Sunburn and Tan Health News

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7/27/2017
Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma is far more common and also dangerous if untreated, dermatologist says

7/19/2017
Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun?

Here's what it can do

7/17/2017
Some Medicines Boost Sensitivity to Sun

When taking medication, check with pharmacist to see if sun exposure is an issue

7/17/2017
Smart Steps for Sun Protection

Know the ABCs of SPFs

7/14/2017
Medications and the Sun

Could your medications be putting you at higher risk of sun damage?

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

6/27/2017
Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

Pick a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB light, skin specialist advises

6/24/2017
Surf's Up! How to Plan for a Safe Beach Vacation

Pack sun protection and any medications you need, FDA says

6/23/2017
A Baby's Skin No Match for the Sun

Shade, clothes and hats offer little ones safe protection, pediatric dermatologist says

6/18/2017
Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

6/16/2017
Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users

Some also make false claims about the health effects of tanning, researchers find

6/15/2017
Health Tip: Applying Sunscreen on Children

Suggestions for correct use

6/14/2017
Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?

Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

6/11/2017
With Summer Sun Comes Heightened Skin Cancer Risk

Doctor shares tips for prevention, recognition

5/16/2017
Sunscreen 101

Study finds many people don't use it properly, raising their risk of skin cancer

5/8/2017
Health Tip: Teach Teens About Sun Safety

Explain why it's important

4/28/2017
Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop'

Skin cancer expert offers advice for protection against summer rays

3/31/2017
Tanning's Allure Tied to Other Addictions

Some people with need for bronzed skin likely to drink too much alcohol or have depression, study finds

3/28/2017
Suntan Addiction Dangers

People addicted to sunbathing may be at higher risk of alcohol dependence, study finds.

3/3/2017
More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC

Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds

3/3/2017
Hispanics Should Be Wary of the Sun's Rays, Too

Skin cancer rates rising in this group, dermatologist warns

3/2/2017
Some Melanoma Survivors Still Seek Out the Sun

1 in 5 had suffered a sunburn in the past year, study finds

3/2/2017
Melanoma and Sun Exposure

Nearly 20 percent of melanoma survivors admit getting a sunburn after diagnosis, new study finds.

2/17/2017
For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

1/13/2017
Many College Women Ignore Indoor Tanning's Risks

7 out of 10 surveyed overlook connection to skin cancer

1/3/2017
Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say

12/29/2016
Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others

Local sun-safety campaigns may be key to progress against the deadly skin cancer, researchers say

12/21/2016
U.S. Melanoma Rate Is Rising, Study Finds

1 in every 54 Americans will develop invasive form of the skin cancer in their lifetime

12/6/2016
Keeping Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives, Study Says

FDA proposal aims to protect younger people from skin cancer

11/25/2016
8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors

But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

11/10/2016
'Tailoring' Skin Exams May Boost Melanoma Detection

Certain groups should start screening earlier, study suggests

10/12/2016
Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer

Researchers conclude most are in denial about the health risks

8/19/2016
Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning

But young women in Washington, D.C., who use tanning salons oppose a total ban

8/6/2016
How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool

These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

8/2/2016
Ban on Indoor Tanning by Minors Not Working: Study

Tanning salon use showed little change after 2013 ban, and rose among N.J. high school boys

7/8/2016
Don't Let Burns Spoil Your Summer Fun

Follow these expert tips for safe cookouts and sunburn prevention

7/6/2016
4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study

Biggest problem with products was lack of resistance to sweat or water

6/16/2016
Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

6/12/2016
Don't Get Caught Without Your Sunscreen

Doctor says many people don't know how much to use

5/29/2016
Sun Protection Comes in Many Forms

Thorough and frequent application of sunblock is crucial, expert says

5/27/2016
6 Sun Safety Tips for 'Don't Fry Day'

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention reminds you to avoid unprotected sun exposure

5/12/2016
How Your Car Side Window May Be Harming Your Skin, Eyes

Many don't offer enough protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, study finds

5/9/2016
New 'Second Skin' Temporarily Smoothes Wrinkles

This invisible layer could restore youthful appearance for up to 24 hours

4/28/2016
Some Smart Yet Easy Ways to Shield Yourself From Skin Cancer

Dermatologist offers advice on how to prevent, detect any abnormalities

4/18/2016
Sunscreen Delays Melanoma in Mice, Researchers Say

Study results suggest scientists can use mice to find better ways to prevent deadly skin cancer in humans

4/6/2016
Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun Exposure

Variant of gene linked to skin pigmentation tied to higher chance of deadly skin cancer in study

4/4/2016
Tanning May Limit Skin's Ability to Produce Vitamin D: Study

Even those with significant sun exposure can have low levels of this essential vitamin, research shows

2/16/2016
Study Pushes 'More Is More' Approach to Shielding Kids From the Sun

Protective swim shirt, text reminders some ways to help reduce children's skin cancer risk

1/20/2016
Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study

But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

12/18/2015
FDA Proposes Tanning Bed Ban for Minors

Agency also wants those over 18 to sign papers stating they know health risks before using the beds