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January 15, 2014

Non-melanoma skin cancers

January is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and even though there’s plenty of information available about melanoma (the most dangerous type of skin cancer) and sun protection, we don’t hear much about non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide, and NMSC accounts for around 97% of all skin cancers!! (more…)
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Skin
January 15, 2014

Pack sunscreen for school

Young children are very sensitive to sunburn, which is why it’s important to use sun hats and apply sunscreen. Make sure that you put sunscreen and instructions for its use in your child’s bag for day-care, school or crèche, in addition to talking about it with the teacher. (more…)
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Skin
January 4, 2014

Skin cancer – here’s what you need to know

We live on a sun-drenched continent - we're are the lucky ones! But time spent outdoors increases your risk of developing skin cancer, especially if you don't protect yourself from the sun. The good news is, you can reduce your risk of skin cancer simply by being sun savvy and aware of the condition. What is skin cancer? Like all cancers, skin cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body. Skin cancer cells are usually formed when skin is exposed excessively to the sun or bright sources of light, like tanning beds. The 3 main types of skin…
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Skin
December 28, 2013

A diet for eczema

Eczema includes a group of skin conditions, the most common being atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis occurs in people who have a family history of allergies and asthma, and it usually shows up in children before age five. (more…)
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Skin
December 5, 2013

Help, my baby has sunburn!

If your baby is under the age of 6 months they shouldn't be exposed to direct sunlight. If they are older than 6 months it's vital that you keep them protected from the sun - make sure they wear a high SPF sunblock specially formulated for delicate skin, and cover their skin with protective clothing. Babies and infants have incredibly sensitive skin, and sunburn easily, so take care. (more…)
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