UV radiation can reflect off surfaces like sand or concrete, meaning shade doesn't always prevent sunburn.
Sunscreens' change in branding from health essential to beauty product could help us slop on more cream - but it also creates more 'beauty work' for women.
Vitamin D is sometimes called the sunshine vitamin.
Vitamin D is essential for good health and particularly for fighting infections and keeping the microbes in the human gut healthy. But in winter it can be difficult to get enough.
Ouch! Here’s the evidence to bust some myths about sunscreen. Now, there’s no excuse to look like a rock lobster this summer.
Do you know people who cling to myths about sunscreen? Here's the evidence to convince them they're wrong.
We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to sunscreen in Australia. So how do you choose the right one?
Spray, pump or roll-on? Matte, fragrance-free, oil-free? No wonder we're confused when it comes to buying sunscreen.
Social media is popularising DIY sunscreen.
An image of Bob Marley at a Bob Marley Exhibit in Miami Oct. 16, 2013.
Lynne Slakdy/AP Photo
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but the messaging around sunscreen for people with black skin needs to changes. Sunscreen has never been shown to reduce skin cancer risk in black people.
There’s no need to be put off using sunscreen.
A study that found chemicals from sunscreen in people's blood has made headlines. But the participants were applying huge amounts, and the measurements were far lower than would be cause for concern.
Children play on a beach in Palau, in the western Pacific Ocean. The country was the first to place a sweeping ban on sunscreen to protect its reefs.
(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
As the mid-winter break draws crowds to beaches, tourists may be wondering if their sunscreen is toxic to coral reefs.
Keep slip slop slapping this summer.
Despite bans around the world, there's no empirical evidence sunscreens cause coral bleaching.
Ingredients in many sunscreens are bleaching coral and harming marine life.
Scientists have discovered a natural sunscreen – made by microbes – that may be better for humans and the marine critters they are hoping to see.
Sunscreen protects from skin cancer, burning and from the sun’s ageing effects.
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Whenever summer rolls around, it's easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
Sun cream ingredients have been linked to hormonal changes in fish and coral bleaching.
Don’t skimp on the SPF.
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Energy from the sun's rays can cause skin damage and cancers. Sunscreens can absorb or reflect the dangerous UV light. Here's how it works.
Although skin cancer is preventable, South Africa still spends millions on treatment.
Skin cancer – which is preventable – costs the South African health system more than is necessary.
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Sunscreen chemicals wash into the sea and have toxic effects on marine life. American Chemical Society researchers found…
Throwing in the towel.
Despite the many awareness-raising campaigns on the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, a walk along any tourist beach will tell you just how many sun worshippers continue to soak up the sun…
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Fear of developing skin cancer is one of the stronger motives for people to use sunscreen, according to new US research…