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Hugh Jackman has not written off cancer completely

Hugh Jackman recently announced that he expects to see more cancerous skin growths in the future, even after a second successful surgical procedure on this nose.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Drinking in the sun may increase risk of skin cancer

Scientists believe that drinking too much alcohol could set off a chain of reactions in the body that could increase the risk of skin cancer by 55 percent.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs

Skin cancer deaths 70% higher in men

Seventy percent more men in the U.K. are dying from malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, than women.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Improvement in skin cancer rates

The majority of men and women diagnosed with malignant melanoma are now surviving the disease, according to a new report.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Melanoma 'shuts down' body's premier immune defence

London - A new study by UK researchers shows a deadly form of skin cancer is capable of basically shutting down the body's strongest immune response.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Could Omega 3 help prevent skin cancer?

Omega-3 oils are known to be beneficial when it comes to joint and cardiovascular health, and now scientists from the University of Manchester say that the oil could also play a role in helping to prevent skin cancer.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

Ginger haired people are more prone to skin cancer

Boston - A research article has indicated that people with fair-skin and red hair are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer and premature skin aging. This relates to their skin pigment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

H&M tanned model upsets cancer groups

H&M, the popular clothing and fashion giant, is in hot water over an ad that was part of the label's latest swimwear campaign. In it, a deeply tanned model, who is shown sporting a bikini, has sparked outrage from cancer groups and advertising watchdogs.

Op-Ed: Natural Medicine when Doctors Fail!

Clean water, clean food, and clean air are not as easy to come by as they once were. When one or more of these items are taken away from the human body, health problems will occur. Doctors fail to acknowledge the natural cures that cost next to nothing.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 3 comments

Study: An aspirin a day may keep skin cancer at bay?

Danish scientists are suggesting that common painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen could offer protection against malignant forms of skin cancer when taken on a regular basis.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments

H&M 'sorry' for too-tanned swimwear model

Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M issued an apology Thursday after coming under fire among cancer groups over a swimwear campaign featuring a Brazilian model in bright swimsuits and a very, very dark tan.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Could a common sunscreen additive actually cause skin cancer?

You wouldn't think that a product designed to prevent UV damage would actually increase your risk of skin cancer. And yet, researchers are saying that common sunblock ingredient zinc oxide may increase a person's risk of developing skin cancer.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 5 comments

Rates of skin cancer in young women have skyrocketed

The Mayo Clinic has reported a dramatic eightfold increase in melanoma rates in young women over the past four decades. Tanning beds are cited as a major culprit.
In the Media by Sherene Chen-See - 2 comments

NSW bans commercial ultraviolet solarium tanning units

Opting for a suntan from a solarium is not a safe option according to researchers who now classify solariums as carcinogenic to humans. New South Wales will be the first Australian state to ban all commercial solariums from the end of 2014.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Op-Ed: Diagnosis From the Internet — Is it Cancer?

The Internet has become a valuable tool for finding out information about your health. Doctors even use it. But you have to be cautious about the information you are getting and be sure to use a reliable site. And sometimes even then you can be fooled.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

Tanning beds now illegal for California minors

Sacramento - California became the first state in the nation to prohibit minors from using tanning facilities after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that raised the minimum age from fourteen to eighteen for those using ultraviolet tanning devices.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Small aquarium fish providing clues to the cure of skin cancer

Boston - Researchers at the Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School identified a gene in zebrafish that appears to be responsible for the development of melanoma in humans.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar

FDA approval for first melanoma drug extending patients' lives

Washington - Drug manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. received the U. S. stamp of approval on Friday to manufacture and market the first drug medication to extend the lives of patients suffering from melanoma.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco - 2 comments

Women who sunbathe live longer, says study

Stockholm - Women who sunbathe regularly live longer and enjoy health benefits which outweigh the risk of skin cancer, according to research presented at the Swedish Society of Medicine's annual conference in Gothenburg.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Kaye Cowher, wife of Bill Cowher has passed away

The wife of former Steelers' head coach Bill Cowher passed away Friday after her battle with skin cancer at the age of 54.
In the Media by Michael Bearak - 2 comments

Radiation from airport scanners may increase cancer risk

In addition to privacy concerns over full body scanners used in airports, U.S. scientists are now warning that radiation from said scanners has been dangerously underestimated and could lead to an increase in skin cancer, particularly in children
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 2 comments

Pregnant mom can transmit cancer to unborn baby

British scientists have discovered that pregnant women can transmit some forms of cancer - including a serious type of leukemia and skin cancer - to their unborn babies.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak

British sun-loving air hostess dies from skin cancer

An air hostess who travelled around the world working for Virgin and enjoyed topping up her tan on her rest days has died of skin cancer at the age of 25.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 4 comments

Virus linked to common skin cancer, no longer just about the sun

A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology establishes a link between a virus and squamous cell carcinoma, a very common skin cancer. Could skin cancer be about more than ultraviolet light exposure?
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Whatever Happened to Hats? Special

In summer, when skin cancer risks are greater than at other times, dermatologists and other medical experts wonder, whatever happened to hats? That’s because hats protect the face, where skin cancer can be particularly serious and should be worn often.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 7 comments

Garlic: May Fight Skin Cancer, Not Just Vampires

In fiction and folklore, garlic has long been a useful deterrent against the undead.But now researchers believe it's also good for your skin as well as your heart.
In the Media by Graham Rix - 12 comments

Computer tanning turns out be a charity hoax

New technology using the rays of a computer screen to give people a tan as they type has been revealed to be a charity hoax.
In the Media by Naved Akhtar

McCain Has Spot Removed From His Face

John McCain has had a spot removed by his dermatologist from his face. It is a routine part of Senator McCain's checkups. The presidential candidate has a history of skin cancer.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Sandals and flip-flops pose a danger to your health

When summer arrives many enjoy putting away the boots and shoes and being able to wear sandals or flip-flops. There can be a danger of cancer if feet aren't properly protected.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 28 comments
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