Tagged: skin

Inflammation trains the skin to heal faster

Scars may fade, but the skin remembers. New research from The Rockefeller University reveals that wounds or other harmful, inflammation-provoking experiences impart long-lasting memories to stem cells residing in the skin, teaching them to...

Sunscreen: myths vs facts

We all know that sunscreen is important. It’s in our moisturizer and makeup. We slap it on our body every summer. But are you really protecting your skin? Here are some surprising myths and...

How a wound heals itself

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, with a surface area of about 2 squaremeter in adults. When we are cut or wounded, our skin begins to repair itself through a complex,...

Nábrók

Nábrók (necropants) are a pair of pants made from the skin of a dead man, which are believed in Icelandic witchcraft to be capable of producing an endless supply of money. The ritual was...

Skin jumping

These pain-crazed thrill seekers are hooked on bungee jumping in more ways than one, leaping off platforms 75 m (250 feet) high with their harnesses attached to piercings on their backs. The dare-devils, who...

Half-metre penis

The man with the world’s longest penis has rejected the possibility of having a reduction – even if it means abandoning any hope of a normal sex life or having children. Roberto Esquivel Cabrera,...

A guide to compression socks

Compression socks or stockings can be found on the legs of a wide swath of the population, from pilots, flight attendants, runners, and nurses to pregnant women, people recovering from surgery, and people otherwise...

Should you try cupping?

If you watched the Summer Olympics in Rio this past August, you undoubtedly saw quite a few high-profile athletes—most famously Michael Phelps—sporting large purple circles on their backs, shoulders, and other body parts, the...