Sun's Harms Rise After Organ Transplant

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancer and need to protect themselves, a dermatologist warns. “Individuals who receive organ transplants need to take immunosuppressive medications for the rest of their lives, and this makes it more difficult for their bodies to fight disease, including skin…

New Drug Reverses Hair Loss in Mice

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug reversed hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation in mice that were first fed a diet high in fat and cholesterol. Previous research has suggested a link between fatty diets and hair/skin issues in people. The researchers emphasized that it’s not known if the drug…

Dim the Lights to Help Your Child Fall Asleep

SUNDAY, July 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to bright light in the hour before bedtime can make it difficult for kids to fall asleep, family health experts warn. As day changes to night, the body increases production of a sleep-inducing hormone called melatonin. But exposure to artificial light from light bulbs or electronic devices…

Shield Yourself From the Summer Sun

SATURDAY, July 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When you’re out having fun in the sun this summer, remember to take steps to prevent sunburn. Along with being painful, sunburns can cause lasting damage that can lead to a number of skin problems, including skin cancer, warned Dr. Suzanne Olbricht, chief of dermatology at Beth Israel…

Gyms With Tanning Beds Send Mixed Message

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Gym rats are trying to get healthy. So why do so many U.S. gyms have tanning beds, researchers want to know. Since indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer, this common combo sends a conflicting message to gym users, University of Connecticut researchers say. “By pairing exercise…