Don??'t sizzle in the sun during heatwave
With a spell of good weather expected, the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are offering advice on how to cope during the heatwave. Dr Miriam McCarthy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA, explained: ??"Being active and having fun outside is good for our health, but the sun can cause permanent damage to our skin. Just one episode of sunburn, especially in childhood, doubles the lifetime risk of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.??"