Genetics, Lifestyle May Contribute To AMD Progression

The Boston Globe  (7/8, Satija) reported that a study  published in the July issue of Ophthalmology detailed the influence of genetics and environment on the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers “looked at over 200 male pairs of identical twins” in which some twins both had the disease but at different stages, or onlyContinue reading “Genetics, Lifestyle May Contribute To AMD Progression”

Experts Warn Deep Tan Will Give Way To Permanent Skin Damage

HealthDay  (7/8, Thompson) reported that physicians stress that a deep tan from a tanning salon “will eventually give way to permanent skin damage caused by the ultraviolet rays emitted by a tanning bed — damage up to and including potentially deadly skin cancer.” And, even though “most people spend more time in the sun duringContinue reading “Experts Warn Deep Tan Will Give Way To Permanent Skin Damage”