Creation of the «soludable» sun protection accreditation program for schools

ConclusionsThis is the first sun protection accreditation program developed for Spanish schools. Studies are needed to evaluate how this program is received and how it affects students’ sun protection behaviors.ResumenIntroducciónLa exposición solar en la infancia es el principal factor de riesgo para el desarrollo de cáncer de piel en la vida adulta. Las intervenciones basadas en programas y políticas de fotoprotección escolar han demostrado ser las estrategias más eficaces y coste-efectivas para la prevención del cáncer de piel.ObjetivosElaborar un modelo de certificación que permita identificar de forma objetiva aquellos centros escolares que promueven activamente la fotoprotección.MetodologíaSe empleó metodología de consenso basada en panel de experto, recurriendo al método Delphi en dos rondas. Se analizaron las medianas de las valoraciones de la importancia y factibilidad de cada una de las recomendaciones, y el porcentaje de respuestas positivas para los niveles de cada una de las mismas.ResultadosSe obtuvo un modelo integrado por 14 recomendaciones junto a sus criterios de evaluación, relativas a 7 dimensiones: 1) Liderazgo organizacional (5 recomendaciones), 2) Comunicación efectiva (2 recomendaciones), 3) Elementos estructurales (2 recomendaciones), 4) Formación de profesionales (1 recomendación), 5) Curriculum escolar (1 recomendaci&oa...
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

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Abstract Melanoma develops as the result of complex interactions between sun exposure and genetic factors. Data on these interactions from prospective studies are scant however. We aimed to quantify the association between ambient and personal ultraviolet (UV) exposure and incident melanoma in a large population-based prospective study of men and women residing in a high ambient UV setting, and to examine potential gene-environment interactions. Among participants with genetic data (n=15,373), 420 (2.7%) developed cutaneous melanoma (173 invasive, 247 in situ) during a median follow-up time of 4.4 years. Country o...
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) — Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but a new study published in JAMA Dermatology finds melanoma rates are actually dropping, at least in young people. Melanoma is linked to exposing skin to ultraviolet light (UV), most notably through sunburns during childhood. Researchers looked at data from almost a million cases of invasive melanoma between 2006 and 2015, and found that while the rates ticked up in adults over 40, they dropped 23% among adolescents and adults under 30. They say this suggests that public health efforts to get people to use sun protection and avoid excessive UV exposure is working.
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Skin Cancer Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE: Efforts that prevent adverse childhood experiences could also potentially prevent adult chronic conditions, depression, health risk behaviors, and negative socioeconomic outcomes. States can use comprehensive public health approaches derived from the best available evidence to prevent childhood adversity before it begins. By creating the conditions for healthy communities and focusing on primary prevention, it is possible to reduce risk for adverse childhood experiences while also mitigating consequences for those already affected by these experiences. PMID: 316...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Authors: Ertoy Baydar D, Akkaya H, Dusmez Apa D, Bal N, Demirsam A, Gucluer B, Nese N, Akder Sari A, Kirdar S, Akdogan B, Karabulut E Abstract Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the penis has been subject to only a few studies in populations where late childhood circumcision is performed. To asses clinicopathological features and human papillomavirus (HPV) status of penile SCC in men with late circumcision, eight institutions in the country volunteered to collaborate and 15 cases of penile SCC were collected from their pathology archives. The presence and genotype of HPV were determined in addition to clinicopatholog...
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
s T Abstract Fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)3 and phosphatidylinositol‑4,5‑bisphosphate 3‑kinase, catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA) mutations are found in various types of cancer, such as urinary bladder cancer, human papillomavirus‑positive tonsillar and base of the tongue squamous cell carcinoma, breast cancer and some childhood sarcomas. Several drugs can target these genes, some of which have been used for the treatment of urinary bladder cancer. Much less is known about childhood cancer. For this reason, the present study investigated the presence of such mutations in neuroblastomas (NBs) and ...
Source: International Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Int J Oncol Source Type: research
In conclusion, our findings link the calcification of the vascular tissue with the expression of FGF23 in the vessels and with the elevation of circulating levels this hormone. Permanently Boosting Levels of Natural Killer Cells in Mice to Increase Cancer Resistance Researchers here demonstrate a very interesting approach to immunotherapy: they introduce engineered stem cells in mice that will give rise to additional natural killer T cells, boosting the capability of the ...
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Hydroa vacciniforme-like lymphoproliferative disorder (HVLPD) is a rare Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated T-cell lymphoproliferative disease. The term HVLPD has been renamed from hydroa vacciniforme-like lymphoma to lymphoproliferative disorder according to 2016 WHO classification due to its relationship with chronic active EBV infection and a spectrum in terms of its clinical course. It usually affects children and young adolescents, although adult and elderly cases have been reported. Clinically, it is characterized by recurrent erythematous papules and vesicles leaving pitted scars on the sun-exposed area including face and forearms.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers Source Type: research
Propranolol is currently the first-line treatment for severe infantile hemangioma (IH), the most frequent skin tumor in childhood. Neither the molecular mechanism of action of propranolol nor the cell type target of the drug has been identified with a strong proof of concept. We have developed an IH in vitro model using patient-derived endothelial cells, pericytes and PDGFR- α + stromal cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of these perivascular cells in IH vascular proliferation and in the antitumor effect of propranolol on IH angiogenesis.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The National SunSmart Schools program continues to have a substantial impact in supporting the adoption of appropriate sun protection policies and their practical implementation. SO WHAT?: Even small changes to sun protection practices in Australian primary schools can have a major positive impact on long-term health outcomes. SunSmart membership can be leveraged to broaden existing policies and practices, targeting priority areas such as shade provision and the incorporation of sun protection into school curriculum. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31466123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research
Abstract Some bone lesions are reported to mimic bone metastasis on imaging tests. Herein, we report a case of a 55-year-old Japanese man who presented with a skin tumor on the left lower extremity. He also had a history of recurrent generalized cutaneous blister and erosion formation since childhood. His skin lesions were diagnosed as cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma complicated by recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Magnetic resonance imaging of the left lower extremity detected multiple focal bone lesions mimicking bone metastases in the left femur and tibia. However, bone biopsy revealed that the bone...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research
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