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Early sun exposure linked to skin cancer gene mutation

Thursday, May 31, 2007
Skin cancers often contain different gene mutations, but just how these mutations contribute to the cause of melanomas has been a mystery. A new clue comes from scientists at UNC’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Their research indicates that early-life sun exposure, from birth to 20 years old, may specifically increase the risk of melanomas with BRAF gene mutations.… continue reading

National Post prints our Opinion May 30th

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Vital tanning; Tanning booths can overcome Canadians’ susceptibility to vitamin D deficiency, which is linked to cancer in new studies National Post Wed 30 May 2007 Page: FP19 Section: FP Comment Byline: Steven Gilroy Source: Financial Post While the Canadian indoor tanning industry is primarily a cosmetic service, an undeniable physiological side effect is the vitamin D that Canadians obtain from indoor tanning sessions.… continue reading

Blumenthal criticizes federal agency about SPFs

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
By John O’Brien B HARTFORD, Conn. – The Food and Drug Administration is allowing sunscreen makers to falsely label their products, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday. In a formal petition, Blumenthal urged the Food and Drug Administration implement and upgrade rules changes for sunscreen labeling.… continue reading

Skin cancer: coming to a beach near you

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Guide focuses on ways to combat high rate of illness among Nova Scotians Post a comment | View comments (4) | View latest comment PAUL MCLEOD The Daily News No tan is a good tan according to the Canadian Cancer Society.… continue reading

Vitamin D, Calcium vs. Breast Cancer -WEBMD

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
By Salynn Boyles There is growing evidence linking vitamin D and calcium in the diet to a reduced risk of breast cancer, but the benefits may be limited to younger women. In a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, a high intake of calcium and vitamin D through food sources and nutritional supplements was linked to modestly lower risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women.… continue reading

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