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 Revised sunscreen labels help consumers A new survey finds that 1 in 7 products still claim an 'SPF' rating of 50 or higher. 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 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. 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. 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. Packaging may pump-up kids' sunscreen use Kids using a pump dispenser applied the most sunscreen in a new Australian study, but they still used less than half the amount needed for full protection. Using vanity to reduce teen sun exposure Doctors should appeal to young people's vanity to convince them to reduce their sun exposure, the US Preventive Services Task Force says in draft recommendations. Cancer patients at risk for sun damage Cancer patients are at greater risk for sun damage and need to be extra vigilant about sun safety, researchers say. “ Latest comment on Health24 Maarten Slabbert says... Yeah right. I hope that who evr wrote this sanctimonious hog wash sits back and reads it again. What utter claptrap. Channel your anger, take a step back from your view... Anger management for guys ” Tanning salon tax no deterrent A 10% federal tax, imposed on tanning salons in 2010 as part of the US Affordable Care Act, does not seem to deter those who like the bronzed look all year long, a new study finds. Self tan users stay out of sun Women who use sunless tanning lotions and gels tend to cut back on outdoor sunbathing and trips to tanning beds, according to a new study from Georgia. Indoor tanning may be addictive Frequent indoor tanners may exhibit brain changes that are similar to those seen among people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, according to a new study. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.