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Melanoma on the rise among young women in the US

21 Jul 2008 – General Skin News
A review of 30 years of surveillance and epidemiological records shows that incidence of melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer, is increasing among young Caucasian women but not among young … – more

Study measures normal hair loss in men

18 Jul 2008 – General Skin News
A standardised 60-second hair count is a reliable method when assessing hair shedding, according to an article released on June 16, 2008 in the Archives of Dermatology, one of the … – more

Incidence of melanoma among rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with methotrexate

7 Jul 2008 – Hot Skin Topics
The objective of this study was to determine the cancer risk in a cohort of 459 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with methotrexate in community practice. – more

Discovery of a lyme disease bug clone may explain disease spread

2 Jul 2008 – General Skin News
Benjamin Luft, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, and colleagues discovered that a certain clone of Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete that causes Lyme disease, … – more

Respiratory illness, dog bites among top concerns for travelers to China

30 Jun 2008 – General Skin News
Beijing–bound Olympic travellers should worry less about exotic diseases, and instead focus on preventing more mundane health problems like respiratory illness and dog bites. A new study by … – more

Inherited melanoma risk: what you do know does help you

17 Jun 2008 – Hot Skin Topics
When people know the results of genetic tests confirming they have inherited an increased risk of developing melanoma, they follow skin cancer screening recommendations more proactively—much … – more

Possible cure of fatal childhood skin disease

4 Jun 2008 – General Skin News
Physicians at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, Fairview have set the path to a cure for a young boy’s fatal genetic skin disease, recessive … – more

Melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer

27 May 2008 – General Skin News
Did you know that May is melanoma month and that the number of people diagnosed with melanoma — the deadliest of skin cancers — increases by about 4 percent each year with one person dying from … – more

A loving partner can save your skin

27 May 2008 – General Skin News
Even couples that have been together for years may be embarrassed to let a spouse or partner see their less than perfect bodies naked in bright light. That shyness can hamper a couple’s willingness … – more

FDA warns consumers against using mommy’s bliss nipple cream

26 May 2008 – General Skin News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use or purchase Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises, Inc., because the product contains potentially harmful … – more

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