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  1. Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests. Researchers contend that shifting preferences for tanning among Asians and Hisp

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  2. FDA Questions Safety of 2 Sunscreen Ingredients

    March 2, 2015 -- The FDA is proposing to prevent two sunscreen ingredients from entering the U.S. market unless the companies using them in certain products can prove they're safe and effective. The agency published its proposal in the Federal Register. The ingredients, ecamsule and enzacamene, were

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  3. Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from malignant melano

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  4. Common Pain Meds May Help Prevent Some Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say. Use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk of squamous c

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  5. Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at higher risk for moles or freckling in childhood, which are often precursors to the deadly skin cancer melanoma later in life. However

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  6. Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced melanoma may live longer when treated with a combination of the cancer drug Yervoy and the immune system booster sargramostim, a new study finds. Patients given the two drugs had a median survival

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  7. FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Advocates for melanoma research are applauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval on Thursday of a new drug to treat advanced melanoma. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is approved for treatment of patients with advanced melanoma that no longer respo

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  8. Pilots May Face Higher Risk of Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Airline pilots and flight crews may face as much as twice the risk of the type of skin cancer known as melanoma compared with the general population, according to a new analysis of existing research. However, it's not c

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  9. Light Therapy for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating pre-cancerous skin spots with a type of light therapy may be more effective than the usual therapy -- freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen, a new study suggests. Rough, scaly spots, called actinic kerato

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  10. High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the most aggressive melanomas, researchers say. Using this measure, investigators have found that the deadliest skin cancers occur most often on

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