Tag: Skin cancer

Microscope Can Diagnose And Treat Skin Cancer, Other Diseases Without Cutting Skin

Doctors develop a special microscope that's a diagnostic and treatment instrument in one. Ultra-precise and sensitive, this new device from the University of British Columbia is so cutting-edge that it doesn't even need to cut the skin to perform surgery.

Biotech May 18, 2019

Many People Are Forgetting To Use Sunscreen On Areas At Risk Of Skin Cancer

Most people usually skip the eyelids when putting on sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF. When in truth, it is one of the areas of the body most prone to skin cancer.

Public Health April 8, 2019

Skin Cancer Death Rates Among Men In Developed Countries Significantly Increased In Past 30 Years

Since 1985, skin cancer death rates among men in developed countries saw a sharp increase. On the other hand, skin cancer death rates among women increased more slowly or even declined.

Public Health November 6, 2018

Experimental Blood Test Can Detect Early Stages Of Melanoma Skin Cancer

Australian scientists developed a blood test that can detect melanoma early and can potentially save thousands of lives. What makes it different and more efficient than current tests for diagnosing skin cancer?

Public Health July 21, 2018

Hundreds Of Cancer Lawsuits Against Monsanto Proceed To Trials

A district court judge in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that hundreds of cases against Monsanto Roundup may now be taken for trials. The company faced more than 400 cancer lawsuits in the region and about 5,000 more nationwide.

Public Health July 11, 2018

43-Year-Old Woman Addicted To Tanning Discovers Pimple On Her Nose Is Skin Cancer

A 43-year-old woman discovered that a pimple on the right side of her nose was skin cancer after it exploded and bleed for three weeks. After getting the cancer removed, the woman was left with a small hole the size of a penny on her nose.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 29, 2018

Woman Suffering From A Migraine Discovers She Has A Brain Tumor And Only 24 Hours To Live

A woman was given only 24 hours to live after doctors discovered a 2.2cm tumor in her brain. The woman claimed she went to the doctors because of a severe headache she thought was a migraine.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 25, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Doctors

A group of researchers trained an artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose malignant melanomas and pitted it against actual dermatologists. As it turns out, the machine outperformed the man.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

Woman Diagnosed With Skin Cancer Refuses To Stop Her Addiction To Sun Tanning

A 51-year-old woman who was diagnosed with skin cancer continues to suntan. The woman claimed she is 'addicted' to brown skin and used very little protection in the past when she would sunbathe.

Public Health May 29, 2018

Melanoma On The Rise Among Young Women: Factors That Can Increase Your Risk For Skin Cancer

Melanoma is now the second most common form of cancer in women between 15 and 29 years old. Here are some factors that can up a person's odds for sun damage and skin cancer.

Public Health May 12, 2018

Here Are The Best Sunscreens 2018, According to Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has released its annual list of the best sunscreens on the market this year ahead of the upcoming summer season. Here's the full list.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Hawaii Potentially Banning 70 Percent Of Sunscreen Brands Available In The Market

Hawaii's decision to ban sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate could potentially prohibit 70 percent of known sunscreen products on the market. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association believed that this move impacts the efforts made to prevent skin cancer.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Experts Say Melanoma Likely To Affect 91,000 This Year: Here’s How You Can Protect Your Skin

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone is encouraged to have a self-examination for signs of the melanoma, the most dangerous of all skin cancers.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Common Skin Bacteria Produces Chemical That Can Help Prevent Cancer

A strain of bacteria that commonly lives on the human skin produces 6-HAP that can kill cancer cells without harming other cells. About 20 percent of healthy humans have 6-HAP-producing Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Public Health February 28, 2018

Chemical That Mimics Sunlight To Give Suntan May Prevent Skin Cancer And Slow Down Aging

A new chemical that can produce suntan without the damaging effects of UV radiation may be used along with sunscreen. Here's how it works for better protection against skin cancer and aging.

Medicine June 14, 2017

Skin Cancer Awareness: Advice From Sportscaster Holly Rowe and Melanoma Research Foundation

Sportscaster Holly Rowe decided to team up with the Melanoma Research Foundation in skin cancer awareness campaign. Melanoma Awareness Month is dedicated to informing people on the dangers of skin cancer and sun exposure.

Public Health May 2, 2017

FDA OKs Treatment For Rare Skin Cancer, Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Finally, the FDA has given a green light to the first-ever drug for a rare form of skin cancer. What is metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma and how does one get it?

Medicine March 26, 2017

Tanning Devices Responsible For Increasing Number Of Skin Cancer Cases In US, Report Suggests

The use of indoor tanning techniques is the leading cause of skin cancer according to a new study. About $343.1 million goes into medical costs to treat skin cancer caused by tanning devices in the United States.

Public Health February 28, 2017

Wear Sunscreen: Wolverine Actor Hugh Jackman Urges Fans After Another Skin Cancer Scare

Hugh Jackman faces his sixth skin cancer battle and urges everyone to wear sunscreen. See the various ways you can prevent contracting basal cell carcinoma.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2017

Not Recluse: Scientists Devise Method To Tell Difference Between Brown Recluse Spider Bite, Skin Cancer

Think you got bitten by a brown recluse spider? A team of researchers in the United States invented a new mnemonic device to help you avoid misdiagnosis and tell the difference between a spider bite and skin cancer.

Public Health February 17, 2017

Researchers Build 3D Bioprinter Prototype To Create Functional Human Skin: What Is 3D Bioprinting?

Spanish scientists have developed a 3D bio-printer capable of generating human skin, which is being hailed as the first living human organ created by bioprinting. The development has pushed bioprinting into the limelight as a significant technology.

Biotech January 26, 2017

Smartphones Could Soon Be The First Step To Diagnosing Skin Cancer

Computer scientists from Stanford University set out to produce an AI-driven algorithm for skin cancer, making a database of almost 130,000 skin disease images. They trained the algorithm to visually diagnose cancers like melanoma.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2017

Sunscreen vs. Beach Umbrella: What Gives Better Sun Protection?

What gives better sun protection? The shade of a beach umbrella or good old sunscreen? New research published in JAMA Dermatology revealed the best choice to protect your skin from the sun.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Skin Cancer Cream Reportedly Kills 5 Dogs

The FDA has released a new advisory warning pet owners of reported dog deaths from the topical cancer drug fluorouracil, marketed under brand names such as Carac, Efudex, and Fluoroplex.

Medicine January 19, 2017

Skin Cancer Treatment 2017: New Chemical Compound Promises To Stop Spread Of 90 Percent Of Melanoma Cells

Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a new chemical compound capable of stopping the spread of melanoma. The drug has been shown to curb the spread of up to 90 percent of malignant cells.

Medicine January 6, 2017

Melanoma Cases, Deaths Down In Northeast States, Says Study

New research analyzing the incidence of melanoma cases within the United States from 2003 to 2013 reveals disparities among states and regions. Awareness programs would be among the most effective means of preventing this type of cancer.

Public Health December 29, 2016

Bernie Sanders Is Back To Work After Skin Cancer Was Removed From His Cheek

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders underwent a minor surgery on Thursday, Dec. 15, to remove a small basal cell carcinoma from his cheek. His staff said the senator was able to return to work following the hour-long procedure.

December 17, 2016

Common Acne Bacterium Actually Saves You From Other Skin Diseases

A bacterium was found to secrete a protein that helps people against developing different skin diseases. The quantity of the bacterium was correlated with the severity of skin diseases in patients.

Medicine November 14, 2016

Acne Sufferers Likely To Live Longer Than People With Flawless Skin

People who suffer from acne are likely to look better than their peers later in life. They are also likely to live longer based on the length of telomeres in their cells.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2016

Organ Transplants Linked To Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Organ transplant patients have up to 250 times increased risk for squamous-cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer. The risk also applies to Black, Asian and Hispanic patients

Public Health September 22, 2016

Tel Aviv Scientists Make Melanoma Breakthrough That Can Block Spread Of Skin Cancer

Researchers have uncovered the mechanism of how melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer, spreads to other organs in the body. They were also able to identify substances that can revolutionize treatment of this fatal disease.

Medicine August 24, 2016

Genes That Cause Red Hair And Freckles Increase Skin Cancer Risk

People who have red hair as well as freckled and pale skin have increased risk for skin cancer. A study that examined tumor DNA sequences revealed why redheads should be extra cautious of the sun.

Public Health July 12, 2016

Consumers Often Buy Sunscreens That Fall Short Of Safety Standards Set By Dermatologists

Sunscreen products provide protection against the damaging rays of the sun. Unfortunately, 40 percent of the top-rated sunscreens on failed to meet the standards set by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Skin Cancer Rate Among Over 55s Spikes As 'Sun, Sea And Sangria Generation' Seeks The Sun

The older generation is paying the price for their sun-filled holidays years ago. Skin cancer rates among people aged 55 and above spiked dramatically in the past 20 years.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 1, 2016

How To Select Sunscreen To Prevent Sunburn, Reduce Risk For Skin Cancer

Here are expert tips on how to use sunscreen and choose the right product to protect yourself from sunburn and skin cancer, which affects one out of five in the United States.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2016

Your Car's Side Windows May Not Protect You From Harmful UV Rays: Here's What You Can Do

Lather on sunscreen, put on your sunglasses and roll up your windows. A new study found that your car's side windows may not be enough to protect you from the sun's harmful UV light.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2016

SPF30 Sunscreens Significantly Lowers Your Melanoma Risk

Researchers from the Ohio State University found that sunscreens with SPF30 can help protect the skin not only against sunburns but melanoma as well. These products effectively prevented the growth of skin tumors on mice models developed by the Ohio State University.

Life April 19, 2016

New Zealand Overtakes Australia As Country With Worse Rate For Invasive Melanoma

New Zealand now has the highest invasive melanoma rates in the world. The Kiwis have overtaken Australians, a study has found. Unfortunately, the skin cancer rates in New Zealand are expected to get worse.

Life March 30, 2016

How Can Smartphones Improve Skin Cancer Diagnosis In Developing Countries?

Skin cancer is on the rise, and researchers are turning to smartphones to improve detection rates in developing countries. Better detection rates mean skin cancer can be caught early, which also improves prognosis.

Life March 17, 2016

How To Correctly Use Sunscreen To Avoid Skin Cancer

After having another tumor removed from his nose, Hugh Jackman advised people to use sunscreen. Find out how to use sunscreen as protection from the most common skin cancers.

Life February 10, 2016

Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked To Formation Of Facial Dark Spots In Women

Air pollution affects the body, particularly the lungs and heart. A new study shows that traffic-related air pollution has been linked to facial dark spots.

Life February 9, 2016

Hugh Jackman Urges Fans To Use Sunscreen After Getting Skin Cancer On Nose Removed

Hugh Jackman posted a selfie on Instagram shortly after his treatment for basal cell carcinoma, urging his followers to wear sunscreen. This is the actor's fourth procedure on his nose and his third post-op photo online within three years.

Life February 9, 2016

Meet Bixin, A Natural Food Additive That Might Help Prevent Skin Cancer

A new study has found that Bixin, a compound found in a natural food additive called annatto, may help prevent skin cancer. The researchers have found their study results compelling because the simple and widely used food ingredient was able to exhibit such significant health benefits.

Life January 31, 2016

Melanoma And Indoor Tanning: Teens Who Use Tanning Beds More Likely To Develop Skin Cancer Before Age 40

Women who used tanning beds when they were teenagers are at risk for early onset of melanoma. Experts said that restricting indoor tanning can help combat the rising incidence of skin cancer.

Life January 28, 2016

Ill Soldier Blames Army Not Issuing Sun Cream For His Skin Cancer

Lee Hall, who formerly served in the British Armed Forces, claimed that his skin cancer was caused by the Army not issuing sun cream. He was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma back in December 2014.

Life January 22, 2016

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