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The color of the human skin is due to a brown pigment called melanin. Pigmentation or coloration of the skin is dependent on the amount of melanin present in the skin. People with pale skin produce very little melanin and people with darker skin produce higher amounts of melanin. Pregnancy and sun exposure can also make skin darker, while infections, burns, and blisters can make skin lighter.
Supplementing vitamin D in people with low levels may have different effects based on patient race

Supplementing vitamin D in people with low levels may have different effects based on patient race

People with varicose veins should seek professional consultation

People with varicose veins should seek professional consultation

Varicose veins may signal potential dangerous blood clots

Varicose veins may signal potential dangerous blood clots

Findings point towards new therapeutic approach for breast and prostate cancer

Findings point towards new therapeutic approach for breast and prostate cancer

Researchers devise method to pinpoint key genetic variations under positive natural selection that may impact human health

Researchers devise method to pinpoint key genetic variations under positive natural selection that may impact human health

SkinMedica enters into a global license agreement with New York University

SkinMedica enters into a global license agreement with New York University

Findings provide new insight on skin pigmentation

Findings provide new insight on skin pigmentation

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency could lead to heart problems

Vitamin D deficiency could lead to heart problems

No doubt: sun causes melanomas

No doubt: sun causes melanomas

New, single-exposure imaging tool puts biomedical imaging in palm of hands

New, single-exposure imaging tool puts biomedical imaging in palm of hands

Study shows effects of vitamin D and skin's physiology

Study shows effects of vitamin D and skin's physiology

Cosmecueticals improve skin

Cosmecueticals improve skin

Same genetic machinery generates skin color evolution in fish and humans

Same genetic machinery generates skin color evolution in fish and humans

Genetic evidence that human evolution is speeding up

Genetic evidence that human evolution is speeding up

Clear link between lack of sunlight and endometrial cancer

Clear link between lack of sunlight and endometrial cancer

Exposure to sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer

Exposure to sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer

Sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer

Sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer

New options in treating pigmentation disorders

New options in treating pigmentation disorders

New evidence of very recent human adaptation

New evidence of very recent human adaptation