Tag: "skin" at medical news
Immunosupressants for Eczema
...who thought that one only uses corticosteroids for skin
disease. Yet, the host of drugs that have come out...l, unfortunately we have a list of D/D for itching skin
lesions which runs rather long, including some of the greater evils like scabies and furunculitis. B...
New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
...lled methoxsalen ( this is currently used to treat skin
disorders) may help addicts who wish to give up smoking. Nicotine replacement, in the form of a patch or gum, to keep the level of nicotine in blood up without smoking is currently used to help to reduce withdrawl effects of smokers trying to give...
Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID
...rm of the herpes virus that causes an AIDS-related skin
cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma. Kaposi’s sarcoma causes purple skin
blotches and can also attack the internal organs. The virus rarely causes sickness among people with...
Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette
...ays smokers have a three-fold chance of developing skin
cancer than people who have not smoked before. The...ase (almost three times) in the risk of developing skin
cancers amongst smokers than non-smokers. The researchers also noted a significant dose-response r...
Clinton's new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?
...hat the out going president had a biopsy done on a skin
lesion on his back to rule out skin
cancer. Also it was reported that his cholesterol is on the increase and the president is actually...
Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
...tal 59, while thereare 55 for colon cancer, 52 for skin
cancer and 52 for prostate cancer. Othercancers being targeted include solid tumors, sarcomas, pancreatic cancer,ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, liver cancer, leukemia,kidney cancer, brain cancer, stomach cancer and bladder cancer.Of the ...
Diabetic testing gets easier
...that changes color as it draws glucose through the skin
and a glucose monitor that is worn like a watch. Though such innovations are always welcome, one shouldn’t lose track of the real goal – prevention. Even small changes in diet, exercise and weight can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. For people w...
Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin
...y out of this problem is to perform an on the spot skin
test to check if the patient is actually hypersens...to the antibiotic, were incorrect when assessed by skin
allergy testing. Salkind said that only around 2% to 5% of the general population has a true allerg...
New drug helps boost cancer treatment
...ide effect attributed to the drug was an acne-like skin
rash that occurs because skin
cells also contain large amounts of epidermal growth factor receptors....
Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis
...ople on chemotherapy with high dose interferon for skin
cancer (malignant melanoma), developed severe depression. But when they were given antidepressant Paxil for two weeks before chemotherapy, only 11% developed depression. Dr. Andrew H. Miller, MD of the department of psychiatry and behavioral scienc...
Experimental treatment for Ebola Virus Shows promising results in mice
...y results demonstrate that mice infected under the skin
with live Ebola virus survive infection and generate high levels of protective anti-Ebola virus antibodies. The dreaded Ebola virus killed thousands in Africa and the symptoms of Ebola infection are high fever, chest pain, vomiting and extensive ble...
Antibiotics losing their power against acne
...on-dollar industry, every one wants a blemish less skin
and a spotless complexion. Every year a new India...coming increasingly powerless against acne causing skin
bacteria - Propionibacterium acnes. Researchers led by Dr. Carl Erik Nord of the Karolinska Institu...
New antiperspirant in action - Botox does the difference
...people injecting purified botulinum toxin into the skin
does a greater relief for such condition. Most sufferers "can find relief with prescription antiperspirants, special medicated powders, and other topical treatments," says Jim Baral, MD, who is a dermatologist at the American Dermatology Center in N...
Drinking arsenic water leads to cancer
...nic tainted water for prolonged periods results in skin
lesions and cancer of kidney, skin, lung and bladd...study.// At least 100,000 cases of debilitating skin
lesions have already occurred, according to World Health Organization report published last Septemb...
Dark skin protects
An Australian researcher suggests dark skin
could be better than white at fending off fungi an...st James Mackintosh says it could explain why dark skin
evolved in humans and animals living in tropical environments. A popular theory on why darker skin
Tomatoes for the heart
...d the production of rutin, a compound found in the skin
of tomatoes. Rutin is a flavonol, part of a larger...hat encodes for CHI, they engineered tomatoes with skin
that had up to a 78-fold increase in flavonol levels - around the same amount as onions. The resear...
...tal to skin. One of the most important vitamins to skin
is also one of the most common: C.// As one of thr...ne's diet in order to prevent aging. Sugar damages skin
by causing collagen to cross-link, making skin
stiff and inflexible. Other foods that should be avoi...
Gel prevents pregnancy
... its rubbed into the tummy. It's absorbed into the skin
and acts as a contraceptive". Each month, hormone levels are tested and an ultrasound done to see how much of the gel is needed to stop ovulation occurring."The gel is packed in little sachets so they have the right amount for a single dose and just...
Lemon tea combats cancer
...tea with lemon peel could protect the body against skin
cancer, US scientists say. The researchers studied...le, half of whom had suffered a particular type of skin
cancer, and querried them about their tea-drinking habits.// They found that those who developed s...
Love the sun
Pregnant women who have dark skin
or wear veils are at high risk of vitamin D defici...ccurs when ultraviolet B light hits the skin. Dark skin
does not absorb as much ultraviolet B as light skin, and people who wear clothing that covers all th...
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