Social exclusion may make you feel cold

Social exclusion makes people feel physically cold, find University of Toronto psychologists. – When we hear somebody described as “frosty” or “cold”, we automatically picture a person who is unfriendly and antisocial. There are numerous examples in our daily language of metaphors which make a connection between cold temperatures and emotions such as loneliness, despair and sadness.

Estrogen does not improve sun-damaged skin

Long-term sun exposure hinder the ability of topical estradiol to stimulate collagen production in aged human skin. – Treating the skin with estrogen can stimulate collagen production-which improves the appearance of the skin-in areas not typically exposed to the sun, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System.

Moisturisers may increase skin cancer risk

Moisturisers used by millions of people may be increasing the risk of common skin cancer like melanoma. – Moisturisers used by millions of people may be increasing the risk of common skin cancer like melanoma, hinted by researchers. However, the researchers had cautioned that the experiments were carried out on mice, but the majority of moisturisers have not gone through skin cancer safety checks.

Cold sore’s herpes simplex virus mechanism revealed

The secret of how the cold sore virus (herpes simplex virus 1) manages to persist for a lifetime in the human body may have been cracked by US scientists. – Now that Duke University Medical Center scientists have figured out how the virus that causes cold sores hides out, they may have a way to wake it up and kill it.

Health effects of climate change in UK

Climate change is perhaps the most significant environmental problem which mankind will face in the coming century. Efforts to reduce the extent of climate change are of course important, but it is likely that we will have to deal with at least some impacts on health. – The possible health effects of climate change are set out in a report published by the Department of Health, UK (DH) and the Health Protection Agency (HPA).