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BusinessWeek.com Reports an Appearance on Oprah Boosts Sunlight Saunas' Infrared Sauna Sales to Record Highs

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- BusinessWeek.com recently launched a story citing Oprah as 'Tech's Latest Trendsetter'. The article reports that among well-known tech companies -- such as Twitter and Kindle that have benefited from Oprah's "priceless" nod of approval -- is leading pr...

Sunlight Helps Put Lung Cancer in the Shade

The more rays people caught, the less prone they were to get the disease, study found MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Something as common and available as sunlight may help prevent some lung cancers, researchers say. A new study finds that lower levels of the sun's ultraviolet B...

A Little Wine, Sunlight Help Boost Women's Health

Two small studies suggest life-enhancing, life-extending benefits THURSDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Two of life's simple pleasures -- a glass of wine, a little time in the sun -- may have benefits for women's health. Wine first: In a report from Spain, researchers at the Univers...

Exposure to sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer by half

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A research team from the Northern California Cancer Center, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine has found that increased exposure to sunlight which increases levels of vitamin D in the body -- may decrease the risk of advanc...

As Sunlight Fades, Look Out for SAD

Seasonal affective disorder sets in in the fall, experts say SATURDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- If your mood, energy level, and motivation decline in November but bounce back to normal in April, you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), one expert says. "SAD is thought to be...

Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

A study of eating patterns across different countries justifies an association between breast cancer and diets heavy in animal fats--and proposes that sunlight exposure may be protective against the disease by elevating the body's vitamin D supply. However, the specific foods that might raise or lo...

Ovarian cancer prevented by exposure to sunlight

Recent studies have dug out evidence that link cancer to lack of exposure to enough sunlight. // According to the studies conducted by scientists from University of California, San Diego, those who live closer to the equator have lesser chances of contracting ovarian cancer. Their study, published ...

Australian Children Not Being Exposed To Enough Sunlight

Professor Peter Ebeling the head of endocrinology of the Western Hospital in Australia warned that many Victorian children were not receiving enough sunlight// , there by lacking vitamin D, which is needed to absorb calcium for healthy bones. He explained that children who were not exposed t...

Dangers of sunlight

Exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts, scientists have found. A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally transparent lens of the eye.As the opacity thickens, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina, //the light sensitiv...

Hazards of sunlight

Exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts, scientists have found. A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally transparent lens of the eye.As the opacity thickens, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina, the light sensitive ...

Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

...) studies confirm that Lumixyl is safe for topical use and does not elicit irritation or allergic reaction. It does not cause increased sensitivity to sunlight as do many commonly used brightening agents and is gentle for all skin types and tones. "Hydroquinone has had some controversy in the recent pa...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

... at 200 International Units a day for everyone up to age 50, Reis said. Adequate vitamin D intake can be achieved with 15 minutes a day of exposure to sunlight or consuming fortified milk, bread and other wheat products, among other foods, he said. "Parents should focus on modifiable risk factors," Melamed...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

... Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight may be associated with the development of certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women, according to a study by researchers at the National Inst...

Indoor Tanning Association Fights Back Against Media Hype over Tanning Beds

...t, Dan Humiston. "Because tanning beds produce the same UV light as the sun, OVEREXPOSURE and abuse of our product - just like OVEREXPOSURE to sunlight - is associated with an increased risk for some types of skin cancer. Other items in this category are red wine and salted fish. Scientific studies su...

Tanning Beds Get Highest Carcinogen Rating

...tive of the tanning bed industry was less impressed by the ruling, however. "The fact that the IARC has put tanning bed use in the same category as sunlight is hardly newsworthy," said Dan Humiston, president of the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA). "The UV light from a tanning bed is equivalent to UV ligh...

Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

...e aggressive behaviors tend to escalate in lighter months. The effect of sunlight on cognition, however, has not been well researched. The researchers used NASA weather data to see if there was any correlation between days of sunlight and levels of cognitive impairment in people with and without depression. ...

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Today, July 28, 2009

..., visit nycommute.org or 511ny.org . Refuel after dark. This prevents certain pollutants from being emitted into the air that react with sunlight and heat to create ground-level ozone. Bring lunch to work instead of driving out to get it to save time and money while helping to improve air...

Giant Bud Banner Half the Size of Football Field Flies Sunday Protesting Hydroponics Industry Cartel Monopoly that's Harming California's Medical Marijuana Patients

...stry has long relied on medical marijuana growers for its profits," Straumietis insists, "and I'm most focused on five companies- Hydrofarm, sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, Botanicare and Technaflora- who sell nutrients, equipment or supplies to legal medical marijuana growers in California an...

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Saturday, July 25, 2009

..., visit nycommute.org or 511ny.org . Refuel after dark. This prevents certain pollutants from being emitted into the air that react with sunlight and heat to create ground-level ozone. Bring lunch to work instead of driving out to get it to save time and money while helping to improve air...

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Americans to Obtain Vitamin D Through Diet and Supplements

...supplements, the Council recommends that adults and children practice comprehensive sun-protection behaviors and avoid intentional exposure to natural sunlight and artificial UV radiation (tanning beds) as a means to obtain vitamin D. Practicing a comprehensive sun-protection regimen to avoid the ri...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues Updated Position Statement on Vitamin D

...e demonstrated with clinical trials. "It is well documented in the medical literature that unprotected exposure to UV radiation from natural sunlight or indoor tanning devices causes skin damage. There is no current research available that provides a safe limit for sun exposure to maximize vitamin D...

Moles and melanoma -- researchers find genetic links to skin cancer

...daily exposure over longer periods of time. Even so, the process by which sunlight and genetics combine to cause cancer in some people, is still poorly unders...Bishop explained: "If you take the people who have the greatest exposure to sunlight those who work outside for example and compare them to those with the lea...

Aurora Physician Recognized for Multiple Sclerosis Care

...vels of vitamin D and low exposure to sunlight. Wisconsin has a large population of people descended from northern European immigrants, as well as low sunlight during the winter. However, no cause-and-effect relationship between these factors and the disease have been determined. Multiple sclerosis is a...

Premiere Fibers Unveils New Logo, Names for Innovative Brands

...for today's market. Applications include hosiery, military, seamless and apparel. Earth-Color(TM) fiber resists fading even under the harshest sunlight and chemicals because it is melt pigmented, meaning the color is literally part of the fiber itself. Colors stay true from lot to lot so every time it...

While the Dangers of Sun Exposure are Widely Understood Americans Fall Short of Adequately Protecting Themselves from the Sun

...y, 32% of Americans are somewhat concerned that using sunblock will prevent them from getting enough of the essential vitamin D. Although exposure to sunlight helps the body to produce vitamin D, the American Academy of Dermatology warns that vitamin D should not be obtained from unprotected exposure to ultr...

QLT announces 12-month results from Novartis sponsored MONT BLANC study evaluating standard-fluence Visudyne(R) combination therapy

...isual disturbances with possibly better visual outcomes than the standard light dose used in this study. After treatment, patients should avoid direct sunlight for five days to prevent sunburn. People with porphyria should not be treated with Visudyne. About QLT QLT Inc. is a global biopharmaceutica...

Summer Travel Destinations are Heavy on Fun - and Sun

...sitive skin that surrounds them Clear indoors and at night, Transitions lenses automatically become sunglass-dark in the presence of sunlight to improve contrast and reduce glare, while blocking 100 percent of UV rays. Beyond the protection Transitions provide, they also offer travelers the ...

QLT announces positive results from the evaluation of Visudyne(R) combination therapy

...ilar visual outcomes as the standard light dose which led to lower light doses being used in this study. After treatment, patients should avoid direct sunlight for five days to prevent sunburn. People with porphyria should not be treated with Visudyne. About QLT QLT Inc. is a global biopharmaceutica...

Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay

...l activity levels and mood. Blood samples were taken to measure the men's circulating levels of vitamin D, which the body produces through exposure to sunlight and obtains through dietary sources. The study authors found that high circulating vitamin D levels were associated with high scores on memory and ...

Top 10 Tips to Save Your Vision

... top 10 tips from the TOA to safeguard your vision: Wear sunglasses -- UV blocking sunglasses delay the development of cataracts, since direct sunlight hastens their formation. Sunglasses prevent retinal damage; they also protect the delicate eyelid skin to prevent both wrinkles and skin cancer around...

Improve Your Eye-Q

...e top 10 tips from the OAO to safeguard your vision: Wear sunglasses - UV blocking sunglasses delay the development of cataracts, since direct sunlight hastens their formation. Sunglasses prevent retinal damage; they also protect the delicate eyelid skin to prevent both wrinkles and skin cancer around...

Experts Say Recommended Daily Dosage for Vitamin D is 'Grossly Inadequate'

...e 1 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although young people are perfectly capable of producing vitamin D in their skin after brief exposure to sunlight (10-15 minutes of UVB ray exposure per day), Americans often avoid sun exposure or utilize sunscreen. Additionally, older adults have less ability to...

Introducing COPPERTONE(R) NutraShield(R) With Dual Defense(R), New Sunscreen Line With Antioxidants To Help Promote Natural Skin Repair

...on, the results of independent studies presented by the makers of COPPERTONE at a recent American Academy of Dermatology meeting show that exposure to sunlight can cause some antioxidants to become skin-damaging pro-oxidants. COPPERTONE NutraShield contains specially-selected antioxidants that continue to fun...

Research says older people need more sun

... Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people to reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Exposure to sunlight stimulates vitamin D in the skin and older people are more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency due to the natural aging process and changes in lifes...

Consumer Alert: Dermatologists Warn Skin Cancer is an Equal-Opportunity Health Threat

...ause the development of skin cancers that normally do not occur until later in life or generally in people over age 40." Since Vancouver is a low sunlight area, Dr. Rivers speculated that the young women diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in his practice could be getting more ultraviolet (UV) radiation ...

Study Results Published in CUTIS Demonstrate Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Vectical(TM) (calcitriol) Ointment 3 mcg/g in the Management of Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis

... Vectical(TM) Ointment should be discontinued until these normalize. Patients should be cautioned to avoid excessive exposure to natural or artificial sunlight after applying the ointment. If severe irritation occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes, lips and face. Vectical(TM) Ointment has not been s...

Hero Nutritionals Launches its New "Vitamin D3 Formula of Slice of Life Gummy Vitamins for Adults."

...ent as it supports calcium absorption which is very important to healthy bones and prevents muscle weakness. The best source of Vitamin D3 is natural sunlight but people who have limited sun exposure may become deficient in this vital vitamin. People who use sun block products receive less Vitamin D3 due to...

Scripps research scientists model 3D structures of proteins that control human clock

...ly originally responses to sunlight," Hitomi adds. "Sunlight causes DNA damage, so plants need to repair this damage, and they also need to respond to sunlight and seasons for growth and flowering. The human clock is set by exposure to sunlight, but also by when we eat, sleep, and exercise." In this study...

Vitamin D Deficiency Has Emerged as a Silent Epidemic

...creen, sun-blocking pollution and long, cold winters indoors are partially to blame. By springing forward in March you'll gain an extra hour of sunlight and more opportunities to catch some rays, but you can't always count on the sun to supply all of the vitamin D you need. That's why it's even more im...

Many Americans Fall Short on Their Vitamin D

... may have reduced the overall health of the population," Ginde said. "Since sunlight is the body's major source of vitamin D, increases in sunscreen, sun avoida...has probably reduced vitamin D levels in the population." Ten minutes of sunlight on exposed arms and legs two to three times per week would significantly im...
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