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2011-11-17 03:25:00

Apothederm announces the inclusion of their Stretch Mark Cream in Backstage Bag Celebrity Baby Bags. These VIP gift bags contain luxury items to celebrity parents with babies and small children. Bothell, WA (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 Apothederm announces the inclusion of their Stretch Mark Cream in Backstage Bag Celebrity Baby Bags. These VIP gift bags contain luxury items to celebrity parents with babies and small children. âœWeâre very excited to be...

2011-11-08 06:48:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We all know that skin tans in the sun. The process has known links to ultraviolet (and specifically UVB) exposure, which leads to tanning only after it damages the DNA of skin cells. Now, researchers have uncovered a much speedier path to pigmentation. Researchers say the newly discovered response is likely to provide rapid protection against UV damage. Understanding how it works could impact how sunscreens are designed in the future. "Our work shows that a...

2011-10-27 16:00:00

Henry Ford Hospital is the first in the country to offer skin transplant surgery as part of its treatment portfolio for patients with the skin disease vitiligo. The surgery, known as melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation or MKTP, involves using skin cells taken from normally pigmented areas of the body and transferring them to the damaged area of skin to restore pigmentation. It is performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Henry Ford Hospital...

2011-10-11 10:00:00

Episencial's immune-boosting skin care for babies & kids are featured as part of the limited edition âœThe Very Hungry Caterpillarâ Collection at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide. The all natural, professional quality products for baby skin care support skin health for a stronger immune system. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 Episencial healthy, all-natural skin care products for babies and kids are available in-store and online this...

Study Finds Tanning Bed Cancer Risk Greater than Previously Believed
2011-10-10 05:11:20

Indoor tanning beds could be more likely to cause cancer than previously realized, as the ultraviolet radiation they use could cause damage below the visible layer of skin, claims a new study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. According to Telegraph Science Correspondent Nick Collins, the researchers behind the study have discovered that UVA rays, which are also given off by the sun and are often viewed as fairly harmless, could target "target the...


Latest Skin Reference Libraries

Nail
2013-03-05 14:40:49

Nails are found on the fingers and toes alike. Formation and Orientation Nails are made of the protein keratin, much like hair as they are related, which is tough and strong and able to protect the ends of the fingers they cover. The nail plate, nail matrix, the nail sinus and the nail bed all make up the nail. The matrix is broken up into two sections; the nonvisible layer is simply referred to as the matrix while the visible part is called the lunula. The matrix is the tissue...

Skin
2013-03-04 15:18:05

Skin is the outermost organ that protects and incases the tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. It is also the largest organ of the human body. Formation and Orientation Healthy skin consists of vitamins A, C, D and E, but in all skin, there are melanocytes which produce mesodermal cells. These cells allow for the absorption of UV rays. There are five main pigments that provide color in the skin’s many levels. Although not found in the skin, Oxyhemoglobin is found in the blood,...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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