The production of melanin gives us sunburns, but it also helps invertebrate animals to encapsulate attacking fungi and parasites. Uppsala University researchers, in collaboration with Korean and Thai colleagues, can now show that melanin also protects against bacterial infections, at least in crayfish.
Burn injuries, trauma, and surgical procedures can give rise to exuberant scarring, which can lead to physical disability and to patients being stigmatized by their disfigurement.
The multi-billion-dollar global cosmetics and skin-care-product industry sometimes is beset by a me-too mindset in which research and development focuses on matching the competition rather than applying sound science to improve products, a scientist told the 234th national meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Doctors can describe the symptoms of rosacea, a common inflammatory skin disease that causes facial redness and affects nearly 14 million Americans. They can tell patients what triggers can worsen their condition: spicy foods, heat, alcohol, even embarrassment. But until now, they could not explain what caused rosacea.
With the arrival of warmer weather, many people are spending more and more time in the sun. However, basking in the sun, especially without protecting your skin can lead to wrinkles, premature aging and, worst of all, skin cancer.
For years, the official word on tanning has been ? don?t. Health organizations have driven home the message that the sun exposure needed to get a tan increases your chances of getting skin cancer.
Summertime is time for sun, swimming and sports. Here are some tips from John Marcucci, M.D., medical director of emergency medicine on the medical staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, on how to safely enjoy the season.
Recent clinical studies have proven that the photo-stabilized Helioplex technology found in Neutrogena(R) Ultra Sheer Sunblock SPF 70, is the best sun protection available in the United States today.
When spending your holiday weekend outdoors, you should think about protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.
Red is a color you will see a lot this Fourth of July, but it is not a color you want to see on your skin. So when spending your holiday weekend outdoors, you should think about protecting yourself from the sun?s harmful rays.