Planning on getting a “base tan” from a tanning bed, before you start hitting the beach? Don’t. From dark spots to skin cancer and wrinkles — both the sun’s natural ultraviolet (UV) rays, and artificial UV rays from tanning beds and sun lamps can harm the skin.
You may already know that the American Cancer Society (ACS) changed its former colonoscopy screening guidelines from age 50 to age 45 for those of average risk and no family history. But you may not know why.
The disease has seen a marked increase among young adults in the U.S. under age 55 at a rate of two percent each year since the mid-1990s. A study by the American Cancer Society, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that millennials* born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer, compared to people born near 1950.