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Improve your skin health and avoid skin cancer naturally

11/26/2014 - For millions of people, around the world, perfect skin seems like a distant dream. The American Academy of Dermatology reveals that acne affects 40 - 50 million Americans, at a cost of over $2 billion per year. Every year, in the United States, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer - at a cost...

Prevent skin cancer by avoiding the sun? Not necessarily

9/1/2014 - The sun is out for most of us, and exposure to sunlight typically brings with it fears of skin cancer. Many people avoid the sun totally to prevent this fate, but is that a wise choice? The research on how sun exposure, sunburn and skin cancer are linked could surprise many. Let's examine some facts...

The cancer-causing sunscreen protection racket

6/22/2014 - For starters, there's no real proof that sunscreens actually prevent most skin cancers. Yet your dermatologist is probably robotically advising you to slather on a toxic sunscreen as a proven skin cancer preventive. Did your doctor mention studies showing that people who spend a greater percentage...

How to effectively treat skin cancer

11/14/2013 - 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...

Trials on experimental skin cancer drug suspended after main researcher exposed for potential scientific fraud

10/6/2013 - 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...

Omega-3 fatty acids shown to help prevent skin cancer lines

9/4/2013 - Despite the ridiculous pharmaceutical-sponsored reports that omega-3 fats and fish oils increase the incidence of certain cancers, including those of the breast and prostate, scientifically validated research studies continue to confirm that the long-chain fats, DHA and EPA, are essential in the prevention...

Omega-3 supplements provide an effective protective shield against skin cancer

7/17/2013 - Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, walnuts, seeds and supplements have been shown to effectively protect against many forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia, as the long-chain fats are preferentially channeled to form cell wall membranes that fight systemic inflammation and boost the body's...

Manicures increase skin cancer risk

3/20/2013 - 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. CBS New York reports that gel manicures are popular because the manner in which...

Omega-3 supplements can prevent skin cancer

3/13/2013 - An omega-3 fish oil dietary supplement could reduce your risk of skin cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "This study adds to the evidence that omega-3 is a potential nutrient to protect...

Does drinking coffee reduce the risk of skin cancer?

7/23/2012 - A recent study published in the journal Cancer Research claims that coffee drinkers may be at a reduced risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer. According to the research, individuals that drink at least three cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent decreased...

Easy, natural ways to reduce skin cancer risk

7/20/2012 - "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. Skin cell damage is caused by oxidative stress from free radicals, which manifests as sunburn. It's the same process that causes metals to rust and...

Sunshine helps prevent skin cancer while sunscreens promote it

12/27/2011 - There are three types of skin cancer - of which melanoma is the most dangerous and potentially lethal because it can metastasize into other body parts. The other two non-melanoma types, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, are treatable and not as threatening or able to metastasize as melanoma. Most...

Resveratrol, grape seed extract help prevent skin cancer

8/27/2011 - Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have made a fascinating discovery about the synergistic effects of certain fruit and vegetable compounds on preventing skin cancer. Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in grape skins, grape seed extract, D-glucarate,...

Vitamin D and calcium slashes risk of skin cancer by 50 percent

7/21/2011 - Another study has verified the outstanding health benefits of taking vitamin D and calcium, this one showing that the supplements can reduce a womans risk of developing skin cancer by as much as 50 percent. "It looks like there is some promising evidence for vitamin D and calcium for prevention of...

Study: Many sunscreens increase skin cancer risk, FDA has known for a decade but done nothing

7/14/2011 - A new report issued by the consumer protection organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that many popular sunscreens contain ingredients known to spur the growth and spread of skin cancer cells, which defeats their stated purpose of preventing skin cancer. Data indicates that the sun's...

Skin cancer risk from tanning beds is miniscule

9/30/2010 - The media have widely exaggerated the skin cancer risks of tanning beds says Ivan Oransky, editor of Reuters Health and treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), writing on the AHCJ blog Covering Health. Oransky notes that in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a number of...

Sunlight alone does not cause skin cancer: The truth you've never been told

7/6/2010 - We've all been told that sunlight causes skin cancer. This message has been drilled into our heads for so long that most people actually believe it. But what if this "truth" was actually a medical myth? What if dermatologists and health experts didn't know the whole story? What if their explanations...

Common Antibiotics Increase Your Skin Cancer Risk

6/27/2010 - Most people would identify sun exposure as the primary risk factor for getting skin cancer, but few would think of antibiotics as a contributing factor to this deadly disease. Yet there is an entire class of antibiotics that are known to cause a condition known as photocarcinogenesis that can multiply...

Heart transplants lead to skin cancer

2/11/2010 - A new study published by the Mayo Clinic in the journal Archives of Dermatology has revealed that roughly half of all patients who undergo a heart transplant end up getting skin cancer within 15 years of the surgery. Among the 312 people evaluated in the study, 1,395 different skin cancers emerged following...

Public Health Warnings About Skin Cancer Lead to Widespread Vitamin D Deficiencies

2/4/2010 - Public health warnings about the skin cancer risks associated with sun exposure have led people to avoid sunlight to such an extent that vitamin D deficiencies have now become widespread, according to a study conducted by researchers from King's College London. The body produces vitamin D upon exposure...

Eggplant Cures Skin Cancer

11/17/2009 - An ingredient in common eggplant has been shown to cure cancer. The eggplant extract is a phytochemical called solasodine glycoside, or BEC5. Dr. Bill E. Cham discovered it, after hearing of a folk medicine cure from Australian farmers. They told him of eye cancers cured in cattle after application...

Prevent Melanoma Naturally

1/23/2009 - There are different types of skin cancers; however, the skin cancer to take steps to prevent is melanoma. Melanoma can be seemingly small (the size of a dime) and yet metastasize in the body and bring a death sentence quite quickly. The other types of skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell, are typically...

Arthritis Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

12/27/2007 - "TNF blocker" drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis increase a patient's risk of contracting skin cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism. Researchers compiled data from twice-yearly questionnaires filled out by 13,001 rheumatoid arthritis patients between...

Mike Adams Speaks Out on Skin Cancer and Antidepressant Drugs

12/17/2007 - This is an excerpt from Mike Adams' interview for the Raw Summit, a complete interview encyclopedia of cutting edge living and raw food knowledge. You can find the complete transcripts and audios at ( and ( In this article, Mike discusses vitamin D...

Heal Yourself With Sunlight (Part 1 of Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation)

12/3/2007 - The time when one’s immediate natural impulse on the first sunny spring day was to get outside and enjoy it is long gone. Only the very courageous or “careless” who defy the grim warnings from medical mandarins and cancer specialists, wholeheartedly endorsed by the sunscreen industry,...

Researchers discover moderate sunlight exposure helps prevent skin cancer

2/1/2007 - To the surprise of scientists, while exposure to the sun's UV rays is the main cause of skin cancer, a recent study says some sunlight also can help prevent it. The idea of sunlight helping prevent skin cancer may sound like a paradox, but the key is exposure in moderation, immunology scientists...

Eating spinach slashes skin cancer recurrence risk by 55 percent

12/7/2006 - Eating green, leafy vegetables may reduce the risk of skin cancer recurrence by as much as 55 percent, according to the results of an 11-year Australian study. The study, led by Dr. Jolieke van der Pols of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, found that participants who ate at least three...

Light-emitting bandage heralded as skin cancer treatment breakthrough

11/1/2006 - Scottish scientists have developed a light-emitting, portable bandage that has been shown to fight skin cancer in a quicker, less painful way than conventional treatments. The metallic, adhesive bandage was created by physicist Ifor Samuel of the University of St. Andrews and dermatologist James...

A Cup of Green Tea Per Day May Help Keep Skin Cancer Away (press release)

10/12/2006 - Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that more than 1 million cases of basal and squamous cell cancer will be diagnosed this year according to the Centers for Disease Control. While avoiding prolonged sun exposure, the regular and proper use of sunscreen,...

Green Tea Helps With Skin Cancer (press release)

9/13/2006 - Green tea beverages are showing signs of being able to prevent skin cancer. Santos K. Katiyar, Ph.D., UAB assistant professor of dermatology, has led a series of animal studies on the preventive effects of certain green tea antioxidant compounds, called polyphenols. One study shows that the compound...

A Cup of Green Tea Per Day May Help Keep Skin Cancer Away (press release)

8/23/2006 - Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that more than 1 million cases of basal and squamous cell cancer will be diagnosed this year according to the Centers for Disease Control. While avoiding prolonged sun exposure, the regular and proper use of sunscreen,...

Prescription skin cancer cream Aldara has horrific side effects, say users

8/8/2006 - Elaine Hollingsworth put Aldara on her nose thinking that it was the "benign salve" that her dermatologist made it out to be; instead, it was the beginning of her nightmare. After using the pharmaceutical skin cancer treatment for only two weeks, a "disgusting, thick, crusty, black scab" covered her...

WHO warning on sun exposure misplaces blame for skin cancer, explains consumer health advocate

7/27/2006 - -- A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) blames sun exposure for 60,000 deaths every year, mostly from malignant melanomas. The report says too much sun exposure can cause deadly skin cancers, serious sunburn, cataracts, skin aging and other ailments, and encourages the use of sunscreen...

Skin cancer more deadly in blacks while dermatology pushes more sunscreen products onto people who actually need sunlight exposure

6/20/2006 - A University of Miami study released today shows that blacks are more than three times as likely to be diagnosed with late-stage melanoma than whites. The study, published in the Archives of Dermatology, reviewed 1,690 melanoma cases to reach the conclusion. Researchers are not able to fully explain...

Sunlight emerging as proven treatment for breast cancer, prostate cancer and other cancers

7/11/2005 - Taking a daily 10 to 15 minute walk in the sun not only clears your head, relieves stress and increases circulation it could also cut your risk of breast cancer in half. At least that's what Esther John, an epidemiologist at the Northern California Cancer Center, recommends. And there's plenty of...

Sensible sunlight exposure prevents skin cancer; findings baffle old school doctors

5/18/2005 - Scientists are baffled by the results of a study published in the Feb. 2, 2005 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In this study, we learn that exposure to sunlight actually reduces the risk of skin cancer. This is important evidence backing up what doctors like Dr. Michael Holick,...

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