Military Troops At Higher Risk Of Developing Skin Cancer Due To Exposure, Lack Of Sunscreen
Air Force personnel are the most vulnerable, which doctors attribute to the pilots' exposure to sun at a high altitude.
Study Shows Troops At High Risk For Skin Cancer
The evidence continues to show military troops are at higher risk to develop skin cancer. ... The paper published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology pulls together nine studies on various military populations, from recent samples — back to troops who served in World War II. (Walsh, 6/4)
In other public health news —
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
San Diego Man Says New Migraine Drug Has Ended His Pain
[Paul Best used] Aimovig, the first-ever migraine-preventing medication with local roots that extend to basic research performed at UC San Diego in the 1980s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug earlier this month and doctors nationwide will soon be able to scratch out prescriptions for a medication that, for the first time, may prevent, rather than treat, migraine symptoms. Best has a head start over most of the nation’s estimated 4 million Americans who suffer daily a migraines. He signed up for one of the medication’s clinical trials in 2013, and is one of only 250 participants nationwide enrolled into a follow-up study that has given him free access to monthly injected doses ever since. (Sisson, 6/4)