Roughly half of young adults under 30 say they've had a sunburn in the past year. Not a big deal?
It raises the risk for skin cancer, including melanoma, a rare but often lethal cancer. Experts say that even one blistering burn can double the risk of developing melanoma.
THINK TANNING BEDS ARE SAFER?
You'd be wrong. The World Health Organization classifies tanning devices as carcinogens, meaning their use can lead to cancer.
THINK YOU NEED TO BE BRONZE TO LOOK GOOD?
Well, the pale look hasn't been a problem for celebs like Kristen Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow or Taylor Swift.
WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WITH DARK SKIN? DO THEY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE SUN?
Melanoma risk for blacks and other dark-skinned people is much lower, but even they can develop it.
WHAT'S THE ADVICE?
To be safe, avoid direct sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or cover yourself. And when you must be in the sun, use sunscreen often.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; American Cancer Society.
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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Bristol police say they have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man who threatened to blow up City Hall because of a lien placed on property he owns.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two men charged with supporting terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya are due to appear in a federal court in Connecticut.
A 22-year-old Norwich woman was arrested for selling drugs in a parking lot and attempting to flee from officers on Monday.
A Danbury teen was stabbed to death during a brawl on Saturday night.
Route 1 in Guilford was closed in both directions Monday afternoon, because of a house fire.
The Goodspeed Opera House has offered Trumbull High School their stage for the student's canceled production of Rent.
It's still not clear what triggered a deadly shooting in Manchester over the weekend but police say they now know the identity of the person who killed the three women before taking his own life.
The families from the tragedy at Sandy Hook are sending a message to the state and nation, and town leaders are sending a message to the nation's news media about next Saturday, December 14th.
A holiday light display is putting a couple from Orange in the national spotlight.
Last week News 8 brought you a story about a woman who was kicked out of a courtroom for breastfeeding. Many of you called our hotline to weigh in on this topic. Here's today's Voice of the People.