The FDA has proposed a ban on indoor tanning for those under the age of 18. The potential measure adds further support to the already well-known hazards of indoor tanning, with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancers, being the most concerning.
The FDA has approved a two-drug combination for advanced melanoma patients. The combo, made by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is expected to cost $250,000 for one year. Expected gain in life is measured in months, but some subsets may experience a dramatic benefit. The real question is: Who are those patients?
You may remember a large study published last year that seemed to find a link between Viagra use and melanoma. The study, from Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women s Hospital, included data on more than 51,000 men aged 40-75, and reported recent use of Viagra (sildenafil) with a near-doubling of the risk of malignant melanoma.
We ve written recently on America s lackadaisical use of sunscreen as well as the increasing rates of skin cancer, including deadly melanoma, reported by the CDC. Clearly, more must be done to educate the public on the importance of skin protection, and when and how often sunscreen should be applied to avoid skin damage. New technology in the form of smartphone apps and wearable
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. An estimated 73,800 new cases of melanoma, and almost 10,000 deaths, will occur this year. And now researchers have found that rates of melanoma have doubled over the past 30 years, according to a report by the CDC.
Just in time for summer, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released a new study on the rates of sunscreen use in the United States. And unfortunately, the findings show that for the most part Americans are still not wearing sunscreen. Barely a third of adults reported using sunscreen regularly.
The latest health news: the dangers of tanning and skin cancer, CDC's recommendations on treating the flu, & Dr. Ross's latest op-ed published in The Hill.
Now that most of the US is experiencing the gloom and frigid cold that comes with mid-winter, indoor tanning is especially popular. But Sabrina Tavernise s recent NYTimes article discusses the well-known hazard associated with indoor tanning and despite this, why people (especially young women) continue to tan.
In spite of repeated warnings, many Americans run the risk of the potentially lethal skin cancer, melanoma, by insisting on acquiring a tan either from the sun or from indoor tanning beds. According to a call to action by acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, over 63,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the United States each year, and 9,000 people die from it.0
Men: as if erectile dysfunction isn t bad enough, possibly more bad news. There may be a link between ED drugs (Viagra/sildenafil anyway) and the dangerous skin cancer, malignant melanoma. No cause-and-effect shown yet, but the correlation is worrisome.
Memorial Day is past, and summer is upon us and so is tanning season. Many people like to get their first tans at indoor tanning salons so they can avoid looking pale on their first beach outing. But according to a new advisory from the FDA, such preliminary tanning may be a poor idea.