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Full Physical Examination (A Check-Up)

A full physical examination is a general examination of the body performed by the doctor or general practitioner (GP). The examination will cover most of the basic systems of the body, including the heart system, lung system, gut system and nerve system examination. Additional...

Fewer Wrinkles And Firmer Skin Linked To Earlier Use Of Estrogen Therapy

Long-term hormone therapy used earlier in menopause is associated with fewer wrinkles and less skin rigidity in postmenopausal women, Yale […]

Skin Cancers Growing In Young People – A Case For Prevention

The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers in young adults has increased significantly in the last three decades, according to findings […]

Is Melanoma Being Overdiagnosed in the US?

New research published online by the BMJ today (Thursday 4 August 2005) suggests that melanoma is being overdiagnosed in the […]

Scientists Identify Novel Gene Driving The Growth And Survival Of Melanoma Cells

A team of researchers led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a genetic abnormality in the cells of […]
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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common, chronic, skin disease. It appears as red, scaly patches or plaques on the skin, which may be itchy. It occurs when a person's immune system attacks their skin, which is why many drugs used to treat psoriasis target the immune system.
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Atopic dermatitis (eczema)

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a chronic skin disease in which the skin becomes red, dry, itchy or scaly and may weep, bleed and crust over. 'Atopic' is a term used to describe allergic conditions for which there is a family history , 'dermatitis' means inflammation of the...
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Allergy

Allergies are the immune system's incorrect response to allergens (foreign substances). Exposure to what is normally a harmless substance, for example pollen, causes the human immune system to react as if the substance is harmful.

Study Shows Increased Risk Of Common Infections In Diabetic Patients

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of contracting respiratory, urinary tract and skin infections […]

Depression Common In People With Chronic Cough

More than half of people with chronic cough-a nagging cough that can last for months or even years-suffer from depressive […]