New moles, not existing ones give rise to most melanomas

Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin and develops from the pigment containing cells, called melanocytes. It is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and affects around 132,000 people per year worldwide. Early detection of melanomas increases survival rate and so a simple pneumonic was developed to help identify troublesome spots:…

Exposure to pollution in utero increase the risk of lung inflammation in mice for 3 generations

New research published monthly continues to shed light on the negative health effects of air pollution which include aggravation of existing cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, development of chronic diseases like asthma and heart disease, and even an early risk of death. Traditionally considered to be reserved for severe pollution events, the health concerns surrounding air…