Tagged: skin

Beneficial skin bacteria protect against skin cancer

Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study published in Science Advances on February 28, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report a...

Just a lipoma

Lipoma happens when a lump of fat starts to grow in the soft tissue of your body. Though they’re classified as tumors, they’re usually harmless. They’re the most common tumor to form beneath your...

Measles explained

Measles is a highly infectious illness caused by the rubeola virus. Also known as rubeola or morbilli, measles is an endemic disease, meaning it is continually present in a community, and many people develop...

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...