TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 -- Those tangled blue varicose veins that can pop up on your legs as you age may be more than unsightly: New research suggests they might quintuple your risk of dangerous blood clots.
Known as deep venous thrombosis (DVT), these clots in the legs can be life-threatening if they travel to the lungs or heart, Taiwanese researchers said.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 -- Bacteria that commonly live on your skin's surface just might be protecting you from cancer.
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, said that one particular strain of bacteria appears to help ward off skin cancer by suppressing the spread of tumor cells triggered by over-exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.
FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 -- Acne can be emotionally devastating at any age, and new research suggests it could even throw you into a deep depression.
"Our research has shown that patients with acne have a 63 percent increased risk of developing major depressive disorder in their first year following an acne diagnosis, compared to patients without acne," said study author Isabelle Vallerand.
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Doctors have discovered a combination of treatments that can return color to skin that has been lightened by vitiligo -- the skin disease that turned Michael Jackson's skin white.
The new therapy includes the oral medication Xeljanz (tofacitinib) -- a drug already approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis patients that dampens the body's immune response -- and ultraviolet-B light therapy.