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Beach Umbrella Provides Less Sun Protection Than Sunscreen With a High SPF

Summary: TAKE-HOME MESSAGE A cohort of 81 study participants were randomized to sun protection using a beach umbrella or sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 100 on a sunny beach for 3 hours at midday. The umbrella group showed a significant increase in sunburn scores for all body sites compared with baseline. In addition, …

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FDA Approves Second Targeted Combination Therapy For Advanced Melanoma

Summary: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination targeted therapy vemurafenib-cobimetinib (Zelboraf-Cotellic) for about half of all patients with Stage IV melanoma that is inoperable or has metastasized throughout the body. On November 10, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination targeted therapy vemurafenib-cobimetinib (Zelboraf-Cotellic) for about half of all patients …

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Bob Marley Shouldn’t Have Died From Melanoma

Summary: Why Bob Marley died tragically at 36 of a rare type of skin cancer called acral lentiginous melanoma, which mostly affects people of color. Bob Marley should be celebrating his 71st birthday today. Instead, the Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter died of melanoma in 1981 when he was only 36.It’s easy to see how he …

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Antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer

Summary: A team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by patients with cancer. Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells disseminate from their primary site to other …

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Twin study estimates familial risks of 23 different cancers

Summary: A large new study of twins has found that having a twin sibling diagnosed with cancer poses an excess risk for the other twin to develop any form of cancer. A new study is the first to provide family risk estimates for 23 different cancers. Credit: © enterlinedesign / Fotolia A large new study …

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More than 11 moles on your arm could indicate higher risk of melanoma

Summary: Researchers at King’s College London have investigated a new method that could be used by GPs to quickly determine the number of moles on the entire body by counting the number found on a smaller ‘proxy’ body area, such as an arm. Naevus (mole) count is one of the most important markers of risk …

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A cancer’s surprise origins caught in action

Summary: First demonstration of a cancer arising from a single cell Zebrafish, Danio rerio (stock image). Credit: © mikhailg / Fotolia Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have, for the first time, visualized the origins of cancer from the first affected cell and watched its spread in a live animal. Their work, published in the January …

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Foods for Healthy Skin: You Are What You Eat

Summary: How to get a radiant glow, banish wrinkles, and keep skin supple and soft—one bite at a time. Want truly fabulous skin — glowing, vibrant, and, yes, younger-looking skin? Make sure you’re putting foods for healthy skin on your plate.”Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. …

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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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