NCI: Melanoma Continues to Increase

Published on 16 January 2013 by admin in Tanning Beds

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Earlier this week, Perfect Skin Protection magazine medical adviser Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield III authored a column in the “Minneapolis Star Tribune” in which he said “As a dermatologist, I see firsthand the devastating toll that skin cancer takes on Minnesotans.”
Dr. Crutchfield was referring to the newly released “Annual Report to the Nation on the [...]

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The Dermatology Interest Group Association (DIGA) is a national student-run, nonprofit organization committed to providing volunteering, networking, and research opportunities to medical students interested in a career in dermatology.
In addition to providing networking opportunities to students, the group also provides a forum and support for student education initiatives.
The  following two videos were [...]

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Passionate Supporters of Beds Usage

Victoria, Australia is in the middle of an effort to shut down tanning bed salons or what the Australians call “solariums” by 2012. Legislation that would provide that is supported by the major medical associations and anti-skin cancer groups, including the Australian Medical Association Victoria, the Skin and Cancer Foundation and the Australian College of [...]

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An interesting new study recently published in the Archives of Dermatology appears to pinpoint a connection between tanning bed usage and immigrant groups.
The study, from the Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine at Heidelberg University in Germany surveyed 4,851 Germans to determine rates of sunbed usage. The survey also sought to investigate [...]

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The anti-skin cancer community has long since won the argument over any perceived benefits of tanning beds vs. the dangerously high risks of melanoma and skin cancer.
Studies from around the world have conclusively demonstrated the linkage between tanning and melanoma. In addition, almost daily we can read about the families of melanoma victims telling heartbreaking [...]

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Shaking the Tanning Habit

Published on 24 August 2012 by admin in Tanning Beds

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Jeannine Morris is the owner of www.beautysweetspot.com, a fashion and beauty blog. She’s an assistant at Cosmopolitan magazine and a seemingly indefatigable worker in her chosen profession.
She was also a tanaholic, by her own account tanning at least several times a week.
This is a terrific interview with Jeannine detailing what changed her mind about tanning [...]

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Researchers at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey have uncovered some horrifying facts about tanning and college-aged women. Further, in our opinion, they have uncovered evidence that should be of interest to state health inspectors.
First, the research. Sunburn and potential eye damage are experienced by collage age females who use tanning beds, according to a [...]

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Two important studies were released this week in Europe. The first, by Cancer Research UK noted the surge in melanoma in the over fifty population in Wales. That study found that four times as many people in Wales over fifty are being diagnosed with malignant melanoma as 30 years ago. As we noted, the Cancer [...]

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Cancer Research UK is a large and well respected UK education and cancer research organization. It recently found that four times as many people in Wales over fifty are being diagnosed with malignant melanoma as 30 years ago. It says that currently about 27 cases of malignant melanoma per 100,000 people in the 50-59 age [...]

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Tanning Beds and Twitter

If you are reading this entry, you may already know that SunAWARE is active on Twitter.
We work hard to  provide credible skin cancer prevention and detection news, including sun safety advice, updates and other items we believe might be of interest or might be overlooked in the flood of information people process daily. Notably, we [...]

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Tanning Attitudes Change Slowly

Published on 26 June 2012 by admin in Tanning Beds

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A very interesting study from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center appears to begin to pinpoint the attitudes of young people who use tanning beds. This is important because identifying these attitudes may help anti-skin cancer activists develop effective intervention strategies.
Researchers surveyed 500 U.S. college students about their usage of tanning beds. Here is what they found.

Almost [...]

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Its that time of year again – springtime and proms. Teenagers and tanning beds. Tanning salons across the country are giving freebie sessions to unsuspecting teenagers who hope to look ‘perfect’ for their junior and senior high school proms. What these teen don’t know is the real payment they will make for a [...]

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