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How Much Sun Do You Need For Vitamin D Production?  60,000 Die Each Year From Sun Exposure - Melanoma and Cataract Is Health Burden

How Much Sun Do You Need For Vitamin D Production?  60,000 Die Each Year From Sun Exposure - Melanoma and Cataract Is Health Burden

Melanoma

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that exposure to the sun is killing 60,000 people per year.  Although the report mentions a beneficial effect of Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR), primarily the production of Vitamin D in the body, there are hazards from too much sun. 

Living closer to the equator and living at high altitudes can make you more prone to UVR exposure.  Water and snow can also reflect the radiation, according to the report. 

The WHO recommends limiting exposure to the sun by staying in shaded areas, wearing hats and sunscreen.  The largest “disease burden” for North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia is Melanoma.  The largest burden for Africa and most of Central America is cataract.  Complete Article


Cats Increase Risk For Eczema While Dogs Lower Chance - Babies and Children Exposed To Felines May Develop Atopic Dermatitis

Cats Increase Risk For Eczema While Dogs Lower Chance - Babies and Children Exposed To Felines May Develop Atopic Dermatitis

Health

Researchers from the University of Arizona say that children exposed to cats soon after birth have an increased risk of developing eczema.  Dogs on the other hand, had a protective effect.  According to Eczema.net, eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. One of the most common forms of eczema is atopic dermatitis.  The condition is sometime called "atopic eczema".

The study which was presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 21st, involved 486 children who were followed since birth.  The researchers asked the parents how many dogs and cats were in the house at the time of birth.  They then came back a year later to determine which children developed eczema. 

They found that of the 134 children with cats in the house, 27.6 percent developed eczema.  Of the 286 children without cats, only 17.8 percent developed eczema. Cats Increase Risk For Eczema While Dogs Lower Chance - Babies and Children Exposed To Felines May Develop Atopic Dermatitis


Addiction to Tanning Physiological Not Just Mental - Tanners Becoming Younger - Good Morning America Segment Highlights Dangers

Addiction to Tanning Physiological Not Just Mental - Tanners Becoming Younger - Good Morning America Segment Highlights Dangers

Health

Researchers have discovered that tanning can be addictive, just like drugs and alcohol.  Last year scientists compared frequent tanners and found that tanners that were given the drug naltrexone had withdraw symptoms, but those who got the drug did.  Naltexone blocks a narcotic-like substance produced in the skin during tanning. 

According to Daniel DeNoon of WebMD, the researchers found that a 50-milligram dose of naltrexone could cause physiological withdrawal: nausea, dizziness, and shaking.  This prompted the researchers to stop the study early.  Mandeep Kaur, MD said "In the beginning, we gave standard 50-milligram doses of naltrexone to frequent tanners.  All of them developed symptoms consistent with <withdraw>. So we had to stop that study."  Kaur is a dermatologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  Addiction to Tanning Physiological Not Just Mental - Tanners Becoming Younger - Good Morning America Segment Highlights Dangers


Exercise Prevents Cancer By Promoting Cell Death - Both Skin and Bowel Cancer Studies Show Voluntary Workouts Reduce Risk

Exercise Prevents Cancer By Promoting Cell Death - Both Skin and Bowel Cancer Studies Show Voluntary Workouts Reduce Risk

Skin cancer

Two studies highlight the benefits of exercise, including lower risks of skin cancer and bowel cancer.  In the first study, published in the journal Carcinogenesis, exposed female mice to ultraviolet B light (UVB).  The researchers found that the mice that had 24-hour access to running wheels took longer to develop skin tumors and had fewer of them.  The tumors were also smaller in the mice that were exercising. 

Scientists believe that programmed cell death, called apoptosis, can be triggered by exercise.  The problem with cancer cells is that they do not die like normal cells. Dr. Allan Conney said “Preliminary indications from follow-up work in the laboratory suggest that voluntary exercise enhances UVB-induced apoptosis in the skin, and that it also enhances apoptosis in UVB-induced tumors. So, although UVB is triggering the development of tumors, exercise is counteracting the effect by stimulating the death of the developing cancer cells.”  Dr. Conney is Garbe professor of Cancer and Leukemia Research.  Exercise Prevents Cancer By Promoting Cell Death - Both Skin and Bowel Cancer Studies Show Voluntary Workouts Reduce Risk


Asthma – Dirty House is better than a clean one for preventing Asthma in Children

Asthma – Dirty House is better than a clean one for preventing Asthma in Children

Girl with Asthma Inhaler

A study published in the April 18th, online Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed that children that were exposed to more dust and microbials had less of a chance of developing asthma.

Researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand measured how much children were exposed to microbials when they were 3 months old and followed up and measured again at 4 years old.

The children were watched for the development of asthma symptoms such as wheezing or atopic sensitization.  Atopic sensitization can develop into allergies and may be inherited from one of their parents; if a child develops this allergy the reaction is instant when coming into contact with the allergen. Asthma – Dirty House is better than a clean one for preventing Asthma in Children


Lasers Blasts away Fat – Possible treatments for Acne, Clogged Arteries and Cellulite Removal

Lasers Blasts away Fat – Possible treatments for Acne, Clogged Arteries and Cellulite Removal

Free Electron Laser
Photo By: Greg Adams, Jefferson Lab

Laser technology may be used in the treatment of severe acne, atherosclerotic plaque, and cellulite.  Researchers from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) will present their results at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) 26th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

The researchers studied the effects of lasers on both human and pig fat to find which laser would not damage the outer skin.  They used a Free-Electron Laser facility at Jefferson Lab of a wavelength of infrared laser light with a range of 800-2600 nanometers.  They narrowed in the laser selection by first testing different lasers on water.  The researchers narrowed in there laser wavelengths that worked best with fat.  These wavelengths are 915, 1210, and 1720 nm.  Lasers Blasts away Fat – Possible treatments for Acne, Clogged Arteries and Cellulite Removal


Baldness – Laser Light Therapy and Electrostatic Pulse Technology may help Grow Hair Back

Baldness – Laser Light Therapy and Electrostatic Pulse Technology may help Grow Hair Back

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Hair loss and baldness affects nearly 40 million men and 20 million women in the United States.  While there are hair transplants and wigs to cover up the baldness there might be some new technology for helps for hair re-growth.

One is an electro-static ‘hair chair’ that encourages hair to re-grow.  At this time the FDA has not given the approval for hair re-growth.  It has been used in Canada to help chemotherapy patients re-grow their hair.  The chair looks like a hair dryer that you sit underneath.  The process is painless.  It is supposed to takes 4 – 8 months with treatments of around 15 minutes each week.  If it works you can expect to see more of these in the United States.  At this time this device is only in a few cities.  Baldness – Laser Light Therapy and Electrostatic Pulse Technology may help Grow Hair Back


Propecia may Reverse Hair Loss in Women - Women Used Oral Contraceptive Combined with Finateride Treatment For Pattern Baldness

Propecia may Reverse Hair Loss in Women - Women Used Oral Contraceptive Combined with Finateride Treatment For Pattern Baldness

Hair Loss Treatments

The medication approved for hair loss in men, Finateride (Propecia or Proscar), may also help prevent hair loss in women, when combined with oral contraceptives.  When people think about hair loss they typically think of balding men, not women. The truth is that both men and women lose hair and about half of all women experience pattern hair loss.

According to the report, if the hair loss is untreated it will likely get worse.  The current treatments include minoxidil, a medication typically applied to the scalp to encourage hair regrowth.  Minoxidil is effective, but not always well accepted by patients. 

Italian researchers evaluated the effectiveness of 2.5 milligrams of finasteride taken by mouth daily and combined with an oral contraceptive in 37 women between the ages 19 and 50 years.  Since Finasteride has been linked to birth defects, all the women were required to use birth control pills.  The contraceptives were the type that reduced male hormone levels, because that effect may also contribute to the treatment of hair loss.  Propecia may Reverse Hair Loss in Women - Women Used Oral Contraceptive Combined with Finateride Treatment For Pattern Baldness


Gene Found for Eczema - May Lead to Therapies for Cause of Dry Skin - Not just Treatments for Symptoms

Gene Found for Eczema - May Lead to Therapies for Cause of Dry Skin - Not just Treatments for Symptoms

Eczema

Up until now, eczema therapies involved treating the symptoms.  This may change soon due to research led by the University of Dundee in Scotland, where they have discovered the gene which causes dry, scaly skin.  The dry skin can lead to eczema and asthma, according to researchers. 

The gene produces a protein called filaggrin which helps keep the skin protected by forming an outer barrier.  It is hoped that this finding will lead to a therapy of the underlying condition that causes dry skin and eczema.  Most current therapies involve ointments to treat dry skin and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat eczema. 

The filaggrin protein is usually found in the outermost layers of skin.  In people that are not affected by dry skin, this protein is abundant.  The protein also helps form a skin barrier keeping the water in, but in absence allows the skin to dry out. When the skin dries out, it may begin to flake off as well.  Gene Found for Eczema - May Lead to Therapies for Cause of Dry Skin - Not just Treatments for Symptoms 


Plastic Surgery Procedure – Radiesse, Restylane and Botox help with Cosmetic Wrinkle Removal

Plastic Surgery Procedure – Radiesse, Restylane and Botox help with Cosmetic Wrinkle Removal

Cosmetic Wrinkle Removal

Radiesse and Restylane are injected fillers that are used to help remove wrinkles and fill out the face.  They are becoming more popular because the injections can last from six months all the way up to two years.  Another reason that Radiesse and Restylane might be a better treatment than Botox is that they do not paralyze the muscles to remove wrinkles.

Botox still is extremely popular procedure for wrinkles in the face, as the cost for this procedure is less expensive to go through.  Botox treatments can work from four to nine months with an average of six months for touch ups.  The average national cost for a Botox treatment is $387 according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  Plastic Surgery Procedure – Radiesse, Restylane and Botox help with Cosmetic Wrinkle Removal


Skin Cancer and Human Papillomavirus HPV Link - No Cure But Treatment For Symptoms Available

Skin Cancer and Human Papillomavirus HPV Link - No Cure But Treatment For Symptoms Available

HPV

Researchers believe that the human papillomavirus (HPV) may play a role in the development of a certain type of skin cancer.  When comparing people with HPV to those that did not have it, a new study concludes that squamous cell skin cancers were significantly more likely to occur in people with antibodies in their blood to the beta form of HPV.

Scientists have already known that HPV is a significant cause of cervical cancer.  Now it appears it may play a role in certain skin cancers as well.  According to National Institutes of Health (NIH) there are more that 100 types of HPVs, over 30 types can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Skin Cancer and Human Papillomavirus HPV Link - No Cure But Treatment For Symptoms Available


List of Treatments for Baldness or Loss of Hair – Hair Transplantation Compared to Rogaine and Propecia – Depends on Cause of Alopecia

List of Treatments for Baldness or Loss of Hair – Hair Transplantation Compared to Rogaine and Propecia – Depends on Cause of Alopecia

Hair

There are several treatments for hair loss, including hair transplantation, over the counter and prescription drugs, ointments and creams.  Some people take no action to hide or treat their hair-loss while others may take minor steps like wearing a hat or wig, changing their hairstyle, and makeup. Both men and women can experience hair loss.

There are some other steps that can be taken including drugs and surgery.  You may want to talk to your regular doctor before you seek a specialist. They may have talked to others and may have recommendations for alopecia (another term for hair loss).   List of Treatments for Baldness or Loss of Hair – Hair Transplantation Compared to Rogaine and Propecia – Depends on Cause of Alopecia


Milk May Trigger Eczema Flare Ups

Milk May Trigger Eczema Flare Ups

Eczema

Most North Americans grew up being told that milk builds healthy bones and teeth, but scientists have questioned the validity of this dictum for years. There is evidence that milk not only fails to live up to this promise, but it can even cause a host of medical conditions, including eczema.

In fact, eliminating milk and dairy from your diet, along with the use of a topical eczema treatment to alleviate the dry, itchy condition of the skin, is often just what the doctor orders. Although most of the studies have been done on children, from 1988 to 1993, over 1500 articles were published about milk in medical journals.

Dr. Robert M. Kradjian of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine culled these articles to omit inconclusive and irrelevant subjects and did a thorough study of the 500 articles remaining. Not one article referenced milk as the excellent food we have been led to believe. Milk May Trigger Eczema Flare Ups


 

 
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