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Pensioners 7 times more likely to get malignant melanoma
Cancer Research UK via ScienceDaily
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 diagnosed with the disease is likely to be linked to the cheap package holiday boom dating from the 1960s, and the desirability of having a tanned appearance even at the expense of painful sunburn.
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Acne patients: 'Substantial proportion' fail to collect prescribed treatment
Medical News Today
Among 143 patients under the care of dermatologists for their acne, just over a quarter failed to collect prescriptions from the pharmacy in a study published online in JAMA Dermatology.
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Time to announce UV tanning 'causes' skin cancer, doctors urge
University of Colorado Cancer Center via Medical News Today
Doctors and researchers writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine argue it is time to push the message that UV tanning causes — as opposed to merely being associated with — skin cancer. They note that when the U.S. Surgeon General finally announced that smoking causes lung cancer in 1964, there was a shift in awareness and policymaking, followed by a decline in smoking and lung cancer rates.
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Study: Skin biopsies may reveal neurodegenerative diseases
By Denise A. Valenti
We have all heard the expression that beauty is only skin deep. But recent research is indicating that you may not need go any further than skin deep to determine quality of health. Aspects related to diet, diseases impacting cognitive function and diseases of movement have been identified in the skin. Now, in addition to indicating the presence of good health, the skin may also reveal the risk for Alzheimer's disease and indications of Parkinson's disease.
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Subpar adverse event reporting in trials of finasteride for male hair loss
Plastic Surgery Practice
Erectile dysfunction and low sex drive were inadequately reported in trials of finasteride for treatment of male hair loss, new research suggests. The findings appear in a recent issue JAMA Dermatology. This study is the first meta-analysis of the quality of safety reporting in clinical trials of finasteride for treatment of male hair loss.
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Can an extract from hibiscus leaf help treat melanoma?
Plastic Surgery Practice
Hibiscus sabdariffa leaf polyphenolic extract may induce human melanoma cell death and may serve as a chemotherapeutic agent to eliminate cancer cells without significant harmful effects to normal cells, report researchers led by Chun-Tang Chiu of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan.
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Utah girl diagnosed with rare allergic condition linked with water
The Daily Times Gazette
The 17-year old, Utah native Alexandra Allen had first experienced allergy reaction to water at a tender age of 12 years old. The Mapleton native is just one of around 50 people in the world that has been diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, an extreme condition that leads to allergic reaction when there is contact with snow, rain, sweat or tears. Urticaria is equivalent to hives in medical terms.
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Fibroblasts vs. ADSCs: Which is better for wrinkles?
Cosmetic Surgery Times
A Korean study has found that cultured human fibroblasts and adipose-derived stem cells have similarly positive effects on the wrinkles of photo-aged skin. Study researchers, from the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea, isolated and cultured fibroblasts and ADSCs from human tissue. After four weeks of injections, wrinkles were compared by replica analysis, biopsies performed and dermal thickness and collagen densities measured.
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Tiny hair follicle holds big clues about the life and death of stem cells
Yale Cancer Center via ScienceDaily
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 stem cell pool is maintained or altered in tissues throughout the body.
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The quarter-life skin crisis: Are we aging faster?
Yahoo News
Selfies have become part of life, documenting every single moment with close-ups that prove we were there. But all those reverse-angle phone cameras are unveiling a startling revelation to many, even 20-somethings, their skin isn't as young as they thought it was.
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