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Don’t let it shine on me for too long

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
By Jennifer Ormston I, too, have concerns with the status quo quest to be golden. It seems like some people will go to great extremes to look glorious, including the use of paints, dyes and lotions, which to some extent are also carcinogenic.… continue reading

Low vitamin D levels tied to higher blood pressure

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
CREDIT: Kier Gilmour/Ottawa Citizen NEW YORK – As blood levels of vitamin D drop, blood pressure increases, according to findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). The current analysis from NHANES III, which was conducted between 1988 and 1994, involved 12,644 adults in the U.S.… continue reading


Tuesday, July 24, 2007
This summer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has become embroiled in a scandal over its advertising practices. Based upon input from various focus groups, the ACS decided to place ads in 15 national magazines strongly implying that skin cancer is a fatal disease but that these deaths can be prevented by mass screening.… continue reading

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

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