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There Is No Such Thing as a Safe Tan!

Despite misconceptions about a safe tanning, a new study had categorically confirmed that there is no such thing as a safe tan. The study, conducted by GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and published in the journal Nature Communications, found for the first time that ‘tanning’ (UV-induced melanin formation), commonly thought to protect […]

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New skin cancer face paint

A face paint containing radioactive particles could obliterate skin cancer in under two hours. [quote]The new paint has a success rate of 95%, requires just one application, has barely no side effects and leaves no scarring.[/quote] The skin cancer paint has been developed in Italy and is already being tested on patients with either basal […]

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The naked truth about skin cancer

Turning the lights off before you undress may save your blushes, but it will not save your skin, according to a new study. 30 May, 2008 – 13:07 The study, carried out by June K. Robinson, M.D., a professor of clinical dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and published in the May issue […]

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Skin cancer gene found

A gene that increases the likelihood of developing the most dangerous type of skin cancer has been identified by researchers at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto this month. 19 September, 2008 – 14:17 A study, presented at the Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Stockholm, showed the variation in a […]

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The smell of skin can detect skin cancer

Odours from skin can actually identify certain types of skin cancer, according to new research from the Monell Centre in the US and presented at the 236th meeting of the American Chemical Society, which may lead to methods of simply screening for early diagnoses of skin cancers. 19 September, 2008 – 14:18 Human skin produces […]

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Raspberry Jelly soothes sunburn

You might think of raspberries as being more at home on the top of your ice cream Sunday than on your skin, but in fact they could be a new weapon against the damaging effects of sunburn. BY News Editor 17 July, 2007 New research, carried out at Ohio State University in the US, found that a […]

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Sun bathers still shun SPF

Over 30% of people still do not use any sun protection factor when out in the sun according to a new report on over 2,000 people from the Institute of Cancer Research’s SAFE campaign. BY News Editor17 July, 2007 More than 75,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year in Britain, with most being […]

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Sun blocks are blocked from label lies

Sun protection creams claiming to give ‘total protection’ are misleading consumers and could be putting people at greater risk from skin cancer, according to a new EU report today. BY News Editor 11 July, 2007 Sun cream manufacturers have agreed to drop label ‘lies’ which claim to completely ‘bloc’ UV damage to eth skin from sun exposure […]

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Keep sunburn in the shade

Our skin is constantly under attack from what we might consider ‘normal’ exposure to the sun or ultraviolet light, so ideally we should be wearing sun screen at all times. Prolonged or unaccustomed exposure will only accelerate this process, causing sunburn initially but also premature ageing and possibly skin cancer in later life. 17 September, […]

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