Health News

Skin Cancer Protection That's Not Sunscreen
Having too much fun in the sun may lead to unexpected consequences, such as skin cancer. Along with sunscreen and limiting exposure, scientists may have found another tool to help prevent skin cancer.
Coffee and Skin Cancer?
If you're not satisfied with one measly cup of java, but prefer four or more, you may be doing your skin a huge favor. Yes, you could be protecting yourself from one of the most common forms of cancer.
Hairdressers May be Your Cancer BFF
You may remember the slogan, "Only your hairdresser knows for sure." In a slight twist on that concept, it may be that your stylist not only knows your true color, but is also your best first line of defense against skin cancer.
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.
Melanoma Detection Device Gaining Approval
Dermatologists have no true test for determining if a skin lesion may be melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. A new tool is gaining approval that will give physicians more reliable information to detect the disease when it's most curable.
RA Medicines May Increase Skin Cancer Risks
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) increases a person's risk for some types of cancer such as lymphoma and lowers the risk of other types such as colon and breast. Now, it seems medications for RA increase the risk for another kind of cancer.
Stronger Muscles Survive Cancer Better
A person's overall health at the time cancer strikes does have an impact on their survival. A new study shows that this is especially true for melanoma patients of all ages.