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eCODE discovers skin cancer gene

Tuesday, May 27, 2008
By Alex on May 26, 2008 in Countries, Iceland, International, Lifestyle, MBL, Science & Technology Several new studies, including one conducted by Iceland’s DeCODE Genetics, have reinforced the connection between a gene for skin tone and the risk of developing skin cancer, according to reports in the New Scientist.… continue reading

Letter to the Editor from Carole A Baggerly

Monday, May 26, 2008
Your recent article, Vitamin D gets its day in the sun stated: “At present it is difficult to reach consensus on vitamin D recommendations that reflect all known and newly proposed functions,” and, then went on to recommend …”adults over 50 years should take a supplement of 400 IU of vitamin D per day.… continue reading

Too little sun is nearly as bad as too much

Monday, May 26, 2008
For years, the message about the sun was simple — avoid it. Slather on sunscreen. Wear a hat and long-sleeved shirts. Seek cover under trees. The sun was your foe — wrinkling your skin, or worse, causing skin cancer. The sun, we said, could kill you.… continue reading

Skincare Dilemma: Sunscreen Safety, a Summer Skin Care Debate

Monday, May 26, 2008 discusses the recent debate about whether sunscreens can actually be harmful to the skin. Sacramento, CA  — With temperatures rising and summer rapidly approaching, people are heading to the beach armed with the essentials–a hat, sunglasses and of course, sunscreen!… continue reading

Sunscreen: Not your only layer of defence

Monday, May 26, 2008
IN DEPTH Health Students sun bathe on the beach in Atlantic City, N.J. There are more than a dozen sunscreen applications to choose from including sprays, dry oils, powders and wipes. (Mary Godleski/Associated Press) It’s easy to head out into the summer heat thinking you’re protected because of all that sunscreen you’ve slathered on.… continue reading

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