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Do children need regular skin cancer checks?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection

One of the most important things to a parent is keeping their child healthy, so a question commonly asked by concerned mums and dads is whether children should have regular skin checks.

Your guide to sunscreen jargon

CATEGORY: Prevention

When it comes to protecting our skin from sun damage and sunburn, we know we should use sunscreen as often as possible. But many of us get confused by the jargon used on sunscreen labels.

Know your skin and spot the signs of skin cancer

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with one person dying every six hours from melanoma. As skin cancer is easier to treat when found early, it is really important to get to k...

Skin cancer: What you need to know

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection, Risks

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, accounting for over a quarter of cases globally. In fact, two in three Aussies will be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease by the time we r...

How does the UV Index work?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

We are frequently reminded of the importance of sun safety and protecting ourselves from ultraviolet (UV) radiation to avoid skin cell damage, which leads to premature signs of ageing and skin cancer....

Are sun beds a safe alternative for a winter tan?

CATEGORY: Risks

With winter in full swing, your skin may be lacking its usual tan. But did you know that solariums and sun beds are not a safe way to get that summer glow?

Common skin bumps and how to tell if they are a cause for concern

CATEGORY: Detection

Throughout our lifetimes, our skin plays host to all kinds of lumps and bumps – many of which are harmless, but there are some worth monitoring and even getting checked by a doctor. Here are some comm...

Five ways to be sun safe (even in winter!)

CATEGORY: Prevention

Did you know that in Australia, the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun are high enough to damage your skin all year round, especially in northern parts of the country closest to the equ...

How the ozone layer impacts skin cancer risk

CATEGORY: Risks, Research

Our risk of developing skin cancer has been elevated by changes to the ozone layer over the last 40 years, according to an international study. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in...

How to combat dry skin in winter

CATEGORY: Prevention

Dry skin is a common problem for a lot of people during the winter months, as our skin is exposed to colder temperatures and drier air. These conditions compromise our skin's ability to retain moistur...