Home > Lifestyle > Sun > News News 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 Scientists find gene linked to 'tanning addiction' Understanding the biology behind dependence on tanning is important because of rising skin cancer rates, experts say. 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 Sun activity at birth may determine lifespan Norwegian scientists found that people born during periods of solar calm may live longer than those who enter the world when the sun is feisty. 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. People with melanoma don't stay out of the sun People with the most dangerous type of skin cancer tend to stay out of the sun the year after being diagnosed, but it doesn't last. Sunscreen may be a fire hazard Certain sunscreen sprays worn close to an open flame may catch alight, the US Food and Drug Administration warns. Revised sunscreen labels help consumers A new survey finds that 1 in 7 products still claim an 'SPF' rating of 50 or higher. Only 1 in 4 young teens uses sunscreen Despite the fact that sunburn in childhood greatly raises a person's lifelong risk for skin cancer, just 25% of 14-year-olds in a new US study said they used sunscreen regularly. “ Latest comment on Health24 Lana Cilliers says... Alfons..... youre a sexist pig How drinking devastates the Western Cape ” Molecule behind sunburn pain identified Sunburn redness and pain is caused by a molecule that is abundant in the outermost layers of cells in the skin, a new study finds. Sunscreen slows skin ageing Want younger-looking skin? Sunscreen slows ageing, if used often enough, research shows. Sun’s health effects to be studied Researchers are going to investigate how extreme sun exposure affects general health and HIV/Aids among South Africans, an expert said. load more articles 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.