What causes basal cell carcinoma?

Most basal cell carcinomas are a result of long-time, repeated sun-exposure or occasional intense sun-exposure. According to the Brazilian Journal of Dermatology, basal cell carcinoma is the most common malignant cancer in humans and its incidence has increased over the last decades. While basal cell carcinoma is very common, it is less deadly than other forms of skin cancer, such as melanoma.

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Corporate Health

In recent years it has become more and more obvious to business owners that a healthy workforce is also a productive one. Not only do employees who feel well, work well, but they are less likely to incur additional costs to the company in terms of sick pay or loss of profit. In response to this need to encourage health, corporations are now starting to use internal health programs to monitor and improve the wellness of their staff.

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Where does melanoma originate?

Melanoma begins in melanocyte cells found in the innermost layer of the epidermis (the top layer of our skin). It occurs when those cells behave abnormally, growing excessively and taking over surrounding tissues. 

Melanoma is a deadly skin disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people globally each year. It is the rarest form of skin cancer, but the deadliest. With melanoma rates on the rise around the world, it begs the question; where does melanoma originate and how does it form?

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Skin care tips for men

Many men may bristle at the words “skin care”. But a basic skin care regimen can do wonders for even the most reluctant of men. Knowing the basics of how to care for your skin helps prevent break outs, dry skin or premature aging from occurring. And skin care doesn’t have to mean high maintenance either! Below we go over a few simple steps every man can take to improve the look and feel of his skin.

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