Archive for November, 2016

Preventing Skin Cancer and Mosquito Bites in the Age of Zika

Dr. David Buller - Friday, 18 November 2016 01:53

In February 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global public health emergency in response to the potential pandemic of the Zika virus. To prevent transmission, WHO advises persons who travel to affected regions to avoid mosquito bites by wearing protective clothing, hats, and insect repellent. This advice is very similar to WHO’s recommended skin cancer prevention practices.


Effect of a Comprehensive Approach to Occupational Sun Protection on Senior Managers in Local Government Organizations

Dr. Barbara Walkosz - Wednesday, 9 November 2016 12:50

Prevention of outdoor workers’ sun exposure for skin cancer prevention has received less attention than other community efforts such as for school children. Testing a comprehensive approach that codifies sun protection in written policies and provides training is needed.


Design and Testing of a Website to Build Cancer Communication Skills

Mary Buller - Thursday, 3 November 2016 04:45

Open, honest and frequent communication is fundamental for quality of life, adjustment to cancer, social support, and cohesion.