indoor tanners are 75 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors, and the risk increases with use.
One in 8 Americans who have tattoos regret getting one.
Unfortunately, removing a tattoo is not as simple as changing your mind.
Thinking of getting a tattoo? The use of unsterile water to dilute tattoo ink has been linked to several outbreaks of a stubborn, hard-to-treat skin infection, including an outbreak here in Washington. Here the CDC provides tips on how to reduce your risk of getting an infection.
Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury after products with the toxic metal turned up in at least seven states.
A CDC study of 115 patients who believed they had parasitic skin condition called Morgellons disease found no evidence that parasites were present. The researchers concluded the patients were suffering from “delusional” infestations. Christian Scientist William Scott suggests a spiritual response may help these patients.
Only products labeled both as Broad Spectrum with SPF values of 15 or higher will be able to claim they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
Minor & James’ new dermatology division will be located at the First Hill Medical Building at 515 Minor Ave. in Seattle.
Ever notice a mole that looks a little weird? Maybe it’s new, has a jagged border, or it’s growing? That mole is sending you a message: it’s time to visit a dermatologist.
Most cosmetics do not require FDA approval, so the agency depends on consumers to report problems.
No connection has been found between diet and acne. No food–not chocolate, fries, pizza, or any other food–has been shown to cause acne. FDA Consumer Update.
Do not use any skin products made by Clarcon, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. Some skin sanitizers and skin protectants produced by Clarcon Biologial Chemistry Laboratory, Inc. of Roy, Utah have been found to contain “high levels of disease-causing bacteria”, the FDA said. “Some of these bacteria can cause opportunistic infections of [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use a water-based face paint product after the paints were linked to skin reactions in children. “The FDA has learned of a cluster of adverse events in children exposed to various colors of the face paint. All exposures occurred on the same day [...]
A nail polish remover sold as Personal Care non-acetone nail polish remover, conditioner enriched with gelatin has been recalled after reports the product caused chemical burns to the fingers of two users. “Any person who purchased a bottle of Personal Care non-acetone nail polish remover, conditioner enriched with gelatin is urged to return it to [...]
The psoriasis drug Raptiva is being withdrawn from the U.S. market after reports that three patients on the drug had developed a serious brain disease called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) that is almost always fatal. A third patient on Raptiva died of a progressive neurological disorder but it is not known whether the disease was PML. [...]
In three confirmed cases and one suspected case, patients using the psoriasis drug Raptiva have developed a rare and serious brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a public health advisory released today. All four patients had used the drug for more than three years; three of [...]