Fear of skin cancer makes people use sunscreen

July 3, 2014 11:57 PM

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When it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear may be good for you as researchers found that fear and worry about skin cancer had a bigger influence on people's use of sunscreen than information about the statistical likelihood of developing the disease.

"The findings suggest that clinicians might want to think more about feelings when encouraging people to use sunscreen," said Marc Kiviniemi, an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo in the US.

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