Sunscreen shields important anti-cancer gene
Researchers who conducted the world's first study to assess the molecular impact of sunscreen found it offers 100% protection against all three types of skin cancer — basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. In the study published in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, researchers found sunscreen prevents damage to a key anti-cancer gene known as p53.
There is lots of evidence that sunscreen stops skin from getting sunburn, but not much is known — although there is much speculation — about whether it can prevent skin cancers.
Citrus fruits may prevent kidney cysts
Scientists have discovered that a component found in grapefruit and other citrus fruits may successfully block the development of kidney cysts, according to a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.