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ITA to AMA: Taxing tanning sends wrong health message to teens
The editorial in today's issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine calling for a 'teen indoor tanning tax' sends absolutely the wrong message to teenagers and their parents. We could not disagree more, (2003-09-08)

Sex matters in health promotion and disease prevention
Health promotion and disease prevention for women and men in the U.S. depend on a health care system and public cognizant of the affect sex differences have on health and disease. This was the message delivered in a recent article authored by Phyllis Greenberger, M.S.W., Society president and CEO, published in the Summer 2003 issue of Health Searchlight. (2003-08-20)

Pediatricians need to talk more about skin cancer prevention
Pediatricians need to give their patients more information about skin cancer prevention and sun protection, according to a recent study from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. (2003-04-15)

Rutgers research shows caffeine may prevent skin cancer
Treating the skin with caffeine has been shown to prevent skin cancer in laboratory studies conducted in the Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. (2002-08-26)

Physicians' sun protection lapses match those of patients
Physicians are no more likely than their patients to protect themselves from the sun's harmful rays, a new study reveals. (2002-07-30)

Chemistry of tanning
It's no coincidence that the process of turning animal skins into leather is called tanning. When people tan, UV radiation from the sun breaks down protein in our skin cells and causes, over time, wrinkles and leathery-looking skin. With major summer (2002-06-25)

Chemical & Engineering News column receives virtual recognition
Chemical & Engineering News column, (2002-06-20)

Simple guide for suncreams will help users
Studies have shown that consumers apply much less sunscreen than is required to achieve the sun protection factor (SPF) stated on the product. In this week's BMJ, researchers suggest a simple guide to ensure that people are protected according to their expectations. (2002-06-20)

Natural resistance of pigment cells to sunlight may make deadly skin cancer tough to treat
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered that a gene that enables the skin's pigmented cells to survive harsh sunlight may have a darker side as well: making the deadly skin cancer, malignant melanoma, highly resistant to treatment. The findings are published in the June 14 Cell. (2002-06-13)

Researchers say trees could affect land use, reduce skin cancer
A Purdue University method to estimate the amount of protection trees provide against ultraviolet-B radiation may influence how communities are built and the incidence of skin cancer. (2002-04-22)

Sunlight, PCB exposure enhance skin cancer chances
Sunlight and PCB exposure can hit you where you least expect it. The combination enhances the development of non-melanoma skin cancer on parts of the body not directly exposed to the sun, according to a University of Illinois study. (2002-03-21)

Science study explains the sexy glow of parrot plumage
An ingenious experiment with budgerigar birds suggests that the birds derive some of their sex appeal from the fluorescence of their feathers. (2002-01-03)

Researchers: Autumn color is nature's sunscreen
University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have a new theory about why autumn leaves turn scarlet and why the hues are more vibrant some years than others. They say that the pigments -- called anthocyanins -- are meant to act like sunscreen. (2001-09-28)

Study shows antioxidants play vital role in protecting skin
Sun-worshippers beware: Most sunscreen products offer inadequate protection against the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet radiation. But there is hope, says a University of Illinois researcher. (2001-08-30)

Illinois researcher receives award for developing a better sunscreen
Craig A. Bonda of the C.P. Hall Company in Bedford Park, Ill., will be honored June 11 by the American Chemical Society for developing a better, longer-lasting sunscreen. He will receive one of four 2001 Industrial Innovation Awards at the Society's Central/Great Lakes joint regional meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich. (2001-06-07)

Reversing DNA damage caused by the sun before it becomes skin cancer may be possible
Scientists have synthesized an artificial enzyme they believe can repair sun-damaged DNA, the cause of many skin cancers. The scientists are hopeful the research may someday lead to a protective after-the-fact sunscreen or other product. The research was presented at the 221st national meeting of the American Chemical Society. (2001-04-05)

Stickers warn of UV radiation
Avoiding sunburn will be easier with the Sticker, a dime- sized patch worn on the skin or clothing, that changes color when the wearer has had too much sun. The Sticker measures the total dosage of UV rays absorbed, which is what causes burns and skin damage. Existing UV dosimeters measure the intensity of the UV, not the accumulated dose. (2000-05-23)

Melanoma Research Foundation sponsors nationwide events for melanoma awareness
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure, is sponsoring nationwide events in May, Melanoma Awareness Month. The foundation is a group of volunteers throughout the United States who are melanoma patients or family members of patients. In this first awareness campaign, the three-year- old organization does not have the resources for large events, but volunteers have come up with many creative ways to reach people. (2000-04-26)

Should sun protection factors on sunscreens be abandoned?
Numerical indicators of sun protection on sunscreen packaging can cause more confusion than clarity in users and this system should be abandoned in favour of other terms, suggests Professor Brian Diffey from Newcastle General Hospital in this week's BMJ. (2000-01-13)

Children Benefit Most From Sun Safety Interventions
Americans are slow to protect themselves against the most common form of cancer in the United States: skin cancer. Children have most to gain from sun safety behaviors, as an estimated 80 percent of total lifetime exposure occurs during childhood, according to scientists at the University of Hawaii and Harvard. (1999-05-20)

Sunless Tanning Agents Provide Continuous Sun
Researchers have discovered that the chemical reaction of your skin with the active ingredient in sunless tanning agents offers continuous and unique protection from the sun, regardless of a person's activities. (1998-11-11)

Conference To Attract Pioneers In New Science Devoted To The Teeniest Things
Some of the world's biggest names in a field devoted to the world's smallest manmade things are coming to the University at Buffalo for a Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology on October 23-24. The conference will focus on chemistry, physics and engineering aspects of nanostructures, nanostructure devices, fabrication, and measurements and physics on the nanoscale. (1998-10-05)

UV Skin Damage In A Different Light
Despite warnings to minimize sun exposure and wear sunscreen, scientists don't really know how sunlight damages skin. Now, they're a bit closer to the answer. By studying a natural component of human skin exposed to ultraviolet light, researchers uncovered a new chemical reaction that may contribute to aging of the skin and cancer. (1998-09-01)

From Sunscreen To Semiconductors: New Chemistry For Building Better Polymers
Bullet-proof cashmere? Well, maybe not. But Michigan Tech's Gerard Caneba's new polymer process has investors looking at building all kinds of new substances that tie together all kinds of contradictory properties. (1998-06-26)

Studies Underscore Link Between Nutrition And Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
What you eat may play a role in your risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancers, according to a review of scientific literature dealing with the relationship between nutrition and these cancers conducted by a University at Buffalo dermatologist. Nonmelanoma skin cancers account for 96 percent of cases of skin cancer, the most common malignancy in the U.S. (1998-02-27)

Jefferson Researchers First To Create Genetically Engineered Mouse To Study Photoaging
Researchers from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, have developed the first transgenic, or genetically altered, mouse used to study the causes and effects of photoaging on human skin. The mouse line, developed by microinjecting fertlized mouse eggs with human elastin promoter DNA, which produces skin fibers that promote elasticity, has enabled researchers to learn more about how the ultraviolet light causes skin aging and wrinkling. (1998-02-17)

Sunscreens May Not Protect Against Melanoma Skin Cancer
Sunscreens may not protect users from developing the deadly skin cancer, melanoma ‹ one of the fastest rising cancers in the United States, reports Dr. Marianne Berwick, an epidemiologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. (1998-02-17)

Professor Designs Program To Reduce Incidence Of Skin Cancer Among Agricultural Workers
Georgia farmers are finding some new items at their local feed-and-seed stores this spring. Along with fertilizer, seed and pesticides, agricultural workers can find bottles of sunscreen and a new style of the famous John Deere cap (1997-03-10)

Skin-Cancer Educators Make A Beachhead In Behavioral Change
Results from a new study suggest that the beach is a suitable site for reaching sunbathers at high risk for skin cancer and helping them change their behaviors, according to findings to be presented Nov. 19 at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in New York. (1996-11-14)

Sun Safety Low Priority At Day-Care Centers.
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers found sun protection wasn't a high priority at most of the 16 day-care centers where they made observations. At most centers, no children had sunscreen put on them. Among children observed, 95 percent didn't wear hats and 26 percent were allowed outside without shirts on. (1996-07-19)

International Research Team Clones New Skin Cancer Gene
Researchers, led by Allen Bale, M.D., director of the Cancer Genetics Program at the Yale Cancer Center, have isolated the gene for basal cell carcinoma of the skinn, the most common human cancer. The discovery paves the way for novel approaches to preventing and treating basal cell carcinoma (1996-07-01)

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