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News Story Lacks Balance

Thursday, May 31, 2007
Sources Misrepresent UV Light Research Sources quoted in The Kingston Whig – Standard’s April 24 story, “Tanning should not be equated with a healthy lifestyle.” misled and further confused readers about the full body of research on natural UV light exposure.… continue reading

Excessive tanning can pose serious health risk

Thursday, May 31, 2007
Although recent discoveries indicate that vitamin D may help in the treatment of some forms of cancer, the Porcupine Health Unit maintains that excessive tanning can pose a serious health risk. Recently, there has been some interest in a study by Dr.… continue reading

Vitamin D may fight cancers

Thursday, May 31, 2007
By Henry L. Davis Scientists have long noticed that people who live in northerly regions of the world like Buffalo have higher cancer rates than those in places with more sunshine. A growing amount of research now indicates why: vitamin D.… continue reading

Early sun exposure linked to skin cancer gene mutation

Thursday, May 31, 2007
Skin cancers often contain different gene mutations, but just how these mutations contribute to the cause of melanomas has been a mystery. A new clue comes from scientists at UNC’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Their research indicates that early-life sun exposure, from birth to 20 years old, may specifically increase the risk of melanomas with BRAF gene mutations.… continue reading

National Post prints our Opinion May 30th

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Vital tanning; Tanning booths can overcome Canadians’ susceptibility to vitamin D deficiency, which is linked to cancer in new studies National Post Wed 30 May 2007 Page: FP19 Section: FP Comment Byline: Steven Gilroy Source: Financial Post While the Canadian indoor tanning industry is primarily a cosmetic service, an undeniable physiological side effect is the vitamin D that Canadians obtain from indoor tanning sessions.… continue reading

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