Vim Ch'i

  • Skin Cancer – Aspirin May Reduce Your Risk Of Skin Cancer

    Studies showed that skin cancer can be prevented through the use of aspirin. But how?

    August 28, 2013 | Related:

    0

    Skin Cancer

    Taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), like aspirin, may help you ward off skin cancer.

    According to Danish researchers, aspirin and other drugs in the NSAID category aren’t only useful in relieving pain or reducing fever but they’re also beneficial in keeping skin cancer at bay. These researchers found that those who are taking this type of drug have reduced their risk of developing skin cancer.

    Furthermore, these researchers believed that NSAIDs aren’t only beneficial in preventing the development of skin cancer but they may also lower your risk of other cancers, like bowel cancer.

    So, should you increase your dose?

    Researchers warned the public that more evidence is needed to recommend aspirin and other NSAIDs to prevent such disease.

    That said, you have to wait until pieces of evidence are gathered to make a proper conclusion about the drugs’ benefits to this type of cancer.

    Monitoring UV exposure

    On the other hand, there’s another way to monitor your UV exposure while you’re out in the sun. With the help of a wristband designed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, you can monitor how much UV is penetrating your skin.

    The wristband is the same disposable paper bracelet that you wear during a music festival. The only difference is that it changes color when you get near the UV maximum. The yellow-colored band will turn pink if you’ve reached your limit.

    What if you’ve applied sunscreen?

    When applying sunscreen product to your skin, you’ll also apply it to the band. The higher the protection level of the sunscreen, the longer it’ll take for the band to change its color. This is according to the developer of the wristband.

    This wristband is designed by Intellego Technologies and said to be waterproof. It also comes in different colors to suit different skin types.

    For now, we’ll just have to wait until the end of 2013 for this wrist band to be available on the market. With its existence, you can prevent skin cancer and other diseases related to sun exposure.

    About the author

    Janey Danes Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology. She is also a contributor to Travel Philippines | Entertainment and Medical Technology Avenue. You can also find her on Google+.

    Speak Now ... Or Forever Hold Your Peace

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Vim Ch’i

    “Strive for progress, not perfection.”

    Vim Ch’i is a health and wellness centre in Davao that offers natural supplements and fitness products, which bring back your Vim (energy and enthusiasm) and Chi (vital energy to animate the body internally)

    If you wish to contribute articles, infographics, etc. to our website, please email us admin[at]vimchi.info.