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2009-02-11 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- babyUV/kidsUV inc. has released its newest line of sunscreen products under the kidsUV brand name. "Color Me With kidsUV" is the slogan for their new all-natural sunscreen made in the USA. The 30 SPF natural sunscreens come in two distinct colors: "pink" and "aqua blue." "Instead of fighting with your kids to put on sunscreen they will be begging you for some," says Christopher Zenaty, President. "Children love to put it on; it becomes a game, and at the same...

2008-09-23 12:00:13

By ELIZABETH McMEEKIN This week: Vitamin D Scientist and writer Oliver Gillie has found that a lack of sunshine - and a lack of vitamin D as a result - contributes to Scotland's higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, cardiovascular disease and multiple sclerosis (MS). What about our bad diet, alcohol problems and genetics? Don't they have something to do with it as well? While cancer and heart disease can come as a result of many factors, including genetic predisposition...

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2008-09-18 14:10:00

Researchers in the US and the UK agreed on Thursday that the notion of a "Ëœsafe' tan is a thought of fiction. Their findings, published in the October issue of Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, the official journal of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS) and the Society for Melanoma Research, show that exposure to UV radiation, from sunbathing or indoor tanning beds, can cause DNA damage, photoaging "“ damage to the skin from chronic exposure to...

2008-09-02 21:00:05

By Claudia Palma Staff Writer For optimal health and to reduce risks of cancer, diabetes and other health diseases, you don't need a high cost medical plan or prescriptions, just step outside. Recent studies have shown that people with low levels of vitamin D may be at a higher risk of getting cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and more. Sedentary lifestyles and fear of skin diseases and cancers cause many to avoid sun exposure, which naturally produces vitamin D in...

2008-08-11 18:00:00

ACCORDING to Cancer Research UK, sunbeds are not a safe alternative to tanning outdoors as they also give out harmful UV rays that damage the DNA in our skin cells. Sunbeds are estimated to cause around 100 deaths from melanoma every year in the UK. Eight out of 10 sunbed users have increased their risk of a life- threatening form of skin cancer by around 75% according to Cancer Research UK. A report published by the International Agency for Research into Cancer found that people who...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 1978, sunscreens have been regulated and labeled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the basis of their SPF (Skin Protection Factor). On August 23, 2007, the FDA proposed new regulations for more informative labeling of sunscreens. However, almost a year later, they still remain pending. In response to FDA's inaction, and mounting concerns on the unreliability of the SPF, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wrote to...

2008-08-04 00:00:11

By Tracie Cone The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. - Just like people damage their skin in the sun, fruits and vegetables also can get nasty burns. That's why farmers are increasingly applying sunscreen to their crops to prevent skin blistering, heat stress and blemishes."With the costs of production going up, growers are looking to increase their margins wherever they can," said farmer Ed Lagrutta, an adviser for Western Farm Services who farms 20 acres and runs tests on hundreds...

2008-07-25 09:01:18

SUN DAY SCHOOL No one wants to spend a sunny day indoors, but no one wants skin damage, either. Can you have your cake and eat it, too? It is possible, experts say - you just have to know your stuff (or in this case, your SPF). "There are several measures we need to take to be as safe as possible," said Dr. Richard Eisen, a dermatologist at South Shore and Jordan hospitals. "First, to be safe, you need to seek shade; don't stay in intense sun. Second, wear a hat and sunglasses. Third is...

2008-07-23 00:00:00

Medical professionals are concerned people might be avoiding sun exposure too much and risking vitamin D deficiency. A National Osteoporosis Society study shows three-quarters of people in the South West believe they should always apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. But experts say people should be exposed to the sun for between 15 and 20 minutes a day without sunscreen, which blocks the process of vitamin D production. Exposure to sun three to four times a week is enough to...

2008-07-22 21:00:37

By Barbara Holden We all know a severe automobile accident, malnutrition, infectious disease, trauma and neglect can threaten the life of your child. But did you know that one single sunburn can put your child at risk for melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer? "Skin cancers are typically considered to be caused by repeated sunlight exposure over time, but research clearly shows that just one severe sunburn as a child can create a melanoma in later life," said senior vice president...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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