Skin Cancer

Cannabinoids may hold a key for treatment of various skin diseases

Apr 19 2017 - 6:56am
Cannais and skin disease treatment

Researchers say that some skin diseases may respond well to treatment with cannabinoids.

Skin conditions can be extremely difficult to treat. There has been a search for non-toxic natural interventions for the treatment of skin conditions.

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Staying away from too much sun may offer you a Fountain of Youth

Mar 6 2017 - 3:28pm
Getting protection from the sun

It is important to protect your skin from too much exposure to the sun to slow down signs of aging.

Most everyone seems to love the opportunity to spend time relaxing in the sunshine and getting a suntan. However, this is not always the safest thing to do.

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The True Cost of Indoor Tanning

Mar 2 2017 - 2:40pm

Sunlamps and tanning beds not only pose serious health risks, they also cost the health care system millions of dollars.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation—whether directly from the sun or from artificial sources such as sunlamps or tanning beds—increases the risk of developing skin cancer, according to the Natio

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Staying away from sunbeds offers protection from a deadly form of skin cancer

Jan 15 2017 - 9:05pm
Investigating melanoma cancer

Researchers say that people who use sunbeds get melanoma at a younger age.

Using sunbeds to get a tan has become a very trendy thing to do. Although the tan from sunbeds may make users appear to be healthier, using a sunbed is actually very risky.

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You Should Aggressively Protect Your Eyes and Skin From The Sun: Natural Remedies

Aug 24 2016 - 8:55am
A woman wearing sunglasses on a sunny day

Choosing the right pair of sunglasses and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun are essential to protect your eyes and skin from damage. Here are also some natural remedies that can help with sunburn.

A sunny summer day seems so alluring for people seeking some fun and relaxation that they often fail to take the time to consider how horribly dangerous the sun can be to their eyes and skin.

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Deadly Skin Cancer Trigger Identified, What’s Next?

Aug 3 2015 - 6:37pm
deadly skin cancer

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have identified the trigger that causes the deadly skin cancer known as melanoma, a trigger that has been elusive until now. What is this discovery and what does it mean, especially since the rates of melanoma have been rising quickly over the past three decades in the United States?

Although melanoma makes up only 2 percent of skin cancer cases, it is the cause of nearly all deaths asso

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Text message reminders increase attendance for breast cancer screenings

Mar 21 2015 - 7:59pm
Text reminders increase breast cancer screening attendance

Women who receive a text message reminding them about their breast cancer screening appointment are more likely to attend than women who do not receive a text, according to a new study.

Researchers from Cancer Research UK found that women who received a text message were 20 percent more likely to attend their screening than women who did not receive a text message.

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Deadliest melanomas found in specific parts of the body

Aug 20 2014 - 9:12pm
Melanoma skin cancer

A new study focuses on the deadliest melanomas that have been labeled as high-risk for patients. Researchers have discovered that tumors with high mitotic rates have an impact on how quickly doctors can find them. Now, they hope their findings will help improve the rate of melanoma skin cancer diagnosis.

Mitotic rate refers to the cell division of the tumors in skin cancer or melanoma.

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Indoor tanning puts youth at risk for basal cell carcinoma

Jun 25 2014 - 10:51pm
A tanning bed

There is a great deal of emphasis on looking good in our society. This often leads young people to seek out indoor tanning parlors and to ignore warnings that these places can be dangerous. Kids often take the position that the risk of cancer from indoor tanning is just a lot of hype. However, it has been observed that there is an increased risk of skin cancer in kids who are exposed to indoor tanning.

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Agent orange is associated with invasive skin cancer

Jan 30 2014 - 7:30am
A scene from Vietnam

There has been increasing evidence of carcinogenic effects of Agent Orange. A great deal of controversy has persisted over the years about the use of Agent Orange as part of the U.S. military's herbicidal warfare and jungle defoliant programs during the Vietnam war due to the horrible side effects on people which have been observed from this agent. New research shows there is an association between Agent Orange and invasive skin cancer.

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1 in 4 skin cancer survivors still tans without sunscreen - 10 melanoma prevention tips

Apr 8 2013 - 4:25pm
Skin cancer survivors still tan

A whopping 25% of those who have had skin cancer do not use sunscreen when going outside for more than an hour, according to a surprising new study by the American Association for Cancer Research (

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2 Lies That Can Cause Your Child to Develop Skin Cancer in Their Twenties

Feb 25 2013 - 4:55pm
Tanning salon poses skin cancer risk

Recently published research from a medical study shows that over half of the tanning salons surveyed in a Midwestern state not only allows children ages 10 to 12 years old to use their tanning beds

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Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Removal Therapy Proves Effective and Cosmetically Preferential

Aug 8 2012 - 4:58pm

One of the difficulties of non-malignant skin cancers such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas is the healing afterward of the skin and potential patient embarrassment from scarring on the f

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A Potential New Natural Cosmetic from a Popular Fruit May Prevent Skin Cancer

Aug 3 2012 - 4:03pm

Natural photoprotective creams that can protect the skin from sun damage and thereby prevent skin cancer may soon replace the less-natural, but commonly used topical oils that coat our bodies with

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