Most people apply sunscreen in a layer so thin it provides only 40 percent of its purported SPF rating.
New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey expected to hit high temperatures this weekend, with increased humidity.
Tumors exposed to a chemical in the bacteria were comparatively smaller.
Save your money. Dermatologists generally agree that price isn't an indication of how effective a skin-care product is.
Come summer, organic farmers Michelle and Danny Lutz of Yale, Mich., used to strip to T shirts and tank tops. But after Danny's repeated bouts with skin cancer, they learned the hard way that a typical white T shirt provides only the protective equivalent of an SPF-5 to -10 sunblock.
Lesley Miller might not have known until it was too late. Five years ago a friend spotted a dark mole on her right shoulder and urged her to get it checked. "The dermatologist took one look and said, 'That has to come off'," remembers Miller, a fair-skinned south Florida resident who'd grown up at the beach. "It was terrifying."A biopsy confirmed the mole was melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
AGI Dermatics has a promising skin-cancer drug now in trials. That's the good news--the bad is that the FDA hasn't approved it yet. But while the pharmaceutical company awaits the government's OK, it's found a quicker way to bring in money--boosting revenues 20 percent in each of the past three years.
Bigger girth, shorter lifespan?Obesity will probably cut two to five years off Americans' life expectancy during the next 50 years, according to a controversial new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago contend that rising obesity rates have already reduced the average lifespan in the United States by up to nine months.