The higher a person’s vitamin D levels, the higher the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, finds new research.
But the study, appearing in the Aug. 15 issue of the Archives of Dermatology, stops short of saying that high vitamin D levels might actually cause these types ofcancer, the most common malignancies in the United States.
And because ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure is necessary for vitamin D production in the body, it might simply mean that people with more sun exposure tend to develop more non-melanoma skin cancers. It’s unclear whether it’s the damage from UV rays that accounts for the risk, or rising vitamin D levels that accompany exposure to the rays.
“This adds to the murky water [surrounding the relationship between vitamin D and skin cancer],” said Dr. Vijay Trisal, assistant professor of surgical oncology at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif. “Is it vitamin D or sun exposure? The two go hand-in-hand.”
Other scientists have investigated a possible relationship between vitamin D and skin cancer, but so far the results have been limited and conflicting.
One study suggested that higher vitamin D levels might
Misinformation about venomous spiders and spider bites often leads emergency department and primary care physicians to falsely blame the eight-legged creatures for “necrotic” skin lesions, new research indicates.
Necrotic lesions are those in which the tissues of the body die due to a lack of blood and oxygen, and the condition is irreversible.
The report pointed out that necrotic lesions on the skin are typically not the result of spider bites and often have more common causes, such as staph infections or Lyme disease, which is caused by bacteria carried by deer ticks.
As a result of these misdiagnoses, many patients are being given unnecessary antivenom and are not receiving appropriate treatment in a timely fashion, which puts their lives at risk, warned the authors of the Seminar, published online July 14 in The Lancet.
At the same time, the authors, Dr. Geoffrey Isbister from the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, and Hui Wen Fan from Instituto Butantan in Sao Paulo, Brazil, also stated that venomous spider bites, such as from the brown recluse spider, are not being recognized fast enough because symptoms do not appear immediately.
Although there are more than 41,000 species of
Dermatologists recommend using a daily facial moisturizer as part of your daily skincare routine. It can hydrate your skin today, while protecting it for more beautiful skin tomorrow. Facial moisturizer can be used on its own or together with serum, toner, acne treatments, makeup, and any other products you use on a daily basis.
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I know I’ve heard it, and I’m pretty sure you have, too. “Eat healthy,” we are warned, so that we can live long, happy, productive lives.
Sure, it sounds good, but anyone who has tried to improve their diet knows that it is hard to do. We are surrounded by unhealthy food, and it can be difficult to know what is and is not actually going to improve our health, since different people make different claims and all swear that science is on their side. So what can you do?
There are a few small changes that you could make to your diet today that are likely to help you reap rewards in the years to come. Most of these aren’t too hard to do, once you realize they are important. While they won’t change your diet completely, they’re a great place to start if you want to eat with your health in mind.
1. Reduce Sugar Intake
Unless you already monitor your sugar intake, you probably eat more of it than you think you do. Why? Because it’s in everything from ketchup to soy sauce.
Eating less sugar can have all sorts of good benefits for your body over time. It will lower your