The sun is shining and the weather is fine. Get out there and have some fun! Not quite as simple as just running outside, read our dos and don'ts for taking care of your skin in the sun.
Because we get so much sunshine, we need to know how to take proper care of ourselves.
Skin cancer is the most common cause of cancer.
In South Africa, 20 000 new cases are logged ever... ››› more
As you enjoy summer and spend more time outdoors, you need to be aware of your skin and the risk of skin cancer.
South Africa has one of the highest incidences, if not the highest, of malignant melanoma in the world. Precise statistics for melanoma in SA aren't available at present. However, in 2008 there were 32 cases of melanoma diagnosed per 100 000 people. This year, 68 cases per 100 000 pe... ››› more
Last week, Actor Hugh Jackman revealed that he was diagnosed and later treated for basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. The news has certainly cast the spotlight on basal cell carcinoma. Read on to find out what you can do to reduce your risk… Basal cell carcinoma or basal cell skin cancer is a slow-growing form of skin cancer, says medical site, Medline Plus.
While basal cell skin ca... ››› more
Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed details of his skin cancer scare. According to reports, the 45-year-old shared the news last week Thursday on Instagram. He revealed that his wife spurred him to get a suspicious mark on his face checked out by a doctor, who diagnosed him with basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. It's a good thing the Wolverine star got the mark checked early. Skin cancer ca... ››› more
While you slather your skin with sunblock this summer, know there's an additional powerful UV blocker hiding in your health shop aisles - in the form of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in foods such as salmon, tuna and halibut, prove to increase your skin's ability to protect itself against UV damage.
Research suggests these compounds can help protect cells from free radical ... ››› more
Cases of skin cancer in South Africa have doubled over the last ten years. Caught early though, survival rates are good. But how do you spot skin cancer? Today, we provide you with the quickest answer…
FACT: South Africa has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world! It’s so high, in fact, only Australia has more cases than us!
So it’s no wonder that statistics from th... ››› more
Raise your hand if you never leave the house without sunscreen. Good job! It's a great step to protect your skin from the harsh African sun. Now raise your hands if you've ever read the label on the back and understood it. That's what we thought! Few people do and they could be putting themselves and their family in harm's way…
Always wondered whether sunscreen really works?
Wonder no mor... ››› more
With the weather warming up, you're spending more time outside enjoying the sun. But that carries its own risks: One of which is skin cancer. So it's no wonder that cancer associations around the globe are encouraging us to pay more attention to our skins and do frequent skin cancer checks. Here's how…
After Australia, South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world!... ››› more
If you love the bush, you're probably familiar with the Big Five. There's nothing like spotting Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo. But when it comes to health issues, you'd better avoid the Big Five - they could cost you your life…
“Men, in general, focus less on preventive care than their female counterparts,” reveals Discovery Health.
While women are 33% more likely to visi... ››› more
If you're curious about who's more at risk of dying from skin cancer, a new study may have an answer for you. It's found women have better chance of surviving skin cancer. In comparison, men are 70% more likely to die from it. Here are the details of the study and what you can do to reduce your skin cancer risk.
Melanoma, otherwise known as skin cancer, is the most serious type of skin cancer. ... ››› more
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