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Local people are invited to meet specialist nurses from Medway Community Healthcare to get advice about problem skin conditions.

The team will be at Hempstead Valley on Thursday 18 July 2013 from 9am to 4pm. More

The difficulty of slowing the rise in skin cancer cases is revealed in a new study, the results were released on 16th Aug. It shows those many in the South East to be unaware of the risks, failing to protect themselves or their children, and unable to recognise potentially harmful symptoms. It also shows that men are significantly less able to identify changes to the skin which should prompt medical attention. The figures come as data from Nuffield Health’s UK hospitals show a 16% rise in skin cancer cases among the young (16-34) since 2007. More


Medway Council’s Trading Standards team is conducting inspections on some holiday essentials to ensure that local residents enjoy the sun whether it is at home or on holiday.
Medway’s officers are out testing children’s sunglasses to make sure that they offer proper protection from damaging UV light that can cause irreversable damage to their young eyes. More


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