In the not-too-distant future, tattoos could become medical diagnostic devices as well as body art.
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Researchers are developing tattoo inks that do more than make pretty colors. Some can sense chemicals, temperature and UV radiation, setting the stage for tattoos that diagnose health problems.
A physician examines a 7-month-old infant with eczema.
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Can a naturally occurring skin microbe help millions who suffer from eczema?
Some skin symptoms appear soon after infection, while others arise later or in more severe disease. Most get better with time.
You can prevent your skin becoming dry and inflamed with some simple steps. And if you do develop dermatitis, it's important to seek early medical help.
Even identical twins have different fingerprints.
You've had your own personal set of fingerprints since before you were born, and they'll be with you throughout your whole life.
The itchiness of hives or urticaria can severely affect people’s quality of life, particularly if symptoms last or antihistamines don’t work.
Hives are incredibly common and most people find antihistamines help relieve this itchy skin rash. But for some, hives persist, so they have to try other treatments.
There’s nothing worse then a sore pimple. But there’s a few things you can do to avoid a breakout.
Oily skin can be a real pain, especially if it leads to pimples. A few simple tricks can keep your skin healthy and decrease the chance of a breakout.
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Exposure to the sun every other day produces more skin pigment than sunbathing every day – but protection is still vital.
Large scar after surgery on the abdomen young woman.
When kids get injured their skin heals fast, but usually with nasty-looking scars. Now scientists studying the genes of old mice have figured out how they regenerate skin and block scars.
Patient with leg ulcers.
Dangerous open wounds known as cutaneous ulcers are common in people with diabetes and bedsores. Now scientists have figured out how to reprogram the cells inside these wounds to heal themselves.
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This African woman suffers from an autoimmune disease called vitiligo which causes the loss of skin pigment.
An autoimmune disease called vitiligo causes white spots to appear on the body, in some cases completely erasing an individual's pigmentation. But a new therapy is on the horizon.
The skin under our eyes is thinner than elsewhere on our face, meaning our blood vessels are more visible.
Many people have an appearance of dark circles on the lower eyelids, and they have many different causes.
Ingredients in many sunscreens are bleaching coral and harming marine life.
Scientists have discovered a natural sunscreen – made by microbes – that may be better for humans and the marine critters they are hoping to see.
Skin is seen as a marker of health, and thus beauty.
Despite skin conditions such as acne having no negative health effects, they can take a huge toll on the confidence and mental health of the person.
Reductions in collagen and elastin as we age are mostly to blame for our laugh lines.
There's not much we can do about the reduction in collagen and fat that cause lines and circles under our eyes as we age. But sunscreen and a healthy lifestyle can help keep the signs of ageing at bay.
Some serious skin conditions are more likely to affect those with weaker immune systems.
Deadly skin conditions are rare, but can be misdiagnosed.
It doesn’t just hold everything in.
We spend a lot of time thinking about our skin - from worrying about its health to trying to get it to look its best. But there's much more to skin than what it looks like.
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The longing for lighter skin remains a taboo topic in African-American communities.
The usual culprit is the bacterium
Staphylococcus aureus, better known as “golden staph”.
School sores usually clear up within a few weeks, without any scarring. Here's what to do if you suspect your child has them.