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  • What EVERY South African needs to know about skin cancer...
  • How do you know the difference between a suspicious spot on your skin that could be the early signs of skin cancer, and those little beauty marks you've had your whole life? The way that doctors have been trained to spot it is to remember a simple ABCD acronym: Asymmetry, border irregularity, colour variation and diameter greater than 6mm. Now, researchers are proposing that an E should be a... ››› more
  • [15 January 2019]
  • Your coffee-drinking habit may stave off this deadly form of skin cancer!
  • Does your near-religious coffee-drinking habit make you feel more guilty than it does good? It doesn't have to be this way anymore - new research from the National Cancer Institute has revealed that drinking coffee may lower your risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Keep reading to find out just how much coffee you need to drink to reap the skin cancer-fighting benefits… ... ››› more
  • [12 January 2018]
  • Take note of these four skin cancer symptoms that you can't see
  • In 99% of skin cancer cases, the cancer is clearly visible on the outside of the boy - think moles, rashes, blemishes or lesions. However, in 1% of people, symptoms are invisible… It's rare, but some people experience non-skin symptoms that are their first clue that they have skin cancer. In case you fall into this unlucky minority group, read on to learn about four skin cancer signs that you... ››› more
  • [14 December 2017]
  • Study links skin cancer to one of the most common medications
  • New research from The University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Cancer Society has fond a clear connection between skin cancer and antihypertensive medicine containing hydrochlorothiazide. In a previous study, the researchers demonstrated that the medicine, which is one of the most commonly used drugs for hypertension worldwide, can increase the risk of lip cancer. For the full findings of... ››› more
  • [06 December 2017]
  • Cut your skin cancer risk by 50% by eating tomatoes daily!
  • Men may be able to cut theirskin cancer risk in half by eating tomatoes every day. This is according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports conducted by researchers from The Ohio State University in the United States. So what's the theory behind the relationship between tomato consumption and a lower risk of skin cancer in men? Read on for the full findings... New study l... ››› more
  • [24 July 2017]
  • How women can facilitate early skin cancer detection in men over 50
  • According to statistics, men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer. It therefore goes without saying that men who fall into this age group should keep a sharp eye out for signs of skin cancer. On the other hand, many women in this age group say that they're more likely than their male partners to notice suspicious spots... ››› more
  • [11 July 2017]
  • 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]
  • Breakthrough! Research confirms that carotenoids are better than melanin for glowing skin
  • Are you longing for gorgeous, glowing skin? Then listen up! While going for tanning bed sessions is a quick, easy way to get your glow on, it's no secret that they're bad news. Not only does the ultraviolet radiation from the lamps in tanning beds trigger signs of premature ageing like wrinkles, sagginess and spots, it can even cause skin cancer! Still not convinced? Read on to find out what... ››› more
  • [29 March 2017]
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