Sunburn and Tan Health News

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3/1/2012
Vitamin A Supplements Might Cut Melanoma Risk: Study

Being 'sun-smart' is still the best prevention, one expert says

2/2/2012
Lack of Sunlight May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found those who got less exposure were more likely to suffer an attack

1/20/2012
Tanning Salon Tax No Deterrent: Study

Bans for people under 18 and fines may be more effective than tax, researchers say

12/26/2011
Tips to Protect Skin From Cold Winter Weather

Summer isn't the only time to think about skin protection

12/19/2011
Bottled Tan May Keep Women Out of the Sun

Tanning bed use also declines with use of sunless tanning products, study says

11/9/2011
Use Vanity to Reduce Young People's Sun Exposure: Task Force

Focusing on looks rather than skin cancer has more effect on youth, U.S. researchers find

11/3/2011
Skin Reacts to UV Light Faster Than Thought, Study Finds

Discovery could hold key to new types of sunscreens, researchers say

10/7/2011
Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids

Spread of this skin cancer more common among children than adults, study reveals

10/6/2011
Tanning Beds May Be Even Riskier Than Thought

The UV ray type found in sunbeds might reach into skin's most vulnerable layer, study says

7/22/2011
U.S. Culture Linked to Greater Sunscreen Use Among Latinos

But it has negative influence on U.S. Latinos use of shade, sun-protective clothing, study shows

7/16/2011
Tips for Weathering Summer Sun, Heat

Heat waves kill more people in U.S. than any other natural disaster, EPA warns

7/13/2011
Flip-Flops, Baseball Caps May Raise Risk of Skin Cancer

Changing styles leave ears, feet unprotected, dermatologist warns

7/8/2011
A Safe Tan? No Way, Experts Say

From wrinkles to skin cancer, risks increase with exposure to UV rays indoors or out

7/8/2011
From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery

Cancer victim blames only herself for 'terrifying' experience

7/1/2011
Health Tip: Lather Kids With Sunscreen

To protect against sunburn

6/24/2011
Health Tip: Sunburn Usually Damages Skin

Here are warning signs of a serious burn

6/16/2011
Docs Most Often Spot Melanomas in Older Patients

Overall, patients, especially younger ones, identify 60% of these cancers, study finds

6/16/2011
6/15/2011
Health Tip: Protect Newborns From the Sun

Suggestions to prevent burns in babies less than 6 months

5/25/2011
Skin Cancer Foes Declare May 27 'Don't Fry Day'

One American dies from the disease every hour, experts warn

5/10/2011
Too Few Teens Know the Dangers of Tanning Beds: Poll

39% of 14- to 17-year-olds incorrectly believe indoor tanning is safer than the sun, survey found

5/3/2011
Survey Shows Dangers of Tanning Not Hitting Home

Majority of young women admit to using tanning beds, basking in the sun

4/29/2011
Health Tip: Apply Sunscreen Properly

And help protect your skin from burn

4/7/2011
Health Tip: Protect Your Skin After Hair Loss

Skin is more vulnerable to sun's rays without hair's protection

3/21/2011
Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds

Greater access to tanning salons, sunny vacations appears to yield more skin cancer, researcher says

3/17/2011
Better Laws Needed to Curb Teen Tanning Bed Use: Report

Parental attitudes toward indoor tanning influence teen usage

2/28/2011
Pediatricians' Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Experts say ultraviolet-A rays in booths are 10 to 15 times higher than midday sun

2/7/2011
Low Sun Exposure, Vitamin D Levels May Be Tied to MS Risk

But experts caution against going overboard with sun and vitamin supplements

1/17/2011
Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer

Two studies highlight the importance of annual skin screens, even if patients are reluctant

11/16/2010
Winter Skies Still Pose Sun Danger, Experts Warn

Especially at high altitudes, skin protection is needed year-round

11/16/2010
Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn

Suggestions to help the youngster feel better

10/28/2010
Health Tip: Overexposed to the Sun

Ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancer, other problems

9/20/2010
One in 10 Teens Uses Sunless Tanning Products

And those who do so are more likely to get sunburns and use risky indoor tanning beds, study finds

8/12/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Liver Spots

Protect your skin from the sun

7/29/2010
Black Teens May Need Higher Vitamin D Supplementation

Even with sun exposure, levels were deficient in this vulnerable group, researchers say

7/26/2010
Sunscreen Concerns Unfounded, Experts Say

Cancer reports questionable; skin protection essential, they note

7/21/2010
Florida's Minorities See Unusual Melanoma Patterns

Statewide skin cancer rates for blacks, Hispanics differ from U.S. trends

7/7/2010
Health Tip: Protect Children From Sunburn

Use sunscreen and limit exposure

7/2/2010
In Mice, Oxygen Slows Wrinkling Due to UV Rays

High levels of the gas seemed to curb the damage, but effect on human skin is unknown, researchers say

6/25/2010
Applying Sunscreen: Are You Doing It the Wrong Way?

Adults need the equivalent of a shot glass to cover the whole body, expert says

5/27/2010
Many People Still Don't Know How to Protect Against Skin Cancer

Myths about UV light exposure persist, survey finds

5/16/2010
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage

Youngsters are especially vulnerable to harmful rays, experts warn

5/12/2010
A Tan Is Still Admired, Despite Risks

Survey finds conflicting opinions about suntans and skin cancer

5/5/2010
Poll Finds Sun Smarts Vary From City to City

Hartford gets top grade for skin cancer awareness; Pittsburgh fares worst

4/25/2010
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection

Young women are especially likely to develop skin cancer, experts say

3/26/2010
FDA Advisers Urge Stricter Regulation of Tanning Beds

Citing skin-cancer risk, experts recommend potential ban on use by people under 18, among other measures

3/25/2010
FDA Panel Weighs New Restrictions on Tanning Beds

Experts say devices' UV rays help spur skin cancer, but industry says it's not so clear

3/15/2010
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers in the Millions and Rising

Numbers have grown steadily since the 1990s; baby boomer epidemic predicted

2/9/2010
Tanning Bed Regulation Heats Up

FDA, lawmakers want to limit UV ray exposure, improve warning labels

2/3/2010
Winter Sun Warrants Sunscreen

Cold temperatures don't rule out UV rays, experts say