How to spot skin cancer – what it looks like and what to do next

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Australia, with thousands of Australians diagnosed every year. In fact, according to the Cancer Council:

More than 750,000 Australians are treated each year for at least one non-melanoma skin cancers, with over 2,000 deaths annually
Around 2 in 3 Australians […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

The Link Between Sun Exposure & Shingles

Most people know that suffering through shingles is no picnic. But how much do we actually know about this virus? What causes it and how is it treated? Can you go outside with shingles? And is there a link between shingles and sun exposure?

What is shingles?

Shingles is similar in nature […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection|0 Comments

Skin Cancer Clinic, GP or Dermatologist – Who is the Specialist?

Whether you’re worried you might have skin cancer or are just seeking advice on prevention strategies, it’s hard to know who is best to speak to. Do you go to the Skin Cancer Clinic or GP? The Skin Specialist or Dermatologist?

Let us break down the differences between each of these […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

Measure the UV & Your Sun Exposure with a Smart Watch

Despite our best efforts, it is sometimes tough to realise how much sun exposure we’re getting, especially if we’re sat at the beach enjoying a pleasant breeze. The good news is that your smart watch can now measure your UV and sun exposure for you!

What is UV?

UV stands for Ultraviolet. […]

10 Amazing Facts About the Sun for Kids

Without the sun, we wouldn’t have life. It plays a vital role in our environment, our climate, our currents and seasons, but how much do we really know about this big flaming ball in the sky? Read on for our top 10 amazing facts about the sun for kids!


The […]

By |June 16th, 2018|Sun Protection|0 Comments

A Closer Look at Vitamin D Deficiency

Great news, Australia! We’re seeing deadly skin cancer rates drop amongst young Aussies, indicating that there’s an increase in awareness of how important sun safety really is. That’s truly something to celebrate. However, there can be another result of effective slip-slop-slap-seek-sliding, and that is a reduction in our exposure to […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Sun Protection|0 Comments

The links between sun exposure and premature ageing

We’ve known for a long time that sun exposure can lead to premature ageing. One study of identical twins showed an 11.25 year difference in perceived age due to their different exposure to the sun over time. One case in the New England Journal of Medicine even shows a truck […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Sun Protection|0 Comments

Your Questions about Sunburn and Sun Exposure, Answered

As Aussies we’re more informed and aware of keeping our skin healthy and protected than ever before, but there are still some uncertainties that can arise from time to time. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we hear from patients about sun exposure risks and […]

By |March 12th, 2018|Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

3 Tips to Protect Your Eyes Against Sun Damage

As of 2007, Cancer Council Australia now tells us to slide on some sunnies as well as slipping on protective clothing, slopping on sunscreen, slapping on a hat and seeking shade. But can sun exposure really affect the way we see the world, and can you really get sunburned eyes […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Heat Stroke Different to Heat Exhaustion?


As much as we love the warm weather in Australia, it can cause its fair share of problems. We’ve covered how to treat and avoid sunburn, but how much do you know about heat stroke and heat exhaustion? Let’s examine the signs and effects so you can recognise them if […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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