TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Contrary to what you might think, moles are not the most likely place for a deadly melanoma to develop, a new analysis shows.
In fact, a review of 38 previously published medical studies involving more than 20,000 melanomas showed that only 29 percent of the skin cancers started in moles patients already had, while 71 percent arose as new lesions on the skin.
SATURDAY, Sept. 2, 2017 -- If you're planning to be outdoors this holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that ticks are most active during the summer months.
Campers, hikers and gardeners are among those at greatest risk of tick bites. Ticks are transported by deer and mice, which thrive in suburban and wooded areas, the agency warned. And, they hang around for most of autumn and even into winter if the weather is mild.
TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 -- People with severe cases of the skin disease psoriasis appeared to have almost double the risk of dying during a four-year study than people without the condition, research suggests.
But the increased death rate was only seen in those with psoriasis affecting more than 10 percent of their body surface area. For those with less-severe disease, the risk of dying early was actually less than it was for people who didn't have the skin condition.
THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 -- The itchy, rashy skin condition eczema sometimes takes a heavier toll on adults than children, an expert says.
"Adult eczema patients may have dealt with their symptoms for their entire lives, which can be draining, or they may experience symptoms for the first time as adults, which can be a difficult adjustment," said Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- It may be easier than ever to find sunscreen with all the right stuff, but be sure to read the label or you could still get burned.
Most sunscreens sold at major U.S. retailers and their websites now offer broad-spectrum protection, are water-resistant and have an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher as the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends, a new study found.