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1 hr ago | The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Inhibitory Effects of Dietary Spirulina platensis on UVB-Induced Skin ...

Correspondence: Chikako Nishigori, Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Related, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, Kobe 650-0017, Japan. E-mail: Received 21 November 2013; Revised 7 March 2014; Accepted 17 March 2014 Accepted article preview online 14 April 2014; Advance online publication 29 May 2014 Reactive oxygen species produced in response to UVR are important in skin tumor development.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABC News

New Cancer Council figures reveal Gold Coast melanoma rates

New figures from the Cancer Council show more than 460 people on the Gold Coast are diagnosed with melanoma each year. The latest statistics also reveal that more than 60 per cent of 18 to 34 year olds are getting too much sun, causing irreparable damage to the skin.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

Wedding is a match made in heaven: Bride, groom, marrow donor

Adam Myers and Sloan Braith spent nearly a year and a half planning a wedding that they weren't sure would happen. There had been two bouts of cancer for Myers and a seemingly endless list of medical obstacles.


Related Topix: Wedding, Medicine, Health, Leukemia, Pewaukee, WI


Green Foliage on Earth evolved to be radiated by The Sun. It filters...

Green Foliage on Earth evolved to be radiated by The Sun. It filters out harmful affects on Humans and can be used to make SunScreen and clothing that could help Humans live for an estimated 20 extra years, protecting from Sun Stroke and other Sun Radiation diseases such as most forms of skin cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

FDA approves first-of-its-kind melanoma drug

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system. The drug was developed by FDA approves first-of-its-kind melanoma drug U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health, Oncology, Biotech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Healthcare Industry

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Hope for metastatic prostate cancer

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. When caught early, it can often be cured.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Medicine, Alzheimer's, Milwaukee, WI

Grist Magazine

U.N. says the ozone layer will be a little less screwed - a long time from now

Remember those holes we poked in the ozone with refrigerants and chlorofluorocarbons during the 1980s? Well, a new United Nations Environment Programme assessment reports that the ozone layer is well on its way to a full recovery. The study has been framed as a victory for international action, but hold the toasts.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

AME Info

'Friends of Cancer Patients' and NIVEA Sun jointly launch 'Mole Talk'

A community initiative in collaboration between the Friends of Cancer Patients and NIVEA Sun Middle East was launched today as a joint campaign to educate the public and healthcare professionals about one of the MENA region's most common but least understood cancers - skin cancer. The 'Mole Talk' campaign, being endorsed by the UAE Ministry of Health, urges people to listen to their skin and is designed to raise awareness about skin cancer, its detection and prevention.

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Thetelegraphand Argus

Early retirees enjoying long sun-soaked holidays contribute to rise in Bradford skin cancer cases

EARLY retirees enjoying long holidays in the sun are upping the number of skin cancers currently being treated in Bradford, it has emerged. Dermatology experts in the city said they were seeing an increase in the number of older patients including many people who retired in their 50s, holidaying for six months of the year in sunspots such as Spain's Costa Del Sol.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Dermatology

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Miami's Community Newspapers

Skin cancer on the rise; protect yourself from the sun

Dermatologist Dr. Marisa Potter wants you to know the golden sunshine that makes our state so beautiful and such an attractive respite for those from colder climates is also one of the leading causes of skin damage in the form of wrinkles, loss of elasticity and most importantly, skin cancer.


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High melanoma risk found in airline crews exposed to high-altitude radiation

Flying a commercial plane comes with more risk than meets the eye. According to a new study in JAMA Dermatology, pilots are 2.22 times more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime than those in the general population.


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Alabama Live

Commissioner Frank Burt to have surgery to remove skin cancer

Longtime Baldwin County Commissioner Frank Burt Jr. is set to have surgery next week to have basal cell carcinoma - a form of skin cancer - removed from his nose. Burt is scheduled to have the surgery in Mobile on Sept.


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KTOO-TV Juneau

Ozone Levels Bounce Back, Showing First Increase In 35 Years

Remember the giant hole in the Earth's ozone layer? Scientists say it's shrinking a little, thanks in part to the elimination of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, beginning in the 1980s. For the first time in 35 years, scientists have confirmed a statistically significant increase in the amount of ozone, which shields us from skin cancer and protects crops from sun damage.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Agriculture, NASA

Bioscience Technology

Study Links Genetic Mutation to Melanoma Progression

Dartmouth researchers have found that the genetic mutation BRAFV600E , frequently found in metastatic melanoma, not only secretes a protein that promotes the growth of melanoma tumor cells, but can also modify the network of normal cells around the tumor to support the disease's progression. Targeting this mutation with Vemurafenib reduces this interaction, and suggests possible new treatment options for melanoma therapy.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Biochemistry, Health

Survey on risks of sun finds Dorset vulnerable

WEST DORSET: A new survey says Dorset residents could be at greater risk of skin cancer by not keeping safe in the sun. The results, released by LEO Pharma as part of the 'Know Your Skin' campaign, suggests nine out of 10 people in Dorset spend time gardening but of those nearly half, 44 per cent, say they never, or rarely, apply SPF 30+ sun cream.


Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, Health

Toxic sunblock products pollute water and pose health threat to marine animals

Sunblock ingredients that wash off swimmers' skin and into the oceans form toxic chemicals that may be destructive to nearly all life in the oceans, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies in Spain and published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology . Sunscreens have long been made with the ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which effectively block ultraviolet radiation from reaching the skin.


Related Topix: Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic), Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Cancer

Medical News Today

Early diagnosis and detection rates of skin cancer boosted by pioneering digital application

The early diagnosis and detection rates of skin cancer has been boosted by a pioneering digital application developed at the University of Edinburgh which trains the medical profession to accurately identify malignant and benign skin lesion and skin growths at an earlier stage. The app - named Dermofit - has now been licensed to Simedics Limited, a Yorkshire-based company specialising in digital products and publishing for the healthcare and public sector services.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Dermatology

The Florida Times-Union

FDA OKs melanoma drug tested at Mayo Clinic; doctors laud positive results

A drug used to treat stage 4 melanoma patients at the Mayo Clinic was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week for widespread use. The drug Keytruda, also called pembrolizumab, was tested at the Mayo Clinic and other facilities during initial testing stages before receiving approval from the FDA.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health, Oncology

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Five Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy

Practicing a consistent skin care regime is one of the best ways to keep your body healthy. Skin cancer, sun spots, wrinkles, and acne can result from failing to protect your skin.


Related Topix: Medicine, Acne Vulgaris, Health, Nutrition, Vitamin A, Supplement, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

Hispanic Business

'Human Touch' Nanoparticle Sensor Could Improve Breast Cancer Detection

In a newly published article in the journal ACS Advanced Materials & Interfaces, researchers describe a thin-film sensor that can detect tumors too small and deep to be felt with the fingers. In research funded with a grant from the , Saraf and Nguyen perfected a thin film made of nanoparticles and polymers, which when pressed against the skin creates changes in electrical current and light that can be captured by a high-quality digital camera.


Related Topix: Medicine, Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Health, Breast Cancer, Cameras