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Aug 4 2014
Have you been unknowingly increasing your cancer risk for the sake of beauty? It depends on what products you use. “There are concerns with beauty products that contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). These chemicals may interfere with your hormonal system,” says Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., MD Anderson professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program.  “While a direct link between...
Aug 2 2014
Despite everything we know about the risks of sun exposure, skin cancer is still on the rise — big time. In fact, in the last 35 years, rates of deadly melanoma have tripled. And those applying sunscreen are not immune. Improper application, the wrong product, and even a few of your other summertime activities can render sunscreen virtually useless. Avoid these common culprits and get the most...
Jul 31 2014
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Jul 31 2014
A revolutionary blood test that could detect any type of cancer has been developed by British scientists. It is hoped the breakthrough will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms - saving time and preventing costly and unnecessary invasive procedures and biopsies. Early results have shown the simple test can diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from...
Jul 29 2014
The first of its kind in more than a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that will streamline the process for reviewing and approving ingredients in sunscreen products. The Sunscreen Innovation Act (H.R. 4250) was created in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and is the first major update to the review process since the 1990s. The act won’t change the...

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