Beware! UV Rays Of The Sun Can Actually Damage Your Eyes: What You Should Know

Beware! UV Rays Of The Sun Can Actually Damage Your Eyes: What You Should Know

Not only can the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays harm your skin, they can damage your eyes as well. For protection, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology, wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Retailers say that requires a rating of UV400 or higher. Over time, sun exposure can increase your chances of developing eye disease such as cataracts, growths on the eye, macular degeneration and even a rare form of cancer, ocular melanoma, according to the academy. In addition, eye “sunburn” — known…

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Soak up the sun. It can reduce risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis

Soak up the sun. It can reduce risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis

People living in areas which receive more of the Sun’s rays are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, says a study. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibres and causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of your body. Ultimately, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged, according to the Mayo Clinic in the US. The findings published in the journal Neurology suggest that adequate exposure to the Sun in childhood and…

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Sun Bathing May Help Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease: Study

Sun Bathing May Help Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease: Study

Sun bathing and vitamin D supplements may be feasible and affordable approaches to improve or even prevent metabolic syndromes which pose a risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has claimed. It is well known that a diet high in fat can trigger a metabolic syndrome. Scientists have now discovered that vitamin D deficiency is necessary for this syndrome to progress in mice, with underlying disturbances in gut bacteria. “Based on this study, we believe that keeping vitamin D levels high, either through sun exposure, diet or supplementation,…

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