Tagged: melanoma

Wrinkles, liver spots, crows’ feet: what happens to our skin as we age? - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 27, 2018

Michelle Rodrigues, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne This article is part of our series about skin: why we have it, what it does and what can go wrong. Read other articles in the series here. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The main factors that contribute to how old we … Read More

Is Keytruda cost-effective? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Dec 15, 2015

Professor Tony Blakely Keytruda, or Pembrolizumab, is a new immune inhibitor drug that appears to have pronounced effectiveness in slowing – even reversing – disease progression in patients with advanced melanoma. It has received much media attention in recent months, and even calls from politicians to over-rule the PHARMAC process (currently PHARMAC do not recommend funding). In this blog … Read More

Do we talk about the right cancers? - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Dec 12, 2012

We all want a cure for cancer.  This is evident in the ideas put forward for the NZ Science Challenges (http://www.thegreatnzscienceproject.co.nz/home).  Will these ideas reflect the true need in New Zealand? Are all cancers equal or are some more equal than others?  Does the public perception of what is most important reflect the true health … Continue reading » … Read More

Especially for sunny days - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 11, 2012

A cousin who works in a hospital setting offered this video, Dear 16-year-old me. On YouTube it’s been viewed over 4.5 million times. It’s worth 5 minutes of your time. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM[/embed] Before the holiday season* would have been the better time to show this, but better late than never perhaps. The keys to … Read More

Vitamyths - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 29, 2011

Vi♦ta♦myth [vahy-tuh-mith; Brit. also vit-uh-mith] A factoid about vitamins that is wildly inaccurate or untrue Vitamyths come from both ends of the vitamin spectrum. Those who promote the consumption of vast amounts of vitamins are usually happy to make outlandish claims about their efficacy. This is, in some ways, quite understandable, as it is in [...] Related posts: … Read More