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Which Sunscreen Rates Best? Drugstore Brand A ‘Best Buy’

Posted on 05/29/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMemorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summertime season — do you have enough sunscreen? Consumer Reports recently tested 18 popular brands and although none were rated excellent in all categories, several were very good and a drugstore brand even earned a “best buy” rating. Two brands failed to meet testing standards for adequate protection, including a kids’ sunscreen. Even though new rules to simplify sunscreen labels have been delayed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration until December, …

Ouch. Sunscreen Makers Burn Us Again

Posted on 05/14/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSunscreen makers have had a year to come up with clearer labeling, but somehow just couldn’t get it done in time for this summer’s big sunscreen-buying season. So the government gave them a pass until winter. The Food and Drug Administration ordered changes to sunscreens last summer (after 33 years of study!) but gave makers until this June to get the revised bottles with new labels on the shelf, the Associated Press reports. The idea was to help consumers know …

Which Cancers Are Increasing Among Older Adults?

Posted on 01/10/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthCancers of the mouth and throat related to oral sex, as well as thyroid, liver and skin cancers are on the rise among older adults, according to  new stats released last week from the American Cancer Society. There was some good news, however. The death rate is down for the well-known major cancers. The society’s Cancer Statistics 2012 report found that overall, cancer deaths dropped by nearly two percent for both men and women  from 2004 to 2008. That may sound paltry, …