Navigation Links
Denim, Not Cotton, Apt Wear for Summer

Conventional wisdom is turned on its head yet again, this time on what kind of dress is best in a hot summer. No, it is not cotton or linen , but denim and wool, Swiss researchers say after reviewing 500 studies from around the world on how people protect their skin.

Writing in a study published online by the Lancet, they say using sunscreen is the least effective option.

The team from the Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, said wearing clothes which cover the skin - plus hats and staying out of the sun - was the best method of protection.

But, as well as linen and cotton being less effective, light-coloured fabrics and those that are wet also offer low levels of protection.

Dr Stephen Lautenshlager, who led the research, said, 'Of course it can't be recommended to wear woollen fabrics on the beach. But it should be kept in mind that not every shirt blocks the UV radiation sufficiently.'

While covering up and staying out of the sun may well be the best option, it is 'deemed to be unacceptable in our global, outdoor society.'

'Sunscreens could become the predominant mode of sun protection for various societal reasons, for example healthiness of a tan, relaxation in the sun.'

The team advises that when sunscreen is used the most important factor for its effectiveness is the application in a 'liberal quantity.'

But they warn that people tend not to apply sunscreen properly, only putting it on once they have already been exposed to the sun and applying too thin a layer.

And they add: 'Sunscreens should not be abused in an attempt to increase time in the sun to a maximum.'

Dr Kat Arney, Cancer Research UK's senior science information officer, said: 'This study confirms what we already know. Our Sun Smart Campaign has always said that sunscreen is the last line of defence in protecting skin against the sun's harmful ra ys.

'Many people do not use sunscreen properly and do not reapply it regularly and after swimming.

'Some believe sunscreen is an invisible shield that will give them carte blanche to lie out in the sun all day.'

Cancer Research UK advise staying in the shade when the sun is hottest - between 11am and 3pm - plus covering up with a T-shirt, hat, and sunglasses and using a factor 15 plus sunscreen.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Fertility Treatment Offered During Summer Has Better Chances For Success
2. Bird Flu Expected To Hit U.S. This Summer
3. Footwear The Hot Pick Of Summer Fashion In The West
4. Come Summer, Lawnmower Injuries Increase in US
5. Benetton Perfumes Add Fragrance to Sweaty Summers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from ... of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current ... For the full issue, click here . , For the American Society of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned ... developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made ... in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... will discuss health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June ... share their work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has ... he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The ... first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- One of Australia,s successful biotechnology scientists, ... new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 966 123] ("Noxopharm"). ... list on the ASX. Noxopharm is a clinic-ready company ... Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability of cancers to ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) ... Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect ... Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June 24, ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, ... Board will take whatever measures required to build a ... stock which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink ... Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly ... to understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: