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Skin cancer rates at record high in Ireland

The rate of skin cancer is at a record high in Ireland, it has emerged. Latest figures show that in 2014 as many as 1,041 people were diagnosed with melanoma in Ireland – the first time the number of incidences here surpassed the 1,000-mark since records began.

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Vast majority of melanoma appears on the skin as new spots, say researchers

As the summer draws to a close, it’s time to start putting away flip-flops, bathing suits and beach bags. But as the seasonal supplies disappear into the back of the closet, sunscreen should stay within arm’s reach for year-round protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

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Annual cost of melanoma increases seven-fold to $200 million

Australians are being slow to heed advice to slip, slop, slap, with the annual cost of treating melanoma ballooning nearly seven-fold to $200 million over the past 16 years.

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Could vitamin B-3 help to prevent melanoma?

In a new review, researchers claim that nicotinamide may have the potential to prevent melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – and they say that it should be tested for this purpose in clinical trials.

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