Dermatology - Researchers investigate causal relationship between higher BMI and psoriasis
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  May 9, 2019  
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   Researchers investigate causal relationship between higher BMI and psoriasisResearchers investigate causal relationship between higher BMI and psoriasis
 
Studies have linked psoriasis and higher weight, but the causal relationship between the two has been unclear. What triggers what? Or could other underlying reasons explain the connection?
 
   Sunscreens can work their way into the bloodstreamSunscreens can work their way into the bloodstream
 
Sunscreens are one of the most essential means to protect oneself from the harmful UV rays of the sun and protect oneself from skin cancer. Skin cancer, say health officials, remains one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States.
 
 Plastic surgeons and scientists develop synthetic soft tissue substitute with fewer side effects
 
Plastic surgeons and scientists develop synthetic soft tissue substitute with fewer side effectsA team of plastic surgeons and material scientists has made an important advance in treating the common clinical problem of soft tissue loss. They have invented a synthetic soft tissue substitute that is well tolerated and encourages the growth of soft tissue and blood vessels. This new material retains its shape without being too dense, overcoming challenges with current tissue fillers that tend to be either too soft or not porous enough to let cells move in and start regrowing tissue.
 
 
 The endocannabinoid system and skin conditions
 
The endocannabinoid system and skin conditionsa significant amount of research over the past 20 years has demonstrated that the endocannabinoid system plays a vital role in skin homeostasis, and therefore skin conditions too.
 
 
 Measles vaccination rates are a 'public health time bomb'
 
Measles vaccination rates are a 'public health time bomb'The number of measles cases is on the rise globally, with many countries seeing rates that surpass annual rates for the past century. Public health officials are calling it a 'time bomb'.
 
 
 Researchers uncover cellular resistance mechanisms to BRAF inhibitors in melanoma
 
Researchers uncover cellular resistance mechanisms to BRAF inhibitors in melanomaMelanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer, but recent advances in targeted therapies have improved the prognosis for many patients. Unfortunately, for some patients these positive outcomes are not long lasting, due to the development of drug resistance and tumor recurrence.
 
 
 Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infections
 
Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infectionsExtracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, a study at Emory University finds.