UV rays may damage skin hours after sun exposure

Would we need a sunscreen for the night? Yes, we might because much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

How text messages could save you from `skin cancer`

 If you love phone, there's good news for you, as a new research has claimed that text messages to improve skin cancer prevention and promote sun protection could actually save your life.

Drinking coffee may reduce skin cancer risk

Drinking four cups of coffee a day can have a protective effect against skin cancer according to a latest study

Common anti-inflammatory pills may help reduce skin cancer risk

A new study has revealed that some anti-inflammatory drugs have the potential to prevent the second most common type of skin cancer.

Cockpit UV radiation similar to tanning beds
Cockpit UV radiation similar to tanning beds

Pilots can be exposed to the same amount of long-wave ultraviolet (UV-A) radiation as that from a tanning bed session, says a recent research.

New drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer

A new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, according to a new study.

Low Vitamin D levels may lead to early death

Vitamin D deficiency is not just bad for your bone health, it can also result in various other diseases leading to an early death, research shows.

Antarctic ozone hole remains stable for 2014

The scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recently reported that the Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, 2014, which was almost similar to that in 2013.

Hugh Jackman has third session of skin cancer treatment
Hugh Jackman has third session of skin cancer treatment

Actor Hugh Jackman has been treated for his third basal cell carcinoma in 12 months.

'Gigapixel' camera can help spot deadly skin cancer

 A team of US researchers has developed world's first 'gigapixel' camera that can scan the entire body down to a freckle to spot a deadliest form of skin cancer early.

Skin renders Sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles

Researchers have worked out how the pigment of our skin manages to protect the body from the Sun's dangerous UV rays, a finding that can pave the way for better protection against skin cancer.

How skin pigment protects us from UV rays

To protect the body from the dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, skin pigment converts UV radiation into harmless heat through a rapid chemical reaction, a study says.

Blocking immune cells may treat deadly skin cancer

Blocking a certain type of immune cells holds the key to treat melanoma - a deadly form of skin cancer, according to new research.

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.