Soldiers deployed to sunny climates run skin cancer risk

Soldiers deployed to regions having tropical and sunny climates face a threat that they cannot fight with weapons - the possibility of skin cancer.

Hand-held device can detect deadly skin cancer

A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose the deadly skin cancer melanoma, says new research.

YouTube your next door dermatologist!

YouTube is not just helping people watch latest football World Cup highlights, it has also become a popular ground for researchers, journals and health advocates to connect directly with the public on topics of skin cancer and prevention.

Fear of skin cancer motivates people to use sunscreen

When it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear may be good for you as researchers found that fear and worry about skin cancer had a bigger influence on people`s use of sunscreen than information about the statistical likelihood of developing the disease.

Indoor tanning ups skin cancer risk

The ultraviolet (UV) radiation lamps used for indoor tanning put adolescents and young adults at risk for basal cell carcinomas (BCC), the most common form of skin cancer, says a study.

Sunscreen that protects DNA from UV rays

Ever heard of a molecular sunscreen? It is a defence mechanism that the molecular building blocks that make up DNA mount to prevent the damage by ultraviolet rays, reveals new research.

Hormones may cause UV addiction

Sun lovers beware! Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can release feel-good hormones called endorphins that may lead to physical dependence, tolerance and addiction-like behaviour.

Pine bark substance can help treat skin cancer

A substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have found.

Sunscreen alone can`t protect from skin cancer

Sunscreen alone cannot be relied upon to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, a new study has found.

Even indoor tanning raises melanoma risk

Do you use indoor tanning believing that this is safe? Beware as this may increase the chances of your developing melanoma, an alarming study says.

Indoor tanning even sans burns could up skin cancer risk

Researchers have said that indoor tanning raises the risk of developing melanoma even if a person has never had burns from either indoor or outdoor tanning.

New technology may improve light-based cancer treatment

Researchers have developed a new technology that could bring photodynamic therapy (PDT), which uses lasers to activate special drugs to treat easily accessible tumours such as oral and skin cancer, into areas of the body which were previously inaccessible.

Hugh Jackman suffers another skin cancer scare

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has revealed that he removed yet another Basal-cell carcinoma from his nose. Less than six months after the `Les Miserables` star underwent surgery on a basal cell carcinoma, Jackman has revealed he has had another procedure, reportedly.

Have eczema? It may reduce your skin cancer risk

Even an uncomfortable skin allergy has a good side to it. If we believe researchers, eczema caused by defects in the skin could reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.

Skin cancer: Know ways to prevent it

Most skin cancers are preventable, but can result in disfigurement and even death when allowed to progress and not diagnosed, treated early.

Skin cancer incidence spike seven times in UK since 1970s

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer in Britain has spiked seven times since the 1970s with experts warning against the continuing obsession with sporting a tan.

Men living alone at high skin cancer death risk: Study

Living alone? You may be at a higher risk of death from skin cancer, especially if you are male, an alarming study claims.

Gene mutation behind deadly skin cancer identified

Researchers have identified gene mutation that is responsible for a hereditary form of skin cancer melanoma.

`Homeland` actor James Rebhorn dies from skin cancer

James Rebhorn, who played the role of Claire Danes` father in hit series `Homeland`, has died after a long battle with melanoma. He was 65.

Skin cancer may up risk of other cancers

People who have had common skin cancers may be at an increased risk of developing melanoma and 29 other cancer types, a new study has warned.