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Daily use of sunscreen may lower cancer risk later in life

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
By Katie Bird A long-term Australian cohort study suggests that daily application of sunscreen may lower the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma years after treatment has stopped. The results from the follow-up period of the Nambour Trial by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research were announced at 11th World Congress of Cancers of the Skin, last month.… continue reading

From industry castoff to potential medicine

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
By Robert Cooke, Boston Globe Correspondent By poking through thousands of industrial chemicals, scientists report that they have found a new drug that, for the first time, improves the grim outlook for patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer.… continue reading

Sunscreen safety & effectiveness

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Eyewitness News (New York – WABC) – It is one of those must-have summer items: sunscreen. But for something so important, there are no performance standards for sunscreen. Now, there is a new push for FDA standards to address how much protection sunscreens really offer.… continue reading

Why vitamin D is so vital

Monday, July 16, 2007
Grey skies this summer mean that children are more at risk of developing weak bones and other diseases, says Oliver Gillie After the worst midsummer weather on record, you may feel something is missing – not only the sun but the sunshine vitamin, D.… continue reading

Health/ScienceStudy shows children lack Vitamin D

Friday, July 13, 2007
BY CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ More than half of otherwise healthy children in a study had low blood levels of Vitamin D and some were so deficient that they could develop serious health problems in later life, including rickets, according to a new study.… continue reading

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