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Frequency of Tanning, Risk for Melanoma Higher in Gym Tanners

Frequency of Tanning, Risk for Melanoma Higher in Gym Tanners

The use of tanning beds and/or booths and their availability in gyms may increase the frequency of indoor tanning for physically active adults, a combination that further exacerbates their risk for melanoma.

Do Sunless Tanners Have Fewer Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors?

Do Sunless Tanners Have Fewer Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors?

A cross-sectional study investigated the other skin cancer prevention habits of people who use sunless tanning to reduce their UV exposure.

Skinder App Helps Develop Skills in Intuitive Diagnosis of Melanoma

Skinder App Helps Develop Skills in Intuitive Diagnosis of Melanoma

Medical students participating in this study were randomly assigned to either a rule-based or application group.

Anxiety Not Relieved With Handholding, Stress Ball Use During Skin Cancer Excision

Anxiety Not Relieved With Handholding, Stress Ball Use During Skin Cancer Excision

Most dermatologic procedures are performed with local anesthesia only. In this study, researchers sought to determine if hand-holding or squeezing a stress ball could ease patients' anxiety during skin excision procedures.

Link Found Between Skin Cancer Risk and High Polyunsaturated Fat Intake

Link Found Between Skin Cancer Risk and High Polyunsaturated Fat Intake

Using data from the NHS and the HPFS, researchers investigated the association between polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and monounsaturated fat intake and risks for SCC, melanoma, and BCC.

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