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Solar ultraviolet-B radiation and vitamin D: a cross-sectional population-based study using data from the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey

BACKGROUND: Exposure to solar ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation is a major source of vitamin D3. Chemistry climate models project decreases in ground-level solar erythemal UV over the current century. It is unclear what impact this will have on vitamin D status at the population level. The purpose of this study was to measure the association between …

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Sun or No Sun – The Debate Over Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

We have all been told that over-exposure to the sun is not healthy; it can cause medical problems including skin cancer. However, sun exposure is essential for the proper functioning of most living beings (except cave dwelling animals and deep sea creatures). Ironically, it is the very same ultraviolet rays which help the body produce …

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Pain Meds Linked to Lower Risk for Skin Cancer

By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Action Points People who used common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) had a significantly lower risk of melanoma and squamous-cell skin cancer (SCC), and the benefit increased with duration …

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Researchers Building Melanoma Vaccine to Combat Skin Cancer

ScienceDaily (Mar. 19, 2012) — Mayo Clinic researchers have trained mouse immune systems to eradicate skin cancer from within, using a genetic combination of human DNA from melanoma cells and a cousin of the rabies virus. The strategy, called cancer immunotherapy, uses a genetically engineered version of the vesicular stomatitis virus to deliver a broad spectrum …

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Moffitt Cancer Center’s Mole Patrol™ To Offer Free Skin Screenings At Events At Clearwater Beach, Cocoa Beach, Tampa And Leesburg

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2011) – In the Sunshine State this year, more than 5,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed, and an estimated 8,790 people nationwide will die of melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s in addition to about 3 million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell and squamous …

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Gulf Coast Dermatology Provides Free Skin Cancer Screenings

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – January 18, 2012 – According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the U.S. To promote better skin health in the Tallahassee community and celebrate their recent opening, Gulf Coast Dermatology is providing free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, Jan. 28. Gulf Coast Dermatology …

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A Protein Twofer That Triggers Tanning and Protects against Skin Cancer

A powerful protein known as p53 has long been considered the master regulator of the genome because of its amazing ability to repair damaged DNA. Now scientists at Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered that p53 not only mends genetic material but also kicks off the chemical cascade that results in tanning. The researchers report …

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