The moon has held the human mind in its thrall since the dawn of time. Throughout the ages, peoples across the world have worshipped it as an important deity, believing it held real power to influence their lives — and their health. But is this really true? In this Spotlight feature, we investigate. Can the [...]
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Sunburn is an obvious sign that skin has been damaged by too much sun, and it can take time for the body to repair itself. How long does sunburn last? How should skin be cared for as it heals? The sun gives off rays of light that are absorbed by the outer layer of the [...]
Acne occurs when the pores on a person's face become clogged with oils naturally produced by the body. This blockage can cause bacteria to grow and pimples to appear. Baking soda is a popular natural remedy for acne breakouts and scar prevention, but is it safe? If people choose to use baking soda to treat [...]
Modern sunscreens are highly developed and provide more protection than ever before. There are some common myths and misconceptions surrounding sunscreens that people should be aware of before buying their next bottle. Understanding the truth about sunscreen can help people use sunscreen correctly. UVA versus UVB light UVB rays are most likely to cause sunburn [...]
Oily skin happens when the sebaceous glands in the skin make too much sebum. Sebum is the waxy, oily substance that protects and hydrates the skin.Sebum is vital for keeping the skin healthy. However, too much sebum can lead to oily skin, clogged pores, and acne. Managing oily skin often requires a person making regular skin [...]
Itchy eyebrows can be annoying, but they are rarely a cause for concern. Some people may also notice red, flaky skin or dandruff in the eyebrows. Common causes include skin conditions, allergic reactions, and diabetes. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of itchy eyebrows. Having itchy eyebrows is not usually [...]
A look at alopecia totalis, a condition resulting in the loss of all the hair on the scalp. Included is detail on causes and the recovery rate. People with alopecia totalis lose all of the hair from their scalp. It is a rare autoimmune disease, in which genetics plays a role. It is an advanced [...]
Methotrexate is a first-line treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. If a person takes this drug during pregnancy, it can cause birth abnormalities. Both partners should avoid methotrexate when planning to become pregnant and during pregnancy.Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints. It is 2–3 times more common in females than in males. Methotrexate can [...]
Vitamin A is a nutrient that is essential for maintaining good health, but could consuming it help lower the risk of skin cancer? One new study has found a link between vitamin A intake and reduced skin cancer risk. Dietary vitamin A may help reduce the risk of developing a common form of skin cancer. [...]
3D printing allows scientists to grow new human hairs . Researchers from Columbia University have found a way of using 3D printing technology to simulate human scalp skin and thus allow new human hairs to grow. They can then transplant the new hair to the scalp of people experiencing hair loss. A new 3D printing [...]