What causes skin cancer you say? The first thing that pops into people’s head is sun exposure. The truth is, indeed the main cause for skin cancer is excess exposure to Ultraviolet radiation, not only from the sun but also artificial ones such as those from tanning beds. Skin cancer is actually the most common cancer and if detected early enough the most treatable.
Scientists were able to grow sperm in a lab using skin cells. The scientists believe the technique could be used to cure male sterility in the future. Continue reading
Saunas have been around in one form or another for thousands of years. From European “steam baths” to Indian “sweat lodges,” people have recognized the value of a good sweating through the ages of time. Continue reading
At first glance, MRSA may look like it could belong to NASA’s space program as a space ship in search of a new planet or solar system. Actually, MRSA is an acronym but it doesn’t stand for anything as magnificent as space travel. MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body and is more difficult to treat than regular strands of staphylococcus aureus. This is due to its ability to resist most antibiotics such as methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin and oxacillin. Continue reading
Impetigo, a superficial bacterial skin infection, is one of the most common contagious infections affecting adults and especially children who have direct contact with other infected skin or objects such as toys, household goods, clothing and linens. Continue reading
E! reality Kim Kardashian is big news and recent bout with psoriasis has made the headlines. The star of Keeping up with the Kardashians was recently diagnosed with the chronic skin condition and she is talking about the challenges of living with psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes raised bumps or scaly patches of skin to develop on a person’s body. Continue reading