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A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
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micdotcom:

UV light shows hidden damage the sun is doing to your skin

Artist Thomas Leveritt set up a UV camera and a screen on the street and asked passersby if they wanted to check themselves out with it. The result, as you can see, was lots of freckles (and plenty of other hidden marks).
The next big surprise came when Leveritt offered them some sunscreen. Since the lotion blocks UV rays, you can see much more clearly how protective a layer can be. Watch how surprised the participants are at the difference.
Eye-opening video show’s what’s underneath

micdotcom:

UV light shows hidden damage the sun is doing to your skin

Artist Thomas Leveritt set up a UV camera and a screen on the street and asked passersby if they wanted to check themselves out with it. The result, as you can see, was lots of freckles (and plenty of other hidden marks).

The next big surprise came when Leveritt offered them some sunscreen. Since the lotion blocks UV rays, you can see much more clearly how protective a layer can be. Watch how surprised the participants are at the difference.

Eye-opening video show’s what’s underneath

micdotcom:

Aspirin may be the easiest way to prevent cancer

 A new paper in Annals of Oncology has demonstrated that simple taking an aspirin a day may help substantially reduce the risk of cancer.
As long as patients don’t have blood disorders (serious stomach bleeding is a potential concern), take blood thinning medication or are heavy drinkers or smokers, doctors think that the benefits outweigh the harms. and that the evidence demonstrates aspirin could be a major tool in the anti-cancer arsenal.
But you have to be a certain age | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Aspirin may be the easiest way to prevent cancer

 A new paper in Annals of Oncology has demonstrated that simple taking an aspirin a day may help substantially reduce the risk of cancer.

As long as patients don’t have blood disorders (serious stomach bleeding is a potential concern), take blood thinning medication or are heavy drinkers or smokers, doctors think that the benefits outweigh the harms. and that the evidence demonstrates aspirin could be a major tool in the anti-cancer arsenal.

But you have to be a certain age | Follow micdotcom

Truvada: It's Time To Take the Fucking Pill

Marijuana sends more people to the ER than heroin. But that's not the whole story.

The Overblown Stigma of Genital Herpes

Do Bisexuals Face More Health Risks?

There Is Only One Good Reason to Drink Coconut Water

Want to cut down on HIV infection rates? Decriminalize prostitution.

Why SPF doesn't really matter and other sunscreen facts

Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap

Fairfax County, Va., and McDowell County, W.Va., are separated by 350 miles, about a half-day’s drive. 

Residents of Fairfax County are among the longest-lived in the country: Men have an average life expectancy of 82 years and women, 85, about the same as in Sweden. In McDowell, the averages are 64 and 73, about the same as in Iraq.

Hookup app users not opposed to STD info

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policymic:

California is officially experiencing an epidemic previously thought eradicated

It’s official — California is experiencing a whooping cough crisis of “epidemic proportions.”
State authorities announced on Monday that there have been 3,458 cases cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) since the beginning of this year, with more than 800 new cases in the past two weeks alone. Usually, there are 80 to 100 cases per month.
Read more | Follow policymic


VACCINATE. YOUR. FUCKING. KIDS.

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!People need to vaccinate!

My state’s been a bag of shit recently.

socialjusticemalarkey:

jmkitsune:

cardcarryingcynic:

policymic:

California is officially experiencing an epidemic previously thought eradicated

It’s official — California is experiencing a whooping cough crisis of “epidemic proportions.”

State authorities announced on Monday that there have been 3,458 cases cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) since the beginning of this year, with more than 800 new cases in the past two weeks alone. Usually, there are 80 to 100 cases per month.

Read more | Follow policymic

VACCINATE. YOUR. FUCKING. KIDS.

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!
People need to vaccinate!

My state’s been a bag of shit recently.

(Source: micdotcom, via sepiacircus)