Tanning News Update

Posted by Chad Melius on Friday 3 October 2014

Well, summer is over, and with it, the outdoor tanning season. This month we have some articles about indoor tanning, some interesting research about skin cancer, and some tips on taking care of your skin in the off-season. Read more …

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Skin Cancer II – Symptoms, Eradication, and Prevention

Posted by Chad Melius on Thursday 4 September 2014

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Getting diagnosed with skin cancer can be a frightening experience. If it happens to you, be calmed by the fact that it can be defeated, if detected and treated early enough. Read more …

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Tanning News Snippets

Posted by Chad Melius on Monday 11 August 2014

Some positive news about tanning this month: it provides natural vitamin D, which is good for us. And also some negative news: the surgeon general issues “A Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer”, but in an interview he cast some doubt about the report’s conclusions! Read more …

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Tanning – The Latest News

Posted by Chad Melius on Thursday 10 July 2014

We have some unusual snippets for you this month. The tanning industry fights back, and tanning addiction is compared to heroin addiction! Read more …

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FDA Steps Up Tanning Bed Regulation

Posted by Chad Melius on Friday 27 June 2014

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WSJ What’s News: Niki Blasina reports. The Food and Drug Administration is increasing its regulation of tanning booths and tanning beds. The number of people who get skin cancer from indoor ultraviolet radiation is increasing, and people under 18 years old are more at risk.

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Skin Cancer I: Causes

Posted by Chad Melius on Saturday 7 March 2009

Who can get skin cancer?

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Melanoma

Anybody can get skin cancer. Some people are genetically more susceptible, but noone is immune. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is what causes skin cancer. And you are exposed to sunlight every time you go outdoors.

Lots of people like to lie outside in the sun, in order to get a nice suntan. They may think that all they’re risking is a sunburn, which will go away in a few days time. But this is just wishful thinking – they’re really risking skin cancer, which can lie dormant for years. More …

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