Health News

Beach Blanket Cancer Bingo
Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and the Big Kahuna did it best. Partying on the beach, surfing in the ocean and funning in the sun. But did these fun in the sun activities require adequate sunscreen application?
New Hope for Advanced Melanoma Patients
White blood cells are the good guys, the soldiers of our immune system. They fight off disease, including cancer. But even when these cells have been specially trained to attack tumors, they haven't survived long enough to do any good against crafty, nasty melanoma cancer cells.
Lots of Money May Produce Skin Cancer
Throughout the 1990s, melanoma began to affect more and more women. However, a new study shows that women from wealthier neighborhoods have a greater chance of developing the deadly skin cancer.
Ignorance Isn't Bliss
Young people at risk of developing melanoma (including those who suntan and have relatives who have had the deadly skin disease) largely ignore sun-safety advice, according to a new study.
Running Interference on Interferon-gamma
Interferon-gamma, a protein primarily used for intercellular communication by the immune system, acts as a promoter for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Skip the Sun, Eat Your Veggies
Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can give your skin a healthier glow than the sun, according to a study from The University of Nottingham.
Following Up on Melanoma
A follow-up program designed for patients at high risk of developing melanoma has been found to improve early-detection rates and prognoses.
Dying of Embarrassment
Although skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States, obstacles such as patient embarrassment prevent physicians from conducting full-body examinations.