Tag Archives: Skin

Keep your body, skin and hair safe during swimming with these 4 easy-to-follow tips!

The chemicals used in the swimming pool water can harm your body, skin and hair. The summer heat, dry winds, harmful sun rays only make it worse. Keep your body, skin and hair safe during swimming with these 4 easy-to-follow tips!  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The summer season is loved by many because it gives them the chance to ... Read More »

This new therapy could boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer

Scientists say they have identified a molecule that can be added to a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer. A study, published in the journal PNAS, found that adding the molecule called Diprovocim to an existing vaccine can draw cancer-fighting cells to tumour sites. Experiments in mice with melanoma suggest the therapy could increase ... Read More »

More resources needed to improve ‘grossly inadequate’ health services for skin disorders in Hong Kong, dermatologist warns

To veteran dermatologist Tommy Luk Nai-ming, a 23-year-old Hong Kong woman’s suicide note last month saying her eczema left her feeling she would be better “dead than alive” underscored how distressing skin disorders could be. “Skin diseases can lead to many psychological problems,” said Luk, who retired in 2015 after spending more than 20 years treating skin conditions in Hong ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Doctors

Is machine finally better than man? Well, in diagnosing skin cancer perhaps it is. Researchers have shown for the first time that a variant of artificial intelligence called deep learning convolutional neural network, or CNN, is better than dermatologists at detecting skin cancer. In a study published in the Annals of Oncology journal, researchers from the United States, France, and Germany taught a CNN ... Read More »

Experts Develop New Tool To Predict Eye, Hair And Skin Color

Researchers have developed a novel web tool that can accurately predict eye, hair and skin colour from even a small DNA sample, an advance that can be used when standard forensic profiling is not helpful. The “HIrisPlex-S DNA test” system is capable of generating all three pigment traits from human biological material together using a freely available web tool. The ... Read More »

Saving the skin from UV damage and skin cancer

Ageing affects all living things and leads to diseases that eventually kill us. It’s not surprising then that there’s a global race to develop anti-ageing treatments to slow, halt or reverse biological ageing to look younger and prevent diseases such as heart disease, cancers and dementia, among others. We begin to age the moment we are born but in physical ... Read More »

Do you have sugary skin?

Dec 15, 2016, 10.00 AM IST Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. In fact, one third of diabetic people with diabetes suffer from skin problems at some point in their life. Some skin problems appear uniquely in diabetic population, while, some problems are common that anyone can have but diabetics are more prone to get ... Read More »

Insulin cells under skin could save diabetics from jabs

PTI | Dec 13, 2016, 12.00 PM IST Insulin cells under skin could save diabetics from jabs Scientists have created artificial cells that act as sugar sensorsand insulin producers, an advance that may spell an end to painful needle jabs to monitor blood glucose levels, making the everyday life of diabetics easier. Researchers have used the simplest approach yet to ... Read More »

Diabetes can affect your skin too!

Diabetes can affect your skin too! (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Diabetes is a very common problem these days. Though people think excessive intake of sugar and sweetened food lead to diabetes, the reality is our unbalanced lifestyle also play a significant role in contributing to the condition of diabetes. Many of us are not even aware that apart from affecting our ... Read More »

New Skin Patch Safely Treats Peanut Allergy: Study

WASHINGTON: A new wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin may safely help treat children and young adults with peanut allergy, a new study has found. The treatment, called epicutaneous immunotherapy or EPIT, was safe and well-tolerated, and nearly all participants used the skin patch daily as directed, according to the one-year results from an ... Read More »