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Coral Algae Could One Day Be Used In Sunscreen Pill
2011-08-31 07:00:52

  British researchers studying coral in Australia´s Great Barrier Reef could create a pill that would prevent sunburn in people, The Telegraph is reporting. Despite living in shallow water, coral does not suffer from the harmful effects of UV rays as it is able to produce a "natural sunscreen." Coral converts compounds produced by algae living inside it to make a sunscreen which protects both the coral and the algae from sunburn, the researchers discovered. Lead researcher...

2011-08-19 00:00:02

BrushOnBlock (http://www.brushonblock), is the new dry, mineral powder alternative to sunscreen lotions, sticks, and sprays. It goes on dry and stays dry and is a quick and convenient way to deliver instant SPF coverage everyday with the simple stroke of a brush. A property of Susan Posnick Family, BrushOnBlock is the first in a series of innovative sun protection, sunscreen, and SPF products currently being developed by SPF Ventures of Dallas, Texas, a company dedicated to practical products...

2011-06-30 07:04:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The risk of obtaining melanoma, a life-threatening skin cancer, may be reduced through a simple combination of calcium and vitamin D. A new study by Stanford University School of Medicine found that women who once had non-melanoma and took a calcium-vitamin D combination developed 57 percent fewer melanomas than women with similar histories who were not given the supplement. The study focused on non-melanoma skin cancers because they are the most common forms of skin...

2011-06-30 00:00:28

The nonprofit health and wellness website offers nutritional advice to protect skin for the 4th of July .. and throughout the summer Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 In time for the 4th of July weekend, WellWise.org has complied a list of foods and nutrients that have been shown in research to protect against or reduce the damage caused by the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Recent news about sunscreen ingredients and new labeling requirements by the FDA have increased interest in other...

2011-06-28 12:32:44

A combination of calcium and vitamin D may cut the chance of melanoma in half for some women at high risk of developing this life-threatening skin cancer, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. Using existing data from a large clinical trial, the study zeroed in on women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer, as people with this generally non-fatal disease are more likely to develop the more lethal illness "” melanoma. The researchers found...

2011-06-22 00:00:34

Seasons UV 50 ++ UPF Solar Guard clothing reacts to sun exposure by changing colors. When white turns to blue parents are reminded it's time to reapply sunscreen to exposed skin. The hotter the sun gets the darker blue it turns. It's one of many Seasons UV products designed to keep kids safe in the sun especially with increased UV exposure during the summer months. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Seasons UV, the makers of 50++ UPF swimwear, is offering a new line of kids Solar Guard...

2011-06-21 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of sunscreens currently on the market are full of questionable ingredients and controversy surrounds their potential to be photocarcinogenic. Simply looking at the ingredients you'll quickly realize you don't recognize any of them. Many existing sunscreens have been brought to market with little concern for their safety or effectiveness. Not only do ingredients in sunscreen interact with skin, but data shows that some chemicals...

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2011-06-18 06:10:00

According to a new study, people in the U.S. are more susceptible to skin cancer on the left side of their bodies, possibly due to driving. Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle said driving may be to blame because the left arm receives more UV rays. The researchers said that when skin cancer occurred in one side of the body, 52 percent of melanoma cases and 53 percent of merkel cell cases developed on the left side. The study provides the strongest evidence to date of a...

2011-06-14 18:10:00

SHELTON, Conn., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released a final regulation for testing and labeling of over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen drug products. For some time, Energizer Personal Care has led the industry by already adopting many of the labeling practices announced by the FDA today. The FDA's new rule will require sunscreen manufacturers to include a Drug Facts box, and to use the term "water resistant," instead of the improper...

2011-06-14 14:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- STATEMENT BY FARAH AHMED CHAIR, SUNSCREEN TASK FORCE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS COUNCIL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued its final rulemaking addressing the way in which the agency will require sunscreen products to be tested and labeled. The agency also published three other documents, including a Draft Enforcement Guidance...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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