| 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.
| Jun 30, 2012
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...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:17 PM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2011
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....
| 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...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:13 PM
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,...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:36 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 9:43 AM
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...