New guidelines for skin cancer diagnosis still allow for error

New guidelines for skin cancer diagnosis still allow for error

Dr. Joann Elmore holds up one of the slides used in the study. This is a screenshot from a video (link below) about UW Medicine research into skin cancer screening. Editor’s note: Elmore described her own cancer-misdiagnosis experience in this video.  The latest guidelines for the diagnosis of skin cancer provide for a more accurate diagnosis, but still allow for a great deal of error, says a study published today in the new journal JAMA Network Open. “Providing a…

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Free skin cancer screening program to make South Florida stop

Free skin cancer screening program to make South Florida stop

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The Skin Cancer Foundation is doing its part this summer to help prevent the most common cancer in the U.S. It’s estimated that one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lives, but it’s highly preventable and treatable when caught early. More Health Headlines The A, B, C, D, Es of skin cancer Riverchase Dermatology offers free screenings for Melanoma Awareness Month What is melanoma? On June 9-10, the foundation’s 38-foot…

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Adoption of ‘healthier’ Mediterranean-style diet varies considerably across US states

Adoption of ‘healthier’ Mediterranean-style diet varies considerably across US states

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The traditional diet of people in Mediterranean countries has been linked to numerous health benefits and has been shown to cut the risk of obesity. Although popular elsewhere, this healthy eating pattern is relatively new to the USA. New research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May) uses geospatial techniques to identify which US states have the greatest adherence to this Mediterranean-style of…

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OPINION: Can a low-carb diet really cure autism?!

OPINION: Can a low-carb diet really cure autism?!

MY car started making the strangest thudding noise last week. I double-parked at my local coffee shop and asked the bearded barista to have a look under the hood. After some examination, he poured a double shot soy latte into the oil compartment. My Volkswagen Golf now billows choking smoke when I push on the clutch, but the noise went away, so… success! Almost as absurd as this proposition is turning to a documentary about…

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Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect You Against Air Pollution Health Risks?

Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect You Against Air Pollution Health Risks?

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and olive oil. G.steph.rocket / CC BY-SA 4.0 Air pollution is a serious and growing public health concern. Ninety-five percent of the Earth’s population breathes unsafe air, and scientists are discovering more and more health risks associated with doing so. However, since the solution to air pollution depends on political decisions and technological innovation, it is hard for individuals to know how to protect themselves. Until now. A new study has found that…

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6 Skin Care Tips Every Teenager Needs To Know

6 Skin Care Tips Every Teenager Needs To Know

In most cases, by the time a disciplined skin care routine is developed, we’re in our mid 20s and the sole purpose of it is damage control; sometimes to fight acne and other times, to minimize pores. If you start skin care ahead of the curve in your teens, it can sometimes lessen such issues and nurture healthy skin into your 20s. Even if you’re past your teens, these six skin care tips can benefit many…

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