Skin Cancer

Is The Little Blue Pill A Cancer Risk?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Viagra - the drug to help with erectile dysfunction - has been linked with one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, according to the initial finding...

Poll Reveals Most People Don't Take Skin Cancer Seriously, Despite The Fact It Can Be Fatal

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All cancers can be fatal if not detected or treated properly, but a new poll has revealed that people worry less about skin cancer because they don't ...

Cancer 'Drove Black Skin Evolution' Say Scientists

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer may have been instrumental in driving the evolution of black skin in early human history, say experts. New evidence has led scientists to be...

Poorna Bell

The Real Price Your Skin Pays For Tanning

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Exposure to the sun is essential for getting your daily dose of vitamin D, but prolonged exposure - tanning on purpose, in other words - always carrie...

Tanning Addict Scarred After Tumour Removed

SWNS | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A tanning addict who fried herself on a sunbed every day for three years was left with a scar running from her eye to her mouth, after a cancerous tum...

Skin Cancer: People Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Are At Increased Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who regularly drink alcohol increase their risk of skin cancer by around a fifth, research suggests. Experts found that drinkers have about ...

'UV' Bracelet Keeps Track Of Your Exposure To The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A new digital bracelet designed to monitor your exposure to UV rays has been unveiled. The 'June' bracelet by Netatmo was announced at the CES 2014...

What Is Hugh Jackman's Basal Cell Carcinoma And How Do You Check For It?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Actor Hugh Jackman has been recently diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma - a form of skin cancer - that was successfully treated and removed. But ...

Simple Blood Test Could Detect Skin Cancer Spread

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A simple blood test could identify those patients whose melanoma - the most serious form of skin cancer - has started to spread to other parts of the ...

Which Everyday Product Can Slow Down Skin Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A compound found in liquorice root may be key to fighting malignant melanoma. The discovery, made by experts at the University of Minnesota, slowed...

Malignant Melanoma Death Rate 'Higher In Men'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Men are 70% more likely to die from malignant melanoma - the most serious type of skin cancer - than women, according to new figures. This is despi...

Sunburn Pain Relief - New Discovery Could Rid You Of The Burn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Apart from paracetomol and slapping on the aftersun, there is precious little you can do about the pain of sunburn. However, a new discovery could lea...

Cancer Risk: Some Not-So-Great News For Tall Women

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tall women are more at risk from certain types of cancer once they reach middle age, research suggests. The study found a correlation between heigh...

Schools Failing Young People By Not Teaching About Skin Cancer And Sun Safety, Warns Charity

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are "failing young people" by not making sun safety a priority, a cancer charity said. The Teenage Cancer Trust made the comments after a p...

Poor Lifestyle Choices May Be Responsible For Large Increase In Cancer Cases

PA | PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Concerns have been raised over a "large increase" in the number of cancer cases which can be attributed to poor lifestyle choices such as smoking and ...

Skin Cancer Charity Warn Against Using Sunburn To 'Deepen' Tan

PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer charity has raised concerns about the number of people who admit that they sunburn on purpose in order to "deepen" their tan. Macmillan Ca...

Ditching the Sunscreen

Janey Lee Grace | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Janey Lee Grace

What a sad headline in the Daily Mail - 'Struck Down by Rickets, boy who was covered in sunblock to play outside'. Chris Head thought she was merely being a dutiful parent by liberally applying Factor 50 sunscreen on her six year old son.

Vitamin D: Time to Get Savvy With Sunshine

Glen Matten | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

Can there be hotter property in the field of nutrition right now than vitamin D - the 'sunshine vitamin'? There's been an explosion of vitamin D research over the last decade and it's completely revolutionised our view of this previously unremarkable vitamin.

Aspirin May Cut Skin Cancer Risk

PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Aspirin may protect women from the most dangerous form of skin cancer, research has shown. The longer a woman takes the painkiller, the lower the r...

Sunbed Users Twice As Likely To Use Anti-Ageing Beauty Products

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Sunbed users are twice as likely to use anti-ageing products than those who do not, a poll suggests. Cancer Research UK said 43% of people who use ...

Teenage Girls 'Regularly Flout The Law Against Using Sunbeds'

PA | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK

Teenagers girls are flouting the law and putting their health at risk by using sunbeds, research suggests. Girls aged 15 to 18 told scientists they...

Sunbed Users Exposed To Double Levels Of Radiation

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of sunbeds expose users to double the radiation safety limits, increasing their risk of skin cancer, new research has found. Ultraviol...

Why Redheads Are Prone To Skin Cancer (Even Out Of The Sun)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

New research suggests that a pigment in redheads' skin may play an active role in the development of skin cancer. It is well known that redheads ar...

Third Of People Can't Identify Skin Cancer Signs, Study Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People are putting themselves and their children at risk of skin cancer as research suggests that many are unable to recognise symptoms and are unawar...

Strawberries ‘Protect The Skin From Sunburn’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Strawberry extracts could protect the skin against harmful ultraviolet (UV) damage, a recent study has suggested. Italian researchers from the Univ...