#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 […]

Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous mole

A Northampton hairdresser who spotted a lumpy mole on her first-time client's face has been praised for speaking up after it turned out to be a stage 3 melanoma

Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous moleA hero hairdresser saved a customer’s life after finding a lump on his head which was diagnosed as cancer days later. Erinna Lindfield, 42, urged Adam Statford to get the mole checked out by doctors after discovering it under his left sideburn Driving instructor Adam Shatford, 54, popped in for a quick trim when one […]

Skin cancer deaths on the rise among men, finds US study

Skin cancer deaths among men have soared in wealthy nations since 1985, with mortality rates among women rising more slowly or even declining, researchers have told a medical conference in Glasgow.Reasons for the discrepancy between sexes are unclear but evidence suggests men are “less likely to protect themselves from the sun” or heed public health warnings

Skin cancer deaths on the rise among men, finds US studyWhile the number of women dying from melanoma has seen a steady decline or stabilisation in most countries. However, the same cannot be said for men as revealed in the latest research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference in the United Kingdom. Melanoma, regarded as the most serious kind of skin cancer, was estimated […]

Skin cancer: New study finds antioxidants can speed up melanoma

In the 1990’s, researchers began singing the praises of antioxidants as effective weapons against everything from heart disease to cancer to age-related chronic conditions. Now, some scientists are putting antioxidant supplements on the caution list for people who are battling cancer

Skin cancer: New study finds antioxidants can speed up melanoma  New research evidence backs up previous findings that taking antioxidant supplements can speed up the spread of the deadliest form of skin cancer. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have added new data to a study of the effects of antioxidants on malignant tumour development. Through a series of experiments on animals […]

7 warning signs of skin cancer you should never ignore

Your doctor should be checking areas of your body where you may not even realize you can get skin cancer, including the scalp, eyelids, between your fingers and toes, and behind the ears. Below are seven warning signs

7 warning signs of skin cancer you should never ignoreSpeaking to Today, Dr Julie Karen, a board certified dermatologist in New York, said, “Everyone should get really familiar with their own moles because that’s what’s going to save your life.” The basic signs of melanoma which doctors urge you to check your moles for are asymmetry, border, color, diameter and evolution. The most important […]