Home > Lifestyle > Sun Sun All sections in Sun » About the sun » Artificial tanning » Global warming » Health tips » Skin cancer » Suncare » The sun and your kids » Why we need the sun » Your skin and the sun » Sun News Sunglasses can save your eyes Wearing sunglasses is much more than a fashion statement. They can protect your eyes and potentially save your eyesight. Sun News Scientists find gene linked to 'tanning addiction' Understanding the biology behind dependence on tanning is important because of rising skin cancer rates, experts say. More in Sun News Sun activity at birth may determine lifespan 1 in 4 sunscreens lacks protection People with melanoma don't stay out of the sun Molecule behind sunburn pain identified Why we need the sun The sun: essential for life on earth Life as we know it would not be possible without the heat and light of the sun. See all Why we need the sun » Suncare How does sunscreen work? It's supposed to keep the harmful rays of the sun off your skin. So how does it work, anyway? See all Suncare » About the sun Facts about the sun The sun is the only gigantic ball of superheated gas in our neighbourhood. It’s a massive nuclear reactor 12 000 times the size of the earth. See all About the sun » Take action Subscribe Newsletter » Like Health24 on Faceboook » Quiz Test your sun sense » Types of cancer prevalent in SA men Types of cancer prevalent in SA women The sun and your kids Relieving sunburn in children Children can get seriously sunburnt. Here are some tips to bring relief. See all The sun and your kids » News 1 in 4 sunscreens lacks protection It was recently found that one in every four sunscreen products endorsed by CANSA is lacking when it comes to offering adequate protection against the sun. See all News » Global warming What is global warming? When we burn fossil fuels to run our cars, homes and industries, we produce increased amounts of carbon dioxide and other gases that persist in the atmosphere and trap heat. See all Global warming » advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.