Wealth May Buy More Skin Cancer

A California study has found that girls and young women who live in wealthier neighborhoods enjoy more recreation in the sun. As a result, they have a higher risk of melanoma, an often-deadly skin cancer. Researchers suggested that this segment of the population can afford to buy more time at the beach, on the ski slopes, tennis courts and even gardening–thus increasing their exposure to UV-B.

PositiveTip: When in the sun for any extended period of time, use adequate sun-blocking creams on exposed skin to reduce the risk of melanoma.