Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world. We also have some of the most beautiful beaches and holiday spots in the sun.
Take a tip from the Cancer Council, and slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat
Burns: how to treat A burn is an injury to the body's tissue resulting from heat, chemicals, electricity or sunlight. Read about first aid for burns.
Dehydration Dehydration is the excessive loss of body fluids. Our bodies need a certain amount of fluid daily to maintain all the body systems with the minimum considered to be 4 glasses of fluid per day (the ideal amount is considered to be 8 glasses).
Dehydration and hot weather Dehydration is the loss of water and salts from the body. You are at particular risk of dehydration during hot weather.
Eyes in the sun People know of the dangers of sun to our skin. But many people do not know that too much sun can damage the eyes.
Heat rash or prickly heat Heat rash or prickly heat is caused by blockage of sweat glands during times of high heat or humidity, causing itching or prickling of the skin.
Heat stroke and heat exhaustion Heat exhaustion and heat stroke occur when the body's cooling system is overloaded; heat stroke requires urgent treatment to prevent death or permanent disability.
Skin cancer risk factors in Australia Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Risk factors for skin cancer include having fair skin and having been severely sunburned in the past.
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