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2010-05-05 11:20:00

Fish model experiment reverses earlier finding, reinforces UVB as culprit Early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma in a fish model that previously made that connection, scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported May 4th in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. UVA exposure is unlikely to have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma over the past 30 years, the researchers conclude,...

2010-03-04 16:43:28

A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown a link between Vitamin D levels and basal cell carcinoma, a finding that could lead researchers to better understand the development of the most common form of skin cancer. In a small study, researchers at Henry Ford and Wayne State University found elevated levels of Vitamin D enzymes and proteins in cancerous tissue taken from 10 patients compared to normal skin tissue taken from them. Previous studies have linked Vitamin D deficiency with certain...

2009-11-16 17:18:44

Innovative strategy could also help people follow doctors' orders, take medications People who received daily text messages reminding them to apply sunscreen were nearly twice as likely to use it as those who did not receive such messages, a new study led by a UC Davis Health System dermatologist has found. Researchers hope their findings, which appear in the November issue of the Archives of Dermatology, will inspire other health-care providers to use text messaging to encourage healthy...

2009-07-28 08:00:00

FERNDALE, Wash., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 64 percent of Americans surveyed are unaware sunscreen hinders the body's ability to produce vitamin D - a nutrient found to support the immune system, bone strength, colon health and more.* The survey was conducted by WELLESSE, manufacturers of a liquid vitamin D3 supplement. "Vitamin D is important to overall health. People need to be aware that sunscreen, even at SPF15, blocks more than 90 percent of the sun's rays used to produce this...

2009-07-03 00:40:02

Using the wrong type of sunscreen can further damage sun-exposed skin, a U.S. skin specialist warns. New York dermatologist Dr. Bruce Robinson of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery advises choosing products with zinc oxide that provide a physical block against the sun and do not take 20-30 minutes to become effective. Read the sunscreen label and look for broad coverage that protects not only against ultraviolet B but also ultraviolet A that can pass through windows and penetrates...

2009-06-15 07:03:00

NEUTROGENA(R) Releases Results of Sun Protection Survey LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, so why did 60% of American adults report that they rarely or never put on sunscreen? NEUTROGENA(R), the #1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand, conducted a survey to explore Americans' sun protection habits and behavior. The results, released today, reveal that although Americans recognize the direct link between sun exposure...

2009-06-04 11:42:00

Specially formulated for sensitive skin and to block UVA and UVB rays, Sierra Summits now available at Raley's stores RENO, Nev., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunscreens are not created equal. As dermatology experts continue to emphasize the importance of broad spectrum protection that blocks UVA and UVB rays, consumers are learning there is more to choosing sunscreen than meets the eye. Results from a recent Consumer Reports poll found that for 81% of sunscreen users, the SPF number greatly...

2009-05-20 17:03:00

One in Five Adults Say They've Been Examined For Skin Cancer YONKERS, N.Y., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-one percent of Americans polled by the Consumer Reports National Research Center said they never wear sunscreen. But consumers aren't oblivious to the sun's risks: 22 percent of those polled said they'd been examined by a doctor for something they thought might be skin cancer. The July issue of Consumer Reports rates ten top selling sunscreens to slather on, noting that...

2009-04-29 07:00:00

UVSunSense Allows For More Accurate Application of Suntan Lotions, Reducing Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer and Long-Term Sun Damage May is National Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The UVSunSense wristband, a new, easy-to-use tool that helps people avoid overexposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun, is now available and will soon help families all across America reduce the risk of skin cancer and painful sun damage. The UVSunSense...

2009-03-05 16:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite dermatologists' continual efforts, a disconnect persists between the public's understanding of the harmful effects of excessive sun exposure and regular use of sunscreen as part of an overall sun-protection strategy to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. But now, the same technology that keeps people connected 24/7 may help encourage them to apply sunscreen regularly via daily text messaging reminders. Speaking today at the...


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