Study highlights impact of early detection on skin cancer survival
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  May 3, 2018  
  Dermatology  
  The latest dermatology news from News Medical  
 Study highlights impact of early detection on skin cancer survivalStudy highlights impact of early detection on skin cancer survival
 
Skin cancer survivors know firsthand that the disease is most treatable when detected early, so they're more likely to be vigilant about skin exams —and new research shows that such vigilance pays off.
 
   Tanning addiction afflicts teenage minorities in Los AngelesTanning addiction afflicts teenage minorities in Los Angeles
 
Tanning addiction plagues teenage minorities in Los Angeles, and that dependency is associated with marijuana abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues, a Keck School of Medicine of USC study reports.
 
   Clinical trial tests natural treatment to provide long-term solution for chronic eczemaClinical trial tests natural treatment to provide long-term solution for chronic eczema
 
Eczema is the most common skin disease worldwide. People suffering from it often deal with a lifetime of painful symptoms. A new clinical trial is testing a natural treatment that researchers hope will provide a long-term solution for those dealing with the dry, itchy and painful skin that comes with chronic eczema.
 
 Physician assistants less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers
 
Physician assistants less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancersPhysician assistants (PAs) are increasingly used in dermatology practices to cut costs and improve access to care, but are more likely than dermatologists to perform unnecessary skin biopsies to check for cancer, while being less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers, according to new research conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
 
 
 Skin cancers associated with decreased risk of developing AD
 
Skin cancers associated with decreased risk of developing ADPrevious studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers).
 
 
 Sun Exposure - Positive and Negative Effects
 
Sun Exposure - Positive and Negative EffectsSunlight has both positive and negative effects on the human body. For example, it is well known that sun exposure can cause burns to the skin and increase the risk of cancer over the long term; however, sun exposure is also required for synthesis of Vitamin D in the skin. This results in a need to find an optimal balance between healthy sun exposure and dangerous over-exposure.
 
 
 Eczema Triggers
 
Eczema TriggersEczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, non-infectious, inflammatory skin disease, which causes skin reddening and itching. It is usually very common in children; but, it can affect individuals at any age.