Science Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Sun Safety Week: How to Protect Skin and Hair With SPF

Date:
June 4, 2013
Source:
Buzz60 / Powered by NewsLook.com
Summary:
It's National Sun Safety Week and studies show that using an SPF of 15 or higher can not only help prevent skin cancer, but slow the aging process. Victoria Keelan has the details on how to protect your skin and your wallet.


Related Videos

last updated on 2014-10-21 at 8:23 pm EDT

Freckles: Evolutionary Advantage or 'Cancer Factories'?

Freckles: Evolutionary Advantage or 'Cancer Factories'?

FORA.tv (May 30, 2013) — Throughout the history of Homo sapiens, skin pigmentation has been a highly labile trait, and similar skin tones have evolved independently numerous times. Skin pigmentation results from an evolutionary compromise between the conflicting demands of protection against ultraviolet radiation and production of vitamin D, and represents one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body. Because skin color is one of the most visible of human traits, it has been used as the primary characteristic for classifying people into races. Dr. Jablonski will discuss the history of skin-based race concepts and the meaning of skin color in the modern world, including its implications for health.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) — British scientists have created a molecule they say could greatly improve the effectiveness of sun-screens and reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Whereas most sun-screens protect against exposure to short-wave, ultraviolet B rays, the scientists are targetting long-wave UVA rays which they say cause just as much damage. Jim Drury has more.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Do You Know the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer?

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer?

CBC (June 5, 2013) — Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, but it's also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. As we mark Sun Awareness Week, we take a look at the warning signs of skin cancer.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Scientists: All Red Heads Related to Each Other, Carrot Top

Scientists: All Red Heads Related to Each Other, Carrot Top

Buzz60 (Apr. 23, 2013) — A company called ScotlandsDNA claims that all people with the red hair gene can be traced back to the first person with that feature, meaning all people with red hair are at least loosely related. In an attempt to lessen the stigma and bullying associated with being a copper-top, they've created a home DNA test so people can check if they carry the recessive gene. The hope is that someone who finds out they could have a red-head child would be less likely to rip on people who do have Ronald McDonald colored hair. Patrick Jones has the story.
Powered by NewsLook.com

Related Stories


Share This



Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins