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.


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.