Navigation Links
People Still Neglect To Use Sunscreen In Spite Of Cancer Warnings

People, like college athletes, use less or no sunscreen in spite of staying under direct sunlight for long hours.

College athletes who participate in outdoor sports spend a significant amount of time practicing and competing in direct sun // , often during peak hours. Because they are spending so much time in the sun, they have a high risk for developing skin cancer, yet few of them regularly use any form of sunscreen, according to a recent study.

The research was published in the latest issue of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

The study looked at the sunscreen use of female and male athletes on soccer and cross-country teams from four Cincinnati area colleges. Anonymous surveys were distributed during sunny weeks in the months of August and September. The athletes practiced from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during August and had practices and competitions scheduled between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during September.

One hundred eighty six athletes completed the survey, 89 women and 97 men. A majority, 85 percent, reported that they did not use sunscreen in the past seven days, and 94 percent had not used any sunscreen in the previous three days. There were not any significant differences in sunscreen use between gender and sport, or among ages, school years or schools. Athletes who reported that they were fair skinned did use sunscreen more than athletes who reported that they had darker skin. None of the athletes reported that they reapplied sunscreen during practice.

When asked why they didn’t use sunscreen, many athletes responded that they thought they did not need sunscreen because they had dark skin. Another reason they cited for not using sunscreen was that there was none available.

The study’s authors advocate for the development of coordinated skin cancer prevention programs that specifically target college athletes. Such programs could reach more than 250,000 athletes each year and could have a major impact on reducing the number of skin cancers that these athletes are at risk for developing.

Source: Newswise
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Bad News for Short People
2. New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
3. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
4. More People Seeking Treatment for Depression
5. Pain Common in People with MS
6. People with skin cancer at higher risk for other types
7. Laser Therapy Found To Help People Quit Smoking
8. Pomegranate Juice May Be The Next Best Thing For People With Heart Disease
9. New Treatment For People Allergic To Cats
10. People who fight wars may be at high risk of cardiovascular disease
11. People suffering from Alzheimer’s: can they take decisions about their treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... ‘ Energizing Health @ SXSW ,’ four days of programming occurring at ... community advocates, entrepreneurs, health organizations, industry and philanthropy to innovate, collaborate and ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... YORK & GREENWICH, Conn. (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... – unless you must clear the white stuff from walkways and driveways. Then, the ... -- just about any joint or muscle you use to remove it,” says noted ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Dr. Jig Patel and the dental ... an exceptionally talented and knowledgeable dentist from St. Louis, MO, to the ... such as CEREC same-day dentistry, root canals and emergency treatment. Dr. Patel, Dr. Merchant ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... , ... February 13, 2019 , ... Asana Recovery is ... to students who choose to pursue a medical-related course of study in California, the ... for substance abuse disorder and mental health treatment, and how it has led them ...
(Date:2/12/2019)... ... February 12, 2019 , ... ... helping hospital leaders, staff, and physicians achieve excellence, announced today the launch ... features a streamlined design, improved functionality, and robust insights to help healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... Vision Source ® as the recipients for the ‘Empower Your Care Teams ... which were announced at the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Rowdy ... energy bar product line at Natural Products Expo West from March ... bar at Booth #8111. , The Sunflower Butter N’ Berries bar ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... ClearCube® Technology, Inc. announces ... US in Orlando, Florida. The compact Thin Clients demonstrate their versatility in the ... and above respectively. , Powered by Intel® Celeron® N2807 dual-core processors with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: