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A brief literature revealed that there just isn't a lot out there on skin diseases in Witches, the Undead, and Zombies. Since its Halloween, I thought it would be a good time to cover this important, and clearly neglected topic....Read More
Let's face it, men need some help at skin cancer prevention. Only about 1/2 of men report using sunscreen in the last year. And we're not talking about using sunscreen everyday, we're talking about using ANY sunscreen in the last year. Why are men so awful at skin cancer prevention?...Read More
A major European study recently combined the results of 27 other studies over the last 30 years in Europe looking at the relationship between tanning and melanoma. They confirmed several things that we suspected were true: Any use of indoor tanning is associated with a 20% higher risk of melanoma Tanning before the age of 35 doubles that risk But, they also found some very interesting new facts: Each exposure to a tanning bed is associated with a 1.8% increased risk of melanoma. The risk of melanoma continues to rise, particularly among young women About 500 people in the European Community countries where the study was done...Read More
Last month, the FDA issued an advisory statement recommending that you do not put sunscreen on babies. Its not because babies are somehow immune to sun damage and we shouldn't worry about them developing skin cancer. No, the FDA thought "...Read More