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foods that beat beat cancer

For today’s blog, it’s good news. Scratching around PubMed looking for inspiration I came across two meta-analyses which caught my eye: Coffee, tea and caffeine intake and the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer: a review of the literature and meta-analysis. (Eur J Nutr. 2017 Feb;56 (1):1-12.) 2. Higher caffeinated coffee intake is associated with reduced malignant melanoma risk: A meta-analysis study. (PLoS One....

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Niacin and the prevention of Squamous Cell Cancer

squamous cell cancer

The hot weather has been brutal. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been tweeting to stay in doors during the heat wave and keep an eye out for our elderly. The company “Banana Boat “ has been in the news and not in a good way; it has been alleged that their sunscreen has been ineffectual. The Beareau of Meterology announced today...

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Summer sunburn with Dr Mia

With summer well and truly underway, there is no way of hiding tell tale signs of sun exposure and sunburn in our skin spot clinics! Despite slip, slop and slapping we have all been caught out at one time or another. Sunscreens wear off from both direct light and from oils produced on the skin, this is why it is very...

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The Importance of Sun Protection

Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce

Our very own Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce has recently been treated for skin cancer on his face for the third time this year. He encourages the use of sunscreen and wide brim hats whilst out in the sun. He also told the ABC that Australians working in the sun should be more vigilant with their sun protection, especially given the country...

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Melanoma Incidence in Queensland

Melanoma

Cancer council Queensland spokeswoman Ms Clift recently told the ABC that Queensland’s melanoma incidence and mortality far exceeded rates in other states. It is not all bad news however in that the rate of skin cancers diagnosed in people under the age of 40 has decreased by more than 30% from 2012 to 2016. Ms Clift says that this demonstrates the...

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