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Airline Pilots can be Exposed to Cockpit Radiation Similar to Tanning Beds

Airline Pilots can be Exposed to Cockpit Radiation Similar to Tanning Beds | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"Airline pilots can be exposed to the same amount of UV-A radiation as that from a tanning bed session because airplane windshields do not completely block UV-A radiation, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Dermatology.

Airplane windshields are commonly made of polycarbonate plastic or multilayer composite glass. UV-A radiation can cause DNA damage in cells and its role in melanoma is well known, according to the article."

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Gene Linked to Development of Skin Cancer in Mice

Gene Linked to Development of Skin Cancer in Mice | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"New research on an enzyme linked to cancer development shows that 37 percent of mice that produce excessive quantities of the enzyme developed skin tumors within four to 12 months of birth, and many of these growths progressed to highly invasive squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer"

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Research by scientists at Cornell University could be proof of a link between an enzyme called PAD2 and skin cancer progression. With further development, it is hoped that in future it will be possible to stop the progression of cancer by blocking this enzyme.

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Sunbathing 'May Be Addictive'

Sunbathing 'May Be Addictive' | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"The Harvard Medical School team said their experiments on mice showed repeated UV exposure led to addiction in the animals.

Other scientists said describing it as "addiction" was a step too far.

There have been previous suggestions that people can get addicted to the sun."

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Hugh Jackman Treated for Skin Cancer Again

Hugh Jackman Treated for Skin Cancer Again | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"The Wolverine star has once again been treated for skin cancer on his nose. And he once again showed his bandaged post-op face in a photo on Instagram.

"Another Basel Cell Carsinoma [sic]. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!" Jackman, 45, wrote in the caption."

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Even Wolverine isn't immune to skin cancer - earlier this month Hugh Jackman revealed that he discovered another Basal Cell Carcinoma on his nose, which luckily he caught early enough to get removed. Another reminder of why it is important to have regular self-checks and take note of anything out of the ordinary!

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'Step Forward' in Skin Cancer Fight

'Step Forward' in Skin Cancer Fight | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer because of their family history.

A newly identified gene mutation causes some cases of melanoma, a type of skin cancer, says a UK team."

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Doctors Warn Of Potentially Deadly Form Of Nail Cancer

Doctors Warn Of Potentially Deadly Form Of Nail Cancer | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it
New York-based nail specialist Dr. Dana Stern is warning of a potentially deadly nail cancer - not technically the nail itself, but malignant melanoma of the nail bed, the skin under the nail.
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While the importance of getting suspicious moles and freckles checked out by a doctor is clear to most people, not many know that danger could also lie under the nails. Any changes in nail beds should be looked at as early as possible, as nail cancer is not something to be taken lightly!

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Alcohol Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

Alcohol Linked to Skin Cancer Risk | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"Scientists believe drinking too much alcohol could set off a chain of reactions in the body that makes the skin more vulnerable to cancer."

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Research indicates that drinking excessive amounts of alcohol could make us more vulnerable to skin cancer - drinking one or more alcoholic drinks a day could increase our risk by a fifth!

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Long-lasting Response to Electrochemotherapy in Melanoma Patients with Cutaneous Metastasis

Long-lasting Response to Electrochemotherapy in Melanoma Patients with Cutaneous Metastasis | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"Treatment of early and multiple cutaneous unresectable recurrences is a major therapeutic problem with around 80% of patients relapsing within 5 years. For lesions refractory to elective treatments, electrochemotherapy (ECT) involving electroporation combined with antineoplastic drug treatment appears to be a new potential option."

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Blood Test Hope for Skin Cancer

Blood Test Hope for Skin Cancer | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"A simple blood test could be used to identify patients whose skin cancer has spread, according to a presentation at the National Cancer Research Institute conference."

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This new blood test could least to faster diagnoses for patients with melanoma, to see if the disease has spread.

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Man Develops Rare Case of Melanoma in the Gums

Man Develops Rare Case of Melanoma in the Gums | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it
A 45-year-old man in China who developed a large, dark discoloration of his upper gums had a rare type of melanoma, a cancer that usually happens on the skin, according to a new report of his case.
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This man from China developed melanoma on his gums! This rare case led to the man having to have his gums and parts of his upper jaw removed.

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Skin Cancer: New Drugs 'Can Cure' Disease

Skin Cancer: New Drugs 'Can Cure' Disease | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have seen "spectacular effects" of new drugs, bringing hope to sufferers of advanced melanoma.
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Could these new drugs be a revolutionary cure for skin cancer?

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Broccoli could be 'sunscreen against skin cancer'

Broccoli could be 'sunscreen against skin cancer' | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it
Researchers say that broccoli may be used as a protection against skin cancer, not by eating it, but by applying it directly to the skin.
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Olansky Dermatology Announces New Technology Providing Safe, Effective and Lasting Treatment for Hyperhidrosis - Excessive Underarm Sweat

"Olansky Dermatology Associates announces the installation of FDA-approved miraDry technology in their Atlanta office. miraDry provides a non-invasive treatment to eliminate sweat glands."

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Duke's Ultra High Resolution Camera for Spotting New Skin Moles to Help Stop Melanoma

Duke's Ultra High Resolution Camera for Spotting New Skin Moles to Help Stop Melanoma | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"There are already technologies that can notice new skin moles appear between screenings, but they don’t provide a lot of resolution for a dermatologist to zoom in to examine the object much closer. This leads to additional digital dermatoscopy, which eats both time and cost.

A new gigapixel camera from Duke University may solve this problem since it allows whole-body photography at 75 micron resolution. It works using one main objective lens and 34 tiny cameras that work together to create a high resolution image. Using software to process images taken during every physical exam, one should be able to spot new lesions and send closeup views of them to a dermatologist for a quick look".

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New Imaging Pen Helps Identify Cancerous Skin Lesions

New Imaging Pen Helps Identify Cancerous Skin Lesions | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"A new tool developed by researchers at University of Texas at Austin uses three different mechanisms to image a lesion, potentially providing a new way to identify suspected tumors. It’s currently undergoing pilot clinical trials."

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Skin Cancer Trial Results 'Exciting'

Skin Cancer Trial Results 'Exciting' | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"The results of two international trials against advanced skin cancer have been hailed as "exciting and striking".

Both treatments, for advanced melanoma, are designed to enable the immune system to recognise and target tumours.

The findings were released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago."

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Skin Cancer Rates 'Surge Since 70s'

Skin Cancer Rates 'Surge Since 70s' | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"The incidence of the most serious skin cancer in Great Britain is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Cancer Research UK statistics show more than 13,000 people develop malignant melanoma each year, compared with around 1,800 in the mid-1970s."

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Sunbeds and package holidays are said to have fuelled this increase, but the good news is that 8 in 10 people are now surviving the disease.
It is important to get suspicious moles checked out, and also to take the proper precautions when spending time in the sun!

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Google Glass Going Derma Tech

Google Glass Going Derma Tech | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"Google Glass is taking another step forward in becoming the de facto wearable smart glass of the future, by endearing itself to dermatologists...Doctors at the Rhode Island Hospital are testing the use of Google Glass for dermatology purposes, and it might just turn out to be a splendid idea."

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Did a Risk of Skin Cancer Drive the Evolution of Black Skin in Humans?

Did a Risk of Skin Cancer Drive the Evolution of Black Skin in Humans? | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it
A new analysis, looking at incidence of skin cancer in people with albinism, suggests that black skin may have evolved in humans as a protective measure against skin cancer.
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Gout: Why I Don't Find it Funny at All

Gout: Why I Don't Find it Funny at All | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"Gout is traditionally associated with port-quaffing Victorian gentlemen of excess and the obese Henry VIII. But for those who bear no resemblance to either, it's no laughing matter."

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Sufferers of this condition feel extreme joint pain - particularly in the feet - as well as being at risk for heart disease and diabetes.

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Laser-based Combo Therapy Effective for Angiofibroma

Laser-based Combo Therapy Effective for Angiofibroma | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"A new study suggests that laser technology combined with a new topical therapy is effective in treating angiofibromas, characteristically seen in patients with tuberous sclerosis."

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Mediplacements - Big toe joint pain can be sign of wider problem

Mediplacements - Big toe joint pain can be sign of wider problem | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"Big toe joint pain may be something that many people just disregard as a passing problem but new research has found that it could be a sign of a much wider issue."

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It's important to take good care of your feet, and not to write any pain off as something insignificant!

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Esteya System for Skin Cancer Treatment Gets FDA 510(k) Clearance (VIDEO)

Esteya System for Skin Cancer Treatment Gets FDA 510(k) Clearance (VIDEO) | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"Nucletron, an Elekta company based in Atlanta, GA, has received FDA clearance for the Esteya electronic brachytherapy system for treating patients with skin cancer"

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This Tiny Implantable Sponge Could Help Cure Skin Cancer

This Tiny Implantable Sponge Could Help Cure Skin Cancer | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it

"It almost sounds too good to be true: Researchers have developed a tiny sponge that can reprogram immune cells to attack cancer."

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This amazing new treatment could, when perfected, save the lives of those with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer!

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Studies show severity of skin cancer can be down to thickness

Studies show severity of skin cancer can be down to thickness | Podiatry and Dermatology News | Scoop.it
HOPE of surviving a melanoma diagnosis can come down to a few millimetres.
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