| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:15 PM
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.
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:57 PM
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...
| May 11, 2012
| 10:52 AM
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....
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:38 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2011
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...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 10:30 AM
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2011
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...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:27 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:55 AM
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...
| May 27, 2012
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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:52 AM
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.