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2011-03-18 00:00:26

Under the new FDA regulation, supported by Dermagenics, the agency has proposed that sunscreen labeling be expanded to provide a four-star rating system that informs consumers how well the product protects them against Ultraviolet A (UVA) light, the major cause of skin cancer. Santa Barbara, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 The FDA is taking action to require sunscreen labels to accurately rate the protection offered against the sun's harmful rays. Under the new regulation, supported by...

2011-02-21 14:32:03

It is well known that sunbathing increases the risk of skin cancer and that this risk is increased in people with a family history of melanoma. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that young people in this 'at risk' group are still ignoring sun safety advice. Professor Sharon Manne at the Centre Cancer Prevention and Control Program, New Jersey, asked over 500 people with a family history of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer,...

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2010-12-07 06:16:08

In a report released Monday, researchers said adults who use sunscreen on a regular basis are far less likely to develop deadly skin cancer -- melanoma. The researchers found that adults who used sunscreen in the 1990s were 50 percent less likely to develop melanoma 15 years later. The finding suggests that the benefits from sunscreen use last for years. According to Reuters, Adele Green of the University of Queensland and colleagues followed on a study of more than 1,600 Australians...

2010-11-16 19:04:58

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels may remain high during winter months, and conditions can change rapidly, suggesting that adults participating in outdoor sports should rely on the season and time of day when judging the need for protective clothing and sunscreen, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Over 62,000 new cases of melanoma will occur this year that will claim 8,000 lives, along with over a million cases of basal...

2010-06-28 10:30:00

Campaign urges people to protect themselves from the sun and avoid tanning beds SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jaime Regen Rea spent her high school lunch hours tanning in a nearby salon in an effort to be tan and popular. Jaime, who also spent time in the sun, went from a self-proclaimed tanning bed addict to a melanoma patient in just a couple of years. Jaime was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, at age 20 and died just three weeks shy of...

2010-05-27 10:06:14

Nottingham scientists have been given the green light to test a vaccine which they hope could reverse, and even cure malignant melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer. Scancell Holdings plc, led by Professor Lindy Durrant of the University's Division of Clinical Oncology within the School of Molecular Medical Sciences, believes the new vaccine, which targets tumor cells without damaging healthy tissue, could be successful in treating patients with malignant melanoma. Incidences of...

2010-05-25 05:00:00

Tips for protecting your skin this summer YONKERS, N.Y., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memo to beach bums: get ready to pump it and spray it, and don't apply it in the wind. New tests of sunscreens by Consumer Reports Health reveal that four spray-on sunscreens provided the best protection from the sun's Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. The ratings are available in the July issue of the magazine and online at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org. The magazine also looks at...

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2010-05-25 06:05:00

A new evaluation of sunscreens released Monday shows that as many as half of the 500 top sunscreen products may increase the rate at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives. AOL News learned through interviews and other leads that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has known of the danger for years without alerting the public. The FDA denies any knowledge of the dangers posed by sunscreen. Although the creams and ointments...

2010-05-24 16:24:00

From William D. James, MD, FAAD, president, American Academy of Dermatology CHICAGO, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sunscreen active ingredients, which are compounds that absorb, scatter or reflect ultraviolet (UV) light, are regulated as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is currently addressing requirements for UVA coverage in sunscreens and considering sunscreen labeling changes to help the public make knowledgeable decisions about...

2010-05-24 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Half the battle in knowing how to properly protect oneself from skin cancer is being able to separate fact from fiction. Unfortunately, some myths about tanning and sun protection are deep rooted and could mislead people into thinking that tanning is safe - when, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Now, a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) sets the record straight on some of the most common myths...


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