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  • Viagra may be clear for melanoma but it has a long list of unpleasant side effects
  • 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
  • [24 May 2017]
  • Five surprising body parts that need sun protection
  • 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
  • [02 March 2016]
  • What you must know about the chemicals in your sunscreen
  • 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
  • [27 July 2015]
  • Has skin cancer finally started scaring sunbed users?
  • 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… Researchers ... ››› more
  • [10 July 2015]
  • Here's how your lipstick could save your life (seriously)!
  • 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
  • [05 June 2015]
  • A quarter of your skin cells are already on the road to cancer…
  • 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
  • [29 May 2015]
  • New UK study finds: The herpes virus could be the solution to treating skin cancer!
  • 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
  • [28 May 2015]
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