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Fish-generated sunscreen pill to protect humans: Study
Fish-generated sunscreen pill to protect humans: Study

Fish can produce their own sunscreen and copying the method they use could lead to a sunscreen pill for humans, says a new study.

Plant extract that protects skin from UV ill-effects

Scientists have discovered a new plant-derived agent that protects the skin from the harmful effects of ultra-violet (UV) irradiation.

Lifespan of children born in years with more sun is 5.2 years shorter than other kids

A new study has revealed that kids born in years with a lot of sunshine have a higher probability of dying compared to children who were born in the years with less solar activity, and that means fewer grandchildren.

How to take care of your skin when you're old

Studies have showed that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the DNA in our skin cells and it also leads to premature skin aging in the form of wrinkles and sun spots.

How skin pigment protects us from UV rays

To protect the body from the dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, skin pigment converts UV radiation into harmless heat through a rapid chemical reaction, a study says.

South America records Mars-like levels of UV radiation

Scientists have recorded the highest level of ultraviolet radiation on earth in South America -- at levels akin to what may be expected on Mars.

Five mistakes you must avoid while using sunscreen!

Many people remain confused and make mistakes when it comes to the use of skincare products, particulary sunscreen. While people belonging to the ethnic dark-skinned groups think that they do not need sunscreen, fair-skinned people too commit blunders, which in turn can increase the risk of melanomas.

After melanoma, people head back to the sun: Study

People with the most dangerous type of skin cancer tend to stay out of the sun and wear extra sunscreen the year after being diagnosed. But a new small study suggests those precautions don`t last.

Sunbeds pose greater cancer risk than thought

Nine out of 10 sunbeds expose users to unsafe levels of radiation - which could cause cancer - and most of them emit double the European limit, new research has found.

Vitamin D may ward off tooth decay: Study

Vitamin D is associated with a 50 per cent reduction in tooth decay, according to new research.

Grapes can reduce skin damage caused by UV radiation

Compounds found in grapes help to protect skin cells from the Sun`s ultraviolet radiation.

UV radiation bouncing off eyes may cause skin cancer

Ultraviolet radiation bouncing off eyes may be causing higher than average rates of skin cancer on the nose.

UV radiation bouncing off eyes may cause skin cancer

Ultraviolet radiation bouncing off eyes may be causing higher than average rates of skin cancer on the nose.