Tag Archives: Skin

Gold Sensor Lives Under Skin for Months Measuring Drugs and Biomarkers

Researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have developed an implantable biosensor that can measure concentrations of various biomarkers and drugs in the body. Unlike many implantable devices, the sensor can reside in place under the skin for many months without being rejected by the body or losing its functionality. The system uses… Read More »

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Itchy skin may mean you have the troublesome condition

By the time NASH occurs, there’s no doubt that the liver is damaged. There are tell-tale signs the condition has entered this troublesome stage of development – what are they? As certified by John Hopkins Medicine, a long-lasting itch could creep its way into your everyday life. Other worrisome symptoms include spider-like blood vessels showing… Read More »

Americans Lost Future Life-Years in 2020: How Much Life Was Lost Depends on the Color of One’s Skin

Some people remark about 2020 being a “lost year” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. That happens to be a true statement, sadly not in jest: in the U.S., life expectancy at birth fell by one full year over the first half of 2020 compared with 2019, to 77.8 years. In 2019, life expectancy… Read More »

How to Safely Exfoliate Dry Skin

One of the best ways to treat dry skin – particularly when it’s the result of cold, dry air in the wintertime – is to exfoliate and moisturize. If you’re unfamiliar, exfoliation refers to the intentional removal of skin cells. Our bodies shed around 40,000 skin cells a day in normal circumstances, but skin can… Read More »