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Invasive melanoma may be more likely in children than adults

Invasive melanoma may be more likely in children than adults

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Physicians in varying specialties endure similar levels of mental effort, stress

Physicians in varying specialties endure similar levels of mental effort, stress

ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2011) — Although society’s perception might be that surgeons endure greater mental challenges and stress in their work duties than a primary care doctor, new research from experts at the University of Cincinnati shows that this isn’t necessarily the case. Researchers from UC’s departments of public health sciences, neurology, psychology and anthropology used work intensity measurement tools to determine that the level of mental effort and stress within various specialty groups tends to be similar, a finding that may lead to more equitable payment for primary care physicians as well as validating these tools for further assessment of stress and workload in medicine with the goal of improving health care. Continue reading

Prolonged breastfeeding does not protect against eczema, global study shows

Prolonged breastfeeding does not protect against eczema, global study shows

ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2011) — The largest worldwide study on the association between breastfeeding, time of weaning and eczema in children has concluded that there is no clear evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for four months or longer protects against childhood eczema Continue reading

Prolonged breastfeeding does not protect against eczema, global study shows

Prolonged breastfeeding does not protect against eczema, global study shows

ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2011) — The largest worldwide study on the association between breastfeeding, time of weaning and eczema in children has concluded that there is no clear evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for four months or longer protects against childhood eczema Continue reading

Tanning bed users exhibit brain changes and behavior similar to addicts

Tanning bed users exhibit brain changes and behavior similar to addicts

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Fault in immune memory causes atopic eczema and psoriasis

Fault in immune memory causes atopic eczema and psoriasis

ScienceDaily (July 22, 2011) — Scientists from the Centre for Allergy and Environment in Munich (ZAUM), the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technische Universität München believe the have discovered the causes of atopic eczema and psoriasis. The results of the studies have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine Continue reading

Exploring keys to melanoma progression

Exploring keys to melanoma progression

ScienceDaily (July 20, 2011) — Melanoma is devastating on many fronts: rates are rising dramatically among young people, it is deadly if not caught early, and from a biological standpoint, the disease tends to adapt to even the most modern therapies, known as VEGF inhibitors. University of Rochester researchers, however, made an important discovery about proteins that underlie and stimulate the disease, opening the door for a more targeted treatment in the future. Continue reading

Melanoma screening by physicians associated with finding more cancers than patient self-detection

Melanoma screening by physicians associated with finding more cancers than patient self-detection

ScienceDaily (July 18, 2011) — Physician-based screening for melanoma is associated with higher rates of physician-detected melanoma and detection of thinner melanoma, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Dermatology , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The disease-specific survival rate for advanced-stage melanoma is poor, so detecting the cancer in an earlier stage is the best means to ensure a favorable prognosis, according to background information in the article. Continue reading

New material could offer hope to those with no voice

New material could offer hope to those with no voice

ScienceDaily (July 14, 2011) — In 1997, the actress and singer Julie Andrews lost her singing voice following surgery to remove noncancerous lesions from her vocal cords. She came to Steven Zeitels, a professor of laryngeal surgery at Harvard Medical School, for help. Continue reading

New material could offer hope to those with no voice

New material could offer hope to those with no voice

ScienceDaily (July 14, 2011) — In 1997, the actress and singer Julie Andrews lost her singing voice following surgery to remove noncancerous lesions from her vocal cords. She came to Steven Zeitels, a professor of laryngeal surgery at Harvard Medical School, for help. Continue reading