ICYMI: June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

Feature Story

Wearable Devices to Prevent Sunburn

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (The New York Times) — Could new technology succeed where years of public health messages, doctor warnings and nagging moms have failed — to keep us safe from too much sun?

We have all heard about the devastating effects of ultraviolet radiation. It burns, ages, wrinkles, and can even cause cancer. There are 3.5 million cases of skin cancer in the United States each year, yet fewer than one third of people use sunscreen regularly, according to a May report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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