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Getting tattoos in unhygienic setting ups infection risk

 While more young men and women are getting inked today than ever, researchers have warned that bacterial infections may happen in up to five per cent of cases, especially when the tattooing was carried out in unhygienic settings.

How 'red hair' gene raises skin cancer risk!

The findings by researchers from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Leeds in the UK showed that even a single copy of a red hair-associated MC1R gene variant increased the number of mutations in melanoma skin cancer; the most serious form of skin cancer.

This summer, fight Melanoma with some simple tricks!

Thankfully this form of skin cancer is curable but early detection is a solution.

Anti-oxidants more effective for elderly with skin cancer

Cells found in the skin help the skin recovery from injuries, and can contribute to the growth and invasion of melanoma cells. 

Viagra puts you at increased skin cancer risk

The popular erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Viagra not only helps boost a man's performance in the bedroom, but also can spike the growth of skin cancer, according to a recent study.

Blood test may indicate skin cancer relapse

In this early work they found they could see whether a patient was relapsing by tracking levels of circulating tumour DNA. 

Ointment developed to combat skin cancer

The ointment is for external use and should be applied every third day for a period of about a month, during which the application zone should be protected, said the researchers.

Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer on nose again

Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer on nose again

'The Wolverine' star Hugh Jackman has once again been treated for skin cancer on his nose.

Best home remedies for treating Eczema!

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a medical condition in which the skin becomes inflamed or irritated. 

New blood test to track skin cancer

Researchers have found out a new blood test that can closely track metastatic melanoma -- one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer.

Promising new melanoma drug in the offing

The new compound, named SBI-756, targets a specific molecular machine known as the translation initiation complex.

Indian wins grant to study deadly skin cancer

Although melanoma is one of the least common types, representing only about two percent of skin cancer cases, it is one of the most deadly.

Skin cancer-causing fusion gene spotted

The identification of this novel fusion gene has potential implications for new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for this area of cancer research.

Over 11 moles on arm can predict deadly skin cancer risk

 If you are a woman and have more than 11 moles on your right arm, check if you have over 100 such moles all over the body as the high mole presence can predict a higher risk of developing a deadly skin cancer.

Moles on arm can predict skin cancer risk

 Do you have more than 11 moles on your right arm? You may be at a higher risk of skin cancer.

Beware! Antioxidants can cause cancer to spread faster

Antioxidants protect healthy cells from free radicals that can turn them into malignancies but may also protect a tumour once it has developed, the findings showed.

Indoor tanning puts gay, bisexual men at greater skin cancer risk

Gay and bisexual men who prefer indoor tanning may be at a higher risk of skin cancer.

'Healthier' sunscreen that does not penetrate skin developed

Researchers have used nanoparticles to develop a sunscreen that does not penetrate the skin, eliminating serious health concerns associated with commercial sunblocks.

World Ozone Day: 30 years of healing the ozone together!

World Ozone Day: 30 years of healing the ozone together!

This massive “hole” in the ozone layer triggered panic leading to the signing of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol.

Here`s how you can keep skin cancer at bay

With skin cancer rates on the rise, you may want to revisit some simple tips for staying safe in the sun.