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Local Health News Chatham And Harwich To Receive New Sunscreen Dispensers

Chatham And Harwich To Receive New Sunscreen Dispensers

, the bad news. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is being diagnosed at a rate faster than any other cancer, and one person dies from the disease every 50 minutes. Of all the counties in Massachusetts, Barnstable County has the second highest number of melanoma diagnoses. The good news is that, with daily […]

7/19/16 at 10:25 am     2246      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
World Health News What UV Light Does to Skin to Cause Sunburn, Wrinkles and Cancer

What UV Light Does to Skin to Cause Sunburn, Wrinkles and Cancer

ght causes everything from sunburn to skin cancer and the wrinkles and sagging that come with age. But what exactly does it do in our bodies to wreak all that havoc? Ultraviolet (UV) light is just a higher energy version of the light we see (visible light). And it’s that higher energy that makes […]

11/19/15 at 5:00 pm     1151      , ,     Australian Broadcasting Corporation
National Health News iPhone App Helps Detect Skin Cancer

iPhone App Helps Detect Skin Cancer

app for iPhone called Mole Mapper lets you take a different kind of selfie: one that could end up saving your life. Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University announced the release of the app on Oct. 15, developed in part by researchers in the Department of Dermatology. Part of Apple’s ResearchKit line of […]

10/21/15 at 2:24 pm     1219      , ,     Tech Times
National Health News Should Tanning Bed Warnings Take A Cue From Graphic Cigarette Labels?

Should Tanning Bed Warnings Take A Cue From Graphic Cigarette Labels?

white women like indoor tanning a lot. Nearly a quarter of them hit a tanning bed in the past year. (The beds are even found on many college campuses.) That habit is particularly concerning to public health officials because melanoma rates in young women are on the rise owing to UV exposure from the sun […]

6/12/15 at 10:11 am     1134      , , ,     NPR
National Health News Tanning beds often available in college apartment buildings

Tanning beds often available in college apartment buildings

half of the apartment housing in close range of two Texas Universities offers free on-site indoor tanning, according to a new survey. Most of the apartment employees interviewed for the survey also reported that minors are allowed to use the tanning facilities, which is outlawed under Texas Administrative Code, the researchers report in […]

6/10/15 at 5:08 pm     1154      , ,     Reuters
National Health News Melanoma Education Foundation Spring Newsletter

Melanoma Education Foundation Spring Newsletter

pring 2015 Melanoma Education Foundation Newsletter is now available online. From the MEF website: “In most cases, melanoma is easy to self-detect at an early stage while it is curable by simple surgical excision. Although the visual appearance of a skin lesion (a growth or mark) is often an indication of melanoma, you cannot […]

5/14/15 at 10:18 am     1339      , ,     Melanoma Education Foundation