February 1, 2019 by MSR News Online Leave a Comment Conclusion of a three-part series Most skin diseases occur in people of all nationalities, regardless of their skin color. Particular problems encountered in the skin are more common in people with different hues of skin, and sometimes a disorder seems more prominent because it affects skin color. This column completes our consideration of these problems and their treatment in this series. Pseudofolliculitis barbae This condition is also known as “razor bumps.” Hair is made of a protein called keratin, and it can be extremely inflammatory to the skin. It is called “pseudo” folliculitis because the hair can actually come out of the follicular opening and penetrate nearby skin, causing it to look like inflammation, or folliculitis, of that pore. However, because it is just nearby the actual follicle, it is “pseudo” folliculitis. This is most often seen in persons with curly hair or hair that … [Read more...] about Treating skin of color: part three
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By NIKITA STEWART and GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES OCT. 30, 2018 When he left the hospital, he joined 11,233 other children under 6 living in New York City’s shelter system. Born Homeless When he left the hospital, he joined 11,233 other children under 6 living in New York City’s shelter system. By NIKITA STEWART and GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES OCT. 30, 2018 Baby Antonio was born homeless. He arrived at 12:29 a.m. on a warm Thursday in August. He was purple and perfectly formed, weighing all of 5 pounds and 12 ounces. He stretched his tiny arms and legs into the air as hospital staff hovered over him to count 10 toes and 10 fingers. His skin turned from purple to a light brown, and he cried, knowing nothing about his world. There is a picture of homelessness etched in public perception: a solitary, disheveled man, begging on a crowded sidewalk, holding a cardboard sign. But the largest single population in New York City’s shelter system is children under … [Read more...] about Baby Antonio: 5 Pounds, 12 Ounces and Homeless From Birth
Not everyone even understood him, because Cooper didn't fit into any of the categories the world has gradually come to acknowledge: He wasn't gay, because he was too young to know, and he wasn't transgender, because he identified proudly as a boy. He fell into a different, lesser-known middle ground: He was a boy who liked girly things. So he wore his school uniform's skirt instead of shorts, and he primped Barbie dolls instead of racing Matchbox cars. On his Instagram account (run by his 24-year-old sister, Nikki), he shared his skin-care routine and twirled around his house to the song "Good as Hell" while watching the windows to catch his reflection. He imagined one day starring in The Nutcracker. "Of course, he wants to be the Sugar Plum Fairy," his mom said with a laugh. "He doesn't want to be the prince." As society evolves toward understanding that gender identity can be more complex than simply male or female, an official term for kids like Cooper has gained traction: "gender … [Read more...] about A Miami 7-Year-Old Fights for Acceptance of Gender-Nonconforming Children
Sunday August 5, 2018 12:01 AM Since foot fungus can take hold of your toenails, the best home remedy is prevention. FYI Look for symptoms of toenail fungus An article on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website explains that fungal nail infections are common infections of the fingernails or toenails that can cause the nail to become discolored, thick and more likely to crack and break. These infections, called onychomycosis, appear more often in toenails than fingernails. Symptoms include: Yellow, brown or white coloration. Thickening of nails. Fragile or cracked nails. Unless a fungal nail infection becomes serious, it usually doesn’t cause any pain, and sometimes it can cause a fungal skin infection on the foot or between the toes called athlete’s foot. Prevention includes: Keep your hands and feet clean and dry. Clip your fingernails and toenails short and keep them clean. Don’t walk barefoot in areas such as locker rooms or public showers. … [Read more...] about Place the health of your feet first
I hope you’ve recovered, relaxed and recharged yourself for another week, because there are two big meetings happening today that you’ll be hearing more from us on. Mayor Kenney is hoping to quell the backlash to the city’s sudden decision to pull the Made in America Festival from the Parkway by talking with Jay-Z’s entertainment company to figure out the next steps. While this meeting is going on, Vice President Mike Pence will be in town supporting Republican Senate candidate Lou Barletta as he tries to unseat Democrat Bob Casey in a pivotal midterm election season this November. The last time Pence was here, protesters gathered in Rittenhouse Square. We’ve also dug up some discouraging environmental news: plastics and other scraps meant for recycling are ending up in landfills — at a cost to taxpayers. — Tauhid Chappell(@tauhidchappell, [email protected]) Why recycling is now a money loser, … [Read more...] about Recycling isn’t helping Philly, Mike Pence is in town, where will Made In America go?