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Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...n diet. Fontana attributes the vitamin D levels to sun
exposure. "These people are clever enough to expose themselves to sunlight to increase their concentrations of vitamin D," he says. "I thought vitamin D might be a problem for them, but it was not." Fontana also measured levels of the hormone leptin,...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
...tanning alternatives, was effective in encouraging sun
protection behaviors in a small group of college s...a questionnaire that assessed their sunbathing and sun
protection practices. The intervention group (95 students) had two photos taken of their faces, one...
NJIT taps into solar energy to power new campus center
...rackers, which rotate in line with the path of the sun
to absorb maximum sunlight. The panels, framed with aluminum and stainless steel, can withstand the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The solar panels, which have a 25-year warranty from distributor TurtlEnergy, Linden, also protect the roof from the...
Two studies find evidence that sunlight may have beneficial influence on cancer
... of the National Cancer Institute have found that sun
exposure may have a beneficial influence on some t... of cancer. One study found an association between sun
exposure and increased survival from melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer for which su...
Sunlight reduces risk of lymph gland cancer
...y. One hypothesis is that frequent exposure to the sun
might increase the risk of developing this kind of...nt exposure to ultraviolet rays, not only from the sun
but also from sun
lamps and solariums, seems to reduce the chances of developing Lymphoma, particula...
How to avoid the health risks of Hajj
...brella, preferably white in colour, to deflect the sun
away. "The risk of infectious diseases is also important," says Professor Sheikh of the University of Edinburgh. "Outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis occurred among British pilgrims in 1987, 2000, and 2001, and the Saudi authorities now insist that...
Chemical cousin of anti-anxiety drugs holds promise for psoriasis treatment
...which is used to treat acne and skin damage due to sun
exposure. "One of the problems with retinoic acid is that, while it's very effective, it can also cause effects similar to psoriasis, so people often stop using it," Glick said. "Because the biological basis of retinoic acid hyperplasia (a reddening ...
Month of birth linked to risk of MS
...evious studies have suggested that exposure to the sun
or seasonal variations in a mother's vitamin D levels during pregnancy may have an impact on brain development. These findings support suggestions that environmental factors both before and immediately after birth may influence the development of the...
Learning to cover up reduces risk of skin cancer
.... Staying in the shade, keeping out of the midday sun
and wearing protective clothing can reduce ultravi...g concern for the health of its patrons. Promoting sun
safety might even encourage visitors by allaying fears of overexposure. The Task Force found insuffi...
Mixed signals to blame for restless legs syndrome
... only relieved by movement and become worse as the sun
goes down, causing night after night of sleeplessness for those with RLS and their partners. In normal individuals, cells in a portion of the middle brain called the substantia nigra control the production of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), an enzyme. The...
Scientists detect two decision-making pathways in human brain
...inter, while the Grasshopper lounges in the summer sun
oblivious to the impeding change of season. Like the characters in this tale, people are often torn between impulsively choosing immediate rewards or more deliberatively planning for the future. And now new research supported in part by the National ...
Melanin makes skin vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays
...particularly in light hair, actually increases the sun
damaging effects of UV rays and causes cell death in the hair follicle, said Douglas Brash, principal investigator and professor of therapeutic radiology, genetics and dermatology at Yale School of Medicine. Brash said he had been curious why people ...
Lennart Nilsson Award
...e the prize 'for his pioneering work to reveal the sun
in a radically new way. In the "spirit of Lennart ... hidden from us. His unique close-up images of the sun
combine research of outstanding quality with aesthetic beauty,' as the Board's verdict goes. Gran Sc...
Grants from Research to Prevent Blindness to support eye researchers surpassed $8 million in 2003
...of a study indicating that long hours spent in the sun
increase the risk of blindness later in life due to age-related maculopathy; the preliminary finding that therapy with statins (lipid-lowering medications) or aspirin is associated with decreased rates of abnormal blood vessel formation in patients w...
Remembrance of smells past
...imilarity between the image and your memory is the sun
hat she is wearing." "That sun
hat can set off your own memories of feeling the sand between your toes, hearing the crash of waves,...
Extended exposure to sunlight may be related to the development of certain age-related eye diseases
...764 were followed up for ten years. Information on sun
exposure and indicators of sun
sensitivity was collected at the beginning of the study and/or during follow-up visits. Participants...
Environmental educators win 2004 Tyler Prize
...an500,000 people - has harnessed the powers of the sun
and the rain,lighting and powering facilities and villages with solar energysystems and installing hand pumps to give people easy access todrinking water. Eleven villages with roughly 13,000 people now benefit frompiped water supply systems t...
Latest cancer research features small molecule therapy, and the preventative benefits of sunshine
...From down under, Australian researchers found that sun
worshippers are taking steps to prevent non-Hodgki...increase their risk of developing skin cancer, but sun
worshippers may also be protecting their bodies from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Australian researchers sa...
Innovative reconstructive surgery improves appearance, outcomes for skin cancer patients
...oal was to get as tan as possible, so I was in the sun
a lot." Today Fahland, 72, of Olympia, Wash., regr...rly people who have experienced excessive, chronic sun
exposure for many years, and people with white skin, especially those with blonde or red hair, are p...
More patients protect themselves from the sun after skin cancer surgery
...nge in quality of life, but are more likely to use sun
screen, wear hats, and avoid the sun
after their surgeries than they were before, according to an article in the February issue of The A...
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