Accuro Insurance, a New Zealand owned and operated health insurance provider, rolled out a new membership benefits programme for its members in December of 2017. The long-standing benefit program has seen Accuro’s members gaining access to everything from dentists to health foods. The newest partnership has produced a potentially life-saving result far closer to home than ever expected.
In most parts of Europe, people are currently enjoying plenty of sunshine as the summer is coming closer. But the sun hasn’t shown its full potential yet. So, how can you enjoy the heartfully warm days while keeping your skin healthy? Here are five tips on how to keep a healthy skin in the summer, without missing out on the pleasures of sunlight.
Most cancers have some quite obvious signs: lumps and bumps, tenderness, pain or sickness. But when it comes to skin cancer symptoms, they aren’t always as simple to identify. Skin cancer is growing slowly and often free of glaring warning signs. This means that the early detection of skin cancer can be tricky.
The UK might be one of the most cultural, cosmopolitan and diverse countries in the world, but it’s not renowned for the exceptional levels of sunshine. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, the gloomy and grey climates encourage Brits to seek out the sun as often as they can. With the damaging effects of sun exposure widely reported, it is still clear that they are prepared to take risks in the pursuit of increasing our vitamin D intake.
We all know that the antioxidants contained in fresh vegetables such as leafy green vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes and squash are very powerful when it comes to fighting the effects of free radicals. Limiting free radicals means you stand less chance of developing cell abnormalities that can lead to skin cancer and melanoma.
When you have a big old cold sore on your lip, you would probably prefer to hide away until it disappears. But this herpes simplex virus has actually been identified as the perfect therapy for melanomas. It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but according to scientists and the FDA, put a cold sore together with skin cancer and you have a match made in heaven.
If you have ever wondered how much protection you get from the sun when inside your car, you need to take a look at photos recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine of a 69-year-old truck driver who shows clear evidence that 25 years of driving can lead to damaged skin, simply from the sun’s rays. But is it wrinkles that you should be worried about or is skin cancer from driving the real concern?