Cancer

Government warns against indoor tanning for minors

Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18, part of a government action announced Thursday aimed at reducing skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.

Cancer

Preventable skin cancer up in Canada, study says

Melanoma cases are rising in Canada even though most other cancer rates are falling, a leading anti-cancer organization warned Wednesday, blaming tanning beds and slipping sunscreen use outdoors.

Cancer

Prevention of deadly melanoma begins in the pediatric years

(Medical Xpress)—Painful blisters and glowing red skin after a day outdoors are the short-term consequences of a child's overexposure to the sun. While sunburn heals with time, the long-term effects to the skin are irreversible. ...

Pediatrics

Many parents don't follow safe infant sleep practices

Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies ...

Cancer

Review: New tanning beds just as dangerous as former models

(HealthDay)—Use of tanning beds is associated with increased likelihood of a melanoma diagnosis, with similar odds seen for use of newer tanning beds, according to a review published in the May issue of the Journal of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New scale useful for predicting sick leave for back pain

(HealthDay)—A new user-friendly 10-item rating scale is useful for predicting the duration of sick leave in patients with acute lumbar back pain, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of Spine.

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