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Aluminum Found In Sunscreen: Could It Cause Skin Cancer?

Monday, August 13, 2007
Science Daily — Scientists at Keele University in Staffordshire have questioned the safety of aluminium added to sunscreens and sunblocks. The researchers, Scott Nicholson, BSc, and Dr Christopher Exley, PhD, Birchall Centre for Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Science at Keele, measured the aluminium content of sunscreens/sunblocks, which either include or do not include an aluminium salt (for example, aluminium hydroxide, aluminium oxide, aluminium silicate, aluminium stearate, aluminium starch octenylsuccinate) as an ingredient.… continue reading

Cheap flights cause rise in skin cancer

Thursday, August 9, 2007
By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor It looks like a bargain – a cheap flight to the sun. But for thousands it is a one-way ticket to cancer. The boom in cheap air travel is not only harming the environment but also the health of the millions who fly in search of summer warmth.… continue reading

Evidence Mounts For Protective Effect Of Vitamin D And Calcium

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Postmenopausal women who take supplements of calcium and vitamin D may have a reduced risk of developing cancer, according to the results of a randomised controlled trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Although there is good evidence to suggest that exposure to sunlight is inversely related to cancer incidence, data supporting a link between vitamin D and cancer is derived largely from observational studies.… continue reading

Is Your Sunscreen More Dangerous than the Sun?

Thursday, August 2, 2007
SYDNEY — Despite increased education to become sun smart the incidence of skin cancer appears to be rising. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation more than 600,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year and the figure is rising.… continue reading

Caffeine, exercise may help ward off skin cancer

Thursday, August 2, 2007
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Exercise and moderate caffeine consumption together could help ward off sun-induced skin cancer, researchers said on Monday, but cautioned against ditching the sun screen in favor of a jog and a cappuccino. Experiments on mice showed that caffeine and exercise together somehow made them better able to destroy precancerous cells whose DNA had been damaged by ultraviolet-B radiation, according to scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey.… continue reading

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