Sunburn and Tan Health News

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2/17/2014
Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen

Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

2/14/2014
Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

2/14/2014
Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Tanning

Make sure they use sunscreen

2/12/2014
Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study

Disease spread was detected and treated sooner, with better survival in patients who received 'sentinel node' biopsy

1/20/2014
Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers figure out why, suggest not getting enough might raise risk for heart disease

12/26/2013
Tanning Salons Now Outnumber McDonald's Outlets in Florida: Study

Indoor tanning has strong ties to skin cancer and Florida has one of the highest rates of the disease

10/5/2013
Selecting Sunglasses for Healthy Eyes

Tips for protecting your vision and skin

10/2/2013
Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun, Study Suggests

Danish researchers looked at exposure after melanoma diagnosis

9/5/2013
Health Tip: Help Sun-Damaged Skin

Apply sunscreen daily

9/4/2013
Docs Rarely Discuss Sunscreens With Patients, Study Finds

That's true even when the patient has a prior history of skin cancer

8/19/2013
Many Teen Girls Using Tanning Beds: Report

Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a 'healthy glow'

8/8/2013
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Melanoma?

Sun exposure and use of tanning booths increase your chances

8/5/2013
Scientists ID Molecule Behind Sunburn Pain

Finding could lead to better sunblock products, researchers say

7/5/2013
Perils of Grilling Go Far Beyond Charred Food

Flash fires from lingering vapors pose serious risks

7/5/2013
Check Your Summer Burn IQ

From grills to fireworks to hot sand, danger lurks

6/21/2013
Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn

Tanning beds, organ transplants and smoking among additional risk factors

6/21/2013
Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis

She now blogs about her experience and how she has learned to accept her natural skin color

5/30/2013
Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds

Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing

5/26/2013
As Summer Approaches, Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Skin Cancer

Sun protection, regular skin checks help lower your risk

5/20/2013
Revised Sunscreen Labels Should Help Consumers Make Wiser Choices

New survey finds 1 in 7 products still claim an 'SPF' rating of 50 or higher

5/10/2013
Look for New, Improved Sunscreen Labels

Choosing effective sun protection should be easier now, experts say

5/9/2013
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study

Dermatologists say redheads must take extra care to check skin, avoid sun

4/17/2013
Among Hispanics, Risky Sun Exposure Varies by Language Spoken: Study

English-speaking adults less likely to protect themselves, researchers find

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/8/2013
More Than a Quarter of Melanoma Survivors Skip Sunscreen, Study Finds

And 2 percent continue to use tanning beds, researchers report

4/3/2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

2/25/2013
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study

Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

2/5/2013
Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B rays had decreased risk, researchers say

2/4/2013
Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma

This could be due to UV ray exposure, study author says

2/1/2013
Certain Skin Cancers More Common in HIV-Positive People

Large study found higher rates of squamous cell, basal cell carcinomas

1/10/2013
Fans of Reality Beauty Shows Twice as Likely to Tan: Study

Practice could make them more susceptible to skin cancer, researchers say

11/1/2012
Health Issues Add to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Says

Women with conditions including arthritis and cancer should be aware of vitamin D drop during winter

10/10/2012
Melanoma Odds Doubled for Transplant, Lymphoma Patients: Study

Early detection of this serious skin cancer is critical

10/3/2012
Indoor Tanning Causes Common Skin Cancers, Study Finds

While less deadly than melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell cancers can be disfiguring

9/30/2012
Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun

Low-cost mailers led to greater use of 'sun-protective' clothing, hats and shade, study finds

8/3/2012
College Students Who Use Tanning Beds Often Burn: Study

Ultraviolet exposure not 'controlled' as advertised, researchers warn

7/30/2012
Scientists Uncover Gene Variation Linked to Melanoma

'RAC1' mutation found in tumors on sun-exposed skin

7/25/2012
People With Darker Skin Still at Risk for Melanoma

Expert describes how skin cancer looks, ways to protect yourself

7/25/2012
1 in 20 Cases of Melanoma Linked to Tanning Beds: Study

European data supports warnings to avoid the devices and cut your risk for skin cancer

7/17/2012
11 Countries Now Restrict Indoor Tanning Before Age 18

The trend is due to growing evidence of a link with melanoma skin cancer, experts note

7/16/2012
Health Tip: Protect Your Feet

Avoid walking barefoot

7/15/2012
Choosing Sunscreen? How to Decode the Labels

Dermatologist explains what SPF numbers really mean, how much protection to use and when

7/9/2012
Sunburn May Help Rid Body of Radiation-Damaged Cells

Inflammatory process cleans up genetic damage, mouse study suggests

7/7/2012
Keep Infants Out of Sun and Heat, Experts Warn

Avoid using sunscreen on babies under 6 months old and watch for signs of dehydration

6/25/2012
New Melanoma Drug May Extend Survival

But only in the short term, international trial shows

6/20/2012
Indoor Tanners Rationalize Risky Behavior, Study Finds

'Everything causes cancer these days,' said many students who use the devices

6/19/2012
Could Sunlight Lower Your Odds for Pancreatic Cancer?

Experts say early study results are no reason to tan, however, given UV rays' link to skin cancer

6/12/2012
Health Tip: Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Buy one with an SPF of at least 15

6/11/2012
Health Tip: Apply Sunscreen Properly

30 minutes before you go outside

5/27/2012
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds

Under-30s most likely to use tanning beds or sunbathe, online poll suggests