Oncology & Cancer

App an effective tool to record sun exposure

A smartphone app is an accessible tool that reliably measures the amount of exposure to the sun's skin-damaging ultra-violet radiation, a QUT study has found.

Health

AAD: Fathers may not perceive harms of teen indoor tanning

(HealthDay)—Specific populations, including fathers, more often perceive low harms of adolescent indoor tanning, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held from Feb. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Start skin cancer prevention early, health experts say

(HealthDay)—How to keep from developing skin cancer should be something all doctors discuss with the parents of their young, fair-skinned patients, suggests the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most melanomas don't arise from existing moles, study finds

As the summer draws to a close, it's time to start putting away flip-flops, bathing suits and beach bags. But as the seasonal supplies disappear into the back of the closet, sunscreen should stay within arm's reach for year-round ...

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