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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

Vitamin D May Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
ISLAMABAD: Women with highest levels of vitamin D intake are about one third less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than women with the lowest levels, findings from a new study suggest. Although vitamin D is best known for its role in building bones, it may also have effects on the immune system, senior author Dr.… continue reading

Sun Fiction

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
By Emily Clark Sara spends much of her summer near the beach. She lives in a mild climate and is very athletic. She loves to swim, bike and play games outdoors. Sara knows the dangers of the sun and so she opts for tanning salons to get her ‘golden glow’ while being sure to apply sunscreen every day before heading out.… continue reading

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