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Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust […]

Smartphones in skin checks for early detection of melanoma

QUT skin cancer researchers are seeking community volunteers to participate in a skin self-examination study. Performed regularly, self-examination can alert […]

Health benefits of seaweed

Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) are about to embark on a second human trial to investigate the effect […]

Why some moles become melanoma still a mystery

Testing for two gene mutations commonly associated with melanoma would be insufficient to determine whether a mole could turn cancerous, […]

New genetic analysis approach could improve diagnosis for mitochondrial disease

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) scientists have shown a new approach to genetic analysis could greatly improve diagnostic rates for […]

Rare and deadly melanomas not caused by the sun

Two rare and deadly forms of melanoma are not caused by sun exposure new genetic research led by Australian researchers […]

Chocolate doesn’t cause acne

University of Melbourne researchers have good news on two fronts: eating chocolate does not cause pimples; and they‘re calling for […]

The amount people sweat is due to size rather than gender

Conventional wisdom has it that men sweat more than women, or as the Victorian-era saying puts it, “horses sweat, gentlemen […]

Q & A- What do I need to consider before Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic surgery technique to rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles, sun damage and other skin imperfections.

Immune breakthrough: unscratching poison ivy’s rash

We all know that a brush with poison ivy leaves us with an itchy painful rash. A breakthrough finding from […]
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