Friday, September 12 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:43:08 GMT
The U.S. is working to develop a coalition to defeat ISIS militants but some question who will be the boots on the ground.More >>
The U.S. is working to develop a coalition to defeat ISIS militants but some question who will be the boots on the ground. More >>
(NBC News) - Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak has issued a "call to action" to prevent skin cancer.
Sixty-three thousand people are diagnosed with melanoma each year, and of those 9,000 die. Experts say UV radiation from sunlight or tanning beds is the biggest cause.
Doctors say people need to be vigilant about using a broad-spectrum sunscreen and reapply it every few hours.
Lushniak also supports legislation banning teenagers from visiting tanning salons.
"There're 10 states out there now who have put in legislation that bans the use of indoor tanning facilities for those under the age of 18. We certainly support those measures to be able to protect the youth from a known carcinogen," he says.
The Indoor Tanning Association disputes what many experts say, stating: "There is no consensus among researchers regarding the relationship between melanoma skin cancer and UV exposure either from the sun or a sunbed."
Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:31:11 GMT
President Barack Obama is consulting Wednesday with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants.More >>
Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after...More >>