The biological mechanism of sunburn – the reddish, painful, protective immune response from ultraviolet (UV) radiation – is a consequence of RNA damage to skin cells, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and elsewhere in the July 8, 2012 Advance Online Publication of Nature Medicine.
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Increasing the number of cups of caffeinated coffee you drink could lower your risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Among Latinos living in the United States, acculturation is associated with sunscreen use, but not with use of sun-protective clothing, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, DNA damage and skin cancer are an important health issue for […]
Results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found that a troubling number of Caucasian teen girls and young women are not being warned about the skin cancer dangers of indoor tanning beds by tanning salon employees. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) supports the Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act […]
For many young adults, the serious health consequences of tanning have been shown to have little impact on their behavior when it comes to sun exposure. But with spring break around the corner, dermatologists are urging people – particularly young adults – to practice proper sun protection and understand the importance of early detection of […]