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2008-07-30 15:01:16

CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, accounts for more than 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths. Despite repeated health warnings based on proven science that overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is the most preventable cause of all skin cancers, including melanoma, many Americans are not properly protecting themselves from this known carcinogen. Now, new understanding of the emerging field of genetic epidemiology of melanoma and the factors...

2006-07-19 11:32:40

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Few people follow experts' advice to regularly inspect their skin for signs of cancer, and even fewer do it thoroughly and accurately. But a new study suggests that a simple diagram of the body could help. Researchers found that people who "mapped" their moles on a drawing of the torso were better able to catch new growths than their peers who relied on visual memory alone. In this case, the new growths were merely computer manipulations of...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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