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Why melanoma skin cancer is increasing and what we can do

Published 3 days ago, by Roeland Pater


The global incidence of melanoma is increasing. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the incidence of malignant melanoma skin cancer in most developed countries has risen faster than any other cancer type since the mid-1950s. This increase is especially noticeable when looking at statistics from the US and UK. So why is this? And even more important, what can we do about it?

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How much magnesium do you need for your skin?

Published 10 days ago, by Roeland Pater


The amount of magnesium you need varies widely depending on your age, sex and other factors. Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral our body needs for many biochemical processes. It helps us digest food, prevents migraines, eases menstrual cramps and is vital for proper muscle functioning. It is also a mineral that many of us are lacking. Magnesium deficiencies are very common. In the US, some reports show that up to 80 percent of the population is magnesium deficient, and when we are magnesium deficient, our skin is also missing out.

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What is melanoma in situ?

Published 13 days ago, by Roeland Pater


Melanoma begins in melanocyte cells found in the innermost layer of the epidermis. It occurs when those cells behave abnormally, clustering together, growing excessively and taking over surrounding tissues. Melanomas can develop from existing moles or skin growths, but, more commonly, they will start as a new growth.

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SXSW selects SkinVision as finalist for highly anticipated Release It event

Published 16 days ago, by Roeland Pater


Renowned music and technology festival SXSW has selected SkinVision as finalist for the Release It event, held on the first day of the festival. From hundreds of applicants a total of 10 innovative companies will pitch live as competition finalists during the event.

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