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  • Sunburn warning as Britain faces its highest EVER UV levels thanks to lack of pollution fewer plane vapor trails

    06/24/2020 10:17:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:11 EDT, 24 June 2020 | Nick Enoch
    Britain could reach its highest levels of UV radiation due to a lack of planes, coupled with clear blue skies and sweltering temperatures — a potent combination that increases the risk of skin cancer. Ultraviolet rays, which can also cause sunburn and cataracts, are expected to reach level 9 across parts of Devon and Cornwall on what is set to be the hottest day of the year in the UK so far. The mercury hit a sweltering 90.5°F (32.5°C) on Wednesday, while temperatures today could climb even further in the Midlands and Wales. West London is forecast to see temperatures...
  • What Is Margarita Burn? The Painful Skin Reaction You Need to Know About This Summer

    06/10/2019 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    Runner's World ^ | June 9, 2019 | Nicol Natale
    You know you need to wear sunscreen to guard against sunburn on a run, but you may not know you’re also at risk for another kind of burn on those sunny summer days after your workout—one that your favorite alcoholic drink could be responsible for. Like many people, my roommate Courtney decided to celebrate the first long weekend of summer relaxing by the pool in Florida. Excited for some time off, she and her family rang in Memorial Day weekend with everyone’s favorite summer drink: ice-cold margaritas. To make picture-perfect (and equally tasty) homemade margs, Courtney squeezed “hundreds of limes,”...
  • School Sunscreen Ban Leaves Student Severely Sunburned

    06/26/2012 5:27:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2012 | Tanya Rivero
    Severely sunburned at school, Violet and Zoe Michener came home from field day so burned that their mother rushed them to the hospital. It was scorching pain that could have been avoided. Violet and Zoe Michener came home from field day so burned that their mother rushed them to the hospital. The sisters aren't just fair-skinned. Zoe has a form of albinism that makes her particularly sun-sensitive. "Yeah, I was crying about my sunburn," Zoe said. Mother Jesse Michener of Tacoma, Wash. said she regrets not putting sunscreen on them that morning since it was raining. Even so, doctors...
  • Chocolate wards off hunger, and maybe sunburn too

    08/17/2011 8:45:13 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    MONTREAL -- Scientists in Canada said Monday that they plan to study whether eating dark chocolate not only satisfies sweet tooth cravings, but protects against sunburn as well. The study by researchers at Laval University in Quebec will monitor the effects of chocolate consumption on fair-skinned volunteers between the ages of 25 and 65, each of whom will be prevailed upon to eat three squares of chocolate per day for 12 weeks. Earlier research in Germany and Britain has found that chemicals in chocolate called polyphenals increase blood flow close to the skin, which helps protect against ultraviolet rays, but...
  • Naked Man Gets Second Degree Sun Burn in Texas Heat Wave

    08/08/2011 6:42:22 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 8, 2011 | By NINA TERRERO
    Texas cops are trying to identify a nude man who was found asleep on a dock during the broiling Texas heat wave and has been hospitalized with second degree burns over 40 percent of his body. The man claims to not know who he is, police said. "Our victim was altered. He didn't know his name, who he was or how he got there. He was found without an ID or possessions of any sort," said Warren Hassinger, spokesman for the Austin-Travis County EMS. His burns were so severe that the man was airlifted by helicopter to an area hospital.
  • Russian "Sunburn" anti-ship missle threat neutralized...

    08/18/2003 8:20:55 PM PDT · by 1stFreedom · 74 replies · 21,021+ views
    Multiple | 1stFreedom
    This is the headline that should have been Instead, the headlines stated that Raytheon rolled out the SeaRAM anti-ship missle defense system. What is significant about this anti-missile defense system is that it can defeat the Mach 2.5 Russian "Sunburn" anti-ship missle. Until the rollout of the SeaRAM, the Russians have enjoyed a very dangerous advantage in anti-ship missile technology. In order to destablize the power of the United States, the Russians have been selling the Sunburn missles to China. The Russians have refused to sell them to the West, and despite the best efforts of it's spies, the west...
  • Black Raspberries May Protect Skin From Sun Damage

    07/11/2007 4:28:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 289+ views
    ABC7 ^ | July 10, 2007 | Denise Dador
    Extract Appears to Stop Skin From Swelling Into SunburnScientists are getting closer to figure out how you may be able to reverse sunburn and why women may have thicker skin than men when it comes to the sun. New findings suggest antioxidants have a lot to do with whether you get sunburn or not. The more burns you get, the higher your chance of getting skin cancer. We all know the importance of sunscreen, but now researchers say a tasty and healthy summertime treat may boost its protection. Little Lauren is following in her dad's footsteps, although she's starting at...
  • Sunscreen chemicals disrupt thyroid in rats - may be dangerous for people with thyroid problems

    04/05/2006 2:56:25 AM PDT · by S0122017 · 9 replies · 705+ views
    Sunscreen chemicals disrupt thyroid in rats Chemicals found in many sunscreens can disrupt the production of thyroid hormone in rats, researchers report. Their study raises concerns that chemicals that absorb ultraviolet light could damage the thyroid in people. The thyroid gland is located in the neck and secretes hormones that affect growth and metabolism. UV light from the Sun can potentially cause skin cancer. But studies on the chemicals that block UV have already raised concerns over side effects. In 2001 Swiss researchers reported that 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC), among other sunscreen chemicals, mimicks the reproductive hormone oestrogen and accelerates the...
  • Light bulb malfunction sends 18 to hospital with radiation burns

    09/15/2005 6:50:46 AM PDT · by rawhide · 66 replies · 2,633+ views ^ | 09/14/05 | Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A malfunctioning light bulb in an elementary school gym exposed more than 100 people to short-wave radiation for an hour, sending 18 to the hospital with severe sunburns and swollen eyes. The incident occurred during a 9/11 memorial service held Friday afternoon at the Baker Elementary School in Columbia. Attendees, many of whom were veterans, said that they started to feel symptoms soon after the event began. "While I was sitting in the auditorium, my forehead started itching real bad," said Fred Young, 73. "When I got home I looked into the mirror and my face looked...
  • New bikini will stop sunburn

    08/11/2005 4:45:58 AM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies · 1,103+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | August 11, 2005
    A BIKINI which bleeps every 15 minutes to prevent holidaymakers from sleeping in the sun is to be shown off in Britain today. The invention could stop the traditional ghastly seaside sight of bright-red Britons on beaches across the world. New Look, Britain's third-biggest women's clothes retailer, was to launch the Tan-Timer Bikini on Brighton beach on the south coast. About 59 per cent of Britons admit to nodding off in the sun, so the electronic device, which attaches to the swimsuit, bleeps every quarter of an hour to remind dozy Brits to wake up and seek shade or roll...
  • Sunlight prevents cancer

    03/23/2005 12:12:22 PM PST · by familyop · 4 replies · 300+ views ^ | 23MAR05 |
    The health of the public is being put at risk by recommendations to cover up and stay out of the sun in the UK. These recommendations, which are part of Cancer Research UK's SunSmart programme, increase the risk of several types of cancer, and may also increase deaths from melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Increased exposure to sunlight or greater intake of vitamin D has been found to reduce the risk of five common cancers in case/control studies. These are cancer of the colon, breast, ovary, prostate and lymphoma. Additional evidence based on differences in incidence...
  • Civic Center closed while 'sunburn' cases are probed

    10/09/2004 9:21:42 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 579+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Saturday, October 9, 2004 | Bob Stiles
    The Monessen Civic Center was closed Friday until authorities can figure out what caused several people who were attending a book fair there last week to experience problems with their eyes and "sunburned skin." Mayor John DeLuca said yesterday that the decision to shut down the center was made during a meeting between city council and the city's civic and recreation authority. "Just to play it safe, we're doing this," he said. "We want the (state) Department of Health to come in and look it over." At least five people who attended the Oct. 2 book fair sponsored by the...
  • Homeschool Haven Beach Party

    06/16/2004 7:23:13 AM PDT · by LadyShallott · 7 replies · 260+ views
    June 16, 2004 | LadyShallott
    Summer is right around the corner and family vacations are being planned. We will soon hear the chorus of "Mom are we there yet?" and "Dad I need to go to the bathroom". In honor of the homeschoolers who have worked so hard this year, we are having a beach party! Bring your sunscreen and sunglasses...we are going to get sand in our shorts. :) CurriculumLearn About The Sun NASA Lesson About The Sun Identifying Seashells CraftsFoam Sun Visors Beaded Sunglass Strap Bring Your Sandcastles Home! I am sure that so many of you had more to add to...

    05/10/2002 10:30:24 AM PDT · by firebrand · 125 replies · 869+ views
    We will rally outside the Fashion Institute of Technology, 27th Street and 8th Avenue, NYC, to show our patriotism and our support of our military, on June 1, 2002. This rally is sponsored by the Tri-State (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) Chapter of FR and is part of Operation Enduring Freedom. It is in response to an all-day conference at FIT sponsored by the International Action Center.Cacique has done a wonderful flyer, which he handed out last night at the Young Republican club meeting, and he will soon have it in PDF format so that we can copy it and...
  • Nuclear Arms Race in Asia

    10/09/2002 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 302+ views ^ | Oct. 10, 2002 | Charles R. Smith
    Pakistan and China Seek Advanced Missiles Rivals Pakistan and India have launched a new series of missile tests, increasing the threat of war between the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors. India said it conducted two tests last week of its short-range "Akash" surface-to-air missile without fanfare. Indian Defense Minister George Fernandes defended the missile tests, blaming China for the growing tension between India and Pakistan. "China is not only economically stronger, but has conducted nuclear tests much before us. They are also well armed. Pakistan's arrogance is because of China's backing," stated Fernandes. "To tackle the situation today we must...
  • China Develops Threatening Naval Force Against Taiwan

    09/16/2002 2:02:52 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 5 replies · 498+ views
    Navy News and Undersea Technology | September 16, 2002 | Samuel Loring Morison
    China is developing larger surface ships, ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN) and conventional submarines, so it will be able to blockade Taiwan and deter any involvement of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in the Taiwan Strait by the end of this decade. For this purpose, the development of SSBN's has been given priority, to build up a nuclear deterrence. In 2001, after seven years of refit and modernization work, China's single SSBN of the Xia Class, Type 092G (G: Gai Lian, meaning modification) was re-commissioned. It is believed the vessel received the JL-1A ballistic missile, the effective...
  • Sunburned Kids' Mom Defends Herself

    08/22/2002 7:16:08 AM PDT · by kattracks · 63 replies · 386+ views
    AP | 8/22/02
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Aug 22, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- A day after being abruptly released from jail, a woman who allegedly allowed her children to become severely sunburned said Thursday she didn't do anything wrong. Eve Hibbits, who had been jailed eight days, appeared on NBC's "Today" show one day after prosecutors dropped three felony counts, replacing them with a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment. Authorities said her three children were not as severely injured as officials had believed. Hibbits was arrested Aug. 14, the day after a sheriff's deputy noticed her 2-year-old daughter, Rose, and 10-month-old twin...
  • Mom Charged with Allowing Kids to Sunburn

    08/20/2002 1:27:30 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 32 replies · 503+ views
    Mother Faces Charges for Allowing Kids to Get Sunburned Tuesday, August 20, 2002 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A woman was arrested on felony charges for allegedly letting her three children get so severely sunburned they looked like they "were dipped in red paint." Eve Hibbits was arrested a week ago on three counts of child endangerment, said Sheriff Fred Abdalla. She remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $15,000 bail. Abdalla said a deputy noticed her 2-year-old daughter and 10-month-old twin boys had severely sunburned faces at the Jefferson County Fair. "She pushed her kids around the fairground all day last...