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Strawberry extract protects skin against UV rays


August 5th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 5 (IANS) A strawberry extract developed by Italian and Spanish researchers seems to protect the skin against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and reduce damage to DNA."We have verified ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Marine life under threat from UV radiation


July 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the latest threat to seas and oceans besides global warming and atmospheric carbon, is causing an alarming spike in deaths of marine animals ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Flourescent lamps hurt eyes


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) You may be using fluorescent globes instead of filament bulbs to beat climate change but it could be increasing chances of eye diseases, new research says. ... Read more...

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Cancer research finds two genetic variants


October 10th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane (Australia), Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered two new genetic variants that increase the risk of melanoma skin cancer.The variants were discovered in the study of the DNA of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Vitamin D responsible for difference in blood pressure between ‘Blacks’ and


April 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
It is quite evident that high blood pressure is more common amongst Blacks thanWhites and persons with darker skin generally produce less vitamin D, primarily athigher latitudes where UV radiation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arctic ozone layer depleted by 40 percent: Experts


April 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) The ozone layer that shields us from the sun's harmful rays has depleted by a record 40 percent over the Arctic, experts have said.The long, cold ... Read more...

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Rich, young women ‘more prone to melanoma’


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has found that the incidence of melanoma appears higher in non-Hispanic white adolescent girls and young women living in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods than those living ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mystery over Sun’s missing sunspots over 11-year cycle solved


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have finally solved the mystery of the recent period of decreased solar activity during the Sun's 11-year cycle.Experts observed that the recent solar minimum was the deepest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using tanning beds to ’self-treat’ skin eruptions can be deadly


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Skin cancer’s influence on quality of life ‘more substantial for women’


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that women experience more health-related quality of life issues than men for up to 10 years following a diagnosis of the skin cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tips to improve hair health and appearance


February 6th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A dermatologist has offered tips on how you should take care of your hair.Dermatologist Zoe D. Draelos, MD, FAAD, consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How ‘bees see world’


December 11th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed FReD - the Floral Reflectance Database - which holds data on what colours flowers appear to be, to bees.The work by researchers at Queen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ultraviolet light ‘helps skin cancer cells survive, proliferate’


December 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Researchers have reported that the sun's ultraviolet light activates an enzyme that helps skin cancer cells survive and proliferate.Research by Dr. Wendy Bollag, corresponding author of the study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UV radiation bouncing off eyes may cause skin cancer


December 5th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Ultraviolet radiation bouncing off eyes may be causing higher than average rates of skin cancer on the nose.Benjamin Birt, who recently did his PhD at the Queensland ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now get a tan without exposure to cancerous UV rays


October 15th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC) have found out how one can get a tan without being exposed to harmful UV radiations.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Daylight Saving Starts In New Zealand, UV Radiation Goes Up


September 25th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the Daylight Saving time goes into effect the residents of New Zealand have been asked to take appropriate measures since they will be spending more ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Sunshine causes wrinkles ‘even through a window’


September 7th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): Previous research has shown that basking in direct sunlight and shunning the sunscreen leads to wrinkles, but for those who thought their skin was safe while driving or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient bacteria could pave way for new and improved sunscreens


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3 (ANI): Cyanobacteria - organisms that thrived on Earth before there was enough oxygen to block harmful ultraviolet light-could pave way for new and improved sunscreens, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UV sensor that measures ‘hidden’ origins of space weather


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has helped NASA scientists observe a "hidden" layer of the Sun where violent space weather can originate, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Microbes survive 553-day ordeal outside ISS


August 24th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Bacteria taken from cliffs at Beer on the South Coast have been found alive even after being put in hostile conditions of a space station above the Earth's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sunscreens containing vitamin A do not cause skin cancer: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): There is no evidence that the inclusion of retinyl palmitate (vitamin A) in sunscreens can cause cancer in humans, according to a new study."Earlier this year, the Environmental ... Read more...

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UK scientists to study coolest life forms on Earth


August 7th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): British scientists are planning to travel to one of the coldest places on Earth - an expedition that, they believe, will help them understand how life could exist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teenagers using sunbeds may develop deadly skin cancer


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, Aug 2 (ANI): A new research has revealed that teenagers who use sunbeds almost double their chances of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer.Those who recurrently use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sunbeds double skin cancer risk in teens


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Teenagers who use sunbeds are at a two-fold risk of developing the most dangerous form of skin cancer, a study by researchers in Australia has revealed. The findings have ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nanoparticles in English ivy ‘key to making sunscreen safer, more effective’


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Inspired by English ivy's amazing clinging power, a researcher has discovered that the tiny particles secreted from ivy rootlets could hold the key to making sunscreen safer and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA discovery paves way for new therapies for hereditary cancers


July 9th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Researchers have revealed new avenues to develop assessment tools and alternative treatments for people living with hereditary colorectal cancers.The research team was led by Alba Guarne, an associate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New research confirms tanning beds increase skin cancer risk


June 7th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 7 (ANI): Experts have once again called for tanning beds to be banned after a startling new research confirmed they dramatically increase the risk of skin cancer.The study is the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

FDA warns vacationers of tanning health risks as Memorial Day weekend approaches


May 26th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by BNO News
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned vacationers on Tuesday that any tan is a sign of skin damage, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sunlight’s UV radiation not the amphibian killer


May 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Declines in amphibian populations around the globe is not because of increasing ultraviolet radiation, scientists claim.According to Wendy Palen, lead author and a Simon Fraser University ecologist and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Busting myths about tanning and sun protection


May 25th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): If you thought tanning is safe - think again, for a new survey has revealed that nothing could be further away from the truth.The online survey "Suntelligence: How ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

New sharkskin paint to lower planes’ fuel costs


May 21st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): German scientists have taken inspiration from sharkskin to develop a paint for airplanes and ships that not only lowers fuel costs but also brings down CO2 emissions.Scientists know ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Use parasols to protect skin from sun exposure


May 10th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Cancer experts are encouraging women to be creative and use parasols to protect delicate skin from the sun. Parasols not only help keep women extra cool; they also protect ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tanning Addiction Linked With Substance Abuse Possibilities


April 21st, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study had revealed that people who are addicted to artificial tanning may have a penchant for substance abuse. It does not say with absolute ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of cancer


April 1st, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) A few simple lifestyle changes can help you reduce the risk of developing cancer, say experts. According to Cancer Research UK, preventing cancer doesn't work in the same way ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Don’t neglect your hair, skin this Holi


February 26th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Busy collecting balloons, coloured powders and pichkaris for Holi? How about investing in some mild cleansers, oils and caps to protect your skin and hair ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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