Why people with red hair have a higher risk of developing melanoma

Aug. 22, 2013 — A person's skin pigment, which determines hair color and skin tone, is influenced by the melanocortin-1 (MC1R) gene receptor. For the population\\'s one to two percent of redheads, a mutation in MC1R accounts for their red hair color and typical light skin.Now researchers from ...

Treating cancer... with Viagra

Cancerous mice given sildenafil – the active ingredient in Viagra – survive more than twice as long as untreated animals, scientists have discovered.

Coffee could help lower skin cancer risk

A new study claims that drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common form of skin cancer in the United States.

Are tanning bed addicts like junkies?

A team of scientists has concluded that individuals who use frequently use tanning beds might be acting on an addictive neurological reward-and-reinforcement trigger.