Protect your Skin from Cancer
Apr07

Protect your Skin from Cancer

Incidence of skin cancers has been increasing since the last few decades worldwide. Non Melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the commonest variety of cutaneous malignancy. Conventional wisdom has it that the incidence of all varieties of skin cancers is lower among Indians due to the protective effects of melanin. This article by Dr. Mohanan Nair, who is a Specialist in Pain and Palliative Medicine, gives a detailed analysis on Skin Cancer....

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Pilots at high risk of skin cancer
Apr11

Pilots at high risk of skin cancer

A new study findings from the University of California, San Francisco report that  aircraft pilots are at considerable risk of skin cancer, being exposed to ultra violet (UV) rays of the sun, which aircraft windshields do not completely block. According to researchers, pilots flying for an hour at an altitude of 30,000 feet are exposed to the same amount of solar radiation as during 20 minutes on a tanning bed. These (exposure) levels...

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Stay Healthy This Summer
Apr11

Stay Healthy This Summer

Summer is here, and, along with the soaring temperatures, a large variety of diseases can put a damper on your plans. Some of you may still not have encountered some of these diseases, but it is most likely that it can affect us however careful we are. Explained below are some of the most common diseases that are likely to affect you during this summer. Heat stroke : It is by far the most serious and common summer hazard. Often known...

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