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Aug 21, 2014 | 11:20 AM CDT

Scientists Report Sunscreen Ingredients Toxic to Ocean Inhabitants

Scientists Report Sunscreen Ingredients Toxic to Ocean Inhabitants

When certain sunscreen ingredients wash off skin and into the sea, they can become toxic to some of the ocean's tiniest inhabitants, which are the main course for many other marine animals.

Aug 21, 2014 | 10:36 AM CDT

Genetic Differences Between Skin Cancer That Killed Bob Marley Vs. More Common Types

Acral melanomas

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that the rare type of skin cancer that caused reggae musician Bob Marley's death are genetically distinct from other more common types of skin cancer.

Aug 12, 2014 | 11:27 AM CDT

Raising Skin Cancer Awareness Among Hispanics

Raising Skin Cancer Awareness Among Hispanics

Skin cancer rates among Hispanic-Americans, the fastest-growing population in the country, are skyrocketing.

Aug 08, 2014 | 02:30 PM CDT

FAQs on Emerging Sun Protection Products

FAQs on Emerging Sun Protection Products

Several additional sun protection tools have become available, including sunscreen pills, drinkable sunscreen and ultraviolet monitoring bracelets.

Aug 08, 2014 | 12:00 PM CDT

Researchers Trying to Determine Potential Link Between Uranium & Skin Cancer

Uranium & Skin Cancer

After years of delving deep into DNA and researching ways in which metal damage may lead to cancer, a team of researchers is taking a step back to look at the surface where one answer may have been all along.

Aug 07, 2014 | 10:41 AM CDT

New Device May Change Diagnoses and Treatment of Melanoma

New Device May Change Diagnoses and Treatment of Melanoma

A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose melanoma, according to a team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis.

Aug 06, 2014 | 10:16 AM CDT

Three-in-one Optical Skin Cancer Probe in Clinical Trials

Three-in-one Optical Skin Cancer Probe in Clinical Trials

Researchers from the University of Texas have now developed a probe that combines into one device three unique ways of using light to measure the properties of skin tissue and detect cancer.

Aug 04, 2014 | 10:43 AM CDT

Sunscreen Innovation Act is Passed by House—Advances to Senate

Sunscreen Innovation Act

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on and passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act.

Aug 01, 2014 | 01:40 PM CDT

Delaware Becomes 11th State to Ban Indoor Tanning For Minors

Delaware Becomes 11th State to Ban Indoor Tanning For Minors

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed into law a bill that protects minors from the dangers of indoor tanning. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2015.

Jul 31, 2014 | 10:43 AM CDT

Pain & Itch—Signs of Skin Cancer?

Pain & Itch

Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help physicians decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study