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Hazards of sunlight

...the eye.As the opacity thickens, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina, the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. It is the leading cause of blindness world-wide. Researchers found people who were exposed to high levels of sunlight, or solar radiatio...

UV Radiation induces Melanoma

...ent had been confined to mice, the sun's dangerous rays could have the same impact on human skin. He said: "The big lesson, and certainly the one I'd like to tell parents and doctors who see children, is that you should take whatever steps are necessary to prevent sunburn in children. They should wear hat...

Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

...aluated exposure to the sun's ultraviolet-B (UV-B) rays based on a country's latitude. According to his a...ing that higher UV-B exposure was protective. UV-B rays spur the production of vitamin D in the body, and Grant speculates that the vitamin is behind the as...

Dangers of sunlight

...the eye.As the opacity thickens, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina, //the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. It is the leading cause of blindness world-wide. Researchers found people who were exposed to high levels of sunlight, or solar radiat...

Melanoma caused by low DNA repair capacity

...isk is increased by exposure to sunlight, whose UV rays cause damage to DNA that triggers cancer. However, it has not been clear why some people are more prone than others to melanoma. Researchers have now found out through a study involving a group of 312 people with melanoma that those with fair skin// ...

Different Sun Rays, Different Damage

The summer sun produces different kinds of rays -- two of which can cause severe skin damage and e... harmful are UVA rays, which are longer-wavelength rays that can damage the skin's connective tissue, leading to premature aging as well as playing a role i...

How to Save Your Skin From Sunburn

...a.m. and 4 p.m., when the strength of the sun's UV rays are at their peak. The risk is greater on hot days, when the rays are even more powerful, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Just because it's overcas...

Sunshine Reduces MS Risk

Catching some rays has been shown to boost vitamin D levels and now researchers say it may also reduce the risk of disease. Higher sun exposure during childhood and early adolescence is associated with a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis, according to the study. Austr...

Teens' vitamin D deficiency an epidemic

.... But while too much sunlight is bad, ultraviolet rays also interact with chemicals in the skin to produce vitamin D. Specialists recommends kids spend about 10 minutes a few times a week in the sun without sunscreen. Recent research suggests as many as 20 percent of healthy children in may be vitamin D...

Girls Hit Tanning Booths More Than Boys

...osure and present alternatives to tanning using UV rays to enhance appearance," Demko says....

New Hope For Skin Disease

...orphea . Up to four times a week, patients receive rays of ultraviolet light just 15 inches from the problem spots. Each area is treated for 12 minutes. Researchers say the combination of the deeper penetration into the skin, as well as the higher doses, seem to somehow decrease the excessive thickening o...

New Supplement Found To Be Effective Against Sunburn

...gnificantly increased the levels of exposure to UV rays required to burn skin. Researchers claim that SOD ...significant increase in the minimum exposure to UV rays necessary to produce skin burn and it was also seen that fair-skinned subjects (phototypes II) requi...

Addicted To Getting Tanned?!

...egularly tan know that exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or a tanning booth increases their risk of developing skin cancer. But — much to the dismay of dermatologists, who have spent years trying to educate the public on the skin-cancer dangers of ultraviolet radiation — this knowledge doesn’t s...

Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement

...gistered on the computer with the help of infrared rays and sensors. On the basis of the bone profile, the computer guides the surgeon on the shaping of the knee bone as per the patient's requirement. Though the success rate of these surgeries depend on a lot of factors, computer-aided knee surgeries, wh...

An Under Estimation Of The Radiation Hazard With The Use Of Mobile Phones

...e into some other form while giving off mysterious rays was electrifying to both the scientific community and the public. The public wanted radiation in everything, and business was happy to satisfy the craving. Radium was made available in the form of drink, toothpaste, and cigarette holder. Radioactiv...

Critically Ill Patients More At Risk Of Infection If Glucose Is Present In Their Lung Secretions

...in), and evidence of inflammation on their chest X rays than those in whom MRSA was not found. This suggests that they were more than just carriers of the bacteria, say the authors. In most cases, the detection of glucose preceded MRSA, suggesting that glucose could have either caused or promoted growth o...

Skin cancer linked to usage of Drug Azathioprine in organ transplants

...n the skin is exposed to sunlight, the Ultraviolet rays of the sun triggers mutations in the DNA causing skin cancers. It was found that the drug Azathioprine which is accumulated in the DNA interacts with UV-light forms an irreversible photoproduct. Azathioprine is used for treatment of auto immune disor...

Paralysis can now communicate with a headband

...ugh their brains. The headband emits near-infrared rays to measure the flow of blood through the brain. If the patient wants to agree with a question they try to activate the blood flow to the frontal lobe of the brain by working out mental arithmetic or trying to remember the words of a song. On the o...

Skin Cancer History Puts Post-menopausal White Women At Risk For Melanoma

...lanoma regardless of their exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. // The study found that women in the age group of 50 to 79, who had a previous history of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, had a two-fold increase in the risk of developing cutaneous melanoma over 6.5 years. ...

Skin Cancer Cream Has A Protective Effect On Prematurely Aged Skin?

...ly a result of chronic exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun which cause photodamaged skin, which in turn is characterized by fine lines and wrinkles, roughness, dryness, lack of firmness and irregular pigmentation. "Our results indicate that Aldara Cream may offer patients cosmetic benefits in addi...

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