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Latest Committee on the Medical Aspects of Radiation Stories

2009-06-19 10:58:08

Tanning beds should be off limits to people under age 18, British health officials studying cancer said Friday. A growing number of British teenage girls reportedly are using tanning beds, leaving themselves at risk of melanoma, the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment said. Each year, an estimated 370 cases of melanoma are diagnosed in Britain with at least 100 deaths directly attributed to the use of tanning beds, said Alex Elliott, the committee's chairman....


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.