| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no.
In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Ouch! Yeoww! Sizzle ... Yikes! Eeeck! Whiff … Dang! Why did I ever think I wanted that tat there forever?
Tattoo removal is a sort of oxymoron, an expression of opposite concepts. Taking the plunge into inking one's skin has something in common...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:13 AM
A study conducted by the University of Miami found that tanning salons outnumber McDonald's restaurants and CVS pharmacies in Florida, according to the Miami Herald.
Researchers set out to find whether skin cancer can be linked to certain geographic...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Those who have a habit of biting their lips may find that a small bluish bump has developed inside their mouth. It might disappear on its own or it might linger. Dr. Zaineb Hassan Makhzoumi, an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:32 PM
It was a jarring note to begin a year of celebrating surfing — an image of a shark with its mouth wide open, looking set to devour a board like the one it was painted on.
But if it garnered attention for a cause, mission accomplished.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:32 AM
In a new line of attack on canceled health policies, two California residents are suing insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross, alleging they were misled into giving up their previous coverage, the Los Angeles Times reported.
About 900,000 Californians and...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
For airplane-phobic drummer Travis Barker, the gig required a quick trip across town in a pimped-out low rider. Singer-bassist Mark Hoppus flew 5,400 miles from London. And with sky's-the-limit rock-star gusto, guitarist-vocalist Tom DeLonge bypassed...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:01 PM
A form parents must sign before their children use indoor tanning devices will warn that the practice can cause skin cancer and possibly death under a new policy state health officials adopted Friday.
"Indoor tanning can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The leaves have fallen, frost is on car windows every morning, and hundreds of bros across the North Side are posting selfies to show off their sometimes pitiful, sometimes impressive attempts at growing mustaches.
Yes, we're in the midst of another...