dermatology

Dermatologist susses sunscreen cancer risk

Since last July the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has had data from studies examining a potential correlation between retinyl palmitate, a common chemical in sunscreen, and elevated cancer risk in lab rats, the agency has been slow to interpret the findings and offer guidance to the public, charges Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). …

Free screenings for asthma, skin cancer

As part of its 14th annual national asthma awareness and screening campaign, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) is offering free asthma screenings at some 200 locations nationwide. Additionally, through December of this year, as part of its efforts to promote skin cancer awareness and prevention the American …

What could have made Sammy Sosa’s skin lighter?

Ever since he appeared at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas last week, photos of former baseball slugger Sammy Sosa’s markedly lighter visage have been bouncing around the internet, as everyone from baseball fans and sports commentators to dermatologists and cultural analysts scratched their heads about what might have caused the …