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Why Many Pregnant Women Aren't Screened For Deadly Skin Cancers—Until It's Too Late

A new report finds that swaths of pregnant women are having to wait too long for treatment of deadly melanoma. The lag puts not just one, but two lives at risk.<p>In September, <i>Women’s Health</i> published a troubling report about the dangerous repercussions of a nationwide shortage of dermatologists. One …

What is acral lentiginous melanoma?

Acral lentiginous melanoma is a form of skin cancer that appears on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, or under the nails.<p>Though …

Why many pregnant women aren't screened for deadly skin cancers

In September, Women’s Health published a troubling report about the dangerous repercussions of a nationwide shortage of dermatologists.<p>One in five areas of the country don’t have a single dermatologist within 50 or even 100 miles, and in these areas—which we dubbed “derm deserts”—there are more …

What to know about a black line on the nail

Very often, a person's fingernails can provide some insight into what is going on with their body as a whole.<p>When a person has black or dark stripes …

Cancer

Amelanotic melanoma: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Amelanotic melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Unlike most forms of melanoma, a person with amelanotic melanoma will develop a mole or similar growth …

Cancer

Melanoma could be cut by nearly 35pc by 2031, sunscreen study reveals

We all know the benefits of using sunscreen — the slip, slop, slap messages have been driven home for decades.<p>But now for the first time, just how …

Obesity Tied to Survival in Men With Melanoma

Obese men treated for metastatic melanoma may survive longer than their normal-weight peers.<p>Researchers did a retrospective analysis of 1,918 people, 1,155 of them men, under treatment for metastatic melanoma. The study is in Lancet Oncology.<p>Compared with men of normal weight, obese men in …

Melanoma rates increasing for boomers, but falling among young

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 -- It looks like public health efforts to warn younger Americans about the dangers of tanning beds and sun exposure are paying …

Red Hair May Be the Gene That Links Melanoma and Parkinson's

A November 2017 study suggests that the gene for red hair (MCR1) may be the link between melanoma and Parkinson's disease.<p><i>Captions: 1. A redhead (?)</i> …

'It's criminal, it should be stopped': Melanoma survivor issues warning on illegal solariums

Underground solariums are being advertised online across Australia, more than two years after the commercial use of tanning beds was banned …

Help the TODAY anchors break a Guinness World Records title! Sign up here to take part

The record to beat is 1,822 people!<p>Have you ever wanted to get a Guinness World Records title? Now is your chance!<p>On May 7, in partnership with Defeat Melanoma, we will attempt to set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for “most people applying sunscreen simultaneously" in honor of …

Young Women With Breast Cancer Opting For Mastectomy

Most women diagnosed with breast cancer when they're 40 or younger are choosing mastectomy rather than more limited and breast-conserving lumpectomy plus radiation, a study of women in Massachusetts finds.<p>Moreover, most of those choosing mastectomy elect to have the other, noncancerous breast …

Breast cancer risk 'doubles from working nights'

Working night shifts for more than 30 years could double women's risk of developing breast cancer, a study has suggested. Canadian researchers examined 1,134 women with breast cancer and 1,179 women of the same age without the disease.<p>They found that nurses, cleaners, care workers, some shop …

Why women should not be alarmed by IVF ovarian cancer link

A landmark study has discovered that the risk of developing ovarian cancer rises by more than one third for women undergoing fertility treatment. Sarah Knapton explains the risks<p>For women struggling to conceive the advent of IVF in the 1970s promised to allay their biggest fear - that they might …

Doctors Debate Whether Children Born Through IVF Are More Likely To Face Health Problems In Later Life

Undergoing IVF is an "evolutionary experiment" that could be as big a health disaster for children as junk food, a scientist claims.<p>Dr Pascal …

Women Who've Had IVF Are A Third More Likely To Develop Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

Women who have undergone IVF are a third more likely to develop ovarian cancer than the average woman, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at University …

SEEN: The New App to Help Travelers Find Hidden Gems

<b>Here’s the link to sign up for SEEN, or head to the App store and search for “SEEN – Travel Community.” Once you’ve downloaded the app, enter the</b> …

Apps

12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods

Breast cancer patients could be encouraged to cut asparagus and other foods from their diets in the future to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, scientists say.<p>Researchers are investigating whether a change in diet could help patients with breast tumours after studies in mice showed that …

Cancer

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

How to Find the Best Discount Business Class Flights

Premium class perks — from lie-flat seats to swanky airport lounges to unlimited complimentary cocktails — may seem out of reach for many travelers. …

Air Travel

These are the most expensive days to fly in 2018

It's never too early to start planning your next vacation. (Yes, we know it's January.) But a strict travel budget can put a damper on your best-laid plans. Thankfully, you don't have to sacrifice experiences for expenses, or vice versa. In addition to these proven tricks to travel cheap, knowing …

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Photographer Wakes Up to Lynx Mama and Adorable Cubs Playing on His Deck

Back in September of this year, Alaska resident Tim Newton awoke to a strange sound: a mysterious flapping noise accompanied by what sounded like …

Flying in planes is like standing next to nuclear reactor, but worse

From the spread of disease to deep vein thrombosis, air travel is not without its health risks.<p>But a much less commonly known hazard associated with …

Nuclear Energy

High Encrypted Automated Cloud Backup Solutions Now at Web

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Want to lose 15 pounds in a month? Here's why the Metabolic Fat-loss Plan is your best friend

Jacqueline Whitehart, author of the best-selling 5:2 Diet Recipe Book, assures that people going on the weight loss journey only need to follow her …