Men more genetically prone to skin cancer

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen this summer, Canadians will spend more time outdoors and make the most of the sunshine. A new study from McGill University suggests why men may be more genetically prone to develop skin cancer. The research led by Professor Ian Watson of McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), published in the journal Nature Cancer, identified three genes […]

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COVID-19 personal protective equipment causes serious skin injuries

A new study of medical staff treating COVID-19-infected patients found 42.8% experienced serious skin injury related to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, goggles, face shields, and protective gowns. Researchers concluded that the skin injuries put staff at increased risk of infection, with insufficient prevention and treatment measures in place, according to the study published in Advances […]

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PulseCam peeks below skin to map blood flow

Rice University engineers have found a way to use a video camera to peek below the skin and make high-resolution maps that show doctors and nurses exactly how much blood is reaching the capillaries. PulseCam uses a patented process to combine information from video recordings and a pulse oximeter to create high-resolution blood perfusion maps. Blood flows from the heart […]

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Heart attack symptoms: The sign on your skin that could signal the deadly condition

Heart attacks aren’t always accompanied by excruciating chest pain. In fact, much milder symptoms are just as credible. Even your skin could be a giveaway something is terribly wrong. A sudden outbreak of sweating, alongside cold, clammy skin is one typical symptom of a heart attack, reported the Mayo Clinic. It added: “Heart attacks often begin with subtle symptoms.” READ […]

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The Makers of Furtuna Skin Launch Children’s Wellness Line

The women of Furtuna Skin have a new venture. Model and entrepreneur Agatha Relota Luczo and Kim Walls, formerly the global general manager of Lime Crime, brought their organic skin-care brand to market late last year. Furtuna Skin sources its wild-foraged ingredients from a private, certified-organic, 700-acre estate in Sicily that boasts more than 12,000 olive trees, 500 unique plants […]

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Circular RNA limits skin cancer spread

A mysterious piece of genetic material restrains the spread of skin cancer cells, but is frequently lost as they mature, a new study finds. Published online January 13 in Cancer Cell, the new work revolves around circular RNA, a recently described type of ribonucleic acid (RNA). Typically, DNA blueprints are converted into RNA and then into proteins with cellular functions. […]

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Risk for skin infections, diabetes increase with statin use

(HealthDay)—Using statins for as short a time as three months can put patients at risk for developing diabetes and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), according to a study published in the November issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Humphrey H.T. Ko, from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and colleagues […]

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Vinnie Jones health: Footballer and wife both battled same disease – what’s the symptoms?

Vinnie Jones, 54, became a household name as a professional football player before turning his talents to acting. Vinnie played 184 games in the Premier League, scoring 13 goals in the competition. Since his retirement from football, Vinnie has capitalised on his tough guy image and has appeared in a string of blockbuster films including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking […]

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Moms Strip Down in Stunning Photo Series That Puts Their Stretch Marks and Loose Skin on Full Display

Lately it seems like more mothers are embracing their natural postpartum bodies. Yet the pressure for new moms to “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy size and shape is still hard to escape. Still, there are trailblazers out there—like Canada-based photographer Megan Elemans. She's using her platform to create a dialogue that encourages women to love their after-baby bodies.  Elemans, who is also […]

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