Health News

A Whiter Shade of Pale
With the temperatures heating up, so does the desire to spend time outdoors soaking up the rays. With talk about irreversible skin damage, including cancer and premature aging, most of us have made more of an effort to protect our skin from the sun's harsh rays.
Screen the Sun with Sunscreen
It’s time to pull out your bathing suit, beach towel and most importantly sunscreen because summer fun has finally come!
Parkinson's and Melanoma
Michael J. Fox Foundation has an urgent mission to raise money, find a cure and provide support for Parkinson's disease patients. It's as if the foundation has taken on Michael's philosophy in life.
FDA Sheds Light on Sunscreens
T he Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to help protect consumers from skin damage caused by excessive sun exposure.
Skin Cancer Vaccine in the Works
Currently, available vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis A and B, influenza and meningitis. Vaccines have successfully minimized existence of these infectious diseases.
Treating Deadly Skin Cancer
Exciting advances have been reported showing that two new drugs can increase the survival of patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) melanoma, the most dangerous and deadliest form of skin cancer.
Double Strikes Against Melanoma
Right now, there are not a lot of effective treatments of melanoma, an advanced and usually deadly form of skin cancer. However, an ongoing study shows exciting progress.
UVA Myth Melts Down
UVA radiation doesn't cause sunburns, but can cause premature aging and as well as skin cancer. According to new research, only two out of five sunscreens tested currently available offer adequate UVA protection.
Researchers Hit a Melanoma Bulls-Eye
To get a perfect score when shooting darts, it's best to hit the bulls-eye with no misses. The same is true when treating melanoma. Hit the melanoma bulls-eye without hitting the unaffected skin cells around.
Watch Out For That Sun
Skin cancer can easily be prevented by applying sunscreen. But the problem is, there are so many kinds of sunscreen out there! How do you decide which is best?