Emollients used to treat eczema and psoriasis may pose fire risk

When emollients found in certain lotions, creams, and ointments are absorbed into fabrics they can pose a fire risk. Both paraffin and paraffin-free emollients, commonly found in products used to treat conditions like eczema and psoriasis have been shown to increase flammability in fabrics when allowed to absorb and dry.

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Melanoma survival rate in US higher in states with more diagnosed cases

Patients in the United States who live in a state with a higher incidence of melanoma are more likely to survive the disease. Conversely, Americans who live in a state with a lower incidence of melanoma are less likely to survive the disease. Researchers believe that this seeming contradiction might be a result of better detection in more well-funded regions leading to better outcomes.