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Aspirin may cut melanoma risk, study finds
March 11th, 2013
12:01 AM ET

Aspirin may cut melanoma risk, study finds

Aspirin has long been known to provide multiple health benefits: Pain relief, heart attack prevention, and possible prevention of several kinds of cancers.

A new study from Stanford University looks specifically at aspirin's role in reducing the risk of melanoma , a form of skin cancer that is on the rise.

The study found a significant association between frequent usage of the drug and this form of cancer; aspirin users were less likely to get melanoma than those who did not take aspirin.

This is not proof, however, that aspirin is directly responsible for lowering the risk.
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FDA warns consumers about topical pain relievers
The FDA has received more than 40 reports of skin injuries or burns associated with over-the-counter topical pain relievers.
September 13th, 2012
01:54 PM ET

FDA warns consumers about topical pain relievers

Sore muscles or joints?  The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers who typically reach for topical pain relievers to soothe those aches and pains that these products can cause serious burns.

The agency has received more than 40 reports of skin injuries from over-the-counter products including creams, lotions, ointments and patches. Reported brands included Bengay, Icy Hot, Capzasin, Flexall and Metholatum.

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Antioxidants: Your body's very own James Bond
Eating well-balanced meals with plenty of antioxidants is key to keeping your skin healthy.
August 21st, 2012
06:59 AM ET

Antioxidants: Your body's very own James Bond

Editor's note:  Sarah Neumann has been a dermatology physician assistant since 2000 and has a Master's of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University.

They might not be dressed in tuxes or have a martini in hand, but they're your body's go-to defense in the fight against aging. They team up against disease and diffuse free radicals while combating the aging process.

Their name: Oxidants - antioxidants.

Just like James Bond, they work to save the world and beautiful women from bad guys. Only this time the beautiful woman is you and the free radicals (bad guys) are invading your body. They're working to keep you feeling healthy and looking young.

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