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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.

Parents Slack On Sun Safety

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks, Research

Parents have a ‘worryingly relaxed’ attitude to sun safety and neglect to protect their children from skin cancer, according to data from a UK survey.

Skin Cancer Trial Offers Patients Hope of Avoiding Chemotherapy

CATEGORY: Treatment, Research

Patients with squamous cell carcinoma may be spared the effects of chemotherapy, after a world-first trial found that the additional treatment does not increase cure rates for the common form of skin ...