Letters to the Editor

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Tag: World Health Organization

July
1st

AIDS: AIDS-free generation is possible

Re: “WHO: Treat people with HIV early to stop spread” (TNT, 7-1).

Saving money and saving lives is always a great idea. When it comes to the AIDS virus, this means millions of lives and billions of dollars.

Though costing an initial 10 percent more to get the medicine early, the World Health Organization is recommending this protocol. This is the next step to the AIDS-free generation that President Obama and others say is possible.

One of the most successful ways to get the medicine to the people who need it is provided by the Global Fund to Fight

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June
24th

HEALTH: Let real science be your sunscreen guide

Re: “Keep rays at bay: For more natural approach to sun protection, these options come out on top” (thenewstribune.com, 6-12).

The article relies on seemingly sound science to raise questions about the safety of sunscreens.

The National Institutes of Health identifies solar UV radiation as a “known human carcinogen.” A single bad burn as a child can increase the skin’s susceptibility to skin cancer throughout life.

What does the real science say? Sunscreens are safe and effective. The article questioned the safety of a key sunscreen ingredient – oxybenzone – and an important skin-conditioning compound – retinyl palmitate (or

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