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2009-07-07 14:35:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.bookstore.mayoclinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 1-800-876-8633, extension 9751. Tips to Prevent (or Soothe)...

2008-07-03 18:00:08

A FEW days in the sun can do wonders for mind and body, but too much sun can also cause the odd problem or two. Beat the most common sunshine ailments with our guide. HEAT RASH: IF YOU'RE in a hot or humid climate and break out in a rash, it is probably due to the fact that you're sweating more than usual: the sweat gets blocked underneath the skin, causing the rash. But, says Dr Wendy Denning, pictured below, www.thehealthdoctors.co.uk, heat rash can also occur after applying...

2008-06-26 00:01:05

Follow our guide to dealing with summer irritations so they don't spoil your trip. SUNBURN Sitting in the sun for hours not only increases your risk of melanoma, it can also cause skin blisters and severe burns. "Take some vitamin E, selenium and betacarotene supplements in advance, as they've got natural sunscreens in them, and wear cream of at least SPF 30 (sun protection factor)," says Dr Wendy Denning. Drink at least two litres of water a day and apply calendula cream or aloe vera...

2008-06-24 18:01:25

Health After spending months complaining that summer just couldn't come soon enough, we're now in the throes of it - and suffering from those pesky ailments that only the hot months bring. You might think that your summer wouldn't be complete without a heat rash, a minor heatstroke, an upset tummy, itchy insect bites or a peeling sunburn - but these are all problems that can easily be prevented by following our simple guide to dealing with common summer irritations. HEAT RASH SO...

2008-06-23 00:00:05

AFTER spending months moaning the summer just couldn't come quickly enough, we're now suffering all those pesky ailments only holidays in hot weather bring. You might think your summer wouldn't be complete without a heat rash, a minor heatstroke, an upset tummy, itchy insect bites or a peeling sunburn, but these are all problems that can be prevented by following our guide to dealing with common summerirritations. HEAT RASH So you've finally got yourself out into the sun and now your...

2008-06-19 15:00:08

SUNBURN After all those months of pasty skin, who wouldn't be in a hurry to get a five-minute tan? But sitting out in the sun for hours at a time not only increases your risk of melanoma, it can also cause skin blisters, severe burns, and that very unenviable look of a bright red Brit on holiday. According to CancerHelp UK, 7000 people a year contract a potentially deadly malignant melanoma - which results in 1600 deaths every year. Every year in Lothian, about 300 people are diagnosed...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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