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Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the skin which can have many causes. The most common skin cancers are basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma. Skin cancer generally develops in the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin), so a tumor is usually clearly visible. This makes most skin cancers detectable in the early stages. 

There are three common and likely types of skin cancer, each of which is named after the type of skin cell from which it arises. Unlike many other cancers, including those originating in the lung, pancreas, and stomach, only a small minority of those afflicted will actually die of the disease.

Skin cancer represents the most commonly diagnosed cancer, surpassing lung, breasts, colorectal and prostate cancer. It is the most common cancer in the young population (20 – 39 age group).

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Views: 1331 | Added by: KillerQueen | Date: 25.08.2011 | Comments (0)

People who are sad or depressed really do avoid eye contact, according to new research by a psychologist at Anglia Ruskin University. 

Dr Peter Hills, Lecturer in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin, carried out experiments to discover how mood affects the way individuals look at other people. 

The research - co-authored by Dr Michael Lewis of Cardiff University - is published in the latest edition of the British Journal of Psychology and shows that happy people are more likely to detect changes in eyes than participants who are unhappy. 

"Depressed people tend to avoid eye-contact in social situations and in experimental settings, whereas happy people actively seek eye-contact," said Dr Hills, who also discovered that, conversely, sad people more accurately noticed 'external' changes such as hairstyle. 

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Few cases of Epstein-Barr virus myelitis have been described in the literature. Multi-centric Castleman's disease is a lymphoproliferative disorder that is well known for its associations with the human immunodeficiency virus, human herpes virus 8, and Kaposi's sarcoma. The concurrent presentation of these two diseases in a patient at the same time is extremely unusual.

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  Maffucci syndrome is a rare clinical entity (approximately 200 cases have been reported in the medical literature) with combined occurrence of multiple enchondromas and vascular tumors. Case presentation The case of a 43-year-old Japanese man with multiple chondromas and hemangiomas (Maffucci syndrome) is reported. One of the hemangiomas was removed and examined pathologically. The morphological picture was an admixture of cavernous hemangioma and spindle cell hemangioma without cytological atypia or mitosis. Sheets of vacuolated endothelial cells were also observed. Conclusion A rare case of hemangioma associated with Maffucci syndrome, focusing on the pathologic nature of the submitted tissue is reported.
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Wales Deanery and the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Health (NLIAH) have produced an extremely useful interactive tool which explains the links between different stages in the medical careers pathway. Click on the link below to view the map:
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You should be aware that during your Foundation Programme you will be responsible for taking control of your learning. This may feel slightly strange after spending 5 years at medical school but it is to enable you to start to operate at a greater level of independent learning than you perhaps have been used to.

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Views: 1586 | Added by: KillerQueen | Date: 25.06.2011 | Comments (1)