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Sun Exposure and Long-Distance Runners on the Spanish Costa del Sol: Habits, Attitudes, and Knowledge.

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2021 Jun 15;112(6):541-545. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Servicio de Dermatología, Agencia Sanitaria Costa del Sol, Marbella, Málaga, Spain.

Exposure to UV radiation during the practice of sports in the open air is especially high in sustained recreational activities such as long-distance running. UV exposure increases skin photoaging and the incidence of skin cancer. This study aimed to describe habits and attitudes related to sun exposure among long-distance runners in our area of southern Spain as well as to evaluate the runners' knowledge of exposure. Read More

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UV Index Does Not Predict Ocular Ultraviolet Exposure.

Transl Vis Sci Technol 2021 Jun;10(7)

Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University, Kahoku, Ishikawa, Japan.

Purpose: The ultraviolet index (UVI), available online, is an international linear scale of levels from 0 to 13+ that warns about the risk of sunburn; however, it does not address the risk to eyes. Our purpose was to develop a useful instrument to warn the public against ocular ultraviolet (OUV) exposure and to serve as a tool for researching UV-induced ocular diseases.

Methods: A rotating model head that included ultraviolet B (UVB) sensors documented UV irradiance at the crown and at the eyes spanning eight azimuths from sunrise to sunset under different climatic conditions in each season. Read More

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Changes in sun protection behaviours, sun exposure and shade availability among adults, children and adolescents in New South Wales, 2003-2016.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2021 May 24. Epub 2021 May 24.

Daffodil Centre, The University of Sydney, a joint venture with Cancer Council NSW.

Objective: To inform skin cancer prevention policies and campaigns, we investigated changes over time in sun protection behaviours, sunburn, sun exposure and shade availability in public spaces among people living in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, between 2003 and 2016.

Methods: We analysed cross-sectional data from the NSW Population Health Survey collected in 2003, 2007, 2014 and 2016, which included approximately 15,000 respondents of all ages in each year. Logistic regression models were used to analyse overall changes over time and for different age, sex and sociodemographic groups. Read More

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RPA facilitates rescue of keratinocytes from UVB radiation damage through insulin-like growth factor-I signalling.

J Cell Sci 2021 May 20. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India.

UVBR-induced photolesions in genomic DNA of keratinocytes impair cellular functions and potentially determine the cell fate post-irradiation. The ability of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) to rescue epidermal keratinocytes after photodamage via apoptosis prevention and photolesion removal was recently demonstrated using in vitro 2D and 3D skin models. Given the limited knowledge of specific signalling cascades contributing to post-UVBR IGF-I effects, we used inhibitors to investigate the impact of blockade of various signalling mediators on IGF-I photoprotection. Read More

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Sensory neuron-derived TAFA4 promotes macrophage tissue repair functions.

Nature 2021 Jun 19;594(7861):94-99. Epub 2021 May 19.

Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, INSERM, CIML, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, Marseille, France.

Inflammation is a defence response to tissue damage that requires tight regulation in order to prevent impaired healing. Tissue-resident macrophages have a key role in tissue repair, but the precise molecular mechanisms that regulate the balance between inflammatory and pro-repair macrophage responses during healing remain poorly understood. Here we demonstrate a major role for sensory neurons in promoting the tissue-repair function of macrophages. Read More

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Sunburn frequency and risk and protective factors: a cross-sectional survey.

Dermatol Online J 2021 Apr 15;27(4). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Regional Telehealth Service, VA Southeast Network VISN 7, Decatur, GA.

Skin cancer prevention is at the forefront of public health as morbidity increases. Limited data exists on effective interventions to reduce sunburn frequency and modifiable risk factors. This research aims to determine an association between 1) demographic characteristics and outdoor sunburn frequency, and 2) sunburn frequency and sun-related risk and protective factors in a nationally representative, cross-sectional household survey. Read More

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Health Risks Associated With Excessive Exposure to Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Among Outdoor Workers in South Africa: An Overview.

Front Public Health 2021 28;9:678680. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Exposure of outdoor workers to high levels of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) poses significant, well-known health risks including skin cancer and eye diseases. In South Africa, little is known about how many workers are potentially overexposed to solar UVR and what the associated impacts on their health might be. In this overview, the geography and solar UVR environment in South Africa are considered, as well as the different outdoor occupational groups likely to be affected by excessive solar UVR exposure. Read More

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Vitamin D status in Armenian women: a stratified cross-sectional cluster analysis.

Eur J Clin Nutr 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Vitamin D plays a critical role in skeletal development and maintenance, thus sufficiency is an important goal for public health programs. Given the absence of foods fortified in vitamin D in Armenia, we hypothesized that vitamin D insufficiency would be widespread.

Methods: We conducted a random modified cluster model survey of vitamin D status of women in the country. Read More

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Sunburn Injuries Admitted to Burn Services in Australia and New Zealand.

JAMA Dermatol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Correlates of sun protection behaviors among melanoma survivors.

BMC Public Health 2021 05 8;21(1):882. Epub 2021 May 8.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, USA.

Background: The study objective was to assess potential correlates of sun protection behaviors among melanoma survivors.

Methods: Participants were 441 melanoma survivors recruited from three health centers and a state cancer registry in the United States. Sun protection behaviors (sunscreen, shade, protective shirts, and hats) were assessed through an online survey, as were potential correlates (demographic, melanoma risk, knowledge and beliefs, psychological and social influence factors). Read More

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Real-Time UV Measurement With a Sun Protection System for Warning Young Adults About Sunburn: Prospective Cohort Study.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021 05 6;9(5):e25895. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States.

Background: Melanoma is attributable to predisposing phenotypical factors, such as skin that easily sunburns and unprotected exposure to carcinogenic UV radiation. Reducing the proportion of young adults who get sunburned may reduce the incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Advances in technology have enabled the delivery of real-time UV light exposure and content-relevant health interventions. Read More

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Role of ingestible carotenoids in skin protection: A review of clinical evidence.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

IUF - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Carotenoids, a class of phytonutrients, have been well established to boost skin's innate resistance against ultraviolet (UV) B-induced erythema (sunburn). Many of the published clinical studies thus far have focused on the measurement of erythema as the primary clinical indicator of skin protection against UVB radiation. More recent studies have shown that carotenoid supplementation provides even more skin protection than previously shown as new clinical and molecular endpoints beyond UVB-induced erythema have been reported. Read More

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Effect of host plant on cornucopia of mango fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and their triumphant management in context of climate change.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2021 Apr 19;28(4):2366-2373. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Department Soil & Environmental Sciences, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan, Pakistan.

A study was performed to assess the preference of fourteen mango cultivars for fruit flies and their management by bagging. So the choice of Tephritid flies to mango cultivars during fruiting phase is crucial. Fourteen different cultivars of mango viz. Read More

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Birth cohort-specific trends of sun-related behaviors among individuals from an international consortium of melanoma-prone families.

BMC Public Health 2021 04 23;21(1):692. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Dermatology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Background: Individuals from melanoma-prone families have similar or reduced sun-protective behaviors compared to the general population. Studies on trends in sun-related behaviors have been temporally and geographically limited.

Methods: Individuals from an international consortium of melanoma-prone families (GenoMEL) were retrospectively asked about sunscreen use, sun exposure (time spent outside), sunburns, and sunbed use at several timepoints over their lifetime. Read More

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Prevalence of tanning equipment use among Canadians.

Prev Med Rep 2021 Jun 11;22:101356. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau, Population Studies Division at Health Canada, Canada.

The objective of this study was to collect prevalence estimates of indoor tanning usage and associated injuries in Canada. The rapid response component of the 2019 Canadian Community Health Survey collected data on the use of tanning equipment in the previous 12 months, including reasons for use, frequency/duration of use, precautions taken and adverse reactions or injuries. The 2019 research findings were as follows, an estimated 3. Read More

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Sun-related behaviors, attitudes and knowledge among paralympic sailors.

Disabil Health J 2021 Apr 4:101095. Epub 2021 Apr 4.

Dermatology Department, Costa del Sol Hospital, Marbella, Spain. Electronic address:

Background: Overexposure to sunlight is the main cause of skin cancer. Outdoor sports increased sun exposure times. Sun protection behaviors and attitudes are utmost importance to reduce sun exposure. Read More

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Effect of White Tea () Extract on Skin Wound Healing Process in Rats.

World J Plast Surg 2021 Jan;10(1):85-95

Medical Plants Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

Background: White tea () has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and a protective effect against wrinkles, sunburn and UV damages on the skin. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the effect of white tea extract on the healing process of skin wounds in rats.

Methods: This study was done in the Research Center of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran in 2019. Read More

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January 2021

Changes in Google search for "sunburn" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA.

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Mechanisms of Broad-Band UVB Irradiation‒Induced Itch in Mice.

J Invest Dermatol 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Department of Anesthesiology, Center for the Study of Itch & Sensory Disorders, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Although sunburn can produce severe uncontrollable itching, the underlying mechanisms of UV irradiation‒induced itch are poorly understood because of a lack of experimental animal models of sunburn itch. In this study, we established a sunburn-related mouse model and found that broad-band UVB irradiation elicited scratching but not wiping behavior in mice. Using a combination of live-cell calcium ion imaging and quantitative RT-PCR on dorsal root ganglion neurons, H&E staining, immunofluorescence staining of skin preparations, and behavioral testing, in combination with genetic and pharmacological approaches, we showed that TRPV1-positive dorsal root ganglion neurons but not mast cells are involved in broad-band UVB irradiation‒induced itch. Read More

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Photoprotection according to skin phototype and dermatoses: practical recommendations from an expert panel.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Increasing evidence on the impact of the different wavelengths of sunlight on the skin demonstrates the need for tailored recommendations of sunscreen according to skin phototype and dermatoses, which is now possible due to advances in the filters and formulations of sunscreens. A selective literature search was performed by an international expert panel, focusing on the type of sunscreen to recommend for photoaging, skin cancers, photodermatoses, pigmentary disorders and skin inflammatory disorders. Protection against ultraviolet (UV)B is especially important for light skin as there is a high risk of sunburn, DNA damage and skin cancers. Read More

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A Virtual Reality Game to Change Sun Protection Behavior and Prevent Cancer: User-Centered Design Approach.

JMIR Serious Games 2021 Mar 25;9(1):e24652. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Background: Public health sun safety campaigns introduced during the 1980s have successfully reduced skin cancer rates in Australia. Despite this success, high rates of sunburn continue to be reported by youth and young adults. As such, new strategies to reinforce sun protection approaches in this demographic are needed. Read More

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Photochemoprotective Potential of the Ethyl Acetate Fraction from Eugenia hiemalis Leaves and Its 2,6-Di-O-galloylarbutin Isolate Against UVB-Induced Photodamage.

Photochem Photobiol 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Departamento de Farmácia, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.

Intense and constant exposure to UVB radiation can lead to inflammation and oxidative stress, which are associated with many cutaneous disorders, including photoaging and skin cancer. Antioxidant plant materials that are rich in polyphenols, such as the ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) from Eugenia hiemalis leaves, and phenolic compounds represent a promising approach to protect the skin against UVB-induced damage. The present study evaluated the photochemoprotective potential of the EAF and its 2,6-di-O-galloylarbutin (1) isolate. Read More

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Diosmetin, a novel transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 antagonist, alleviates the UVB radiation-induced skin inflammation in mice.

Inflammopharmacology 2021 Mar 22. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Laboratory Neurotoxicity and Psychopharmacology, Graduate Program in Biological Sciences: Toxicological Biochemistry, Center of Natural and Exact Sciences, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

UVB radiation-mediated inflammation and the oxidative process involve the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channel activation in neuronal and non-neuronal cells. Once diosmetin has been identified as a novel TRPV1 antagonist, we evaluated the action of diosmetin from the inflammatory [ear oedema, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, histological changes, and cytokines levels] and oxidative [nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase and SOD activities] parameters in mice exposed to UVB radiation (0.5 j/cm). Read More

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Sun Exposure Prevention Practices Within U.S. Naval Aviation.

Mil Med 2021 Mar 22. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Dermatology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA 92134, USA.

Introduction: Occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation is a critical concern for those serving in the U.S. Military. Read More

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Protection Against Solar Ultraviolet Radiation in Outdoor Construction Workers: Study Protocol for a Non-randomized Controlled Intervention Study.

Front Public Health 2021 4;9:602933. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) incidence is increasing, and occupational solar exposure contributes greatly to the overall lifetime ultraviolet radiation (UVR) dose. This is reflected in an excess risk of NMSC showing up to three-fold increase in outdoor workers. Risk of NMSC can be reduced if appropriate measures to reduce UVR-exposure are taken. Read More

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Impact of organic manure on fruit set, fruit retention, yield, and nutritional status in pomegranate ( L. "Wonderful") under water and mineral fertilization deficits.

PeerJ 2021 3;9:e10979. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Soil Science Department/ College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This research was conducted on mature pomegranate ( L. "Wonderful") trees growing at a site located in North Coast, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt. The aim was to investigate the impacts of different irrigation regimes in combination with different fertilizer regimes on the fruit set, fruit retention, yield, and nutritional status of the trees. Read More

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A topical formulation containing quercetin-loaded microcapsules protects against oxidative and inflammatory skin alterations triggered by UVB irradiation: enhancement of activity by microencapsulation.

J Drug Target 2021 Mar 15:1-15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Departamento de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade Estadual de Londrina-UEL, Avenida Robert Koch, 60, Hospital Universitário, Londrina, Brazil.

Ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation causes free radical production, increase inflammation and oxidative stress, thus, supporting the use of antioxidants by topical administration as therapeutic approaches. Quercetin (QC) is a flavonoid with antioxidant activity, however, high liposolubility makes it difficult to remain in the viable skin layer. Thus, this study evaluated whether microencapsulation of QC would enhance its activity in comparison with the same dose of free QC (non-active dose) and unloaded-microcapsules added in formulation for topical administration in a mouse model of UVB irradiation targeting the skin. Read More

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Ultraviolet radiation and risk of cutaneous melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma in males and females in the Norwegian Offshore Petroleum Workers cohort.

Am J Ind Med 2021 Jun 8;64(6):496-510. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Research, Cancer Registry of Norway, Institute of Population-Based Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Increased risk of cutaneous melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has been reported among petroleum workers, but few studies include females, exposure data on ultraviolet radiation (UVR), and potential confounding factors. We aimed to examine UVR exposure in relation to risk of melanoma and SCC among male and female offshore petroleum workers. We also examined the association between UVR exposure and melanoma (Breslow) thickness. Read More

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