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Study: Most Americans Don’t Use Sunscreen

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the most preventable risk factor for all types of skin cancer. But according to new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the majority of Americans are not regularly using sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

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Be Sunscreen-Savvy and Lessen a Main Skin Cancer Risk Factor

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Three million cases of skin cancer could be prevented annually by avoiding ultraviolet light. UAB experts share how to pick out the proper UV-protection and use it effectively.

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Bug Bites and Stings: When to See a Doctor

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Although most bug bites and stings are harmless, some can be dangerous. This is especially true if you are allergic to the bug’s venom, or if the bug is carrying a disease. In the United States, it’s common to experience a bite or sting from mosquitoes; fleas; spiders; bees, wasps and hornets; biting flies; mites; ticks; fire ants; and bedbugs.

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May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Take Practical Steps Now to Help Stave Off Skin Cancer

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Mississippi State University Extension Service agent Shelaine Pennington and MSU Extension health specialist Dr. David Buys discuss Pennington's skin cancer scare and tips for lifestyle changes for Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

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Play It Safe Under the Sun This Summer

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Scientists Identify Promising New Melanoma Treatment Strategy

In findings reported in Cell Death and Differentiation, the researchers demonstrate that the enzyme GMPS drives melanoma growth, and propose a new strategy for targeting that protein.

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American Academy of Dermatology Asks, ‘Who’s Got Your Back?’

In recognition of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month® in May and Melanoma Monday®, observed on May 4 this year, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) asks the public to consider “Who’s Got Your Back?” when it comes to applying sunscreen and examining skin for suspicious spots.

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Novel Therapies Are Giving New Hope for Patients with Advanced Melanoma

May is National Melanoma Awareness Month kicks off with Melanoma Monday:

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Study Finds New Potential Melanoma Drug Target

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A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a finding by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team. In the study, which was published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the authors report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.

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The Medical Minute: How Artificial Tanning Can Lead to Melanoma

Young women may be up on the latest fashions and trends as they prepare for prom season. But what many don’t know is that the tan that looks oh-so-good with their dress may be the first step toward skin cancer.