Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Monday, April 27, 2015   

Take cover!
We know to stay out of the sun on a bright summer day but actually, there is another ray that is just as damaging. In contrast to UVB rays, which are present around summer and around noon, UVA rays are available all year round.

Terracota warrior
For the perfect sun-kissed summer look, Guerlain has introduced its Terracotta Sun range of cosmetics.

Detect cancer through your smartphone
A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology that may be useful in remote areas, US researchers said.

Food for thought
It's strange to hear of a chef fighting against food but that is just what Jamie Oliver is doing. The English celebrity chef is not against food per se - just the wrong kind of food.

Keep plenty in bone bank
Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it, my mom used to say. That's why we always had plenty of food for holidays ... and why I still tend to overpack when I travel.

For sensitive souls
German skin-care brand Lavera relaunched one of its popular product lines - basis Sensitiv - this month. The organic products are dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.

White nights
Did you know that sun damage continues even after the sun has gone down? Melanin is one of the skin's natural protective mechanisms against damaging ultraviolet rays - but it is also the main culprit behind pigmentation. Although melanin production is stimulated by sun rays, it continues throughout the night.

Winning a clone war
Clad in white lab coats, blue gloves and safety goggles, scientists are buzzing around a lab at Hospira. One lifts a vial to eye level as he uses a syringe to fill it with a clear solution. Another loads a tray into a machine that will test the makeup of a vial's delicate contents.

Check mate
Burberry's spring makeup line is inspired by its Spring/Summer collection. Entitled "The Birds and The Bees," it is developed by makeup artistic consultant Wendy Rowe and composed of four main features:

Outbreaks imminent
The man wasn't any sicker at first than many of the other patients arriving at University of Kansas Hospital, infectious disease specialist Dana Hawkinson recalls.

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