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Skin Cancer

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  • Aldermen vote to ban minors from tanning salons

    Aldermen vote to ban minors from tanning salons
    Tanning beds in Chicago salons soon will be off limits to people younger than 18. The City Council today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the tan parlor ban in a move the sponsoring alderman said is aimed at protecting children from cancer. Ald. Debra...
  • Vitamin D's link to cancer development studied

    Vitamin D's link to cancer development studied
    Q: Before I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I was exhausted most of the time. My doctor tested the level of vitamin D in my blood after my diagnosis. It was at 12, well below the minimum! I just read that vitamin D might reduce the risk of developing...
  • What's in sunscreen? What do the labels tell us?

    What's in sunscreen? What do the labels tell us?
    Sun worshippers, be warned! On Friday, May 11, the Food and Drug Administration announced it is delaying comprehensive new sunscreen standards for six more months. U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) criticized the FDA for failing to protect consumers....
  • Doctors reserve judgment on new blood clot drugs

    Doctors reserve judgment on new blood clot drugs
    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Cardiologists are not ready to jump to any conclusions about a closely-watched group of new blood thinners and said serious questions about their safety still need to be addressed. Three new medicines that offer potential...
  • Good dogs: The list

    Good dogs: The list
    They're more than man's best friends: They're friends with benefits. Here are a few ways dogs are helping to make our lives healthier, safer and longer. Search and rescue: When disaster strikes, search-and-rescue dogs are never far behind. After the...
  • Celebrities with skin cancer

    Celebrities with skin cancer
  • Genital warts tied to range of cancers

    Genital warts tied to range of cancers
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've ever had genital warts may have a somewhat higher risk of several types of cancer — possibly including common skin cancers, a new study suggests. The findings, reported in the Journal of Infectious...
  • Archive: That unhealthy glow

    Archive: That unhealthy glow
    NOTE: This story ran in the Aug. 24, 2011, edition of the Chicago Tribune. Tanning was as much a part of Lindsay Walsh's teenage social life as talking on the phone. Two or three times a week — more for special occasions — she and her...
  • Living healthier at higher elevations

    Living healthier at higher elevations
    Imagine a place where you can be thinner, where your risk of heart and lung disease is less, where you'd be just all-around healthier. There is such a place. Let's call it Colorado. Or Nepal. Or Peru. Anyplace with mountains. Recent studies have...
  • FDA approval of Roche melanoma drug may come early

    FDA approval of Roche melanoma drug may come early
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are moving quickly with Roche's application for targeted melanoma drug vemurafenib, which could receive approval as early as this week, according to a source familiar with the situation. A pivotal trial found...
  • Sunblocks are the new multi-taskers

    Sunblocks are the new multi-taskers
    The beginning of summer always seems to be accompanied by an onslaught of sunscreens. The market is crowded with lotions and sprays, powders and lip balms, and, increasingly, multi-tasking products with inventive application methods that are touted for...
  • More kids seek tans as they age

    More kids seek tans as they age
    As children go from elementary to junior high school, the desire to tan grows stronger while the habit of using sunscreen goes out the window, according to a survey — potentially raising the risk of getting deadly skin cancer later on. The survey,...