Latest Sunscreen controversy Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.