sunscreen

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 »

Beat the heat and stay healthy
Beat the heat and stay healthy (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

With the mercury rising over summer, Charles Sturt University (CSU) lecturer, Mr Joe Acker has some advice for staying healthy and safe in the heat. Mr Acker, who is a senior lecturer in paramedics based at CSU in Port Macquarie, ... Read More »

How to survive a long, hot summer
How to survive a long, hot summer (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Keep an eye on children’s water intake, carry a water bottle wherever you go and avoid travel in the hottest part of the day – that’s the advice of QUT health statistician Associate Professor Adrian Barnett as we move into ... 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 »

Small uniform changes to protect our school kids
Small uniform changes to protect our school kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

James Cook University researchers have found lengthening school uniforms would give students much greater protection from skin cancer. The study shows lengthening school shorts, skirts and sleeves just a small amount or choosing loose-fitting garments to cover more skin could ... Read More »

Beauty Not Disease Motivates Teens to Wear Sunscreen
Beauty Not Disease Motivates Teens to Wear Sunscreen (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

After offering information about UV light and sun-protective behaviours, the two health-ed videos diverge: one describes the increased skin cancer risk of UV exposure and the other describes effects on appearance including wrinkles and premature aging. Which of these two ... Read More »

Keep cool this summer by drinking water
Keep cool this summer by drinking water (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australians should remember to make sure they drink enough water during summer. “Wherever you’re going, it’s important to take plenty of water for everyone to drink.” Dr Kelly said keeping cool and hydrated is the key to staying safe and ... Read More »

Summer safety: Avoiding heat-related stress
Summer safety: Avoiding heat-related stress (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Heat-related stress is illness which usually occurs when a person is exposed to a hot-environment which overwhelms their body’s ability to maintain a normal temperature. The early symptoms of heat-related stress include headaches, dizziness, faintness, nausea and vomiting. In babies, ... Read More »

 
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