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Skin cancer drug is effective against flu, HIV & Ebola

A skin cancer drug, currently undergoing clinical trial, could be effective against a range of other diseases. These include viral infections like influenza and HIV. We look at this and bring a round-up of other drug development news.

International rates for skin cancer revealed

A new global study has revealed variations in the rate of skin cancer around the world. The key variations relate to geographical and socio-economic factors, which make the disease more or less common.

Dr. Alex Khadavi gives advice on hair and skin Special

Los Angeles - A world-renowned expert in dermatology, Dr. Khadavi is based in California and regularly helps some of the biggest names in Hollywood to roll back the years. Digital Journal, ever concerned about our appearance, chatted to him.

New skin cancer drug approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new skin cancer drug manufactured by the company Bristol-Myers Squibb.

New skin cancer drugs in development

Two new skin cancer drugs are moving towards regulatory approval and market launch, with release intended for both U.S. and Europe.

A herpes-based drug was successfully used to treat skin cancer

London - In a trial, a drug based on the herpes virus was given to patients who had aggressive skin cancer and the treatment was a success.

Increase in skin cancer rates and costs in U.S.

Washington - The costs associated with skin cancer have increased five times as fast as treatments for other cancers between 2002 and 2011. This is according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.

New tanning bed cancer risk study

Dundee - According to a new study from Dundee University, tanning bed (sunbed) users remain at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin when using sunbeds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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