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Skin Cancer Risks Higher For Soldiers Serving Abroad

Skin Cancer Risks Higher For Soldiers Serving Abroad

Wayne Wood, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer. In a retrospective study of about 200 veterans...

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2014-09-11 23:04:00

A Recently Published Study Found That Men Who Take Sildenafil (Viagra) Have An 84 Percent Risk of Developing Invasive Melanoma. New York NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The Oliver Law Group P.C. reports that a recently published study has found that the use of Sildenafil citrate, sold as Viagra and Revatio increases the risk for developing melanoma skin cancer. Research published in the June 2014 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine showed men who said they used sildenafil, the generic name for...

2014-09-05 12:22:46

SPOT me(TM) campaign to provide community with free skin cancer screenings at the Dallas Cowboys season opener and Rally Day IRVING, Texas, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) is excited to announce their partnership with the Dallas Cowboys in an effort to raise awareness of skin cancer. Through this partnership, the American Academy of Dermatology will host free SPOT me(TM) skin cancer screenings at the Dallas Cowboys home opener on Sunday,...

2014-09-04 16:28:00

Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the FDA approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a new treatment for advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma patients have been waiting anxiously for this day, given the promising data that early studies have shown. In clinical trials, 24 percent of patients taking pembrolizumab had their tumors shrink. Most of these patients...

2014-09-02 08:30:29

First Marketing Authorization Application for an Oncolytic Immunotherapy in the European Union THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) via the centralized procedure for talimogene laherparepvec seeking approval for the treatment of adults with melanoma that is regionally or distantly metastatic. Talimogene laherparepvec is an...

2014-08-29 23:07:12

Leading dermatologist Dr. William Groff of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology comments on the dangers of UV radiation and the importance of always wearing sunscreen. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 A recent article brings to light the importance of sun protection. The dangers of overexposure to the sun are well known, and yet many people don’t wear sunscreen as consistently as they should. Sun damage often doesn’t manifest itself physically on the skin until later in life, but as a...

2014-08-25 23:11:32

The Center for Health Affairs' August 2014 Policy Snapshot, Skin Cancer 101: What You Need to Know, aims to provide an overview of skin cancer basics. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Even after the last days of summer weather are just a memory, it’s important to pay attention to our skin to ensure that any cause for concern does not go unnoticed. A basic understanding of skin cancer facts can help people know when a mole or blemish merits further examination by an expert....

2014-08-22 23:06:46

Recent News Articles Give Five Tips But Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Offers Three Additional Equally Important Tips Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 A recent widely circulated news article contains a list of “Five tips for summer sun safety.” Sharon Kleyne, international water advocate and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water completely agrees with the five tips but adds three additional tips that she believes are less obvious and seldom mentioned but...

2014-08-22 23:04:30

With over 35 years of skin care experience as multi- location day spa owners, the team at Key West Health & Beauty has released the findings of their recent study. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Key West Health & Beauty’s (http://www.keywesthealthandbeauty.com) team of skin care experts revealed their much anticipated study results of the 12 best and worst U.S. cities for your skin today and released an accompanying infographic on their website. It appears that the...

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2014-08-22 06:41:33

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people know that the sun damages skin. This damage can lead to freckles, wrinkles, sun spots, or even cancer. Of all the skin cancers, melanoma is the most deadly. Yet many people do not wear sunscreen on a daily basis. Some refuse to do so for one reason or another while others simply have not incorporated it into their morning routine out of laziness or even simply because they have just forgotten to do so. Some actively...

2014-08-18 23:07:21

Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.com), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is announcing proactive steps everyone can take to help protect skin from harmful UV rays. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.com), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is announcing proactive steps everyone can take to help...


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2011-02-17 16:45:25

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV or MCPyV), first discovered in January 2008, is one of seven human tumor viruses. It is suspected to cause most of Merkel cell carcinoma which is a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer. Around 80% of Merkel cell carcinoma tumors are found to be infected with MCV. It is found in respiratory secretions suggesting that it may be transmitted by a respiratory route. Usually the tumors with MCV viruses go through at least two mutations that render the virus...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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