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dermatology

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Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?

A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.

By February 24, 2014

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Ah, Vanity: Wrinkle videos trump cancer vids in getting teens to bust out the sunscreen

It may not be surprising that appealing to our vanity works better than a biology lecture, but the extent to which the approach increases sunscreen use is sizable.

By February 13, 2014

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From Croatia to CES: The story of Teddy the Guardian's unlikely Las Vegas debut

Sometimes it's the deceptively simple solutions to complex problems that show the most potential. Sometimes those solutions come from unexpected places. And, sometimes, you can find true innovation on the CES show floor. This is the story of one of those times.

By January 18, 2014

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What's a zit's life span? ScanZ aims to help clear that up

Device takes transdermal images, which are sent to a smartphone app and then run through algorithms developed at the Mayo Clinic that help predict when zits are likely to disappear.

By November 7, 2013

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New nanoneedle technique probes inner workings of human skin

Researchers in the U.K. say that by combining a nanoneedle with atomic force microscopy, they can now perform a mechanical scan of the thin top layer of our skin to better understand its biomechanics.

By June 13, 2013

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Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

An assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finds that three out of the four apps she tested incorrectly described cancers as harmless at least 30 percent of the time.

By January 18, 2013

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How to browse sensitive subjects without being tracked

Doing some Web searches you want to keep extra private? Try private browsing, Do Not Track, and other tools.

By June 20, 2012

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UV photography reveals our sun-damaged selves

A new study of hundreds of middle-schoolers uses ultraviolet-imaging technology to show that sun damage can happen early in life.

By April 13, 2012

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Photoacoustic device identifies cancer before tumors form

Researchers are using laser-induced ultrasound to provide much earlier detection of aggressive melanoma cancers, before tumors even have a chance to form.

By January 6, 2012

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New tech aims to help soldiers battle limb injuries

The publicly funded Airlift Research Foundation is funding research to develop a flashlight that kills bacteria; metal implants that fight infection; and processes to regenerate bones via grafts and stem cells.

By September 9, 2011