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Jul 25, 2014 | 10:24 AM CDT

Consumers Seeking Sun Care from Non-sun Care Products

Seeking Sun Care from Non-sun Care Products

Mintel’s Michelle Strutton points out more global consumers are seeking their sun protection products from products that haven’t been developed specifically for sun care needs.

Jul 18, 2014 | 11:28 AM CDT

Melanoma Research Funding Increased

Melanoma Research Funding Increased

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved their fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill which includes $50 million for the Department of Defense's (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program.

Jul 18, 2014 | 11:19 AM CDT

Hawaii Becomes Tenth State to Ban Indoor Tanning for Minors Under 18

Hawaii Becomes Tenth State to Ban Indoor Tanning for Minors Under 18

Hawaii joins Vermont, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, Nevada, Texas and Washington by passing legislation that prohibits minors under the age of 18 from indoor tanning.

Jul 18, 2014 | 11:09 AM CDT

AAD Statement on Sun Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

AAD Statement on Sun Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

Recently, a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggested that women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die as compared to those who receive sun exposure.

Jul 16, 2014 | 10:05 AM CDT

Why Some May Be More Susceptible to Developing Melanoma

Why Some May Be More Susceptible to Developing Melanoma

A new study shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

Jun 27, 2014 | 04:10 PM CDT

Indoor tanning at Young Age Increases Early Skin Cancer Risk

Indoor tanning at Young Age Increases Early Skin Cancer Risk

Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age.

Jun 27, 2014 | 03:39 PM CDT

Former Pro Football Player Teams Up With AAD to Tackle Skin Cancer in Men

Former Pro Football Player Teams Up With AAD to Tackle Skin Cancer in Men

Over the past 30 years, melanoma incidence rates have continued to rise, and men over 50 are at greater risk of developing the disease than the general public.

Jun 24, 2014 | 12:19 PM CDT

Repeated UV-exposure May Lead to Dependence Similar to Heroin Addiction

Repeated UV-exposure May Lead to Dependence Similar to Heroin Addiction

A study reveals that chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes the release of endorphins, which act through the same pathway as heroin and related drugs, leading to physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction-like behavior in rodents.

Jun 24, 2014 | 11:46 AM CDT

Sunscreen Use in Childhood Prevents Malignant Melanoma in Adulthood

Sunscreen Use in Childhood Prevents Malignant Melanoma in Adulthood

Research conducted at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has established that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood.

Jun 24, 2014 | 10:41 AM CDT

PASS Coalition Applauds Passage of Sunscreen Innovation Act

PASS Coalition Applauds Passage of Sunscreen Innovation Act

The Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition is applauding the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act, H.R. 4250.