skin cancer

Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen
Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses). The latest stats from ... Read More »

Adolescents less likely to use sun protection than adults
Adolescents less likely to use sun protection than adults (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Results from a Curtin University led study suggest adolescents living in Western Australia are less likely to engage in sun-protective behaviours than adults, making them more susceptible to developing skin cancer in later life. Professor Simone Pettigrew from Curtin’s School ... Read More »

Small uniform changes to protect our school kids
Small uniform changes to protect our school kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

James Cook University researchers have found lengthening school uniforms would give students much greater protection from skin cancer. The study shows lengthening school shorts, skirts and sleeves just a small amount or choosing loose-fitting garments to cover more skin could ... Read More »

Beauty Not Disease Motivates Teens to Wear Sunscreen
Beauty Not Disease Motivates Teens to Wear Sunscreen (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

After offering information about UV light and sun-protective behaviours, the two health-ed videos diverge: one describes the increased skin cancer risk of UV exposure and the other describes effects on appearance including wrinkles and premature aging. Which of these two ... Read More »

Cancer Council and eftpos put skin cancer in the shade
Cancer Council and eftpos put skin cancer in the shade (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cancer Council is encouraging Australian secondary schools to do more to help prevent skin cancer, with the launch of its new secondary school shade initiative funded by the eftpos Giveback program. From today, Australian high schools will be able to ... Read More »

Cancer-killing cream for melanoma
Cancer-killing cream for melanoma (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

RMIT University researchers have designed a peptide that imitates a melanoma-killing virus, in a biomedical engineering advance that could lead to the development of a cream to target and treat Australia’s “national cancer”. The RMIT team has successfully synthesised a ... Read More »

 
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