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Skin Cancer

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  • Advice for healthful summer travel

    Advice for healthful summer travel
    I was going to make some joke about this summer's heat wave, but the sun and soaring temperatures can be serious business for travelers basking in Florida's tropical climate. According to the American Cancer Society, melanoma is the most common form of...
  • Patricia Dunn dies at 58; Hewlett-Packard chairwoman

    Patricia Dunn dies at 58; Hewlett-Packard chairwoman
    Patricia Dunn, the former Hewlett-Packard Co. chairwoman whose role in an explosive corporate spying scandal overshadowed her storybook rise from temporary secretary to one of corporate America's most powerful women, has died. She was 58. Dunn, who had...
  • PASSINGS: Harold Garfinkel, Gerald Allison, Tom King, Ronald D. Asmus, Christian Ferry

    PASSINGS: Harold Garfinkel, Gerald Allison, Tom King, Ronald D. Asmus, Christian Ferry
    Harold Garfinkel UCLA sociologist studied common sense Harold Garfinkel, 93, a longtime UCLA sociology professor whose groundbreaking work examined the importance of common sense in everyday situations, died April 21 of congestive heart failure at his...
  • Terry Martin dies at 74; legendary surfboard shaper

    Terry Martin dies at 74; legendary surfboard shaper
    Well into his 70s, Terry Martin could be found most days in his Dana Point workshop sanding blocks of polyurethane foam into precision-shaped surfboards. With his big white beard and barrel chest, Martin looked like Santa riding out a blizzard of swirling...
  • Marvin W. Meyer dies at 64; expert on Gnosticism

    Marvin W. Meyer dies at 64; expert on Gnosticism
    Marvin W. Meyer, an expert on Gnosticism and ancient texts about Jesus outside the New Testament who challenged the traditional portrayal of Judas Iscariot as the ultimate biblical villain, has died. He was 64. Meyer, whose book "The Gospel of Judas"...
  • James Q. Wilson dies at 80; pioneer in 'broken windows' approach to improve policing

    James Q. Wilson dies at 80; pioneer in 'broken windows' approach to improve policing
    James Q. Wilson, a social scientist who helped launch a revolution in law enforcement as the co-inventor of the "broken windows" theory — the idea that eradicating graffiti, public drunkenness and other signposts of community decay was crucial to...
  • New doubts cast on safety of common driveway sealant

    New doubts cast on safety of common driveway sealant
    If a company dumped the black goop behind a factory, it would violate all sorts of environmental laws and face an expensive hazardous-waste cleanup. But playgrounds, parking lots and driveways in many communities are coated every spring and summer with...
  • Skin irregularities may signal serious health issues

    Skin irregularities may signal serious health issues
    Q: A brown age spot on my face seems to be getting larger. Should I be concerned? A: A brown-colored spot anywhere on the skin that's getting larger is always something to be concerned about. Most brown spots on the skin turn out to be nothing serious,...
  • Nailing down safety of gel and acrylic manicures

    Nailing down safety of gel and acrylic manicures
    Gel and acrylic manicures are a super-hot trend in nails. For about $30 each, the techniques use ultraviolet light and plastic bonding resins to achieve strong and shiny nails that last for weeks with no chips, cracks or breaks. But are they safe?...
  • 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,...
  • Some health clues are right at your fingertips

    Some health clues are right at your fingertips
    Q: I've heard that a person's fingernails reveal a lot about their health. Is there any truth to that? What types of changes would indicate health problems? A: It's true. Your fingernails are a window to your health. Some nail changes are natural. But...
  • Dr. Howard Kaufman on aspirin and cancer

    Dr. Howard Kaufman on aspirin and cancer
    According to studies published last week in The Lancet, taking a daily dose of aspirin can reduce the risk of cancer. The new studies, led by Peter Rothwell of Britain's Oxford University, found that low-dose aspirin has a short-term benefit in...