Just like black has the power to make you look thin, tan skin has a way of covering imperfections on the skin’s surface, and the dark, smooth appearance might make you look more fit, too. Of course, just because tanning makes you look toned, doesn’t mean you should hit the tanning bed or go out […]
Have you ever wondered how you tan, or why it is that some people tan (or burn) easier than others? The sun creates UV light which is divided into 2 categories: UVA or UVB.
In the tanning process, UVA rays oxidize melanin, the browning pigment that tans the skin. On the other hand, UVB rays trigger […]
For years, experts and people with psoriasis scratched their heads in despair over medical science’s inability to fight this troubling skin disease. Then groundbreaking research by Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D., director of the General Clinical Research Center and chief of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Boston University Medical Center, unleashed the […]
In the latest study, Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, of the University of Minnesota Medical School found a much higher incidence of vitamin D deficiency in the patients with unexplained muscle and skeletal pain than expected, regardless of their ages.
All of the African Americans, East Africans, Hispanics, and Native Americans who participated in the study were […]
Women who get lots of vitamin D are less likely to develop breast cancer, suggests a pair of studies that add to the already strong evidence that the “sunshine vitamin” helps prevent many types of cancer.
High levels of vitamin D translated to a 50 percent lower risk of breast cancer, one study found. Even modestly […]
Living in a sunnier climate may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to US researchers.
Their study of more than 200,000 women, published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, suggested a link between sunlight and the risk of developing the disease.
They speculated that vitamin D, which is produced in sunlight, may protect […]