Aussies unaware of sun protection rules to prevent skin cancer
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  March 29, 2018  
  Dermatology  
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 Aussies unaware of sun protection rules to prevent skin cancerAussies unaware of sun protection rules to prevent skin cancer
 
A new study from Cancer Council Australia has shown that despite bearing the brunt of the hot sun’s UV rays and being prone to skin cancer, Australians are largely unaware of the protective uses of sunscreen and fail to adopt sunscreen application practices correctly.
 
 
 Measles infection in early childhood could contribute to later COPDMeasles infection in early childhood could contribute to later COPD
 
In a new Respirology study, having measles—a highly contagious respiratory infection—during early childhood was linked with an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in middle age, but only in adults with asthma and a considerable history of smoking.
 
   Topical solution may be less cytotoxic than cryosurgery for patients with seborrheic keratosisTopical solution may be less cytotoxic than cryosurgery for patients with seborrheic keratosis
 
Seborrheic keratosis is the most common noncancerous skin growth in adults seen by doctors in everyday practice.
 
   Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?
 
The link between eczema in childhood and mental health problems in later life has been the subject of research for many years. The effect is thought to be linked to the release of cytokines and is often more pronounced in females than males.
 
   Researchers make key discovery about cellular pathway linked to myriad of diseasesResearchers make key discovery about cellular pathway linked to myriad of diseases
 
Researchers from the University of Dundee and the Francis Crick Institute have made a significant discovery about a cellular pathway associated with developmental defects and a myriad of diseases ranging from alopecia to colorectal cancer.
 
 Measles alert after two passengers with the disease fly into US
 
Vulnerable persons who have not been vaccinated for measles and have been through airports in Newark, New Jersey, Detroit and Memphis this month are being warned about the possible risk of measles by the health officials. They have announced that two air passengers from overseas were confirmed to have had measles and were travelling via these airports.
 
 
 Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles shot
 
Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles shotFederal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended vaccines continues to be an uphill battle, physicians and vaccine experts say.
 
 
 Changing schedules of targeted therapy for melanoma could improve outcomes
 
Changing schedules of targeted therapy for melanoma could improve outcomesSkin melanoma, a particularly insidious cancer, accounts for the vast majority skin cancer deaths and is one of the most common cancers in people under 30.