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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

Occupational Sun-Safety Policies Examined for Local Government Workers in Colorado

May 20, 2015 — Few local government organizations in Colorado had policies on environmental controls, such as the provision of outdoor shade, or administrative procedures, including training and resource ... read more

Device Created for Faster Skin Biopsies Without Anesthesia

May 7, 2015 — A new device for performing skin biopsies has been created by scientists. With this new tool a skin biopsy can be performed with fewer instruments and the length of the procedure is shortened from ... read more

Minor Injuries: How to Know Whether Ice or Heat Will Ease the Pain

Apr. 23, 2015 — To ice or not to ice -- that is the question. Or maybe the real issue is to heat or not to heat? Either way, whether you’re dealing with a one-time injury or chronic aches and pains, a few simple ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — A team of international scientists has identified hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into deadly ... read more

Nanotech-Enabled Moisturizer Speeds Healing of Diabetic Skin Wounds

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report. They are the ... read more

Finding Effective, Cost-Effective Treatments for Complex Wounds

Apr. 22, 2015 — Two new papers identify which of the hundreds of available treatments for complex wounds are most likely to be effective and which are most likely to be cost-effective. Complex wounds are a ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Scientists explain skin fusion at a molecular level, and pinpoint the specific molecules that do the job. "In order to visualize this orchestra of healing, a very high-resolution picture of the ... read more

Frequent Indoor Tanning Among Teens Shows Correlation With Smoking, Social Media Use

Apr. 20, 2015 — More than a third of New Jersey high school students who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently and many would find it hard to stop the practice. Investigators also found that frequent indoor ... read more

Cell Type Responsible for Scarring, Skin-Cancer Growth Identified by Scientists

Apr. 16, 2015 — A skin cell responsible for scarring, and a molecule that inhibits the cell's activity, have been identified by researchers. The researchers also found that the cell may play a role in the ... read more

Suntanned in Paradise? Researcher Explores Why Some People Risk Skin Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — Tanning as “paradise” — the depiction in ads and magazines of smiling people sporting even tans and often enjoying exotic vacation spots — may influence people to tan in the sun or tanning ... read more

Enzyme in Cosmetic Products Can Act as Allergen Via the Skin

Apr. 10, 2015 — Papain is an important industrial protein-degrading enzyme that is used, for example, in the food and cosmetic industries. When humans or animals come in contact with papain, strong allergic ... read more

Researchers List Reasons Why the U. S. Surgeon General Should Announce That UV Tanning Causes Skin Cancer

Apr. 8, 2015 — A July, 2014 Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer by acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak points out that indoor tanning is "strongly associated with increased skin cancer risk," but ... read more

Tiny Hair Follicle Holds Big Clues About the Life and Death of Stem Cells

Apr. 7, 2015 — Inside the microscopic world of the mouse hair follicle, researchers have discovered big clues about how stem cells regenerate and die. These findings could lead to a better understanding of how the ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers are developing a touch-free system that monitors patients' vital signs via video while compensating for skin tone, lighting and ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — The first systematic study has been carried out analyzing the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to treat skin cancer and other skin diseases. This study is one of the ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — Treatments to regenerate skin from burns become tedious and long lasting; however, researchers report that they have developed a biodegradable membrane that allows to transfer skin cells ... read more

Malignant Melanoma: Pensioners Seven Times More Likely to Get Deadly Skin Cancer Than 40 Years Ago

Apr. 6, 2015 — Pensioners are seven times more likely to get malignant melanoma than 40 years ago, a study confirms. While age is one of the biggest risk factors for melanoma the huge increase in pensioners being ... read more

Folic Acid May Help Elderly Weather Heat Waves

Mar. 31, 2015 — Supplemental folic acid can enhance blood vessel dilation in older adults, according to researchers, suggesting that folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Researchers have recorded the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms behind the ability of skin to resist tearing. The results could be applied to the improvement of artificial skin, ... read more

Restoring IL-17 May Treat Skin Infections Related to Chronic Alcohol Consumption

Mar. 31, 2015 — Alcoholism takes a toll on every aspect of a person's life, including skin problems. Now, a new research report helps explain why this happens and what might be done to address it. "The ... read more

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