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    1. Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and easily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of skin cancer, new research contends. A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide is linked to a reduction of non-melanoma skin cancers by

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    2. Consumer Reports Recommends 15 of 34 Sunscreens

      Editor's note: This story is on the 2015 sunscreen report. For information on the 2016 report, click here. May 14, 2015 -- Nearly a third of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports fell short of the promised SPF protection, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%, according to the organization’s

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    3. Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials. The trials both involve drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors, which essentially pr

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    4. Skin Cancer: Young Adults Get It, Too

      Editor's note: Updated June 3, 2015, to add new research presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology meeting and CDC report on melanoma. April 14, 2015 -- As a teen, Danielle Russo of Boston loved the tanned look, so she turned to indoor tanning beds to give her what she thought was a ''

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    5. Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of deadly melanoma skin cancer is falling among American children, a new study finds. Researchers led by Dr. Lisa Campbell, of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Cent

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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