When a Rash Isn’t Just a Rash
Every body develops a rash from time to time. But odd changes to the skin can also be a symptom of more serious health issues going on inside the body.
Vitiligo? Lower Risk of Skin Cancer!
The common skin condition where splotches of lighter skin spread unpredictably over the body may be frustrating. But on the bright side, it lowers the risk of skin cancer threefold.
A Welcome Skin Rash
For most people, getting a rash would not be good news. For elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, however, a rash may indicate a likelihood of living longer.
Check Out That Body
Sunscreen and shade do help with protecting the skin, but that's only part of the process. Keeping a close eye on those moles and spots is sometimes farther down the checklist.
Play in the Sun, Yes
Sunscreen? Yes indeed. SPF 15, 30, or 50? No worries. Parents are a-okay with their children playing in the sun.
For Olympians, Tough Skin is Necessary
Olympic athletes train to be the most mentally and physically tough competitors in their event. But for many, an unexpected condition can threaten a hard earned chance at success.
Why are Men Vulnerable to Skin Cancer?
While there are entire industries built around adding sunscreen and sunblock to the normal skin products women use, men are far less likely to use skin care products. Why?
Suntans Sexier Than Skin Cancer?
Sure, a bronze, suntanned look is youthful and sexy. The thing is, young people - particularly young women - are putting their long-term health at risk by going after that look.
Proteins in Psoriasis, Breast Cancer Linked
Research into treating breast cancer may have also stumbled onto a way to treat psoriasis. The two conditions share a protein that, if blocked, may reduce the intensity of both diseases.
FDA Focus on TNF Blockers
A class of drugs is now under suspicion of causing cancer in children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 30. These are called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an update regarding its ongoing safety review of these drugs.