Summertime means that many people are spending more time in the sun and should be aware of how important it is to use sunscreen to protect their skin.
Sunscreen Use and Melanoma Studied
According to a JAMA article written by June K. Robinson MD from Northwestern University and Michael Bigby MD from Harvard Medical School, a study done in Australia found that in order to reduce the risk of melanoma, individuals should use sunscreen regularly.
Robinson and Bigby give insight into how a certain geographical climate can affect the skin and provide important tips on how to use sunscreen in order to prevent melanoma.
Read the full article: “Prevention of Melanoma With Regular Sunscreen Use”
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Reference: JAMA. Published online June 28, 2011. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.990
“Prevention of Melanoma With Regular Sunscreen Use.” June K. Robinson, MD; Michael Bigby, MD, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Robinson); and Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Bigby). Dr Robinson is also editor of the Archives of Dermatology.
Source: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)