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Expert view: Sunbed use and melanoma – is there really a link?

Friday, January 17, 2020

Expert view: Sunbed use and melanoma – is there really a link?

Rod Tucker BPharm PhD
17 January, 2020  

According to the website, Cancer Research UK, it states that “using sunbeds can increase your risk of melanoma skin cancer by 16-20%”.1

In support of this statement, a meta-analysis of observational studies in 2014 of those with melanoma who had used indoor tanning beds (sun beds), found that the odds ratio for melanoma associated with “ever use” of sunbeds was 1.16.2 In other words, there was a 16% increase in the odds of getting a melanoma with sunbed use compared to not using a sunbed.… continue reading

Google My Business

Thursday, January 16, 2020

JCTA NOTE: I found this in an article I was reading at Wordstream.com. Very important for small business.

 

12. Prioritize local SEO

According to Dan Rice, marketing manager at recruiting firm Talent Locker, the most effective strategy in 2019 was optimizing and prioritizing Google My Business, the free tool that allows businesses to manage their online presence across Google, including search and maps.… continue reading

From heliotherapy to heat lamps: A short history of the sun tan

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

From heliotherapy to heat lamps: A short history of the sun tan

 
 
JCTA NOTE: interesting article from New Zealand – What comes around, go around. Is 2020 the decade for the return of a moderate tan.
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Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles Jan 6th to Jan 13th

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles Jan 6th to Jan 13th   https://www.thecoastnews.com/waterspot-winter-surfing-survival-guide-part-3/ Sun exposure is absolutely essential for human health, and the population does not suffer from sun exposure, but rather from sun deprivation. Nothing could be better than regular, non-burning sun exposure while surfing.… continue reading

Wet, cold weather associated with increased cancer rates

Friday, January 10, 2020

Wet, cold weather associated with increased cancer rates

 
JCTA NOTE: UV exposure would decrease with cloud cover weather as we all know. Therefore wet and cold weather would decrease UVB exposure. Most research shows that the further you get away from the equator the higher the risk of most cancers, including melanoma.
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