Human skin bacteria might protect against skin cancer, scientists say

Maybe you should stop using antibacterial soap.

Five or more blistering sunburns before the age of 20 increase melanoma risk by 80 percent

The risk of possibly the most dangerous type of cancer out there, melanoma, is greatly increased by exposure to sun in early adulthood. According to a new study conducted on Caucasian women, five or more blistering sun burns may increase the risk of melanoma by 80 percent. “Our results suggest that sun exposures in both early life and adulthood were

New medicine uses light to cure skin cancer

A drug which uses light to cure skin cancer is getting nearer and nearer to being offered to sale in Sweden for the tens of thousands of patients suffering from it in this country. The solution is quite simple, cheap and not at all unpleasant as other ways of treating this disease. Researcher Leif Eriksson’s team at Örebro University in