Know Your Fitzpatrick Skin Type: Protect Your Skin!

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland and in fair/light skinned populations worldwide, for whom sunburn is a risk factor. The vast majority of these cancers are associated with overexposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV), mainly from sunlight. However, UV from artificial sources e.g. sunbeds, also cause skin cancer. Yet, the good news […]

New Irish data reveals burden of common skin condition – World Atopic Eczema Day

Over 40% of reported cutting household expenditure due to cost of managing eczema1 To mark the second annual World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September) and reveal the hidden burden of living with atopic eczema, we’ve released the key findings 1 from the Irish Skin Foundation’s (ISF) ‘Living with Atopic Eczema Survey’ which over 450 people […]

‘Red hair’ gene may double chance of melanoma, separate to risks from sun exposure.

New research published this month suggests that the pigment responsible for red hair and pale skin may have a role in the development of melanoma, even without ultraviolet radiation New Genetics Research Melanocortin-1-receptor gene (MC1R) is an important gene that regulates skin colour in humans. New research by Dr Judith Wendt and colleagues, published in […]