Jon Barron, 01/23/2016
Recently, if you read the headlines, you might be starting to think that cancer is something of a chameleon--changing appearances whenever you look at it.
Jon Barron, 01/23/2016
Erin Schumaker, 10/21/2015
One of the best measures we have for determining who will develop skin cancer is counting how many moles a person has on her body
The pawpaw tree, which bears the largest fruit native to North America, may bear new fruit for scientists seeking ways to fight cancer.
Aloe Vera has a history that spans over 6000 years. The Egyptian civilization was the first to note its extraordinary health benefits and called it the plant of immortality. It was used for various health issues ranging from insomnia, baldness, bad digestion and even cancer. It is now regularly grown in tropical locations such South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Additional healing properties were discovered through time and starting with 18th Century, Aloe Vera was often employed for other conditions like skin irritations, burns and wounds.
Staggering, but true, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer – in the United States – costing over $3 billion for the 3 million plus people diagnosed – every year. In fact, scientific papers reveal that, in the past three decades, more people have gotten skin cancer than any other form of cancer combined. With one in five Americans destined to experience skin cancer – we have some important questions to answer.
Staggering, but true, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer - in the United States - costing over $3 billion for the 3 million plus people diagnosed - every year. In fact, scientific papers reveal that, in the past three decades, more people have gotten skin cancer than any other form of cancer combined. With one in five Americans destined to experience skin cancer - we have some important questions to answer.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is back in the news after one of its own research scientists was pinned recently for potentially publishing fraudulent research data on a new skin cancer drug he developed. As reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News), clinical trials for DZ13, an experimental skin cancer drug created by UNSW Professor Levon Khachigian, have been put on hold pending an investigation into a series of published studies that allegedly contain doctored or misleading diagrams.
Skin moisturizers are usually considered completely safe and healthy products. But a shocking study from Rutgers University suggests that some common moisturizers actually may promote skin cancer and lead to the development of aggressive, fast-growing tumors.
Millions of women enjoy a nice manicure and pedicure, as the proliferation of nail salons around the country indicate, but a new study shows that women who get gel manicures could be increasing their risk of skin cancer.
"All skin cancer is the result of damage to skin cells," says Lise Alschuler, ND, author of Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan.