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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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.
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 [...]
Parents – this is the season your daughter will most likely want to use a tanning bed. Pre-teen and teenage girls all over the country are tired of their winter skin. Valentine’s Day dances, proms and new friendships begin to inspire them and they flirt with the idea of getting a tan. The tanning bed [...]
News reports claim that more than 3,500 video rental stores have added tanning beds to create “combo” stores. The move doesn’t make good business or health sense.
An important new study from University of Minnesota and Brown University links risk of melanoma with how much a person tans, not the age at which he or she begins to tan. Study also finds there is no safe tanning device.
A new study suggesting the connection between tanning beds usage and addiction may open the door to new, more severe restrictions on tanning beds usage.
The Melanoma Foundation of New England releases public service video about the dangers of tanning beds.
Despite their limitations, two federal initiatives limiting access to tanning beds should be supported as they focus public attention on the dangers of tanning beds.
Here is short video on the need for public education on skin cancer. And, how to fund it.