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Tips For Lowering Risk of Skin Cancer

Protecting yourself against skin cancer involves more than just staying out of the sun. The right diet could mean the difference between life and death, MiNDFOOD reports.

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A lack of sun in winter is not to blame for Seasonal Affective Disorder

A long, dark winter can be mentally and physically exhausting, but recent research challenges the idea that it makes people depressed. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is commonly […]

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MiNDFOOD Radio: Sarah Harvey on Summer Skin

MiNDFOOD Senior Writer Sarah Harvey talks about the dangers of our glaring sun, our growing skin cancer rates and what we can do to combat this.

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Summer’s Hair

“Summer can be hard on hair because we’re outside a lot; there’s the sea, sun, wind and chlorinated pools to think about,” says […]

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Chasing the sun

Around the world, warm-weather enthusiasts are making the case for year-round daylight savings. But what are the benefits of extended hours of sunshine?

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Wearable technology that measures optimum UV exposure

A new device has launched to help users safely get what they need from the sun

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Redheads under threat as the climate heats up

Experts warn redheads could be facing extinction with rising temperatures to blame.

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Australians catch a celestial light show

Australians caught a glimpse of a celestial light show last night, when a pink room rose for a total lunar eclipse.

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Late summer savers

Protection Lancome’s Sun BB Cream is a clever new product that combines a self-tanner with a lightly-tinted foundation, and high […]

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Re-thinking the sun

If you think you know everything about staying safe in the sun, think again. MiNDFOOD talks to Dr David E. Fisher, chief of Harvard’s Department of Dermatology and leading melanoma expert, during a Shiseido symposium on UV exposure.

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Sun mirrors brighten dark Norwegian town

Three giant mirrors have been placed on a mountain top to bring some much needed sunlight to residents of a shaded Norwegian town.

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Scientists forecast end of our world

Scientists have calculated the habitable lifespan of Earth, and it may not be as long as we think.

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Slip, slop, and slap some broccoli onto your skin

A new study suggests that rubbing broccoli into the skin is just as effective as sunscreen in reducing a person’s chance of developing skin cancer.

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Sun Salutations

Whether you want to improve your digestion, gain flexibility or reduce stress, this basic five-step yoga sequence can help.

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20 minutes of sunlight may lower blood pressure

A UK study has found that exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Solar-Powered Plane Completes First Leg Of Trip

A solar-powered plane completed an 18-hour journey on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the US with no fuel but the sun’s energy.

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Umbrellas – more than a rain shield

When it comes to sheltering yourself from the sun, look to the humble umbrella, researchers say.

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8 Tips for Reducing Skin Ageing

We all love the sun, but harsh UV rays and other environmental factors can leave your skin looking and feeling weathered. Follow these simple tips on how to reduce your skin’s ageing process.

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No Tan Jan

For some, summer just wouldn’t be the same with out a sun-kissed tan. But one organisation is asking us to “fake it don’t bake it” this January.

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Protect your skin from the festive season

The festive season is here, and with it comes a multitude of threats to your skin – from sun damage, to alcohol-induced blotchiness. Dr Farah Meher-Homji shares her essential beauty tips.

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Sun Sensibility

Every year more than 10,000 Australians are treated for melanoma, 27 people a day, and 1,200 will lose their lives to it. Kerryn Grieves, head of research at Sun Sensibility, tells us about the research in the field and the inroads that are being made.

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Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation

Louise White lost her daughter to a melanoma, aged 27, in 2006. She is now the founder of the Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation.

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Beach trend alert: the facekini

Hitting the beaches of China’s Shandong province is the “facekini” craze that protects its wearer from much disdained UV radiation

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NASA delivers high-def view of Venus transit

Instruments aboard NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have captured stunning images of the June 5 and 6 transit of Venus across the Sun. The images give a fine detail view of an event that will not happen again until 2117.

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