sun exposure

New burns app for summer safety
New burns app for summer safety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From barefoot burns on hot metal grates, spilt hot noodles from the microwave, to the ‘watch this, kids’ moment when accelerant is thrown on the barbie or campfire – summer holiday burn hazards abound. Fun new app to prevent burns ... Read More »

Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen
Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses). The latest stats from ... Read More »

Testing of a Wide Range of Australian Sunscreen Products
Testing of a Wide Range of Australian Sunscreen Products (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In response to reported concerns during the past Australian summer that sunscreens were failing to provide adequate sun protection, the TGA undertook laboratory testing of 31 commonly used products, including lotions, creams and aerosol sprays, sourced from pharmacies and supermarkets. ... Read More »

Adolescents less likely to use sun protection than adults
Adolescents less likely to use sun protection than adults (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Results from a Curtin University led study suggest adolescents living in Western Australia are less likely to engage in sun-protective behaviours than adults, making them more susceptible to developing skin cancer in later life. Professor Simone Pettigrew from Curtin’s School ... Read More »

Top tips for family health and safety this summer
Top tips for family health and safety this summer (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Summer is on the horizon and with it comes concern about sun exposure, heat related-illness and the increased risk of bushfires. Experts from Sydney University provide recommendations for a healthy and safe summer.  1. Dieting and body image over the ... Read More »

MS May Start Later for Those Who Spend Teenage Summers in the Sun
MS May Start Later for Those Who Spend Teenage Summers in the Sun (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun every day. The ... Read More »

Children born in summer are more likely to be healthy adults
Children born in summer are more likely to be healthy adults (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Children who were born in the summer are more likely to be healthy adults, suggests new research published in the journal Heliyon. The authors of the study, which involved almost half a million people in the UK, say more sunlight ... Read More »

 
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