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Lung health is a common issue among patients presenting to their primary care practitioner, with triggers ranging from environmental toxins to pulmonary conditions such as asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. Continue reading “[2 min read] 17 best foods to optimise lung health”
Did you know that hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the most common preventable risk factor for heart disease? Globally, over 1 billion people have high blood pressure, which is commonly treated with various medications including ACE inhibitors. Continue reading “[2 min read] 12 best foods to treat high blood pressure”
New online melanoma risk calculators help predict melanoma risk and potentially deadly spread.
Clinicians and their patients now have access to a series of online calculators which will assist in prevention, early detection and optimum treatment of melanoma, ultimately saving lives. Continue reading “[1 min read] New online melanoma risk calculators”
Treating actinic keratosis is very common in general practice, and especially so in primary care skin cancer medicine. Many patients require treatment of both individual lesions (for example, by cryotherapy) and of the whole field that is affected (for example, the whole face, using a topical treatment, or a field treatment more generally). Continue reading “[2 min read] Field treatments for actinic keratosis | Prof David Wilkinson”
In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses facial and non-facial lentiginous melanoma featuring real-life cases and some of his very own scholarly articles. Professor Argenziano draws on his previous research of lentiginous melanoma as a “newly defined entity”, and explores what you need to know about the special type of melanoma from a biological point of view.
Similar to other deficiencies, particular food consumption for low nitric oxide levels can be one of the best – and most effective – ways to naturally make a difference.
Nitric oxide plays a vital role in the body as it helps blood vessels dilate to promote proper blood flow. It is also said there are additional health benefits associated with the molecule including lower blood pressure, and improved brain function and exercise performance.
How can your patients best maintain their heart health and minimise their risk of cardiovascular disease through healthy eating?
Nutrients acquired through food have been proven to affect the incidence of disease. Unfortunately, the knowledge of how we should eat doesn’t always align with the everyday diets of real populations. Continue reading “[4 min read] Healthy eating for heart health”
How effective and safe is photodynamic therapy in treating Bowen’s disease? Bowen’s disease is an intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). There are several alternatives for treatment of Bowen’s disease, including photodynamic therapy. A new study investigated the efficacy and safety of photodynamic therapy in treating the skin condition. Continue reading “[3 min read] Photodynamic therapy for Bowen’s disease”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses re-excising skin lesions for which the histopathology results are unclear. Using real-life cases, Giuseppe explores what you should do when malignancies recur in sites where previous malignancies were excised, and how to manage these patients. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [August 2020]”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about the three possible outcomes that can be reached after you check a lesion: Excise, monitor, or do nothing. In most cases, lesions are either deemed suspicious and excised, or deemed safe and the patient goes home. Giuseppe warns that the other option – monitoring the lesion at follow-up appointments – should be used with caution and in limited cases. He goes through the scenarios in which monitoring the lesion is a good choice and how doctors can go about the follow-up procedure. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [July 2020]”