Archive for July, 2017

Wear UV Protective Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyelids from Skin Cancer

We already know that UV protective sunglasses are important to lessen the long term risk of cataracts. Now a recent study shows that most of us do not apply sunscreen to our eyelids, leaving them susceptible to UV damage. Wearing UV protective sunglasses can patch that problem, while looking good at the same time! Read […]

Yet Another Good Reason to Quite Smoking!

A team from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute studied nearly 19 thousand people and found that current smokers were significantly more likely to develop a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin than non-smokers. “We don’t yet understand how smoking might increase the risk of SCC, but these findings strongly suggest that by quitting, smokers […]

Melanoma linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Patients with Parkinson’s disease are about four times more likely to develop melanoma, and conversely, patients with melanoma have a four-fold higher risk of developing Parkinson’s, according to a study published in the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The new study included 974 patients with Parkinson’s disease and compared them to 2,922 individuals […]

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