Today’s Solutions: June 16, 2024

Netherlands launches free sun

Netherlands launches free sun protection campaign to promote sun safety

The Netherlands is taking proactive steps to combat the worrisome rise in skin cancer incidences by offering free sun protection to its inhabitants. Recognizing the importance of ensuring that everyone has free and easy access to sun cream, the government launched a statewide drive to place sun Read More...

Skin conditions

This app can save time and lives by diagnosing skin conditions

After a concerning brush with melanoma, where a lengthy test dangerously delayed her treatment, Susan Conover began her studies in skin diseases and dermatology. She explored technological solutions to skin problems in the MIT System Design and Management graduate program and then founded Piction Read More...

view of woman's back with sunscreen applied on her shoulder in the shape of a sun

How to protect your whole body from the sun this summer

Summer has arrived and we are feeling it! Summer means lots of sunshine, heat, and time spent outdoors. Arming yourself with sunscreen before heading out is a smart and preventative measure against skin cancer, but some body parts are often neglected. Here are a few easy-to-miss areas and how to Read More...

Treatment of wound by sterilizing and closing with a bandage.

This gel heals the delicate skin of people with “butterfly disease”

What is butterfly disease? The rare disease known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a genetic condition that causes the skin to be extremely fragile. Even the slightest touch can tear it, leaving people with wounds that never heal and even resulting in skin cancer. This gives EB its name Read More...

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Harvard scientists thrilled with new personalized cancer vaccine

Although the pandemic has put many things on hold, it has also spurred advancement in a variety of fields. For instance, there’s been a lot of interest and investment in vaccine technology for coronavirus, but the Covid-19 virus is not the only illness we can fend off with the surge of new Read More...

Scientists use AI and smartpho

Scientists use AI and smartphones to detect skin cancer highly accurately

The idea of using smartphones to detect potential skin cancers has been around for more than a decade, but until now, the technology hasn’t been advanced enough to challenge the accuracy of a trained dermatologist. Recently, however, researchers at MIT and Harvard developed deep learning Read More...

How a urine test could replace

How a urine test could replace painful biopsies for skin cancer patients

This weekend, we wrote about a bacteria-sampling pill that could be used to replace uncomfortable colonoscopies. On a similar note, today we are reporting on a recent scientific breakthrough that could help doctors monitor skin cancer without the need for invasive biopsies. Researchers at the Read More...

Four ways to protect yourself

Four ways to protect yourself from skin cancer (we’re not talking sunscreen)

One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime. Many people don't know this, but skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer worldwide, and in the United States, there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. Research Read More...

Lighten up!

Lighten up!

Should we stay out of the summer sun? Not at all, according to a growing group of physicians. Sunlight can be good for you. Ana Karadarevic | September 2010 issue We’ve been hearing about the dangers of sun exposure for decades. Yet people still swarm to outdoor cafés, parks and beaches during Read More...