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Even after melanoma, some people keep on using tanning beds

Tanning Bed - LA Times

You would think that people who were diagnosed with melanoma -- the most deadly form of skin cancer -- would be meticulously careful about using sunscreen, avoiding tanning salons and generally protecting their skin.


Redheads may be at higher risk of melanoma even without sun

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A study on mice suggests that pheomelanin pigment, which gives rise to red hair, is itself a potential trigger for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Doctors have long urged people with red hair, fair skin and freckles to avoid the sun and its damaging ultraviolet rays.


Tanning beds tied to second type of skin cancer

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Tanning beds have already been linked to an increased risk of the deadliest type of skin cancer and now new research shows they can also raise the odds of developing the most common form of the disease.


Daily coffee may lower your skin cancer risk

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. A diet that contains even a small protective factor may have great impact.

Senh: Coffee is becoming more and more like wine: studies are touting more and more of its health benefits.


FDA wants more sunscreen protections

FDA wants more sunscreen protections

Federal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer. Under new rules published Tuesday, they also will have to follow stricter guidelines when describing how well their products block ultraviolet B rays....


Skin cancer experts tout Don't Fry Day

Don't forget to pack your sunscreen along with the swimsuits, fishing poles and other accoutrements of outdoor summer fun.


Ban teens from tanning salons, doctors urge

Ban teens from tanning salons, doctors urge

The American Academy of Pediatrics wants teenagers banned from tanning salons to reduce their risk of skin cancer.


Melanie Griffith has skin cancer surgery

Melanie Griffith has undergone surgery to remove the early stages of skin cancer from her face, a representative for the actress said.


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