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Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles 218

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles 218 Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of many types of eczema, and sunlight or other UV light source is an effective treatment. UV radiation is has successfully treated eczema for decades. The most recent review of studies concludes that phototherapy [UV light from sunlamps, sunbeds etc.]… continue reading

More COVID recovery aid for Alberta’s small businesses

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations with fewer than 500 employees that have faced restrictions or closures due to COVID-related public health orders, and have experienced revenue losses of at least 30 per cent. continue reading

Some blood pressure pills could increase skin cancer risk in older adults: study

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The peer-reviewed research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Monday found that the prolonged intake of antihypertensive medications called thiazide diuretics, including hydrochlorothiazide, were associated with higher rates of non-melanoma and melanoma – the two major types of skin cancers. continue reading

Sunlight destroys coronavirus 8 times faster than previously thought

Friday, April 9, 2021
And is that UV-A radiation could be interacting with some reactive intermediate molecules that, in turn, could be interacting with the virus, accelerating its inactivation. continue reading

Sunlight Linked With Lower COVID-19 Deaths – And NOT Because of Vitamin D

Friday, April 9, 2021
Increased exposure to the sun’s rays — specifically UVA — could act as a simple public health intervention if further research establishes it causes a reduction in mortality rates, experts say. continue reading

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