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Researchers Urge Against Use of Indoor Tanning

Researchers Urge Against Use of Indoor Tanning

Cultura/Liam Norris(NEW YORK) — More than one million people visit tanning salons in the United States every day.Many of those that do use tanning salons are teenage girls. According to an article in the journal Pediatrics, 35 to 40 percent of white a…

Smartphone Apps Can Fall Short in Detecting Skin Cancer, Study Finds

Smartphone Apps Can Fall Short in Detecting Skin Cancer, Study Finds

(PITTSBURGH) — Relying on health-care smartphone apps to detect skin cancer can postpone diagnosis and cause harm, a new study has found.When researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tested four popular apps for detecting melanoma –…

Could You Have Skin Cancer? There’s an App for That

Could You Have Skin Cancer? There’s an App for That

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you’ve ever wondered if the mole you see on your skin could be something more serious — don’t worry. There’s an app for that.Smartphone apps are now promising to detect and even diagnose skin cancer.But medi…

Indoor Tanning Tied to 170,000 Skin Cancers Annually

Indoor Tanning Tied to 170,000 Skin Cancers Annually

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Indoor tanning increases the risk of two types of common skin cancers, especially among those exposed before the age of 25, a new review of previously published studies shows.This international study, published Tuesday…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Should Doctors Prescribe a Skin Cancer Drug?

Alzheimer’s Disease: Should Doctors Prescribe a Skin Cancer Drug?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Desperate to stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks, some caregivers are clamoring for a cancer drug shown to reverse the disease in mice.  But experts argue prescribing the drug, while legal, is unethical.”[E]ven if pa…

Extreme Tanner Says Skin Cancer Wouldn’t Stop Her

Extreme Tanner Says Skin Cancer Wouldn’t Stop Her

File photo. (Stockbyte/Thinkstock)(MARINA DEL RAY, Calif.) — For many women, summertime means hitting the beach and getting a sun-kissed look. For others, like Trisha Paytas, her obsession with being tan consumes everyday life.Paytas, a model working …

Gene Altering Lotion May Treat Skin Diseases

Gene Altering Lotion May Treat Skin Diseases

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Imagine a lotion that can treat irreversible genetic skin diseases like psoriasis or life-threatening skin cancers like melanoma.
Researchers at Northwestern University say they’re another step closer to creating a treat…

Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Gerald Zanetti/FoodPix(BOSTON) — Coffee fanatics are less likely to develop the most common type of skin cancer, a new study found.The study of nearly 113,000 men and women found that those who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had a 20 percent…

Best (and Worst) Cities For Your Skin

Best (and Worst) Cities For Your Skin

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wel all know the sun isn’t good for your skin. And just in time for the summer, a new study finds which cities are best for skin.Daily Glow, one of the Everyday Health network of websites, has determined the be…

New Cancer Drug Gives Patients with Rare Skin Cancer New Hope

New Cancer Drug Gives Patients with Rare Skin Cancer New Hope

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For nearly 50 years, Joe Brindley, 81, has been going to the doctor every few months, getting chunks of cancer removed from the skin all over his body. Doctors removed so much skin from his nose that he needed a skin…

Common Painkillers May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Common Painkillers May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Drugs that are famous for fighting pain may also protect against skin cancer, a new study found.The Danish study of nearly 200,000 men and women found that those who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkill…

Common Painkillers May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Common Painkillers May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Drugs that are famous for fighting pain may also protect against skin cancer, a new study found.The Danish study of nearly 200,000 men and women found that those who took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkille…

High School Students Sign No-Tanning Pledges for Prom

High School Students Sign No-Tanning Pledges for Prom

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MAYNARD, Mass.) — On Friday, students at Maynard High School in Maynard, Mass. made good on an important promise: no tanning before this year’s prom.Many of the students signed a pledge in February that they would skip the tanning…

10 Tips to Keep Your Gel Manicure Safe

10 Tips to Keep Your Gel Manicure Safe

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gel manicures are known for shining brighter and lasting longer than a regular manicure, lasting as long as two weeks without a crack.  But can the special process that gives your nails their patent leather glea…

Melanoma Rates Increasing in Young Adults, Women Hit Hardest

Melanoma Rates Increasing in Young Adults, Women Hit Hardest

Duncan Smith/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study reveals that melanoma rates for young adults are increasing, and young women are suffering twice as much as young men, Health Day reports. Mayo Clinic researchers used records from the Rocheste…

Phoenix Mother Passes Cancer Through Placenta to Baby

Phoenix Mother Passes Cancer Through Placenta to Baby

Courtesy James Cox(PHOENIX) — Briana Cox had a malignant skin melanoma removed in 2006 and was assured by her doctors that the cancer had not spread and all her margins were clear.The Phoenix police detective went on to have a son David, now 3, and be…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Skin Cancer Drug Sparks Hope, Desperation

Alzheimer’s Disease: Skin Cancer Drug Sparks Hope, Desperation

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — John Vasse would do anything to save his wife, June, from Alzheimer’s — the degenerative disease that’s swiftly stealing her memory.It’s been three years since the devastating diagnosis, and Vasse knows…

Investigation Finds Tanning Salons Lie About Health Risks to Patrons

Investigation Finds Tanning Salons Lie About Health Risks to Patrons

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Few salons tell the truth about the health risks of indoor tanning, according to an investigative report conducted by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.The committee requested an investigation to determine…

Majority of Kids Don’t Use Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Majority of Kids Don’t Use Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The majority of pre-adolescents don’t regularly use sunscreen, according to a new study, despite the fact that many of them suffered sunburns at some point during their childhood, which increases the risk of developing …

Bruce Jenner Undergoes Minor Surgery for Skin Cancer

Bruce Jenner Undergoes Minor Surgery for Skin Cancer

Brian To/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Sources close to Bruce Jenner have told TMZ that he had surgery on Friday after a biopsy revealed a red mark on his face was an early form of skin cancer.According to the report, Jenner was an outpatient and had a por…

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