33 articles Tag Prevention

UV Skinz; Not Just A Swim Shirt

UV Skinz; Not Just A Swim Shirt

For six years UV Skinz has given people all over the country and now the world a chance to have fun in the sun worry-free. We get a lot of comments on our Facebook page and blog posts on how useful our product is for water sports and play, but UV Skinz swim shirts can be used for more than that.   One customer left a comment saying how she will use her Cheryl Long-Sleeve …

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Wordless Wednesday–Sun Safety is so “Easy”!

Wordless Wednesday–Sun Safety is so “Easy”!

For more Wordless Wednesday photos go on over to 5min4mom! To see more adorable pictures of “Easy” wearing his Ethan Navy Blue swim shirt and read Mommy-Momo’s Review go check out her site!

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Teens and Tanning

Last week I was ‘surfing the web’ and I came across many articles talking about the dangers of tanning, especially for teenagers under the age of 18. There are approximately 2.3 million teens that visit U.S. tanning beds–every year! and now new legislation may require teens to bring a doctor’s note and have a parent present in order to use indoor tanning. I am totally with the ban on tanning salons for teenagers.  Most people …

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Would you? Could you…with Hippo Sweat?!

I want to know…Would you? Could you?….get better sun protection with hippo sweat?! If hippo sweat could be used to find an actual biological cure to one of the deadliest cancers, melanoma, would you? Could you? Seems far fetched, but ‘researchers have found that hippo sweat (actually an oily secretion) provides hippos with multiple types of protection: from the sun, disease and bugs.’ A professor, Christopher Viney from University of California has been researching hippo …

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It’s Party Time!–Giveaway Ended

It’s Party Time!–Giveaway Ended

Hi! Welcome to the UV Skinz blog! I’m Kalisha, your host and resident blogger here at UV Skinz.  This is UV Skinz first time at a 5 Minutes For Mom Ultimate Blog Party and I am so excited to party it up with you today!! Take a look around…and read on for a Surprise Party Favor Giveaway! With my new found sun savvy-ness I will be bringing you lots of great giveaways, sun protection information, …

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Talking about Skin Cancer

Read this! I received this email update a few days ago; In case you don’t watch the ABC-TV Show Grey’s Anatomy I found this episode last week very telling. In July, a magazine reported that the show’s higher ups were considering killing off popular character Izzy Stevens played by Katherine Heigl after she withdrew from Emmy contention because she didn’t feel she was “given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination.” Producer Shonda …

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How to safeguard yourself against malignant melanoma

How to safeguard yourself against malignant melanoma By Samuel Broder The term malignant melanoma and melanoma describe the most serious form of skin cancer, whose frequency is rising due to increasing sun exposures, especially when intermittent high-dose exposures (sunburns) come into play. Melanomas originate in melanocytes, which are specialized skin cells that make a protective brown pigment (melanin) to shield the skin against the harmful effects of the sun. Melanomas may arise in a mole …

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Melanoma cases likely to decline

Article found on stuff.co.nz: *New Zealand could lose its unenviable reputation as the skin-cancer centre of the world thanks to climate change.* Extreme levels of ultra-violet (UV) radiation caused by clear skies and bright sunshine kill between 250 and 300 Kiwis a year, giving New Zealand the highest death rate from melanoma in the world. However, there may be cause for celebration, with some scientists believing that by the second half of this century the …

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New cancer cases decline; melanoma on rise

Lauran Neergaard ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, November 26, 2008 The rate of new cancer cases finally may be inching down – cautiously optimistic news but a gain that specialists worry could be derailed by economic turmoil. Death rates from cancer have been dropping slowly for years, thanks to earlier detection and better treatments. But preventing cancer is the ultimate goal, and Tuesday’s annual “Report to the Nation” on cancer also shows a small but encouraging change: …

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How We Fight Summer Heat

By: Stefan Anitei, Science Editor http://news.softpedia.com/ The summer is coming and our thermo-regulation system will be once again pushed to the limits. Did you know that the human body is more resistant to cold than it is to heat? The fact is that we have physiological mechanisms more effective for combating the cold than the heat. Temperature is a parameter characterizing the heating stage of a physical system while heat represents the energy transferred from …

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