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Surgeon General: Tanning Is Behind Sharp Spike in Skin Cancer Rates

As rates of other cancers have declined, rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, have increased more than 200 percent from 1973 to 2011, according to a new “Call to Action” report from the Surgeon General’s Office.


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Government Proposes New Guidelines For Vitamin D Screening

Many doctors still believe that screening and vitamin D supplements are important for good health.


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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.


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New Watches Can Warn People When They Are Getting Sunburn

Earlier this month, London hosted the Wearable Tech Show; and many new watches were on display.


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The Risks Of Sun Exposure And How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Now that sun exposure is considered a cancer risk on the same level with tobacco and asbestos, it’s time to get serious about protecting yourself.


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Researchers: Eco-Friendly Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Could Be Harmful

Scientists at Stony Brook University claim that eco-friendly compact fluorescent light bulbs, while beneficial for the Earth, could prove harmful to humans.