancerous or there is any abnormal skin cells present in you. This medical procedure is done by removing a small sample of skin tissue then processed under a microscope. Skin biopsy can be done in several methods, […]

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The Skin, the largest organ of the human body

September 17, 2014
The Skin, the largest organ of the human body

We treat and describe skin only as a way of determining race and other superficial reasons, but do you know that the skin is the largest organ of the human body? Yes, this is true for all the parts of one�s body is covered by this wonderful organ that serves us more than we know […]

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Cancer Suppressor Gene breakthrough

September 10, 2014
Cancer Suppressor Gene breakthrough

Researchers in the National Cancer Institute have discovered that a small molecule called nutlin-3A, a cancer suppressor gene has the ability to prevent cancer cells from dividing thus halting the spread of the disease. When cells divide the opportunity for mutation is high and this is what researchers are hoping to overcome with the new […]

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MiroRNA Creates Barrier to Protect Skin (Part 1)

September 3, 2014
MiroRNA Creates Barrier to Protect Skin (Part 1)

Breaking research has shown that MicroRNA, a smaller form of RNA is vital to the formation of the skin’s protective barrier. In the research conducted at Rockefeller University, two scientists have noted than MicroRNA-203′s presence in a developing embryo creates a seemingly protective barrier by suppressing the activity of a molecule identified as p63. The […]

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Tanning, good or bad?

August 27, 2014
Tanning, good or bad?

Like all parts of the body, the skin ages and looses some of it�s endearing properties as we grow older. But with proper care and maintenance, your skin can stay healthy and glowing even through old age by using products that help fight the effects of the sun�s damaging rays. Tanning is a practice that […]

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日焼けは良いのか悪いのか?

August 20, 2014
日焼けは良いのか悪いのか?

皮膚は身体の全部がそうであるように、年齢と共にいくつかの愛らしい特性を失う。しかし太陽光線のダメージ効果との戦いを援護する製品の使用によって、適切な手入れと維持を行うと、皮膚は健康な状態を保つことができる。人工的な日焼けとは、ベッドに横たわって、UVランプを当て、自然に日焼けしたような肌にすることである。 白い、もしくは透明な肌の人が多い西欧諸国では、これは定期的に行う人が珍しくない。これらの機械には前述の危険性を明記することを義務づけた新しい法律がある。 Tanning AccountabilityとNotification条例と呼ばれる、USFDAによって制定された(TAN条例)法律では追加的表示を義務づけている。責任をもって使用されるなら、これらの装置は安全であり、またどんなコスメ機器を使用するときも、不明なことがある場合は皮膚科医と相談するのは名案かも知れない。

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Taking Care of Skin Burns

June 19, 2013
Taking Care of Skin Burns

There are different reasons why people get skin burn. It can be just because of the sun or direct contact with Fire. Skin burns are evaluated in three different degrees: First-degree Burns, Second and Third- Degree Burn which is considered to be the worst. When you get skin burn, it is important that you know […]

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