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Local Health News, Newsroom Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

’s a price to pay for years of unprotected fun in the sun. Several recent reports show that skin cancer rates are particularly high on the Cape and Islands, and physicians are urging residents to be screened for moles and to apply sunscreen liberally.

6/13/18 at 2:36 pm     472      , ,     Cape Cod Times
National Health News, Newsroom Young Women Know About Skin Cancer Risks — But They’re Still Using Tanning Beds

Young Women Know About Skin Cancer Risks — But They’re Still Using Tanning Beds

though just about every young woman is aware that tanning can lead to skin cancer, as well as premature aging, most of them continue to close their eyes and bake away. According to a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science, investigators conducted a survey about the indoor tanning habits and overall attitudes […]

1/12/17 at 3:59 pm     1837      ,     Yahoo
Local Health News F.D.A. Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors to Fight Skin Cancer

F.D.A. Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors to Fight Skin Cancer

ood and Drug Administration on Friday proposed barring everyone under 18 from using tanning beds, a sweeping move that medical experts say is a major step toward reducing the risk of skin cancer in the United States.

12/30/15 at 1:17 pm     1104      , ,     New York Times
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     1129      , ,     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     1192      , ,     Tech Times
National Health News, Newsroom Behind Sunscreens’ Confusing Figures

Behind Sunscreens’ Confusing Figures

s been two years since new Food and Drug Administration rules regarding sunscreen labeling went into full effect. But many consumers are still in the dark about what those labels say. No wonder. The information that sunscreen labels provide, though useful, is cryptic. Not all of the pertinent data are spelled out. And the […]

7/15/15 at 11:38 am     1343      , ,     The Wall Street Journal
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     1119      , , ,     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     1138      , ,     Reuters