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A Carcinogen at the Gym

Source: Technologynetworks

Gyms are places people go to get healthier. But nearly half the gyms in the U.S. contain a potentially addictive carcinogen - tanning beds, report UConn researchers in the July 18 issue of JAMA Dermatology.

Exercise reduces the risk of every cancer except one - melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. People who exercise heavily are at greater risk of skin cancer, and yet many gyms in the U.S. have tanning beds. In other words, tanning beds in gyms are targeting people who are already at higher risk of skin cancer.

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Is Microneedling the Next Fountain of Youth?

Source: Philly

Sheryl Schreiber takes pride in looking younger than her 54 years, but she admittedly works hard at it. Unhappy with large pores in her face, she discovered microneedling, a non-invasive procedure that promotes collagen and elastin remodeling in the skin.

During the 15-minute procedure, an aesthetician glides a handheld device with a series of tiny needles across the surface of her skin, forming microscopic holes, to promote collagen growth.

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Alert: Basal Cell Carcinoma Tied to Higher Risk of Other Cancers

Source: Healthday

People who have frequent recurrences of a common skin cancer may be at increased risk of a range of other cancers, a new study suggests.

Researchers found the heightened risk among patients who'd had many bouts of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) -- a highly treatable form of skin cancer diagnosed in over 3 million Americans each year.

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What Motivates People to Have Cosmetic Procedure? The Answer May Surprise You.

Source: Healthday

People who choose minimally invasive cosmetic procedures do so because they want to feel good, not just look good, a new survey finds.

For the study, researchers polled roughly 500 U.S. adult patients, most of whom were white women, aged 45 and up. All had undergone some type of relatively non-invasive cosmetic procedure between 2016 and 2017.

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Wow! This is exciting. Could we actually reverse wrinkles and hair loss someday.?

Source: Vogue

Scientists Have Found a Way to Reverse Wrinkles and Hair Loss, According to an "Unprecedented" New Study

As the worlds of beauty and cutting-edge science become increasingly intertwined by the minute, the role that our genes play in healthy, youthful skin has never been clearer, with findings once reserved for cancer research and autoimmune diseases now offering the clues about the aging face.

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Scientists find protein that enables bacteria to make armpit sweat stink.

Source: Health Day

Researchers in England say they've identified a protein that enables bacteria in your armpits to take up odorless compounds in sweat and make it stink.

According to the investigators, it may be possible to develop new deodorants that target this protein, known as a "transport" protein.

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Using sunscreen in childhood lowers risk of skin cancer

Source: Daily News Pilly

A study out of Australia found that using sunscreen in childhood can reduce the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 40 percent in young adults.

As with most cancers, the risk of melanoma increases with age. But according to the American Cancer Society, melanoma is one of the most common cancers in young adults (especially young women).

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Are you applying your sunscreen correctly?

Source: Newsweek

Most people wear sunscreen incorrectly, applying a thin layer that provides only 40 percent of its purported SPF, or sun protection factor, according to new research. But rather than teach consumers how to properly administer a lotion or spray, researchers recommend using a high-SPF sunscreen to better prevent ultraviolet radiation that can damage cells and cause skin cancer.

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Link between high polyunsaturated fat intake and skin cancer

Source: OncologyNurseAdvisor

Total fat consumption was not found to increase the risk of skin cancer, but a high intake of polyunsaturated fat may be associated with increased risk for certain subtypes, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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What do all the words on the sunscreen bottle really mean?

Source: The Washington Post

Whether you have fair or dark skin, hit the beach every day or only on vacation, are 16 or 60, you need to use sunscreen if you’ll be in the sun for longer than a few minutes.

Whether you have fair or dark skin, hit the beach every day or only on vacation, are 16 or 60, you need to use sunscreen if you’ll be in the sun for longer than a few minutes.

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Coffee drinkers may live longer

Source: Telegraph

People who drink two to three cups of coffee per day have a 12 percent lower risk of early death than people who don't drink coffee at all, a new study found.

A study Published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who drink two to three cups of coffee per day have a 12 percent lower risk of early death than people who don't drink coffee at all, Erikka Loftfield, co-author and research fellow at the National Cancer Institute told NPR.

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Study suggests daily aspirin may double men's risk of skin cancer

Source: Telegraph

A daily dose of aspirin doubles men's risk of developing skin cancer, a major study has found.

Researchers expressed their surprise at the results because aspirin, which generally reduces heart attack risk, is reported to reduce the chance of getting gastric, colon, prostate and breast cancer.

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Should You be Wearing Stronger Sunscreen?

Source: Allure

It would seem intuitive that a higher SPF sunscreen would mean more protection, right? But official sunscreen wisdom currently says it doesn't make a real difference - the debate is enough that "there is controversy right now in the FDA on whether SPF 100-plus should be allowed on the label of sunscreens," Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, tells Allure. According to a new study, using a higher SPF really can make a big difference.

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Pollution Can Age Your Skin too

Source: Annmarie Skin Care

You know that pollution is bad for your health. Maybe you take steps to reduce your exposure, like using an air purifier, growing houseplants, and boosting your immune system.

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Restylane Lyft is Now FDA approved for Age Related Volume Loss Hands

Source: Allure

Restylane, a hyaluronic acid filler, just received FDA approval for use on hands, making it the first injectable of its kind to receive FDA approval for use outside the face.

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Dog prompted owner to have lesion on her nose checked…Find out what it was.

Source: Love What Matters

"It really is amazing that my dog was so persistent in sniffing the area that was skin cancer," Gauthier told SweetBuffalo716.com. "The surgery itself has changed my face, and if my dog had not picked up on it, I may have ignored the spot, which could have risked further disfigurement. Hounds have a keen sense of smell but I never thought that I would personally benefit from it!"

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More Millennials Are Getting Preventive Botox.

Source: Fox News

Preventative Botox, the concept of treating the facial muscles that you use more frequently in order to avoid wrinkles from forming, has become an increasingly popular procedure for young people.

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Acne can have a substantial impact on your mental health. Seek treatment without delay.

Source: Seventeen

It may not spread rumors about you or leave mean comments on your Instagram, but make no mistake — chronic zits are a huge bully on your self-esteem. Extreme cases have been linked to anxiety — even suicide.

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Good News: New study finds that facial exercises may help you look younger.

Source: Medical news today

Now that I'm approaching my mid-30s, I've started to notice the subtle signs of aging: wrinkles are creeping in around my eyes, and my skin is certainly not as firm as it once was.

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7 Benefits of Microneedling, the Hottest Skincare Trend

Source: Reader's Digest

Vogue touts microneedling as the next best thing in anti-aging skin care. What's the appeal? It stimulates cell turnover and collagen production and it's virtually painless with minimal downtime.

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Surprising revelations regarding men and tanning behavior.

Source: Yahoo.com

Men's tanning behaviors riskier than women's, says new study

The stereotypical indoor tanner is a young woman, but men tan, too. And while men may use tanning beds less often than women, new research has found they do it in riskier ways.

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Is your shampoo making your hair thinner?

Source: Telegraph Media Group

Is your shampoo making your hair thin? New research suggest volumizing and conditioning shampoos may provoke hair thinning.

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Dogs may lower risk of childhood eczema, reduce asthma symptoms

Source: Medical news today

Pet's with benefits.. Apart from the many joys of pet parenthood there may be skin benefits too. A recent study found children whose mother's had a dog while they are pregnant were less likely to develop eczema as toddlers.

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Here's What You Need to Know About Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Loss

Source: Allure

Do you suffer from hair loss? Adding PRP injections to a treatment program to treat hair thinning and loss can be helpful. Results are best in patients with early hair loss.

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Breaking News: New study shows tattoos may affect how much you sweat.

Source: The New York Times Company

Tattoos may permanently alter the physiology of skin in ways that affect sweating.

According to a small, new study, the amount and saltiness of sweat change after skin has been dyed, a finding that might have implications for athletes who ink large swaths of their bodies and maybe even for those of us who sport one or two discreet tattoos (such as the small one on my right shoulder, in case you were wondering).

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Drinking alcohol daily may increase risk of skin cancer.

Source: Medical News Today

It is no secret that a high intake of alcohol can be detrimental to health. A new study provides further evidence of this, after linking high alcohol consumption with increased risk of skin cancer.

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Breaking down the most popular noninvasive cosmetic treatments

Source: ASPS

According to 2016 plastic surgery statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), invasive plastic surgical procedures have seen a 6% decline from 2000 to 2016. Not surprisingly, though, noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures have seen an 180% increase from 2000 to 2016. The top three noninvasive procedures according to ASPS include botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin), fillers and chemical peels.

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Cosmetic complaints climb but products still on market

Source: Medical Xpress

Many cosmetic products entice consumers with active ingredients that will plump, lengthen and boost.

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Vitamin D may improve sunburn, according to new clinical trial

Source: Medical Xpress

High doses of vitamin D taken one hour after sunburn significantly reduce skin redness, swelling, and inflammation, according to double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. The trial results were recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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The glare from your smartphone, tablet or computer aging your skin?

Source: Theguardian

The beauty industry is ploughing money into products that claim to protect against 'screen face' - the blue light emitted by smartphones and computer screens. But what is the scientific evidence for HEV light prematurely ageing us?

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Intriguing new study shows taking high dose of vitamin D immediately after sunburn can alleviate redness and swelling. Avoidance is still the best offense.

Source: Medical News Today

Redness, blistering, and soreness are just three of the dreaded symptoms of sunburn. But according to new research, these symptoms could be reduced with a vitamin resulting from sun exposure: vitamin D.

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Good news for coffee drinkers. Two studies suggest that coffee may have health benefits.

Source: Mirror

Drinking coffee could make you live longer - and reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease. Scientists at Imperial College London have found that people who drink coffee may live longer than non-coffee drinkers.

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Breaking News: Diet Rich in Tomatoes May Lower Skin Cancer Risk

Source: US News

Tomatoes contain carotenoids, primarily one antioxidant called lycopene, which are responsible for tomatoes' color. But the theory is that the compounds could also save skin from UV light damage.

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Check out these tips to prevent nail fungus…

Source: American Academy of Dermatology

It’s easy to get a fungal nail infection. If you have a fungal infection on your foot, the fungus can spread to one or more of your nails. This is quite common.

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Are you an exceptional skin ager?

Certain Lifestyle Choices May Trump Genes When it Comes to Youthful Looking Skin

Source: DermWireTV

Nurture has a larger effect on exceptionally youthful skin appearance than nature, according to a new study by Olay done in collaboration with personal genetics company 23andMe.

Specifically, sunscreen usage and positive attitude were correlated with younger-looking skin, while sunbathing and frequent dry skin have a negative association with skin aging.

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Americans are spending more than ever on looking better.

Source: HealthDay

Maybe, because people are spending more than ever before in the quest to look younger and more attractive. A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that Americans spent $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures in 2016

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Check out these tips are preventing bug bites

Tips to prevent and treat bug bites

Source: American Academy of Dermatology

Although most bug bites are harmless, some can spread dangerous diseases like Zika virus, dengue, Lyme disease, and malaria. Particularly if you’re visiting areas with known insect-borne diseases, it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk. -

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Can white wine put you at risk for rosacea?

White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's Skin

Source: HealthDay

Maybe, according to new research that found women with certain drinking patterns had a higher risk of developing rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition.

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Melanoma Monday is May 1st. Have you had a skin cancer screening? #SpotSkinCancer.

Safe hair care spares hair, dermatologists report

Source: Science Daily

A common cause of hair loss and breakage known as acquired trichorrhexis nodosa, or TN --often more prevalent in African-Americans -- can actually be remedied through appropriate use of cleansing products, hair care and styling practices, say researchers

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Expression of specific gene differentiates moles from melanoma

Source: Science Daily

Decreased levels of the gene p15 represents a way to determine if a nevus, or mole, is transitioning to a melanoma, new research finds. The protein p15 functions to inhibit nevus cell proliferation.

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Botox Makes You Happier

Source: Telegraph Media Group

Botox is having a moment. Quite literally. December is the biggest month in a cosmetic doctor’s calendar as Botox bookings soar 20- 25 per cent in the run-up to Christmas. And that’s a conservative estimate. Last year, the Harley Medical Group reported a 150 per cent surge in women having injections in the first two weeks of December.

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Alert: Patients with Rosacea May be at Increased Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Source: National Rosacea Society

Recent studies in the United Kingdom, South Korea and Denmark have found significant associations between rosacea and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), lending further evidence to a possible connection between the two inflammatory disorders.

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Breaking News: Study Finds Low level Light therapy Improves Wrinkles

Source: Healio

Researchers in Korea conducted a prospective double-blind study of 52 women aged between 30 and 65 years with more than grade 3 lateral periocular wrinkles.

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Study Finds Restriction of Indoor Tanning Among Minors Reduces Melanoma Risk and Treatment Costs

Source: American Academy of Dermatology

An age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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