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Dispelling Misconceptions About the Regulation of Cosmetics in the U.S.

The FDA does not approve cosmetics in the same way that it approves drugs. However, it does regulate many aspects of production, packaging, & distribution.
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Antioxidants and Free Radicals: Hope or Hype?

The results of studies examining the impact of antioxidants and free radicals on health are mixed showing benefits and harm for both.

Dandruff: What Is It and Can It Be Cured?

Dandruff is common and often embarrassing. It is usually treated with a dandruff shampoo but if it doesn't get better, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
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Sunscreen in the News: What is True and What is Not

News stories about sunscreen abound. They claim that they get into your bloodstream, reduce vitamin D, and even kill coral. What's true and what's not?
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Common Summer Health Risks and How to Avoid Them

There are many summer health risks that you might not even consider before you head out the door for a pool party or day on the beach.
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Research: New Laser Tech Can Detect Circulating Cancer Cells

A small study demonstrates that a new laser tech can detect circulating cancer cells in melanoma patients at levels far more sensitive than currently available technologies.
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How to Face Down Acne: What’s Science and What’s Myth

Myths abound about acne but science shows it's a chronic inflammatory condition affecting hair follicles and oil glands. Effective treatments are available.
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Skin Care Products: Are You Being Deceived?

Ever spent a lot of money on skin care products that didn't live up to their hype? Chances are you've been deceived by the beauty industry more than once.
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Melanoma: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis and Treatment

Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer but it is treatable, and even curable, if caught early. Here are the essentials of diagnosis, treatment, & prevention.
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Staging, Risks, Treatment & Prevention

Squamous cell carcinomas can vary from small easily treated lesions that can have local therapy to, in rare instances, a serious life-threatening disease that may require surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
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Three Rare Skin Cancers You Should Know About

These rare skin cancers are important to know about because they may be mistaken for other more benign conditions delaying their diagnosis. 
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What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest skin cancer while sebaceous carcinoma is very rare. Both require early diagnosis for the best outcomes.