Genetically Weakened Skin Barrier Increases Risk of Skin Cancer and Diseases

Genetically weakened skin

The ability of the skin to protect from chemical exposure is something we inherit. Some people are less well-protected which could imply an increased risk of being afflicted by skin disease or cancer. A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, shows how the rate ofRead …

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New Device Assists Practitioners with COVID-19 Virtual Skin Rash Diagnoses

skin rash

The American Academy of Dermatology recently announced a possible correlation between COVID-19 and skin rashes. There is now a way for practitioners to get diagnostic opinions from licensed dermatologists using their phones. The free service, FirstDerm.com is anonymous and has collected more than 300,000 images of skin ailments which allowsRead …

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Compound Found in Essential Oils of Lavender, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang may Improve Wound Healing

Indiana University researchers have discovered that a chemical compound found in essential oils improves the healing process in mice when it is topically applied to a skin wound – a finding that could lead to improved treatments for skin injuries in humans. IU scientists also reported that skin tissue treatedRead …

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