Tag Archives: Skin

Detecting skin cancer: Is a handheld magnifying tool better than the naked eye?

Could an extra 72 seconds in a routine skin exam help detect skin cancer? This month a group of experts from the United Kingdom released a report on the effectiveness of a small handheld magnifying device called a dermatoscope in diagnosing melanoma compared to a dermatologist’s naked eye. Cochrane, an organization that gathers evidence to… Read More »

Too Much Time in the Sun? Skin Patch Might Tell

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new mint-sized, battery-free patch that alerts wearers to potentially harmful sunlight exposure in real time might become a powerful weapon in preventing skin cancer. Powered by the sun while designed to measure its rays, the patch automatically transmits sun readings to a user’s smartphone. It works wet… Read More »