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'Feel-Good Hormones' Make Sun Exposure Addictive, Study Suggests

'Feel-Good Hormones' Make Sun Exposure Addictive, Study Suggests | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"When the sun is shining, many of us are unable to resist a trip to the beach to soak up the rays, despite recommendations that we should cover up to reduce the risk of skin cancer. And now, researchers have discovered why; ultraviolet radiation from the sun releases endorphins - "feel-good" hormones - that act like a drug, making exposure to sunlight addictive."

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Medical News Today  |  Jun 20, 2014

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Blistering Sunburns in Adolescence Linked with 80% Higher Risk for Melanoma

Blistering Sunburns in Adolescence Linked with 80% Higher Risk for Melanoma | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"The risk for developing melanoma is significantly linked with severe sunburns before age 20 years among young white women, according to recent findings.


"Specifically, the risk for onset of melanoma in adulthood was increased by 80% among those who suffered at least five blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 years."

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Healio  |  May 29, 2014

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