What a Great Dog! Training Center will host a Scoops for Scoobies! Ice Cream Bar from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at both locations. There will be multiple flavors of Puppy Scoops ice cream, while supplies last, and a toppings bar, along with discounts. 10550 John W. Elliott Drive, Suite 200, in Frisco and 655 N. Glenville Drive, #100, in Richardson. Free. whatagreatdog.com. Also on the schedule•The city's annual Dog Days of Summer, a series of canine-related events, is continuing with a Flick With Fido screening at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Bedford Bark Park, 3200 Meadow Park Drive. This year's movie is Marmaduke, and there will be free dinner from In-N-Out Burger. Organizers recommend bringing lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. They will wrap up with a Woofstock concert Aug. 10. Free, with donations collected for the dog park. 817-952-2323. facebook.com/bedfordparksandrecreation.•The Levitt Pavilion's summer concert series continues with Tameca Jones on Friday, Dalton Domino … [Read more...] about Dog About Town: Going out for ice cream and more things to do
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Having had skin cancer twice — once on her arm as a teenager and another on her back, four decades later — Lavinia Newlands was understandably nervous when, two years ago, she developed a raised brown patch just above her lip. There was also a smaller rough patch under her right eye (which she could feel but was difficult to see in the mirror). They’d slowly emerged over months. Neither looked like the skin cancers she’d had before: these had been basal cell carcinomas (BCC), which typically form red, scaly patches that can ulcerate and scab. But Lavinia, 62, was concerned, and feared more bad news — not least because she’d often had sunburn as a child. ‘I grew up in a generation who didn’t know about sunscreens,’ she says. ‘I spent summers on British bucket-and-spade holidays, running around all day outside without any form of sun protection. I remember peeling off my swimming costume and howling as my skin was so sore from … [Read more...] about Is this proof the NHS wonder cream can reverse sun damage?
Motorists are being warned journeys could take three times longer than normal on Good Friday as millions of people embark on an Easter getaway. An estimated 4.4million people will take to the UK's roads for a staycation today, with the worst jams expected between 11am and 4.30pm, according to research by the RAC and traffic information supplier Inrix. For those staying in the UK, the Met Office is predicting temperatures could soar to a toasty 77F for the four-day weekend, as forecasters estimate that the long weekend could see some of the hottest temperatures of the year. The record temperature for Easter Sunday in the UK since Met Office records began in 1841 was 77.54F (25.3C) in Solent, Hampshire in April 2011. Widespread train disruption will force millions of extra people onto the UK's roads on what is already one of the busiest times of the year (pictured, the M25 yesterday) Traffic was backed up in both directions on … [Read more...] about Motorists warned journeys could take THREE TIMES longer than normal
Many women rely on SPF moisturisers to keep their skin hydrated, reduce their risk of cancer and keep them looking young. But a study suggests these lotions may fail to protect us against skin cancer. Researchers from the UK suggest 16.6 per cent of the face is missed when we apply creams with added SPF. This is compared to just 11.1 per cent of the face being missed when using conventional sunscreen. A difference in the consistency of the cream or packaging between the products may be to blame, the scientists said. They worry many of us may be overindulging in the sun without realising vulnerable areas of our face are unprotected. The left image shows one of the study's participants after she applied sunscreen, was exposed to ultra-violet radiation and photographed with a UV-sensitive camera. The darker areas are those that are better protected. The same participant is seen right after applying a moisturiser with the same SPF added to its formula The research was carried … [Read more...] about SPF moisturisers do not protect against cancer as well as sunscreen
Story highlights Two forms of UV rays can damage your skin, causing wrinkles and cancers SPF isn't about how long you're exposed to the sun; it's a percentage of rays blocked (CNN)Whether you're preparing for a day at the beach or an outdoor picnic this summer, make sure to put sun protection on your to-do list. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and UV light exposure is its most preventable risk factor. But according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, over a third of adults reported having a sunburn, the skin's natural response to UV damage, in the previous year. Here's what you'll need to know to protect your skin against damage. How to prevent sunburn A common misconception is that the only way to protect against UV radiation is by wearing sunscreen, says Dawn Holman, a behavioral scientist at the CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Instead, she recommends using a "layered approach": combining sunscreen … [Read more...] about Sunscreen 101: Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care