Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration placed Viagra, otherwise known as the little blue pill, and other erectile dysfunction drugs collectively known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors on its watch list of medications with safety issues.
This action followed a 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that found a relationship between Via... ››› more
It's normal for a man to worry more about prostate cancer than skin cancer. But men should be worried about skin cancer too, for it's incredibly common. Plus, the rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are rising rapidly for reasons that scientists can't seem to figure out!
According to science, men are more likely than women to develop melanoma. They're also way more likely to d... ››› more
You've heard it all before: Apply sunscreen liberally every day before sun exposure and re-apply often.
This is a tried and true maneuver to minimize the risk of skin cancer, specifically the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma. However, even applying all the sunscreen in the world to your skin won't 100% prevent you from getting melanoma.
You see, there are certain places on the body... ››› more
You probably don't need to be told (again) how important wearing sunscreen is for reducing your risk of skin cancer, not to mention sunburns and signs of premature ageing (think wrinkles).
But go ahead and Google “best sunscreens” or even “sunscreen,” and plenty of articles pop up suggesting that the ingredients in many of these products could be harmful or even toxic, leaving you to w... ››› more
According to a new report, it looks like sunbeds are finally becoming less popular. Considering the number of skin cancer cases caused by tanning beds, I'd say this is long overdue!
The report, published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, states that the number of sunbed users in the US declined to 4.2% from 5.5%.
Is skin cancer the reason behind this?
Read on to find out…
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According to a new study, those of you who enjoy a glass of orange or grapefruit juice with your breakfast in the morning might face a slightly increased risk of melanoma - the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer.
Researchers derived this finding from a study of more than 100,000 US adults who they followed for roughly 25 years. The team discovered that those who regularly drank or... ››› more
Lipstick isn't just a way to experiment with your look or detract from a bad hair day. According to a new study, your favourite lipstick could save your life.
According to Dr Jessica Wu, a celebratory dermatologist based in the US, wearing lipstick can save you from skin cancer.
Read on to find out how…
Your lips are a high risk area for this common form of skin cancer
Basal cell ca... ››› more
Do you love soaking up the sun? Do you use the sunbed religiously?
Then your skin cells are already on the road to cancer!
According to a new study by researchers at the Sanger Institute near Cambridge in the UK, more than 25% of middle-aged adults' skin has made the first steps towards cancer.
After analysing samples from adults aged between 55 and 73, researchers found more than 100 D... ››› more
Just when you thought there's no upside to the herpes virus…
A new UK study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology proves it could the best treatment for skin cancer to date!
Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation trust, report that a new herpes virus-based drug has been successful in treating patients with aggressive skin cancer... ››› more
It's a sad day for the cricketing world.
Former Australia captain and celebrated “voice of cricket”, Richie Benaud, has died.
At the age of 84, you probably think old age was to blame. But reports reveal Benaud died in his sleep last night after losing his fight against skin cancer.
Sadly, it took the cancer only six months from detection to claim his life.
And that's pretty sca... ››› more
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