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Should you put sunscreen on infants? Not usually, says FDA

Should you put sunscreen on infants? Not usually, says FDA

“Babies’ skin is less mature compared to adults, and infants have a higher surface-area to body-weight ratio. These factors mean that an infant’s exposure to the chemicals in sunscreens may be much greater, increasing the risk of side effects.”

August 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why more states are getting serious about sunscreen

Why more states are getting serious about sunscreen

In the past four months, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Utah and Washington have enacted laws declaring students may use sunscreen in school and at after-school activities, no doctor’s note required.

July 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware of products that claim to cure cancer, FDA warns

Beware of products that claim to cure cancer, FDA warns

Frequently advertised as “natural” treatments and often falsely labeled as dietary supplements, such products may appear harmless, but may cause harm by delaying or interfering with proven, beneficial treatments.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Actinic Keratosis: Awareness, Skin Exams Key to Treating the Most Common Pre-Cancer

Actinic Keratosis: Awareness, Skin Exams Key to Treating the Most Common Pre-Cancer

By Eric Brumwell, MD Dermatologist, Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center. The name may be unfamiliar, but the appearance is common. Although you may not have heard of actinic keratosis, if you’re someone who spends time in the sun, you run a high risk of developing one or more in your lifetime. In fact, since […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Springboard Beyond Cancer” an online tool for those diagnosed with cancer

‘Springboard Beyond Cancer” an online tool for those diagnosed with cancer

How do you go on with life after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer?  Do you just survive day by day—or do you live, really live? How do you set goals? How do you assert your role in managing your health care? A new web tool is helping cancer survivors take control of their life and […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why cancer rates are increasing disproportionately in women – and what we can do about it

Why cancer rates are increasing disproportionately in women – and what we can do about it

By Sarah Allinson, Senior Lecturer Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK Recent reports that cancer rates in UK women are set to rise six times faster than in men over the next two decades will have alarmed many. It is likely to be a similar story across the western world. In the US, cancer rates have been steadily […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

[arve url=”https://youtu.be/IvmLEq9piJ4″ align=”center” maxwidth=”770″/] By Anton van den Hengel, Professor of Computer Science University of Adelaide, Australia Researchers have built an algorithm that can classify skin lesions as cancerous or benign with the same accuracy as dermatologists. This week US scientists announced they have developed an algorithm, or a computerised tool, to identify skin cancers through […]

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Consumers’ sunscreen picks don’t measure up, skin doctors say

Consumers’ sunscreen picks don’t measure up, skin doctors say

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News When it comes to consumers choosing sunscreen, they are often drawn to a product’s scent, texture and, of course, performance, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology. It also found that, in many instances, these sunblocks don’t measure up to the standards recommended by the American […]

July 7, 2016 | By | Reply More