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Antioxidants Cause Malignant Melanoma to Metastasize Faster

Source: University of Gothenburg Summary: Antioxidants can double the rate of melanoma metastasis in mice, new research shows. Taking nutritional supplements containing antioxidants may unintentionally hasten the progression of a small tumor or premalignant lesion, neither of which is possible to detect. Credit: © monticellllo / Fotolia Fresh research at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that antioxidants …

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Sun light damages skin

Sunlight continues to damage skin in the dark Source: Yale University Summary: Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of researchers has concluded. While noting that news of the carcinogenic effect of melanin is disconcerting, the researchers also pointed to a ray of hope: The slowness …

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Can coffee protect against malignant melanoma?

Can coffee protect against malignant melanoma? Study looks at trends Source: Oxford University Press USA Summary: Both epidemiological and pre-clinical studies have suggested that coffee consumption has a protective effect against non-melanoma skin cancers. Both epidemiological and pre-clinical studies have suggested that coffee consumption has a protective effect against non-melanoma skin cancers. However the protective effect …

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Natural selection is furthering mutations

Source: Science Daily Summary: Skin colour varies according to the latitude and, therefore, according to the intensity of incident ultraviolet light: individuals living at low latitudes have darker skin, whereas those living at high latitudes have pale pigmentation. Skin colour varies according to the latitude and, therefore, according to the intensity of incident ultraviolet light: individuals …

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Common Myths About Skin Cancer

The beloved sun causes skin cancer. Here are the facts about what that means. Summary: The beloved sun causes skin cancer. Here are the facts about what that means. Original article: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2014/11/06/common-myths-about-skin-cancer-debunked By Kristine Crane | Nov. 6, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. EST Shannon Doan-Duff was a classic skin cancer candidate. Red hair, blue eyes, skin so pale she compares it …

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Melanocyte Skin Cells Detect Ultraviolet Light

Skin ‘sees’ UV light, starts producing pigment Source: Brown University Summary: Biologists report that melanocyte skin cells detect ultraviolet light using a photosensitive receptor previously thought to exist only in the eye. This eye-like ability of skin to sense light triggers the production of melanin within hours, more quickly than previously thought, in an apparent rush …

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What’s the Best Sunscreen for You?

Pharmacists name Neutrogena the No. 1 sunscreen, but that doesn’t mean it provides better sun protection than the rest. Source: US News Summary: Pharmacists name Neutrogena the No. 1 sunscreen, but that doesn’t mean it provides better sun protection than the rest. Original Article: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/06/18/whats-the-best-sunscreen-for-you By Stephanie Steinberg | June 18, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. EDT Let’s face it, …

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