skin cancer

marathon

Marathons and heart risk: why more runners should take an aspirin on race day

Marathons are more popular than ever around the world. This weekend 53,000 runners are registered to compete in the London…

builders

Study reveals the riskiest jobs for skin cancer

Two per cent of deadly skin cancer cases in Britain come from working outdoors, according to research published in the…

Turmeric: a powerful weapon against disease or just a tasty spice?

It is news that should warm any curry lover’s heart: eating spicy food may be good for your health —…

metastasis

Altering a gene ‘slowed cancer spread in mice by 75 per cent’

Metastasis, or the spread of cancer around the body, is responsible for up to 90 per cent of all cancer…

A new melanoma-busting therapy is a genuine advance in the war on cancer

A new skin cancer therapy eradicates advanced melanomas in more than a fifth of patients, according to trial results presented…

Does a tan really raise your risk of skin cancer? Here is what we know

‘No safe way to suntan, new NICE guidance warns.’ The BBC headline was repeated by most of the media and…

Spectator debate: Can we trust health advice?

It was a close fight. Both sides at Tuesday night’s debate at IET London seemed to accept that trust in…

How to gauge skin cancer risk: count the moles on your arm

According to research carried out at King’s College London, the number of moles on the body is a reliable indicator…

Time to dump those pills: antioxidants found to hasten spread of cancer

In 1999 a book called The Antioxidant Miracle was released. Its publicity material stated: ‘A pill that strengthens your heart,…