Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Cutting Edge

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Cutting Edge

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Researchers at San Diego State University may have found the secret to helping the immune system fight offflu before you even get sick. The study found that a powerful synthetic protein, EP67 is able to activate the innate immune system within two hours of being administered.

Innate immune induction and influenza protection elicited by a response-selective agonist of human C5a. PLoS ONE, 2012; 7(7): e40303

New research has found that there is no such thing as a safe tan. According to Researchers at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UV-induced melanin formation (tanning), traditionally thought to protect against skin cancer, has now been shown to be directly involved in melanoma formation in mammals. Cream up!

Melanoma induction by ultraviolet A but not ultraviolet B radiation requires melanin pigment. Nature Communications, 2012; 3: 884

According to a new study we should cut the amount of time we sit down for if we want to live longer. …

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