Your Health: Apr. 15, 2002

GOOD NEWS

RAY OF SUNSHINE? Given the sun's well-documented link to skin cancer, we should avoid it at all costs, right? Not necessarily. A preliminary study suggests that working outdoors or living in a sunny climate may reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers. Possible reason: the sun triggers the production of vitamin D, which may slow cancer-cell division. But remember, don't hang out in the sun without adequate protection.

BAD NEWS

COASTAL DISTURBANCES The waters along America's coastline may look inviting, but don't be fooled. In a new report, the EPA finds that 34% of the nation's coastal waters...

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