A randomized clinical trial conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration studied the effects of maximum sunscreen application on 24 healthy participants. In all cases, four chemicals were absorbed into the body at a level greater than FDA recommendations, but the long-term implications are unknown.
Patient education materials from 16 major medical societies all suffer from a lack of readability, making them difficult for patients to comprehend and potentially contributing to poor health literacy, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Dermatologists and oncologists are the physician specialist groups most likely to communicate with patients online, according to the latest physician report, "Physicians in 2012: The Outlook on Health Information Technology," from pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research.
Daily text-message reminders appear to increase patient adherence to recommendations from physicians, at least when it comes to sunscreen use, according to a report in the Archives of Dermatology.
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