Our ancient ancestors didn’t have clothes or houses – but that constant exposure to the sun helped their skin protect itself from the worst sun damage.
After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
Toe jam was mentioned in a song by The Beatles. Maybe they knew a thing or two about foot hygiene.
That brownish/yellowish gunk that comes out on your finger if you scratch deep inside your ear? It actually serves an important purpose in your body.
In Summer, you may need to be extra sun smart if you’re swallowing certain medications or putting them on your skin.
Here are some practical tips to keep you comfortable while helping you stay safe.
Two dermatologists explain the itchy and unpleasant allergic reaction this plant can cause in up to 90% of people who encounter it.
Some studies reported skin improvements from collagen supplements. But many of these studies were sponsored, fully or in part, by cosmetic or supplement companies.
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.
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.
You’ve had your own personal set of fingerprints since before you were born, and they’ll be with you throughout your whole life.
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.
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.
Exposure to the sun every other day produces more skin pigment than sunbathing every day – but protection is still vital.
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.
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.
Mosquitoes are picky about who they bite but it’s not actually “us” that they’re smelling when they choose their next meal…
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.