Sunlight may help ward off rheumatoid arthritis in women ( UVB light )

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Use of sunblock could lessen protective effects, suggest authors [Exposure to ultraviolet-B and risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis among women in the Nurses’ Health Study Online First doi 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-202302] Regular exposure to sunlight—specifically ultraviolet B (UVB)—may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, indicates a large long…

So that’s why we’re allergic to sun creams

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Isabella Karlsson isabella.karlsson@chem.gu.se 46-317-869-108 University of Gothenburg What happens to sunscreens when they are exposed to sunlight? And how is the skin affected by the degradation products that form? This has been the subject of research at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology that will be…

Antioxidant found in berries, other foods prevents UV skin damage that leads to wrinkles: ellagic acid,

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sylvia Wrobel ebpress@gmail.com 770-722-0155 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Using a topical application of the antioxidant ellagic acid, researchers at Hallym University in the Republic of Korea markedly prevented collagen destruction and inflammatory response – major causes of wrinkles — in both human skin cells and the…

Eat your way to a facelift: Watercress is the latest wonder food in battle against ageing

Study showed 10 out of 11 females experienced  visible improvements to their skin 7 out of 11 saw an improvement in their  wrinkles Watercress contains  more  vitamin C than oranges, four times more beta-carotene and vitamin A than  apples, tomatoes and broccoli By Bianca London PUBLISHED:11:17 EST, 12  October 2012| UPDATED:11:17 EST, 12 October 2012…

First study investigating possible link between sunscreen ingredient and endometriosis

Scientists are reporting a possible link between the use of sunscreen containing a certain ingredient that mimics the effects of the female sex hormone estrogen and an increased risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus. They describe the report, published in ACS’ journal Environmental Science…