Doctors: Gel Manicures Increase Skin Cancer Risk

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Gel manicures are a popular way to get your nails done, but it could come with some dangerous side effects.

Dermatologists say they can increase your risk for skin cancer.

The risk does not come from the polish, but the way the nails are dried using ultraviolet light.

While some say the small amount of skin and the short amount of time under the UV light shouldn’t increase your skin cancer risk, others say that risk is still there.
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Baby boomers are living longer, but they’re also dealing with more chronic conditions.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds nearly half of people between 55 and 64 take a prescription heart drug and one in five are dealing with diabetes.
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A CAN-do attitude may be more helpful than relying on willpower when trying to eat healthier.

After reviewing more than 100 studies, Cornell researchers found three things that may help people choose healthier foods.

They must be convenient, attractive and normal.

Researchers note while willpower works for some, it doesn’t work for all, and these principles may help people get past poor choices when willpower goes weak.
 

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