Category Archives: sunscreen

More sunscreen, less wrinkles…






Daily use of sunscreen can slow skin aging associated with middle age. Regular sunscreen use protects against cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas and invasive melanomas, but its effect on cutaneous photoageing has received much less attention, despite a popular preoccupation with … Continue reading

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Sunscreen protection of moles (aka melanocytic nevi)…






Melanocytic nevi (moles) are considered melanoma precursors, and people with many melanocytic nevi are at increased risk for melanoma. Sun exposure, as well as being an etiologic agent for melanoma, also produces clinical, histological, and dermatoscopic changes in melanocytic nevi. … Continue reading

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A link between vitamin D and vitiligo (the “Michael Jackson disease”)…






Vitiligo is an acquired depigmenting disorder of uncertain etiology. Anecdotal reports imply that the disease responds to topical vitamin D analogs, suggesting that vitamin D may be involved in its pathogenesis. To investigate the relationship between vitamin D and vitiligo, … Continue reading

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Getting enough Vitamin D ?






Ever wondered if you are getting enough Vitamin D from the sun; here’s a brief guide: September to April; a few minutes to face, arms, hands outside peak UV times most days of the week. May to August; 2 to … Continue reading

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Vitamin D supplements may help reduce high blood pressure…






  The UK’s Telegraph (by Smith) reports, “Vitamin D supplements could be as effective as prescription medicine at reducing high blood pressure,” according to research to be presented at a medical conference. Among “112 participants, 92” of which “were found to have … Continue reading

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Indoor tanning may be more strongly associated with melanoma than sunburns…






  Medscape (by Johnson) reports, “Indoor tanning might be a more reliable predictor of invasive cutaneous melanoma than outdoor sunburns, according to a study presented…at the American Academy of Dermatology 70th Annual Meeting.” The new findings are based on the Minnesota … Continue reading

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Children fail to apply sunscreen at recommended thickness…






Australian children do not apply the recommended amount of sunscreen before school, suggest study results, which may put them at increased risk for sunburn. The researchers noted that the mean amount of cream applied by the children went up when … Continue reading

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Basal cell carcinoma at a young age: another consequence of tanning beds…






Tanning bed users younger than 40 developed early-onset BCCs significantly more often than nonusers.  Over the past 4 decades, the incidence of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has increased markedly, particularly in women under the age of 40. This increase coincides … Continue reading

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Sun sets on ultraviolet tanning beds…






From the Sydney Morning Herald : COMMERCIAL tanning beds will be banned in NSW under radical new laws to be announced by the government today. NSW will be the only place in the world besides Brazil to institute a total … Continue reading

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Tanning-salon business built on deception…only in America ? Unlikely.






ABC World News (Jan 2, story 8, 2:25, Sawyer) reported, “Here’s a surprising fact we learned today. There are more tanning salons in America than there are Starbucks. It is a huge, booming business. But some members of Congress warned today … Continue reading

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