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Skin cancer doesn’t just hit those with fair skin; young adults with constant sun exposure at risk

SINGAPORE — They did not think skin cancer would strike them. One thought it was something that happened to older people with a genetic history, and the other thought it affected people with fair skin.


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Many Americans confused about sunscreens

May 31, 2021

Many Americans are confused about the proper application of sunscreen and about its sun protection factor (SPF), the American Academy of Dermatology says.


Some important steps to help you prevent skin cancer

May 30, 2021

Hello, sunshine! Enjoying the warm weather feels great! And whether you’re reading on the porch or by the waterside, gardening, taking Spot for a walk, hiking a favorite path, pushing the grocery cart outside the store or soaking up rays at the beach, it’s important to pay attention to sun protection.


‘No one is immune to skin cancer’: Dermatologist urges everyone to apply, reapply sunscreen this summer

May 27, 2021

Dr. Elnaz Firoz, the director of dermatology at The Miriam Hospital, said wearing sunscreen while outdoors during the summer months is vital.
“We do find that patients who had early exposure, who had really bad blistering sunburns or a lot of sunburns as young children, they are at increased risk over time for melanoma and other skin cancers,” Firoz said.


Cancer-causing chemical found in 78 sunscreen products

May 27, 2021

An independent testing lab has detected the chemical benzene, a known human carcinogen, in 78 sunscreen products and is now calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recall the products.


Bad Day Sunshine: Benzene Found in Many Sun Care Products

May 26, 2021

Two months after finding benzene in hand sanitizer products, the online pharmacy Valisure has detected the carcinogen in several sun care products and is again calling for the FDA to intervene to protect public health.


What persuaded me to start wearing sunscreen

May 25, 2021

Alas, our people in the top decades of life knew little about the risk of sun damage beyond the need to avoid a terrible sunburn in our youth. Many young people like me swam, hiked, biked, and played sports with minimal clothing, tanning and burning their skin. We sunbathe coated with baby oil with the wrong effort to get a rich tan. And many of us, including myself, were unable to reach adulthood with sun protection habits that could have prevented the now severely exposed skin damage.


Confused About Sunscreen? New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Americans Need a Refresher on Sunscreen Application and SPF

May 25, 2021

Board-certified dermatologist goes beyond the numbers to ensure consumers are sun-safe heading into Memorial Day weekend

With many planning outdoor gatherings this Memorial Day weekend, board-certified dermatologists want to make sure consumers don’t get burned by confusing sunscreen labels or the sun’s harmful rays. In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that while 80% of Americans know they should apply sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, few do.


Detectable Levels of Benzene Noted in Some Sunscreen Batches

May 25, 2021

A recent test found various brands and batches of sunscreen and after-sun care products contained benzene, a potential carcinogen.
Valisure, a pharmacy dedicated to batch testing medications before they reach consumers, found in a recent test that 78 different sunscreen and after-sun care products contained benzene, a potential carcinogen.


When is the most important time to reapply sunscreen?

May 25, 2021

A new survey from Medstar Health says only 1 in 4 people knows the correct time frame to reapply sunscreen. Dr. Kori Hudson has the latest as you prepare to head to the beaches!


Mayo Clinic dermatologists reiterate sunscreen importance

May 24, 2021

The warmer weather is upon us and the sun is out. According to Mayo Clinic dermatologists, this means sunscreen should be out too.

"All patients regardless of skin types should be wearing sunscreen," Dr. Olayemi Sokumbi said.

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May 24, 2021

Duke Assistant Professor of Dermatology Meenal Kheterpal explains why sun protection is about more than sunscreen


National Sunscreen Day: 5 Powerful Foods That Help Protect You

May 24, 2021

With the weather warming up and summer nearly upon us, you're likely spending more time outdoors, and with that comes the need to protect yourself from the sun.


Mayo Clinic dermatologists reiterate sunscreen importance

May 24, 2021

“All patients regardless of skin types should be wearing sunscreen,” Dr. Olayemi Sokumbi said.
We hear it every year. Mayo Clinic dermatologists are again reiterating the importance of protecting your skin.
“For sunscreen to get to that number factor, it needs to be applied liberally. Most people are not doing that,” Dr. Sokumbi said.


Skincare tips: Physical vs chemical sunscreen; what is the difference?

May 24, 2021

“There’s no doubt that sunscreen is essential. Not only does SPF protect against the sun’s harmful rays, but it’s also one of the best antiaging products you can buy,” writes Dr Jushya Sarin in an Instagram post.


Sunscreen Recommendations

May 18, 2021

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
If you're headed outside, it's always best to apply some sunscreen to protect your skin. But how does sunscreen work and why is it so important to make sure you're protected?
Here are eight of the top recommendations offered by dermatologists to patients, along with how and why they can help you avoid a sunburn and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.


Health Department: Facts about skin cancer, screening, and sun safety for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 15, 2021

Now that the month of May is here, many people spend more time outdoors in the sun. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know these basic facts about skin cancer, screening, and sun safety?

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Here’s why you need to use sunscreen indoors to protect your skin

May 13, 2021

Even though most people are indoors and aren’t setting out on a sunny day, they are exposed to infrared rays from computer screens, mobiles and more. This makes it important to use sunscreen so that you can protect your skin from being damaged


Don’t forget the sunscreen

May 13, 2021

In May of each year, as more activities and events move outdoors, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Section of the Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care, and Rural Health highlights Skin Cancer Awareness Month and urges everyone to enjoy a sun-safe summer.


Sunscreen in summer: Why you need to apply it at home, how often to reapply, its effectiveness & more

May 12, 2021

One of the most basic beauty products that are part of every person's skincare and beauty routine, has to be sunscreen. Recently dermatologists, makeup experts and beauty bloggers brought back to light the idea of applying sunscreen even while at home. But why? Aren't you already protected from the sun when you're at home?


Debunking Sunscreen Controversies

May 12, 2021

Sunscreen is a necessary preventive tool. However, there are concerns about UV agent absorption, environmental impact, and possible correlations with frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA). Here is a look at whether those worries are justified by research.


These 7 Destinations Are Banning Certain Sunscreens

May 11, 2021

It’s no secret that sunscreen is a must-have on any outdoor vacation to prevent both trip-ruining burns and long-term skin damage. But have you ever thought about what’s in the sunscreen you cover yourself with before a dip at the beach, and how it might be impacting the environment around you as it washes off?

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Owner of sunscreen testing lab used by NZ companies admits $63m fraud

May 11, 2021

The owner of a United States laboratory that tested sunscreen products sold in New Zealand has pleaded guilty to falsifying results.


Health Fusion: A shot glass of sunscreen

May 10, 2021

With the weather warming and COVID-19 restrictions loosening, more people are gathering together outside. So this is a good time for a reminder about protecting yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. Sun exposure ages your skin and increases your risk of skin cancer, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the most common type of cancer in the U.S.


BMH COLUMN; Proper sunscreen use is essential this season

May 9, 2021

It’s not quite summer yet — we have a few more weeks before it’s official — but lots of people have already brought out the shorts and sandals. With temperatures on the rise, you’re likely to be outside more in the next few months, which is why it’s important to remember to wear sunscreen.

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Want younger-looking skin? Follow this one tip from a Miami dermatologist

May 8, 2021

Almost every day, a new anti-aging skincare product or “miracle cure” is advertised to consumers. However, you do not need to spend hundreds of dollars on new products to have smooth, wrinkle-free skin.


Derms Agree: Skipping This Step Of Your Skincare Routine Will Add YEARS To Your Face

May 8, 2021

A solid preventative skincare routine is one of the best ways to ensure a flawless complexion even as you age. The ingredients you include in your skincare lineup can help to treat existing issues while simultaneously preventing outside causes of aging, so it’s important to make sure that the products you’re using can help to support your appearance from all angles.

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Darkened Skin; Lightened Hair - Why sunshine has two different impacts on our body

May 8, 2021

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - We’ve all heard of the pesky & dreaded UV rays from the Sun. They damage & age our skin. And if not properly protected, your skin can get burned.


Doctor warns of skin cancer risks as summer approaches

May 7, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — As COVID-19 restrictions loosen and people flock to the sun-soaked beaches for summer break, doctors warn of another danger lurking, skin cancer.


How to choose the best sunscreen for your skin type

May 5, 2021

A sunscreen is your best friend, whether you're stepping out shopping or going about your work and chores, it protects your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and pollution that cause damage in any and every season.

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Owner of AMA Laboratories in New City admits to misbranding safety of sunscreens

May 5, 2021

AMA Laboratories defrauded customers from 1987 to 2017, according to the government, by testing products on fewer people than required and then producing false reports.


Why do people stare at you?

May 4, 2021

Elaine Green, Photographer, Operating Room Nurse, Pianist, Music Teacher
Answered May 3
People stare at me because they don’t believe that I am 40. It’s the sunscreen, I say.

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What Sunscreen Offers the Best Protection?

May 4, 2021

As we get more of these sunny days, we are spending a lot more time outside. News4’s Wendy Rieger spoke with Dr. Min Deng of MedStar Health about the best protection from the sun.

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PASS Urges States, Localities to Ensure Access to Sunscreen as an Important Tool in the Fight Against Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

May 4, 2021

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As we enter into Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and prepare to kick off the summer holiday, the Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition reminds all Americans about the risk UV rays from the sun pose to your skin and encourages individuals to use sunscreen and sun-safe practices to reduce risk of melanoma, other skin cancers and premature aging. The PASS Coalition is a multi-stakeholder alliance of public health organizations, physician groups, sunscreen manufacturers and concerned citizens organized to help prevent skin cancer and improve public health by ensuring Americans have access to safe and effective sunscreens and evidence-based education on sun-safe practices.

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Choose the safest sunscreen for your family with this 2021 guide

May 4, 2021

(CNN)As you choose your sunscreen for summer fun, be careful to avoid products with harmful chemicals and false advertising claims, according to the 15th Annual Guide to Sunscreens, published by the Environmental Working Group, a consumer organization that advocates for environmental safety.


Cutting-edge detection tech hoped-for ‘breakthrough’ for NY doctor who’s waged a lifelong battle with skin cancers

May 2, 2021

Dr. Richard Joseph has spent a lifetime fighting skin cancers — his own.
And for over a year as the COVID-19 pandemic raged, the 84-year-old former cardiologist from Long Island — who lamented he “can’t open the blinds without getting cancer” — hasn’t been able to have a skin check, and waited to be fully vaccinated before scheduling one.


Diagnosed at 24, young skin-cancer survivor has a message for Minnesotans ahead of summer

May 2, 2021

With over 5 million cases diagnosed every year, skin cancer is the United State's most common cancer. According to Dr. Mohiba Tareen a dermatologist with Tareen Dermatolgoy, Minnesota ranks third in the country when it comes to the number of skin cancer cases.


Essential skin care tips for the upcoming summer

May 2, 2021

Protecting and caring for skin should be part of people’s year-round health care regimens. Such an approach can help people look their best and also uncover any minor issues before they escalate into something more significant.


The ultimate guide to the best sunscreens for Singapore weather

May 2, 2021

If beauty writers and editors could have it their way, teaching kids how to apply sunscreen in school should be as important as teaching them how to brush their teeth.


Skin cancer doesn’t just hit those with fair skin; young adults with constant sun exposure at risk

February 4, 2020

SINGAPORE — They did not think skin cancer would strike them. One thought it was something that happened to older people with a genetic history, and the other thought it affected people with fair skin.

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