In a new study, researchers propose a novel model of melanoma development, suggesting some skin cancers originate in hair follicles. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.  It is considered the seventh most common type of cancer in Canada with the number of newly diagnosed cases having tripled in the last thirty years. Melanoma
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Numbness means an absence of feeling or loss of sensation. A numb face can be a symptom of one of many health conditions, including migraine and allergies. Numbness on any part of the body usually occurs as a result of damage to the nerves or a disturbance in their function. Problems with the nerves can
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Fever occurs when a person’s body temperature rises above the normal range. Although fevers tend to be harmless, they can cause great discomfort. A very high or persistent fever sometimes requires medical attention, though most fevers only require treatment with home remedies. Infection is the most common cause of fever. In fact, developing a fever
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Could people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefit from using cannabis to help reduce depressive episodes and thinking about suicide? A study of a population survey from Canada suggests that the preliminary answer is yes. Share on PinterestNew research looks into the benefits of cannabis for relieving depressive symptoms in PTSD. A recent paper on
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In a recent study, researchers attempt to determine how neighbourhood walkability and cardiovascular risk are related using a Canadian study sample. Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of mortality worldwide. Exercise can be helpful in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, unfortunately, only about one in four Americans participate in regular exercise activities. The negative
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In the largest study of its kind, researchers identify similarities in the brain activity of people with major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. Share on PinterestA new study looks for the neural links between a range of mental disorders. Mental health disorders, although incredibly prevalent, remain poorly understood. According to
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New research in mice suggests that exposure to a biodiverse soil may improve mental health by raising levels of a bacterium with anxiety-relieving effects. Share on PinterestExposure to biodiversity may have anxiety-relieving effects by altering our gut bacteria, new research in rodents suggests. Intuitively, we know that living in excessively polluted, built-up areas cannot be
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New research from King’s College London determined how memory changes with age, and why memory in old age is less flexible than at a younger age. Change in our body is a normal process associated with aging. There are various noticeable ways our bodies witness aging such as skin wrinkles, gray hair and a loss
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Researchers have known for a while about a connection between insufficient sleep and anxiety. A new study strengthens and quantifies this causal relation and shows that a sleepless night can raise anxiety by up to 30%. New research suggests that getting deep sleep is a natural way to ease anxiety. Furthermore, the new study suggests
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Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. People with physical jobs that require them to wear enclosed footwear for extended periods, such as those working as farmers or soldiers, may be more likely to develop the infection because bacteria thrive
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New research argues that melanoma can start not only in the skin, but also inside hair follicles. When they become cancerous, the cells then leave the follicles and move into the skin’s outermost layer, or epidermis. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that melanoma could originate in hair follicles, shown here. The scientists demonstrated this effect
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The first large-scale cohort study of its kind looked at the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of dementia in a population of older Asian adults. Share on PinterestCould waist size predict dementia risk in older adults? Physicians, healthcare professionals, and medical researchers tend to use body mass index (BMI) to
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Livongo co-founder and executive chairman Glen Tullman speaks at CNBC’s @Work conference in San Francisco, California, on Nov. 4, 2019. CNBC For health-technology start-ups, hiring technical talent from Silicon Valley can be a tricky prospect. Companies like Apple and Facebook are paying massive salaries, making it challenging for any upstart to bring talented workers into
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A recent study evaluated whether women of reproductive age are being exposed to VOCs in feminine hygiene products. What are volatile organic compounds? We are exposed to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) every day. They are found in air fresheners, paints, nail polish, deodorants, automotive fuel, mothballs, and other products. VOCs have been associated with both
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