Skin Cancer

Sun starved Brits to risk health this summer

Following some of the coldest and wettest weather on record, around 4.9 million people in the UK (10 per cent) are more likely to risk scorching themselves in strong sun in an attempt to get a tan this summer, ...

Apr 29, 2013
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Evolutionary medicine of skin cancer risk among Europeans

The proclivity of Spaniards to bask in regions like the Costa del Sol while their northern European counterparts must stay under cover to protect their paler skin or risk skin cancer is due in large part to the pigment producing ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Men and women get sick in different ways

At the dawn of third millennium medical researchers still know very little about gender-specific differences in illness, particularly when it comes to disease symptoms, influencing social and psychological factors, and the ...

Mar 22, 2013
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Tropical fruit's role as skin cancer weapon

An exciting breakthrough on the potential anti-skin cancer properties of the tropical fruit mangosteen has earned its researcher, Flinders University PhD candidate Jing Jing Wang (pictured), a seat in the ...

May 21, 2012
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