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Woman left covered in burns from tanning despite wearing factor 50 sunscreen

Explainer: how does sunscreen work, what is SPF and can I still tan with it on?

Sunscreen use not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn, it also reduces the ageing effect of the sun.<p>But whenever summer rolls around, …

Your sunscreen may be killing marine life, Hong Kong study finds

Slapping on sunscreen or sunblock at the beach may offer protection from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, but it could also be hurting marine …

Is Higher SPF Sunscreen Better? This Study Thinks So

It would seem intuitive that a higher SPF sunscreen would mean more protection, right? But official sunscreen wisdom currently says it doesn't make a real difference — the debate is enough that "there is controversy right now in the FDA on whether SPF 100-plus should be allowed on the label of …

Skin Care

The Earth’s Ozone Woes Haven’t Gone Away Yet

IRA FLATOW: Now it’s time to play, Good Thing, Bad Thing. Because every story has a flip side. Now back in the 1980s, one of our planet’s pressing …

Climate Change

This Is How the Sun Causes Skin Cancer, According to Science

Science tells us that sun exposure could lead to skin cancer. But exactly how basking in the sun's rays can lead to scary skin cancers, like melanoma, hasn't totally been understood — until now. Scientists at Cornell University just discovered exactly how UV rays trigger the formation of melanoma — …

The Aussies most at risk from skin cancer

A QUEENSLAND man in his middle years or older is the most likely person in Australia to be diagnosed with skin cancer, research has found.<p>A landmark …

Cancer

Research reveals how UV rays activate skin cancer

Scientists discover how ultraviolet rays trigger skin cancer. They may also have found a way to stop skin cancer in its tracks using a gene …

Overexposure to UV is the main cause of skin cancer so avoid too much sun

Excessive exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light is the main cause of skin cancer, one of the top 10 cancers in Singapore.<p>“This may be due to long …