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A New Study Finds Sunscreen Can Reverse Signs Of Aging

We all know sunscreen protects us from sun's harmful rays, but would you be surprised to know it can actually do way more?

A new study by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., reveals sunscreen not only protects your skin, but also helps to erase signs of photoaging that already exist, like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

The study involved a group of 32 women (ages 40-55) –– each applying a moisturizer with broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen to their entire face every day for a year. Participants saw improvements in sun spots, skin texture and skin clarity.

This is just another reason to wear SPF 30... daily.

Read about the entire study here


New Report: Keytruda Keeps Some Patients Alive

Keytruda, the cancer drug that made former President Jimmy Carter's cancer seemingly disappear, has help more than 200 patients live for as long as three years.  Where the life expectancy should have been around 11 months, this new study shows that 40% of the patients who have been using Keytruda are actually still alive.

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SPF 30 Sunscreen May Prevent Skin Cancer By 80 Percent

A new study from Ohio State University found that applying sunscreen reduces the risk of skin cancer by 80%.

“We have developed a mouse model that allows us to test the ability of a sunscreen to not only prevent burns but also to prevent melanoma…. We hope that this model will lead to breakthroughs in melanoma prevention,” Christin Burd, assistant professor of molecular genetics at Ohio State University

The new study tested various SPF 30 sunscreens, and found all delayed the onset of melanoma.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer affects 1 in 5 Americans, and more than 73,000 are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Don't forget to apply (and reapply) your sunscreen this summer!

Source: TIME


Melanoma & Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

Women who have been diagnosed with melanoma either during or within one year of their pregnancy have a much higher rate of death, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

For the study, research was conducted among 462 women by Dr. Brian Gastman, a plastic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic. 

They also discovered women with melanoma who were pregnant (or recently pregnant) are nearly seven times more likely to develop metastasis, the spreading of cancer to other parts of the body, than women with melanoma who are not pregnant.

If you are pregnant or have just had a baby, make an appointment with your doctor to get your skin checked. Remember: early detection is key when it comes to skin cancer.

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Number of Moles on Arm Could Predict Melanoma Risk

Have you checked the moles on your arm lately? Having 11 moles or more on your right arm might indicate an increased risk of melanoma, British researchers say.

The researchers used data from a 1995-20013 study and information from a UK melanoma case study. They discovered that men and women with 11 moles on their right arm were 9 times more likely to have more moles (roughly 100) across their entire body; meaning they were at a higher risk of developing melanoma. 

It is very important to get your skin checked every year by a medical professional. Regular skin checks will detect any unusual moles or skin formations that could be caused by the sun.

When it comes to melanoma, the world's most serious type of skin cancer, early detection is imperative. Read more on the different types of moles aka the ABCDE's of Melanoma.

Never forget your sunscreen and remember to always reapply. Seek shade when possible, wear a floppy hat and UPF clothing.

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