Health News

Shunning the Sun Makes Cancer Sense
Staying out of the sun during particular hours and wearing a full-spectrum sun screen are common sense ways to protect yourself from the sun. For cancer patients, these precautions are even more important.
Preventing Skin Cancer
Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common form of cancer in the United States. Scientists may have found a way to repair the damage sun exposure causes before cancer develops.
A Cure for Sunburn May be on Horizon
Sunburns are not only painful, but we all know the bad health effects of sun damage. From melanoma and cataracts to premature aging, a sunburn is extremely harmful for your skin.
Treating it at the Source
While the incidence of many cancers has been declining in recent years, the same can't be said for melanoma. The disease is rising dramatically among young people. Now, scientists may have a way to nip this cancer at its source.
Online Tool Offers Personalized Melanoma Options
Cathy, the heroine on The Big C should know about this. As a stage IV melanoma patient, she could use a free online tool to find the best treatment options for her individual case.
An Aspirin a Day may Keep Melanoma Away
Taking a low-dose aspirin a day is known to help ward off heart disease. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) protect against colorectal cancer. Now this same therapy may work to keep another serious disease at bay.
Heart Transplant Patients Have Higher Skin Cancer Risk
Those receiving heart transplants expect there will be numerous risks from the procedure itself to infections following the operation. There may be additional, unexpected disease risks though, according to a new study.
Deadly Disordered Pair
Scientists are linking more and more diseases together - autism and epilespy, gum disease and heart disease, type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. New evidence suggests another pairing.
Benefits of Calcium and Vitamin D
Calcium and vitamin D are essential nutrients for bone health, but researchers have now found another plus for this duo. The combination of calcium and vitamin D may reduce the risk of skin cancer.
How to Practice Safe Sun
While the healthy glow of a suntan looks good - even sexy - doctors say to beware - be aware. The sun is powerful and potentially dangerous. So protect yourself with safe sun practices.