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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

Key role of microRNAs in melanoma metastasis identified

Key role of microRNAs in melanoma metastasis identified

ScienceDaily (July 11, 2011) — Researchers at the NYU Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated cancer center at NYU Langone Medical Center, identified for the first time the key role specific microRNAs (miRNAs) play in melanoma metastasis to simultaneously cause cancer cells to invade and immunosuppress the human body’s ability to fight abnormal cells. The new study is published in the July 11, 2011 issue of the journal Cancer Cell Continue reading

Contaminated cocaine triggers decaying, dying skin

Contaminated cocaine triggers decaying, dying skin

ScienceDaily (June 23, 2011) — If the obvious reasons for avoiding recreational drug use aren’t off-putting enough, physicians have yet another detrimental consequence to add to the list — crusty, purplish areas of dead skin that are extremely painful and can open the door to nasty infections. The condition is called purpura. Typical causes include a range of rare disorders, but it is also associated with the use of cocaine Continue reading

Contaminated cocaine triggers decaying, dying skin

Contaminated cocaine triggers decaying, dying skin

ScienceDaily (June 23, 2011) — If the obvious reasons for avoiding recreational drug use aren’t off-putting enough, physicians have yet another detrimental consequence to add to the list — crusty, purplish areas of dead skin that are extremely painful and can open the door to nasty infections. The condition is called purpura. Typical causes include a range of rare disorders, but it is also associated with the use of cocaine Continue reading