Scientists Discover Why Sunburn Hurts

Scientists at King’s College London have pinpointed the exact molecule that causes the stinging, tender pain of sunburn. Targeting the molecule could help pave the way to more effective pain treatments, not only for sunburn but …

Dermatologist susses sunscreen cancer risk

Since last July the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has had data from studies examining a potential correlation between retinyl palmitate, a common chemical in sunscreen, and elevated cancer risk in lab rats, the agency has been slow to interpret the findings and offer guidance to the public, charges Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). …

The sunburn forecast

Wondering which days are safest to be out in the sun? If you live in the U.S., you can check out the SunWise ultraviolet forecast, based on predictions from the National Weather Center. Looks like this weekend will be a scorcher!

Plug in a zip code or a city and a state, and the UV forecast will tell you how intense the sun’s rays …

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