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MEN LIVING ALONE FACE RISK

It seems that marital and habitation status can affect a man’s risk of dying from melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. According to recent research, single men of all ages face a higher fatality risk from melanoma than other patients partially because their...

TREATING ROSACEA

Rosacea is a skin disease that causes flare-ups of reddened, bumpy facial skin. Over time, the 16 million Americans who suffer from the chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder may also display ruddier and more persistently red skin as well as visible blood...

KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR SKIN

If you believe that having healthy skin is as important as having healthy teeth, you should visit the dermatologist at least as often as you visit the dentist. That is to say that even people with a low risk of developing skin cancer should visit the dermatologist...

NICKEL ALLERGY

Nickel allergy, which is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis, affects about 10 to 12 percent of the female population and 6 percent of the male population. The rash, redness, swelling of skin, dry patches, and sometimes blisters that...

PSORIASIS

About 80 percent of people who develop the inflammatory skin condition known as psoriasis have so-called “plaque” psoriasis. Symptoms include patches of raised, reddish skin covered by silvery-white scales. These plaques usually form on the elbows, knees, lower back,...

INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

If you get regular manicures, you should be aware that new research shows that the ultraviolet (UV) lamps used in some nail salons to dry and cure nail polish may pose a skin cancer risk. These UV lamps deliver the same UV rays that make tanning beds so dangerous....