HEALTH NOTES: One in 10 Brits have never used sunscreen – say it’s ‘boring’
One in ten British men have never used sunscreen, according to a survey.
Reasons given included finding the app “boring” and believing the sun was not strong enough to cause damage.
Despite this, 80 percent of the 2,000 people surveyed knew that sunburn increases the risk of cancer.
Research commissioned by Nivea and Cancer Research UK shows that almost nine out of ten cases of melanoma skin cancer could be prevented simply by wearing sunscreen.
Those who burn themselves once every two years are three times more likely to develop melanoma.
The neck is the most common area of the body for men to burn, followed by the scalp and back.
One in ten British men claimed they never used sunscreen, with many claiming it was “boring” despite the protection it provides against skin cancer.
Research shows that nearly nine out of ten cases of melanoma, a skin cancer, could be prevented simply by wearing sunscreen
The NHS has launched a new website to support carers who care for people with eating disorders.
mindedhub.org.uk offers information on everything from little-known physical symptoms such as skin damage to effective treatments.
In addition to advice for parents looking after children, there are detailed instructions for adults.
This online tool has been created by some of the UK’s leading eating disorder psychiatrists to offer support while patients wait for specialist treatment.
The number of children and young people waiting for treatment for eating disorders has quadrupled since 2020.
At least 1.2 million Britons suffer from an eating disorder such as bulimia, binge eating or anorexia, the deadliest form.
A new type of MRI scan could be used to reveal a hidden but deadly heart condition. Every year around 1,000 Britons are diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, where a harmful protein called amyloid builds up in the heart muscle.
If left untreated, the heart stiffens and is unable to pump blood around the body effectively, leading to heart failure. Symptoms such as shortness of breath are often mistaken for other heart conditions.
British experts have now developed a new imaging technique that uses radio waves to measure the space between cells in the heart where amyloid collects and identify the extent of the disease. A quick diagnosis means patients can start chemotherapy, which is effective at removing the protein.
French scientists have discovered why work exhausts you. The study found that after a period of prolonged concentration, the toxic compound builds up in the brain. Glutamate, also found in milk and cheese, collects in the frontal regions of the brain and triggers signals that trigger fatigue.
In a study published in the journal Current Biology, 20 volunteers were given easy tasks and 20 were given difficult tasks. Those in the second group developed high levels of glutamate in the prefrontal cortex – the part of the brain responsible for concentration.
The study found that after a period of prolonged concentration, the toxic compound builds up in the brain. Glutamate, also found in milk and cheese, collects in the frontal regions of the brain and triggers signals that cause fatigue.