Oncology & Cancer

Sun protection misinformation still common

Many U.S. adults misunderstand how to protect themselves from the sun to reduce their risk of skin cancer, according to a survey released by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Health

Health care visits for sunburn are rare

(HealthDay)—Health care encounters for the diagnosis of sunburn are uncommon but not negligible, according to a research letter published online Aug. 11 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sunburns severe enough to warrant admission described

(HealthDay)—Sunburns severe enough to warrant admission to a specialist burn service are described in a research letter published online May 12 in JAMA Dermatology.

Health

Does sunscreen compromise vitamin D levels?

Sunscreen can reduce the sun's adverse effects, but there are concerns that it might inhibit the body's production of vitamin D. In a newBritish Journal of Dermatologystudy, however, investigators recorded an increase of ...

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Strategies to avoid sunburn

(HealthDay)—If you could protect yourself from cancer, you'd do it, right? Yet most Americans still aren't taking the easiest step to prevent the most commonly diagnosed type—skin cancer, which will affect one in five ...

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