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skin cancer


Melanoma rates are still growing, new data shows A recent analysis of the Victorian Cancer Registry melanoma data from 1985 to 2015 shows that the rate of melanoma continues to …

Fewer Australians are using hats to protect themselves from the sun and, as a result, are getting sunburnt on their face, head, nose or ears, Cancer Council research shows. The …

It’s almost summer, and time to brush up on skin cancer preventive behaviours, writes Louis Roller Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world; two out of …

Pharmacists are in a good position to help educate Australians about health claims such as this week’s assertions by chef Paleo Pete that sunscreens are “poisonous”, says a spokesperson for …

A new report from the AIHW demonstrates pharmacists’ role in helping reduce the burden of skin cancer, a Cancer Council spokesperson says. The report, Skin Cancer in Australia, shows that …

Increased risk of malignant melanoma link to ED drugs likely due to greater sun exposure, researchers say A newly published study of nearly 150,000 men prescribed sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil has found …

New recommendations by national peak health bodies aim to provide clearer and simpler advice to Australians on how they can balance the need for sun protection to reduce skin cancer …

Forget the sun tan, the AMA is reminding people to be sun smart to reduce the risk of skin cancer. AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, says many Australians look forward to …

A new health economics analysis has revealed that regular supplementation with Insolar, a vitamin B3 derivative produced by Blackmores, which can reduce the risk of new skin cancers significantly, potentially …

Forget sunbaking, just doing jobs outside the house may result in dangerous sunburns and cancer risk, warns the Cancer Council Foundation (CCF). Cancer Council and the Australasian College of Dermatologists joined with  National …

Australians may be more aware in the 21st century of safe sun behaviours, but the incidence of skin cancer remains high and pharmacists need to be vigilant, writes Louis Roller. …

CEO of Complementary Medicines Australia Carl Gibson has welcomed results from a University of Sydney study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which show that vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) …