Over the past 10 years in England, there has been a 61% increase in new cases of melanoma, the most serious, and often fatal, form of skin cancer, and an increase of 41% in non-melanoma skin cancers. In 2012, there were 11,281 new cases of melanoma and 79,743 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer. Moreover, in the UK as a whole, the mortality rate is 20% compared with 12% in Australia for a similar number of cases. More than 2,200 people die, every year, from malignant melanoma.
Alarming increase in diagnosed skin cancer over the past 10 years
Vitamin D May Help Improve Eczema in Children
By Denise Reynolds RD, EmaxHealth
Originally published here
Atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema, affects almost 18 million Americans according to statistics from the National Eczema Association. For many, the condition worsens in the winter when heated homes and low humidity dry the skin.
Social Leaders Debate
On Tuesday 24 March, I shall be attending the Social Leaders Debate. The debate, organised by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), is billed as: (more…)