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Tanning Bed Warning For Those Under 35

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Achieving that bronze glow for that first trip to the beach is an important goal for some, but sitting under a tanning lamp to get that look poses a greater skin cancer risk to particular people, according to recent research. The International Agency for Research on Cancer says that anyone who sits under a sunlamp drastically increases their risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer, but the risk is especially high for those under 35.… continue reading


Thursday, March 22, 2007
Data from a new study on indoor tanning and melanoma actually support the indoor tanning industry’s long-held belief that repeated sunburns – but not indoor tanning in a non-burning fashion – best characterize ultraviolet light’s complex relationship with melanoma. That’s the conclusion that should have been reached and promoted by authors of “The Association of Use of Sunbeds with Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma and other skin cancers: A systematic Review” – a paper published this month in the International Journal of Cancer.… continue reading

Vitamin D again linked to lower breast cancer risk

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
By Stephen Daniells Raising vitamin D intake could lower breast, colorectal cancer risk Low vitamin D status may raise cancer risk, say scientists Vitamin D levels linked to breast cancer progression Vitamin D could half pancreatic cancer risk 3/20/2007 – Increased vitamin D levels during youth, from the sun and the diet, may reduce the risk of breast cancer later in life by over 30 per cent, suggests a new epidemiological study.… continue reading

New Study Indicates Tanning May Be Addictive

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Source: American Academy of Dermatology Date: March 20, 2007 More on: Teen Health, Educational Psychology, Skin Care, Children’s Health, Skin Cancer, Psoriasis New Study Indicates Tanning May Be Addictive Science Daily — Despite repeated health warnings about the dangers of tanning from sunlight and artificial light sources, there are still those whose mantra “bronzed is beautiful” remains unshaken.… continue reading

Don’t rule out a spot of sun

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We are all too familiar with the negative impacts of sun exposure on our skin, but now scientists think that we should also remember the benefits of catching a few rays this summer. Skin needs to be protected from excess sun exposure, but it also needs some sum to produce vitamin-D Researchers based in Edinburgh claim that wearing sunscreen at all times when exposed could starve the body of vitamins – mainly vitamin D – which protect against various diseases.… continue reading

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