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19 Sep
Using a Hair Removal Gel or Cream? Here's How to Do It Safely

Using a Hair Removal Gel or Cream? Here's How to Do It Safely

When hair sprouts where you don't want it, you can always shave, but other ways to remove unwanted body hair can last longer.

The downside: Chemical hair removers can cause burning, itching or redness.

"Hair removal creams, lotions and gels are quick and easy to u...

27 Aug
Don't Forget to Apply Sunscreen Before & After Water Fun

Don't Forget to Apply Sunscreen Before & After Water Fun

If you're at the beach or pool, applying sunscreen before and after you've been in the water is a must, a cancer specialist says.

The intensity of exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays "is higher under water than it is above water," said Dr. Arun Mavanur. He is a sur...

11 Aug
One Key Question Can Help Spot Skin Cancer

One Key Question Can Help Spot Skin Cancer

When a suspicious skin lesion sends you scurrying to a dermatologist, asking for a full-body skin check could save your life.

Dermatologists are twice as likely to find skin cancer with a full-body check, a new study reveals. More than half of the skin cancers discovere...

01 Aug
Take This Refresher on Skin Safety in Summer Sun

Take This Refresher on Skin Safety in Summer Sun

Sun protection is essential as you enjoy the outdoors this summer, a skin expert stresses.

"Skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans so it's important that we do what we can to protect ourselves," Dr. Ida Orengo, a professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Med...

15 Jul
Five Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreens Recalled Due to Benzene

Five Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreens Recalled Due to Benzene

Five Neutrogena and Aveeno spray sunscreen products have been recalled because they may contain small amounts of benzene, Johnson & Johnson announced Wednesday.

Benzene is a human carcinogen and can get into the body through the skin, through the mouth and by inhalation,...

03 Jul
Shining a Light on Sunscreens

Shining a Light on Sunscreens

Sunscreen isn't just for pool gatherings and beach outings: Using sunscreen every day could reduce your risk of skin cancer, experts say.

Daily use of at least an SPF 15 sunscreen can lower your risk of melanoma -- the deadliest type of skin cancer -- by 50%, according t...

18 Jun
Many 'High-Risk' Americans Unconcerned About Skin Cancer: Poll

Many 'High-Risk' Americans Unconcerned About Skin Cancer: Poll

It's long been known the sun's rays can cause skin cancer.

But a new poll shows that only about 30% of American adults say they're concerned about developing skin cancer -- even though nearly 70% have at least one risk factor for the disease.

The American Academy o...

28 May
Many Americans Confused About Sunscreens: Poll

Many Americans Confused About Sunscreens: Poll

Think you know all you need to know about slathering on the sunscreen this summer?

Maybe you don't.

As the Memorial Day weekend begins, many Americans are confused about the proper application of sunscreen and about its sun protection factor (SPF), the American Aca...

04 May
Many Americans Wrong About Sun's Skin Cancer Dangers: Poll

Many Americans Wrong About Sun's Skin Cancer Dangers: Poll

You might think everybody knows how to protect themselves from the sun's harmful rays, but a new survey reveals that one-third of Americans lack a basic understanding of sun safety and skin cancer.

That's the surprising takeaway from an American Academy of Dermatology (A...

12 Apr
Could Widely Used Blood Pressure Meds Raise Skin Cancer Risk?

Could Widely Used Blood Pressure Meds Raise Skin Cancer Risk?

Most people are familiar with common sun-protection advice, from wearing and reapplying sunscreen to putting on a hat.

But a new Canadian study finds that for people who take certain blood pressure medications, that advice becomes even more critical because those drugs c...

24 Dec
Even Winter Carries Skin Cancer Risks for College Students

Even Winter Carries Skin Cancer Risks for College Students

Researchers from two universities in Utah have a warning for students planning to hit the slopes or play in the snow without sunscreen: You could greatly increase your risk of skin cancer.

A survey of students by Brigham Young University College of Nursing in Provo found...

30 May
Protect Yourself From Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer

Protect Yourself From Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer

Headed to the beach or park for a little fresh air? Don't forget your sun protection, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) advises.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans, but many don't protect themselves fr...

25 May
As Summer Starts, Sun Safety Slashes Skin Cancer Risk

As Summer Starts, Sun Safety Slashes Skin Cancer Risk

With many beaches and parks opening in time for Memorial Day, the American Cancer Society is reminding people to practice sun safety.

Overexposing yourself to the sun increases your risk for skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the United States, with almo...

02 May
Shun the Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer

Shun the Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer

Though most Americans are well aware that protecting themselves from sunburn is important, many don't take precautions, a new survey finds.

Protecting yourself from exposure to sunlight is the best way of preventing skin cancer, according to the American Academy of ...

21 Jan
Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed Into Body, Study Finds

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed Into Body, Study Finds

The chemicals in sunscreens help shield people from the sun's rays, but they are also absorbed into the body at levels that raise some safety questions, a new study confirms.

The study, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a follow-up to a 2019 investig...

01 Nov
Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey

Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey

While 6 in 10 Americans say they're concerned about developing cancer, only 1 in 4 make cancer prevention part of their daily lives, a new online survey reveals.

Roughly a quarter think there's nothing they can do to prevent it. But the American Society of Clinical O...

15 Aug
Diving Deeper Into Sunscreen's Impact on Marine Life

Diving Deeper Into Sunscreen's Impact on Marine Life

Is the sunscreen you slather on your body marketed as safe for coral reefs? New research suggests those claims may not be entirely true.

Trace metals and other compounds in many sunscreens have unknown effects on marine ecology, say researchers studying Mediterranean...

05 Jul
How Protect Against Short- and Long-Term Sun Damage

How Protect Against Short- and Long-Term Sun Damage

Don't invite skin cancer to your holiday weekend.

As you celebrate America's independence at beaches, pools or backyard parties, remember that the sun's damaging rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. -- and protecting yourself is a must.

"When it comes ...

12 Jun
Scared Safe: Pics of Sun's Damage to Face Boost Sunscreen Use

Scared Safe: Pics of Sun's Damage to Face Boost Sunscreen Use

When all else fails, fear may motivate people to protect themselves from the sun.

Researchers found that a photo of a mole being removed and visuals of skin damage did the trick.

Study volunteers were shown photos taken using a VISIA UV camera system. Thes...

06 Jun
Guard Your Skin Against the Summer Sun

Guard Your Skin Against the Summer Sun

Whether you're at the beach, the park or a pool this summer, be sure to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet ...

21 May
Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous?

Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous?

Interest in homemade sunscreens is hot, but many of these do-it-yourself brews lack effective sun protection, a new study warns.

Researchers found that only about one-third of homemade sunscreens on the popular information-sharing website Pinterest specified how much...

14 May
Young, and Learning Too Late That Sun Safety Matters

Young, and Learning Too Late That Sun Safety Matters

The pain Sara Langill felt in her right hip didn't concern her much, until she felt a lump as she massaged tendons near her hip flexors following a soccer game.

"I felt this thing that felt like a rubbery grape," recalls Langill, 33. Thinking it might be a hernia, sh...

10 May
Cover Up! Don't Soak Up Those Sun Rays

Cover Up! Don't Soak Up Those Sun Rays

Only half of Americans routinely protect themselves from the sun when outdoors, a recent American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) survey found.

Those who don't practice sun safety put themselves at increased risk for skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the U...

06 May
Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream at Potentially Unsafe Levels:  Study

Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream at Potentially Unsafe Levels: Study

For years, you've been urged to slather on sunscreen before venturing outdoors. But new U.S. Food and Drug Administration data reveals chemicals in sunscreens are absorbed into the human body at levels high enough to raise concerns about potentially toxic effects.

B...

22 Apr
How to Avoid Skin Problems When You Garden

How to Avoid Skin Problems When You Garden

As you dig into gardening this spring, be sure you don't plant the seeds of skin problems, an expert advises.

"Adverse skin reactions from gardening are very common and may include bug bites and stings, plant-induced rashes, and cuts and infections," said Dr. Sonya K...

11 Apr
Sunscreen's Secret Bonus: It Could Help Keep You Cool

Sunscreen's Secret Bonus: It Could Help Keep You Cool

Sunscreen may do double duty when you're outside on a summer day, keeping you cool as it protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

New research suggests how: When unprotected skin is exposed to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, skin cells typically see a drop in...

03 Apr
When Using Moisturizers With Sunscreen, Don't Miss Around the Eyes

When Using Moisturizers With Sunscreen, Don't Miss Around the Eyes

Even though many moisturizers now contain sunscreens, people may not put them on their faces as carefully as they do sunscreen lotions, new research suggests.

"Moisturizer is not as well applied as sunscreen," said lead author Kevin Hamill, a lecturer in eye and visi...

21 Feb
FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products.

Included in the proposed rule are updates on sunscreen safety, sun protection factor (SPF) requirements, and the effectiveness of insect repellent/...

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