Health News

Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk of Melanoma
Cancer patients and survivors just can't get a break it seems. Now, they have another increased risk to live with, according to newly published research.
Anti-Seizure Drugs Slow Deadly Eye Cancer
There's a huge push to find new and different uses for existing drugs. New research shows that a class of drugs used to treat seizures may be therapeutic in a deadly type of melanoma that affects the eyes.
Viagra's Role in Battling Melanoma
Viagra has been a hit in the bedroom, but it may be just as big of a hit outside of it too. New studies have shown Viagra may help suppress melanoma.
Tiny Medicine Delivering Big Results Against Melanoma
As things get smaller, like cell phones, it seems to be they just keep getting more powerful. The same can be said of medicine as super-small particles are delivering powerful tools to battle melanoma.
Detecting Melanoma Sooner
Detecting melanoma is still something of an art. While imaging technology exists, dermatologists most often rely on visual cues to assess if a mole or lesion appears to be cancerous. A new device is about to change that.
Mini Surgery for Melanoma
Surgery for any treatment can leave one nasty scar. For melanoma, this scar could soon turn into a minor blemish.
UK Rebuffs Advanced Melanoma Drug
A Bristol-Myers Squibb medication that's approved in the United States and Europe for treating advanced melanoma, has been rejected by the British agency similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Banning Tanning Beds
California will be the first state in the nation to put a ban on minors using tanning beds. Skin cancer is a serious threat for many individulas in the short and long term.
Hair, Skin, Eyes, Moles, Family and Genes
Do blondes really have more fun? Could be, but not in the sun. Having fair skin and hair bumps up a person's risk of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.  Scientists have found  that gene errors also increase risks.
Children at Greater Risk of Invasive Melanoma
Melanoma, when caught early, is one of the more curable cancers. Once it starts to spread, though, the outlook is more serious. Sadly, children seem to be more vulnerable to the most serious form of this deadly skin cancer.