skin cancer

Sunscreen could cause vitamin D deficiency

Exposing skin to sunlight is a convenient way to meet our vitamin D needs, which is crucial for bone health. That might make you wonder: Does wearing sunscreen interfere with vitamin D levels and potentially cause vitamin D deficiency?

You're applying sunscreen wrong. Here's why

Sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the country. And by making a few changes to the way we choose our sunscreen and apply it, we can better protect ourselves against ever facing the deadly disease.

Sunscreen enters bloodstream after just one day of use, study says

It took just one day of use for several common sunscreen ingredients to enter the bloodstream at levels high enough to trigger a government safety investigation, according to a pilot study conducted by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Spotting skin cancer and preventing it

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States than all other cancers combined. Yet, while the number of skin cancer diagnoses are up, it remains among the most treatable forms of cancer.