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Skin cancers include melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell. Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes – the cells that produce the skin coloring or pigment known as melanin. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are called non-melanomas. Most



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Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.



Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that people who take the popular hypertension drug hydrochlorothiazide may put themselves at a dramatically high risk of skin cancer.



Could targeting this gene stop melanoma from spreading?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research identifies a gene that helps melanoma to spread in both an animal model and human cells. Blocking its activity may stop metastasis.



What is acral lentiginous melanoma?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

We look at acral lentiginous melanoma, a type of skin cancer that affects the hands and feet. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.



Black toenail: Causes and treatment

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Black toenails can be unsightly and painful. In this article, we look at the causes of black toenails, treatment options and prevention.



How long does a sunburn take to heal?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

In this article, learn how long each symptom of sunburn takes to heal, along with advice on management, treatment, and prevention.



Research reveals how UV rays activate skin cancer

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from Cornell University may have discovered how UV rays trigger skin cancer and found a potential way to prevent melanomas from occurring.



What you need to know about sunburn blisters

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

If someone is badly sunburned, they may develop sunburn blisters. Learn more about them, their treatment options, and sun protection advice, here.



Is chocolate good for our skin?

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Too much sunlight causes skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. Find out if chocolate can protect our skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.



Boosting cancer-killing cells through oxygen starvation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers show that growing cytotoxic T cells under low oxygen conditions enhances their anti-cancer activity in mice and may have clinical potential.



Advanced melanoma: Groundbreaking trials could transform treatment

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

An immunotherapy and targeted therapy both promise to bring closer the day when melanoma is a disease that people live with instead of die from.



Why do redheads get melanoma more frequently?

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Red hair and pale skin are due to a genetic mutation. Find out how this puts redheads at greater risk of the potentially deadly skin cancer, melanoma.



Could a small molecule prevent melanoma in redheads?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Redheaded, pale-skinned people are known to have a greater risk of melanoma, but scientists may have discovered a way to reduce this risk.



Most melanomas grow as new spots, not from existing moles

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PST

A systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies found that 71 percent of melanomas arose as new spots and 29 percent grew from existing moles.



Actinic cheilitis: Causes, treatment, and prevention

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

Actinic cheilitis is a condition where the outer layer of the lips becomes damaged. In this article, learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments.



Coconut oil for sunburn: Does it work?

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is coconut oil and what are the benefits of coconut oil for sunburn? How can sunburn be prevented and how can coconut oil be used for sunburn?



Subungual melanoma: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Subungual melanoma is a cancer that develops under the nails. Learn about the symptoms, complications, how the condition is treated, and outlook.



Skin cancer and rashes: Cancerous and precancerous lesions

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

A rash can be a sign of skin cancer. Find out the differences between cancerous and non-cancerous rashes, and the types of cancer that cause them.



New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image...



Four natural ways to get rid of a suntan

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about the natural ways to get rid of a suntan, how to prevent a suntan, and the risks of sun damage to the skin.



How to treat your sunburned lips

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

Why do lips burn easily and how can sunburned lips be treated at home? What are the symptoms of sunburned lips and when should a doctor be consulted?



Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

Eating late at night may trigger a shift in our skin's circadian clock, making us more susceptible to skin damage caused by sun exposure.



Cutaneous horn: Appearance, causes, and treatment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

A cutaneous horn is a type of growth that appears on the skin. It may be a sign of a more serious condition. Learn how to recognize this skin growth.



Could vitamin B-3 help to prevent melanoma?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new review suggests that nicotinamide - a form of vitamin B-3 - could be a promising candidate for the prevention of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.



Every 10 grams of alcohol per day may raise skin cancer risk

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

The risk of basal and squamous cell carcinomas may increase with every 10 grams of alcohol consumed each day, new research suggests.