Allergy and Skin

Sunscreen products have new labeling and testing requirements

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new labeling requirements and testing standards for manufacturers of sunscreen that are sold over-the-counter. The final test requirements and product labeling will be in effect in one year.

The new regulation will limit the highest sunscreen rating to “SPF 50+.” The FDA says that anything higher than 50, has not been proven to show anymore benefit than SPF 50 rating. The FDA suggests that consumers read both the front and back of the product label to determine the amount of protection, the sunscreen lotion or spray offers.

Products must pass testing for certain criteria in order to claim that it protects from the sun's rays. The manufacturers will have to follow new methods to test the sunscreen effectiveness as outlined by the FDA. The label will need to reflect the test results.

Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen discuss their new book for teens on ‘GMA’

You: The Owner's Manual for Teens book by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Memhet Oz

(Best Syndication News) - Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen have written a new book called, “You: The Owner’s Manual for Teens” and shared a few tips on ABC’s ‘GMA’ TV show today. The two doctors offered a few tips to improve the health of teens.

In the first part of the segment, Doctor Oz went to a school to answer questions for teens. Doctor Oz had his sixteen-year old daughter with him. The first question was about hair loss in teen years. Dr. Oz said there is medicine that can slow down the process. Another teen asked about dark circles even though she has plenty sleep and eats healthy. Dr. Oz said that is a sign of allergies and she should change her pillow to either a Hypoallergenic one or put a casing on the pillow. Doctor Oz surveyed the class about how much sleep they were getting at night. Almost half the kids in the class did not get at least 7 hours of sleep.

Friday is ‘Don’t Fry Day’ – EPA says Melanoma Skin Cancer is on the Rise

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(Best Syndication News) - Wear your sunscreen and minimize sun exposure reminds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This Friday is called “Don’t Fry Day” to remind people that getting to much sun can be a bad thing. The EPA Sunwise program and the National Council of Skin Cancer Prevention have teamed up to get the word out before Memorial Day Weekend - the unofficial start to summer.

Melanoma cases have been increasing says the EPA. The number one cancer is melanoma for people between 25 and 29 year old. Skin cancer kills one American every hour. Over two million people are affected by skin cancer in the US every year. This outnumbers breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. The cause of skin cancer is having to much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation which comes from the sun.

Dr. Oz outlines a 24-hour anti-aging plan to stop aging

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(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Oz was outlined a 24-hour anti-aging plan to put a stop the aging process. On the segment “24 hours to stop aging” segment of the “Dr. Oz” TV show, he had Dr. Greenfield who is an Integrative Medicine Specialist as a guest on the show.

Doctor Oz Anti-aging daily routine to stay young longer

Morning – Prevent wrinkles by eating less sugar
Cut down on the sugar you eat for breakfast. Dr. Greenfield said that cutting down on sugar will help prevent damage to skin tissue. He explained that when sugar and protein combine, it causes less elasticity throughout the body. Less elasticity in the skin causes wrinkles.

Dr. Oz Anti-aging Hot List – Four products that help you look younger

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(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Oz gave a list of products that he said will help to make you look younger on yesterday’s ‘Dr. Oz’ TV show. He said that he did not receive any money to recommending these products and said that each product has been clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging. Three of the four products on his hotlist were cosmetic wrinkle prevention routines and one would protect the skin against UV damage.

The Dr. Oz Anti-aging Hot List:

1. The Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System – For just one minute a day and 100 percent in the research saw improvements. The system costs around $185. The micro massager is applied to the crows feet around the eye along with a special serum.

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