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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...
  • Shining a light on sunscreen guidelines

    Shining a light on sunscreen guidelines
    It's a conundrum. You want to have fun in the sun, but you don't want skin cancer or — heaven forbid! — wrinkles. Maybe you think you have it made in the shade with sunscreen. But while most sun and skin experts would advise you to slather the...
  • Chicago aldermen want to ban teens from tanning salons

    Chicago aldermen want to ban teens from tanning salons
    Skin cancer victims who ascribe their maladies to tanning salons convinced a panel of Chicago aldermen Wednesday to bar tanning facilities from letting people under age 18 use their equipment, even if the minors have the permission of a parent or...
  • 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...
  • Resveratrol appears to make fat men fitter

    Resveratrol appears to make fat men fitter
    The first clinical trial to test the effects of resveratrol -- the plant compound plentiful in red wine and grapes -- on humans has found that a small daily dose of a purified resveratrol supplement lowered blood pressure and improved a wide range of...
  • How to choose a sunscreen

    Q: How do you choose a sunscreen? The labels are so confusing. What does SPF mean? Is there a difference between waterproof and water resistant? A: You're not alone. But after years of delay, you will get clarity about the labels on sunscreens. The U.S....
  • 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...
  • Check your skin for dangerous moles

    Check your skin for dangerous moles
    Early detection of skin cancers — particularly melanomas — is crucial to treatment. You can help protect yourself with regular at-home body inspections, says Dr. Melissa Schwarzschild of Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists in Richmond,...
  • Common painkillers tied to lower skin cancer risk

    Common painkillers tied to lower skin cancer risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study from Denmark, people who had taken aspirin, ibuprofen and related painkillers -- especially at high doses and for years at a time -- were less likely to get skin cancer, compared to those who rarely used those...
  • 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...
  • Cancers on the rise in pregnant women: study

    Cancers on the rise in pregnant women: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past couple of decades, a new study from Australia suggests. In 2007, the most recent year studied, researchers found 192 out of every 100,000...