skin cancer

Strawberry extract protects skin against UV rays


August 5th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 5 (IANS) A strawberry extract developed by Italian and Spanish researchers seems to protect the skin against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and reduce damage to DNA."We have verified ... Read more...

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Free mobile app for skin cancer screening


July 12th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A free new app called UMSkinCheck, designed for iPhone and iPad, will screen skin cancers by reminding users to compare unusual growths on their skin with ... Read more...

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Coffee lowers risk of common skin cancer


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Drinking more coffee could lower the risk of basal cell carcinoma, the commonest form of skin cancer, according to a new study. "Our data indicate that ... Read more...

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‘Statins prevent cancer in heart transplant patients’


May 20th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, May 20 (IANS) Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients, independently of cholesterol levels, says a new study. Frank Enseleit, deputy director of ... Read more...

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Protect skin with sunscreen, but use lightly


May 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It's good to apply sunscreen before you step out of home in the scorching sun. But don't use it too frequently or in large dabs, ... Read more...

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Keep wrinkles at bay, protect skin from childhood


May 11th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 11 (IANS) If you are able to protect your skin as a child, you might prevent wrinkles and skin damage later on in life, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Eye colour linked to severity of skin conditions


May 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Eye colour can tell whether you're at risk of serious skin conditions. The blue eyed are less likely to have vitiligo, while the brown eyed may ... Read more...

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Caffeine-exercise combo protects against skin cancer


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A caffeine-exercise combo may be able to ward off skin cancer caused by exposure to sunlight, a study reveals."We found that this combination treatment can decrease ... Read more...

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Vitamin pill a day keeps cancer at bay!


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) A daily vitamin pill could help prevent skin cancer - particularly among women, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Scientists say taking food supplements containing vitamin A can ... Read more...

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Cure cancer in just two hours


January 6th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) A radioactive "paste" could cure skin cancer in just two hours, say researchers.It can destroy tumours caused by skin cancers without surgery or conventional radiotherapy.The ... Read more...

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‘Two more Latin American presidents will get cancer’


January 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) The fact that six former or current presidents in Latin America have or had cancer shows that the region was the victim of an "evil ... Read more...

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Novel device filters heavy metals from water


December 18th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Lakes and water bodies contaminated with heavy metals could become a thing of the past -- thanks to a novel device that filters their traces from ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble upon ’stop cancer’ gene


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a gene that halts a common form of skin cancer, potentially opening the way to better treatment in future.Stepen Jane, professor of ... Read more...

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Cancer research finds two genetic variants


October 10th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane (Australia), Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered two new genetic variants that increase the risk of melanoma skin cancer.The variants were discovered in the study of the DNA of ... Read more...

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Dr Oz Shares Ten Second Cancer Test & More


September 21st, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today on 'The Dr Oz Show' the doctor focused on the fastest moving cancers which attack humans, and shared a ten second Skin Cancer Test with his viewers. ... Read more...

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Grapes may help you prevent premature ageing


August 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) If you wish to avoid looking older than your age, try relishing grapes. A new study has found this fruit could protect against skin cancer and ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients at risk for skin cancers


July 1st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Patients of heart transplants face serious skin cancer risks, a latest study reports.When people receive heart transplants, they need immune medications to keep their body from ... Read more...

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Honeysuckle coating protects people from UV rays


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) Clothes coated with honeysuckle extract could effectively protect people from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.Ren-Cheng Tang and Sha-Sha Sun, scientists at Soochow University, China, wanted ... Read more...

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Brisk walking benefits men with prostate cancer


May 25th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Brisk walking seems to benefit patients with prostate cancer in early stages, says a new study based on a survey of 1,455 US men diagnosed with ... Read more...

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Brandy, Tatyana bare all for a cause


May 17th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) R&B; singer Brandy and actress Tatyana Ali, known for her role in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" have bared all for a new health campaign raising ... Read more...

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Meghan McCain hits back at Beck


May 13th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Glenn Beck has taken a swipe at Meghan McCain’s ad campaign against skin cancer. The PSA which also featured Brandy and Danielle Fishel is titled “Naked.” ... Read more...

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New York to ban indoor tanning for kids


May 5th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lawmakers in New York are inching closer to ban indoor tanning for minors. Supporters of the legislation say many people will be saved from cancer if ... Read more...

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Karnataka to re-impose ban on endosulfan


April 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Belgaum (Karnataka), April 30 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Saturday said the government will re-impose within two days the ban on use of pesticide Endosulfan in the state."We will ... Read more...

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Astronomy technique can help detect deadly melanoma


April 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Using a technique that astronomers use to parse starlight, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of astronomy has developed a telescope that can possibly assess the skin blots that ... Read more...

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Broccoli and brussels sprouts boost sunscreens’ cancer fighting abilities


April 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have revealed that a topical compound called ISC-4 found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts may increase sunscreens' abilities to ... Read more...

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Karnataka minister takes on Pawar on endosulfan


April 18th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Karnataka Energy Minister Shobha Karandlage Monday accused Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar of supporting the controversial insecticide endosulfan manufacturers and not farmers."He is speaking in support ... Read more...

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Scientists complete whole-exome sequencing of skin cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health has become the first to systematically survey the landscape of the melanoma genome, the DNA code of the ... Read more...

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Targeted photodynamic therapy offers hope for skin cancer patients


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): The latest research by UK and Swiss scientists has concluded that targeted photodynamic therapy could completely eradicate some models of cancer.The team linked light-sensitive molecules with antibodies that ... Read more...

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Arctic ozone layer depleted by 40 percent: Experts


April 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) The ozone layer that shields us from the sun's harmful rays has depleted by a record 40 percent over the Arctic, experts have said.The long, cold ... Read more...

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Zebrafish offers skin cancer clues


April 6th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Zebrafish has offered new hope to people with melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.Researchers identified SETDB1 as a new gene that promotes the growth of melanoma and ... Read more...

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New injectable drug hailed as milestone in treating deadly skin cancer


March 26th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A breakthrough cancer drug has been given the go-ahead to treat late-stage melanoma.The injectable drug Yervoy hailed as the first to prolong the lives of patients with melanoma ... Read more...

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Zebrafish model reveals skin cancer-promoting gene


March 24th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): You might have never thought that the dark stripes on the tiny zebrafish hold a key clue for discovering a treatment for the deadly skin cancer melanoma. ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug could help treat skin cancer


March 24th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) and Children's Hospital Boston have made a breakthrough discovery that promises an effective new treatment for one of the deadliest forms ... Read more...

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Rich, young women ‘more prone to melanoma’


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has found that the incidence of melanoma appears higher in non-Hispanic white adolescent girls and young women living in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods than those living ... Read more...

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I want to stay away from saas-bahu sagas: TV actress Smita


March 20th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Television actress Smita Singh, popularly known as Punpunwali of the show "Bhagyavidhata", says she would like to keep away from saas-bahu sagas and may soon ... Read more...

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