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Playground shade in New Zealand limited

7 November 2018

Shading practice in New Zealand playgrounds is limited according to this recent New Zealand study. The findings support policy efforts to increase shade nationwide, and the study recommends establishing minimum standards for playground shade and displaying sun safety signage in playgrounds to help promote sun protection behaviour among playground visitors.

Skin checking associated with more frequent sun protection behaviour

6 October 2018

Public health campaigns that increase people's confidence in their ability to detect the signs of skin cancer have the potential to encourage skin cancer reduction behaviours in the form of both skin checking and sun protection, according to this recent survey study.