Tag: skin cancer

Eat Your Way to Better Skin

You know the age-old saying: you are what you eat—and if we’re talking about complexion, the path to youthful looking skin might be through your stomach. Scientists are uncovering a number of nutrients found in certain foods that can help lessen the signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and dryness.


Don’t Rush to Surgery for Prostate Cancer

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS)—and six cases in 10 occur in men age 65 and older.
For some men, prostate cancer can be an aggressive disease, but for most, the disease is slow growing—in fact, men with

Melanomas Can Affect All Races

Melanomas Can Affect All Races

People with fair complexions, red hair, blue eyes, and freckles typically are considered to be at greater risk of skin cancer than their darker-skinned counterparts. Research has shown that melanomas and other skin cancers occur more commonly in Caucasians than in other racial groups.

However, a new study suggests that African-Americans

New Technique for Detecting Skin Cancer Improves Survival

Research at UCLA on a technique for detecting the earliest spread of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has confirmed that the procedure significantly prolongs patients’ survival rates compared with traditional “watch and wait” techniques.

The technique, called sentinel-node biopsy, allows doctors to quickly determine whether the disease has spread,

Maintaining Muscle Mass May Help Prolong Your Life

Recent research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition—and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI—is a better predictor of all-cause mortality.

The study, published online Feb. 20,

The Best Ways to Protect Your Skin During the Summer

Over-exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can not only cause pre-mature aging of the skin, but it can also increase your risk of skin cancer. No matter what your age, it’s crucial that you take steps to limit sun damage and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer,

Nicotinamide Linked to Fewer Recurrent Skin Cancers

If the headlines about a drug related to B vitamins helping to prevent skin cancer tempted you to toss your sunscreen and broad-brimmed hat, think again. The findings were exciting because the hope of preventing cancer with vitamins has largely proven elusive, and the researchers declared their results ready to

Exercise May Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer

Need fresh motivation to lace up those walking shoes? A study of 1.44 million adults reports that physical activity is associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer, including three of the four most common—breast, colon and lung cancer. Generally, meeting the recommended 150 minutes a week for moderate

Ask the Doctor: AD & Aggression; Black Salve; Energy Supplements

Q: I care for my sister, who has Alzheimer’s disease, and she has been yelling and slapping at me when I try to help her shower. Is her aggression a symptom of the disease?

A: Unfortunately, increasing aggression is common as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progresses. Usually, aggressive behavior tends to begin

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