Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer, reveals study

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a report funded by Cancer Research UK

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer, reveals studyThe study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England, and published today in Cancer Research, provides evidence to suggest that smoking may blight the immune response against melanoma and reduce survival. These new findings from researchers at the University of Leeds provide another reason why people should try to give […]

Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancer

Getting a lot of vitamin A in your diet is tied to a lower risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, a review of studies has found

Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancerSquamous cell carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer usually found on sun-exposed areas, is easy to treat if found early, although in rare cases it can spread to other tissues. The researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, used detailed health and diet data from 123,570 men and women participating in two long-term studies. They found 3,978 cases of […]

New study finds SkinVision app accurately detects 95% of skin cancer cases

If you’re going to trust your smartphone to do something as important as detect the most common forms of skin cancer, you want to be pretty darn sure that it works as advertised. Fortunately, the claims of an app called SkinVision appear to be accurate

New study finds SkinVision app accurately detects 95% of skin cancer casesSkinVision is an iOS and Android app that lets users assess and track skin spots for changes over time. It works by asking users to snap a photo of concerning spots on their skin using their smartphone camera. Within 30 seconds of submitting this photo for review, an artificial intelligence algorithm then delivers a risk […]

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligo

On Tuesday, June 25, the Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, B.J. Govt. Medical College, Pune observed World Vitiligo Day by organising a public awareness program under the guidance of Dr Sudhir Nanandkar, dean of Sassoon Hospital

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligoDuring this event Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Deputy dean, enlightened the audience regarding the cosmetic importance of this disease and the need for further awareness in the society about this disease. Dr Arun Kowale, spoke about the origin of this day and the history behind the celebration of this day and implored the gathered people comprising […]

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

Skin with less exposure to sunlight more prone to skin cancer, suggests study

Spending time in the sun without protection increases the risk of melanoma, but the potentially deadly skin cancer can occur even on sites with minimal sun exposure, doctors warn

Skin with less exposure to sunlight more prone to skin cancer, suggests studyMelanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers but causes the majority of skin cancer deaths. Writing in the medical journal CMAJ, two dermatology experts highlight important things to know about the most dangerous form of skin cancer. “Melanomas can occur anywhere on the body, not only in areas that get a lot of […]

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignoreWhat does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

Even the best sunscreens can actually damage your skins, finds report

A recent report revealed that most of the best sunscreens in the market today are not as healthy as consumers think. All of them were found with oxybenzone, which is a toxic chemical that causes skin cancer

Even the best sunscreens can actually damage your skins, finds reportIn fact, one expert claimed that they continue to refuse recommendations of mineral sunblock products that are high in oxybenzone that even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opted for companies to disclose and regulate its presence in new products. According to Consumer Reports deputy editor of health and food Trisha Calvo, they […]

Using sunscreen may help maintain blood vessels, finds study

It is a well-known fact that sunscreen protects us against sunburn and reduces the risk of skin cancer. According to a recent study, sunscreen might also help our blood vessels maintain function

Using sunscreen may help maintain blood vessels, finds studyScientists have known for many years that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun is a major causative factor in skin cancer. UVR exposure also causes cellular and molecular damage that promotes skin ageing. With these two examples being well-documented, a recent study looks instead at the relationship between UVR and the performance of blood vessels […]

Are tattoos linked to risky behaviours among youngsters?

 In the past, some people considered tattoos a rebellion against the norm. People thought they were a signal to risk-taking behaviour and increased health risks

Are tattoos linked to risky behaviours among youngsters?Tattoos have grown in popularity dramatically over recent decades. A new survey-based study investigates whether they have any associations with risky behaviour or adverse health outcomes. In some demographics, the rates are even higher; for instance, almost half of Millennials (today’s generation) now have a tattoo. In the past, some people considered tattoos a rebellion […]