Bariatric surgery associate with lower risk of skin cancer
Bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, a study shows. This finding can be described as a key piece of evidence that substantiates the connection between weight loss and malignant skin cancer.
Vitamin D dials down the aggression in melanoma cells
Vitamin D influences the behaviour of melanoma cells in the lab by making them less aggressive, Cancer Research UK scientists have found.
Artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of skin lesions is superior to humans
When it comes to the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions, artificial intelligence is superior to humans. In a study conducted under the supervision of the MedUni Vienna human experts “competed” against computer algorithms. The algorithms achieved clearly better results, yet their current abilities cannot replace…
Do Sunscreen Compromises Vitamin D Levels?
Sunscreen can reduce the sun’s adverse effects, but there are concerns that it might inhibit the body’s production of vitamin D.
Immunotherapy Appears Better Than Chemotherapy for Aggressive Type of Skin Cancer
Study findings lead to accelerated FDA drug approval The first study of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab as the initial treatment for patients with a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma reports better responses and longer survival than expected with…
Management Of Acne
In this e-learning session Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino describes the presentation and possible causes of acne.
Keep Slapping on That Sunscreen and Ignore Toxic Claims
It’s safe to slap on the sunscreen this coming summer – in repeated doses – despite what you have read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens.
Acne Linked with Increased Risk of Depression
In an analysis of one of the largest electronic medical records databases in the world, researchers found that patients with acne had a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, but only in the first 5 years after being diagnosed with acne.
Exercise May Benefit Patients with Leg Ulcers
A preliminary British Journal of Dermatology study suggests that ulcers in the legs may heal faster with exercise.
Study Explores the Seasonality of Hair Loss
A new British Journal of Dermatology study explores the relationship between seasonality and hair loss at a population level using Google Trends data. Across all eight countries analyzed in the study, summer and fall were associated with greater hair loss.
Sticking instead of stitching
In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been developed by researchers at Empa.
Doctors gain a greater understanding of skin cancer using tattoos
Researchers evaluate the effects on the medical students who took part in the study