Health News

Detecting Melanoma Sooner
Detecting melanoma is still something of an art. While imaging technology exists, dermatologists most often rely on visual cues to assess if a mole or lesion appears to be cancerous. A new device is about to change that.
Mini Surgery for Melanoma
Surgery for any treatment can leave one nasty scar. For melanoma, this scar could soon turn into a minor blemish.
UK Rebuffs Advanced Melanoma Drug
A Bristol-Myers Squibb medication that's approved in the United States and Europe for treating advanced melanoma, has been rejected by the British agency similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Banning Tanning Beds
California will be the first state in the nation to put a ban on minors using tanning beds. Skin cancer is a serious threat for many individulas in the short and long term.
Hair, Skin, Eyes, Moles, Family and Genes
Do blondes really have more fun? Could be, but not in the sun. Having fair skin and hair bumps up a person's risk of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.  Scientists have found  that gene errors also increase risks.
Children at Greater Risk of Invasive Melanoma
Melanoma, when caught early, is one of the more curable cancers. Once it starts to spread, though, the outlook is more serious. Sadly, children seem to be more vulnerable to the most serious form of this deadly skin cancer.
Melanoma Detection Device Gaining Approval
Dermatologists have no true test for determining if a skin lesion may be melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. A new tool is gaining approval that will give physicians more reliable information to detect the disease when it's most curable.
Stronger Muscles Survive Cancer Better
A person's overall health at the time cancer strikes does have an impact on their survival. A new study shows that this is especially true for melanoma patients of all ages.
An Expensive Tanning Deal
Bronze, golden skin is part of the definition of American beauty. Many people have resorted to tanning beds, which seems to be accompanied by addiction and skin cancer. Researchers have found why tanners can’t stop tanning.
Bed Time's a No No
Many children and adolescents establish a great tan this summer. With school starting soon, they might be tempted to extend the tan with trips to tanning beds.