A retired builder who contracted skin cancer has warned people to heed skin care warnings this summer.Read the full story ›
Cancer Research UK says there is a need for people to be more aware of skin cancer and how to protect themselves.Read the full story ›
A doctor who was diagnosed with skin cancer is now urging holiday makers to put on factor 50 and stay out of the midday sun.Read the full story ›
Whatever your age, the best way to enjoy the sun safely and protect your skin is a combination of shade, clothing and sunscreen.Read the full story ›
Skin cancer rates are continuing to rise. In this series we're looking at the terrible impact & finding out what to do to reduce the risk.Read the full story ›
Rate of skin cancer in 20 to 49-year-olds have increased by almost a fifth. Many experts claim it's down to the boom in package deals.Read the full story ›
Skin cancer is a pertinent issue for our very own Kylie Pentelow.
In an emotional video, she tells us why in her own words:
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, and rates are continuing to rise - with at least 100,000 new cases being diagnosed each year.
In this special series we're looking at the terrible impact of the disease, and finding out what we can all do to reduce the risk.
Many believe the increase in numbers is down to jetting off for two weeks of sun.
One expert at Bristol Oncology Centre told our very own Kylie Pentelow, getting burnt as a child can increase your risk of skin cancer by 80 per cent.
She's been finding out just what that holiday sun can really mean - under the skin.
A woman from North Devon who has a rare skin disorder is looked after by her specially trained Golden RetrieverRead the full story ›
There are around 40,000 deaths every year because of the cold, mainly in elderly.
It's down to simple things like people not heating their homes to at least 18°C. Just by doing this you can prevent respiratory illnesses but also colds and flu.
But also when we get a cold snap there is an Increase in fractures due to snow and ice, which also puts pressure on our A and E departments and hospital beds.
Normally NHS England South West is given its winter money now, but this year it was provided by the Government in April so health managers have been able to plan earlier.
NHS England South West says this year health and social care services have been joined up so there will not be as many bed blocking situations like we've seen in previous years.