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2008-08-04 09:01:04

By Jeremy Watson A SCANNER which can detect the early stages of skin cancer has been made available to patients in Scotland for the first time - at GBP 100 a time. The device allows doctors to screen and evaluate a mole within seconds and either reassure patients that it is harmless or refer them on for specialist treatment. At present, diagnosis is usually made by GPs, who rely on their judgment and experience to decide whether or not they think a mole is potentially dangerous and...

2008-07-30 12:00:57

By Amanda Schoenberg Journal Staff Writer As the government connects the dots between raw jalapeo peppers and a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 1,300 people, New Mexico cooks may worry about that batch of homemade salsa in the refrigerator. But New Mexico growers and consumers can breathe easier after the Food and Drug Administration confirmed last week that no domestic peppers have been linked to the bacteria scare. The salmonella contamination is limited to jalapeos grown...

2008-06-21 18:00:22

SHOPPERS in Birmingham are being urged to have their moles checked out to spot signs of skin cancer. The High Street branch of Boots in the city centre is staging in- store mole checks on Thursday. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and the number of new cases in the UK has doubled in the last 20 years. But most cases are easily treated and cured if detected in the early stages. Boots suncare scientific adviser Mike Brown said some types of skin cancer could be...

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...

2006-04-10 13:42:23

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Call it a tale of two women: both young and pretty and naive about a business that can chew up starlets and spit them out fast. The ladies are 1950s pinup model Bettie Page and modern-day actress Gretchen Mol, who plays Page in a new movie, "The Notorious Bettie Page," which debuts in theaters on April 14. Their stories are similar in one respect. Both achieved soaring fame before either was ready to handle it. From 1949 to 1957, Page...

2005-08-11 22:00:00

COLLEGE STATION "“ This is all underground, and naked mole-rats prefer it that way: Momma naked mole-rat is the only one having babies, and she's got several naked mole-rat boyfriends. Were it human, the family would argue it out on a national talk show. As it is, the social behavior of these tiny rodents has scientists intrigued, right down to their naked mole-rat molecules. "African mole-rats are very good models for studying social structure. I'm interested in the genetic markers...


Latest Mole Reference Libraries

Southern Marsupial Mole, Notoryctes typhlops
2014-04-30 10:58:40

The southern marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops) is a species of marsupial that can be found in southwest Australia. It has been recorded in desert habitats with soft sand and spinifex grasses, but the habitat preferences of this species is currently unknown. Its range is thought to include northern areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the Gibson and Great Victoria deserts. Although this species is a marsupial, it has been classified within its own order, known as...

Mole Snake, Pseudaspis cana
2013-10-07 09:34:45

The Mole Snake (Pseudaspis cana) is a South African species of snake in the Colubridae family. Like a majority of this family, the mole snake is non-venomous, although it can be quite aggressive and has been known to cause severe bite wounds. Although the young have dark markings and spots, a fully developed mole snake is usually mostly one color. Colors may vary from brown, grey, yellow and black. The Mole Snake may grow up to lengths of almost seven feet. Interestingly enough, the color...

Silvery Mole Rat, Heliophobius argenteocinereus
2012-05-29 12:42:44

The silvery mole rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus), also known as the silky mole rat or silvery blesmol, is a mole rat that appears in many areas of Africa including southern Kenya, central Malawi and Mozambique, parts of southeastern Zaire, and throughout Tanzania. The only subspecies listed under the genus Heliophobius, the silvery mole rat is an unsociable animal, and very aggressive. Little is known about its behaviors and ecology, but it prefers to inhabit savannah areas and woodlands...

Eastern Mole, Scalopus aquaticus
2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, it is not found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its Canadian range is limited to the...

Townsend's Mole, Scapanus townsendii
2012-04-27 08:39:32

Townsend's mole (Scapanus townsendii) can be found in North America. Its range extends from southwestern British Columbia to northwestern California. It prefers to live in lowland and open wooded spaces with soil that has high moisture content. These moles are the largest in North America, with a body length of up to 8.3 inches and an average weight of 4.9 ounces. Its physical characteristics are common for a creature that lives under ground. Its forepaws are large and used for digging, while...

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