IT'S the fifth biggest cancer in the UK claiming more than 2,000 lives each year - but would you know how to spot the deadly signs of skin cancer? Knowing the difference between a freckle and a cancerous mole could be the difference between life and death. There are more than 15,000 new cases of skin cancer in the UK each year, according to Cancer Research UK. The disease has a survival rate of 90 per cent if caught early and, importantly, 86 per cent of cases are preventable - that means wearing sunscreen and avoiding the sun during the hottest hours of the day. Given how good your chances are of surviving skin cancer it's important to know the key signs to look for. We’ve all got lumps and bumps on our skin, and many of us are covered in freckles and moles. The majority of blemishes are totally normal and completely harmless, but it is important that each of us familiarise ourselves with the warning signs for cancerous growths. Slight changes in the characteristics of a mole … [Read more...] about How to tell if your mole is cancerous? Use this simple ABCDE rule to spot melanoma warning signs
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POLYCYSTIC ovary syndrome affects one in five women and has an impact on how ovaries function - meaning sufferers can struggle to release an egg to be fertilised making it often extremely difficult to fall pregnant. But what is the condition suffered by Danielle Lloyd and can it actually lead to infertility? What is polycystic ovary syndrome? For many, the only hint of PCOS is irregular periods, while in more severe cases sufferers can be left with embarrassing hair growth on their faces, chest, back and backside. The condition affects how a woman's ovaries function. It occurs when the sacs the ovaries sit in are unable to release an egg, which means ovulation doesn't happen. Medics don't yet know what causes polycystic ovary syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic. Can polycystic ovary syndrome lead to infertility? In many cases polycystic ovary syndrome means a woman is unable to release an egg to be fertilised, and as a result her chances of becoming pregnant naturally are … [Read more...] about What is polycystic ovary syndrome, what are the symptoms of PCOS and how does it affect pregnancy?
WITH temperatures soaring across Britain, there may be more than a few red-faces - and sunburns. From how to get rid of sunburn, to treating the itch and the pain, to how long it takes to heal, we've got the lowdown you need to know. How do you get rid of sunburn? Prevention is the best protection, so always apply an in-date sunscreen with an appropriate SPF when you're in the sun, staying indoors between peak hours. Damage to the skin caused by UV rays and greatly increases your risk of skin cancer. Failing that, there are a number of ways to treat and get rid of sunburn. First, cool the skin by applying a cool wet facecloth to your skin or running cool - but not ice cold - water over the skin. Once your skin is cool, you can then apply a soothing Aloe Vera gel to rehydrate the skin and boost skin renewal, or put on after sun cream to cool the burn. Applying alternative methods such as natural yoghurt or Vitamin E cream - an antioxidant which helps decrease inflammation - can also … [Read more...] about How to get rid of sunburn, how to treat the pain and itch and how long does it take to heal?
FOR Brits soaring temperatures and sunny days tend to mean one thing - sunburn. After the mercury soared over the bank holiday weekend there might a few of us regretting our time in the sun. Here's how to treat the burn... When temperatures rise many of us Brits tend to overdo it, sporting a bright red glow the morning after a day in the sun. Sunburn is damage to the skin caused by UV rays and greatly increases your risk of skin cancer. Your skin will become red, inflamed, sore and hot to touch. In extreme cases it might blister and peel, which can be extremely painful. You should be taking all possible precautions not to get burnt, but if you do there are a few things you can do to ease the pain.1. After sun There are plenty of after sun lotions you can buy in your local pharmacy or supermarket. They are all specifically designed to ease the burning and also help repair the damaged skin. Pick one with aloe vera in it as the plant extract is known to help soothe burns. Though these … [Read more...] about How to get rid of sunburn – the best treatments from yoghurt to teabags revealed
“On Friday, my constituent Zac Olumegbon was murdered in a planned attack close to his school. He was just 15, and I know that the thoughts of the entire House will be with his family at this very difficult time. He was the 13th teenager to lose a life needlessly in our capital city. Can the Prime Minister tell me, the rest of the House and the country what his government is doing, and will be doing, to stop this happening in our communities?” That was the first question I ever asked at Prime Minister’s Questions, then with David Cameron, shortly after being elected in May 2010. Zac was stabbed to death in front of Park Campus School in our borough of Lambeth in July 2010. Only the day before, he had spoken at a “Youth Against Violence” conference and was trying to turn his own life around, having got involved with the wrong people at a young age. He was associated with TN1 (“Trust No One”) – often referred to as a … [Read more...] about If we really want to tackle youth violence on the streets of London, we can start by getting rid of the term ‘gang’