La cáscara de banana y nuestra piel tienen algo en común: producen la misma enzima cuando son atacadas. Estudiar las manchas negras de las bananas maduras ha llevado a un equipo de científicos al desarrollo de un nuevo método para diagnosticar las etapas del melanoma, un tipo de cáncer de piel.
The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing that minors be restricted from using tanning beds, and that adults sign a waiver acknowledging the risks. Given similar guidelines elsewhere in the world, and in consideration of the many health risks involved, these measures are long overdue.
A slew of apps have cropped up touting the ability to diagnose any number of diseases over the past few years, and now thanks to the federal trade commission, at least two of them will have to stop. Because science isn't backing up any of it.
We've known for awhile that certain illnesses can have a very, er, special smell for the olfactory-inclined, but even us humans (with the help of smell-sensitive technology) could soon be diagnosing diseases with nothing but our nose. Thanks to a nanotechnology-based sensor, we're now able to differentiate between…
The cameras on our smartphones have come a lonnnnnng way. In fact, many people rely on their iPhones as the primary device for non-professional photography. But are these cameras yet good enough, clear and color-accurate enough, to trust when the results could literally be a matter of life or death?
Melanoma is an easily treatable disease with nearly a 100-percent cure rate—assuming you discovery it before the cancer metastasizes. A newly FDA-approved imaging device—based on a guided-missile navigation system—will find suspect moles faster, easier, and more accurately than ever before.
No more gym, tan, laundry for you, teenage California guidette!
You've heard the myths. If you get a tan, you won't get skin cancer. If you use SPF 50 sunblock, you're safe. Only people with light skin are prone to skin cancer. None of these are true.
What does a common arthritis medication have to do with skin cancer? More than you might think.