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Are you getting consistent sunscreen advice?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Research

We know we need to 'slip, slop and slap' when we spend time in the sun, but a study has found that some other valuable sun safety advice is being left out of the message. An analysis of 69 Australian ...

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 skin affects self-confidence

CATEGORY: Research

Your skin is one of the first things other people notice about you, and it is probably one of the first things you notice about yourself when you look in the mirror every morning. Your skin health has...

How beauty affects happiness

CATEGORY: Research

Visible signs of ageing can be tough to handle. The media surrounds us with forever-young celebrities and glamorous models, reflecting a society that values beauty. We know that beauty is only skin de...

What happens to our skin as we age?

CATEGORY: Research

From wrinkles to crows’ feet and sun spots, our skin changes a lot as we age. The main factors that contribute to how old we look include the shape of our face and the glow of our skin, as well as the...

How acne affects your self esteem

CATEGORY: Research

Acne affects more than just your skin – it can impact your entire life and become a detriment to your confidence, self-esteem, happiness and general outlook on life. While a breakout may be a trivial ...

Australians don't use enough sunscreen, study finds

CATEGORY: Prevention, Research

Do you use enough sunscreen? Australians apply about half as much sunscreen as they should, according to a study which found that most people fail to put on enough cream to protect their skin against ...

New Melanoma Guidelines Will Save Lives

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection, Research

Cancer Council Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia have launched updated clinical guidelines for the treatment of melanoma. Sweeping changes to national medical guidelines for diagnosing and tr...

A Quarter of Australians Photograph Their Moles

CATEGORY: Detection, Research

Almost a quarter of Australians photograph their skin to keep track of moles, with an estimated 100 million potentially life-saving images taken every year, according to recent research. The skin chec...

Revolutionary Drug Trial Saves Aussie Mum

CATEGORY: Treatment, Research

Australian mum Julie Randall defeated advanced melanoma after taking part in a revolutionary drug trial in the US, 60 Minutes Australia reports.