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2011-02-04 08:00:00

Dermatologists warn spring breakers, young people to practice proper sun protection to reduce risk of future skin cancers NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many young adults, the serious health consequences of tanning have been shown to have little impact on their behavior when it comes to sun exposure. But with spring break around the corner, dermatologists are urging people -- particularly young adults -- to practice proper sun protection and understand the...

2011-01-19 10:35:00

No Safe Threshold for Sun or Indoor Tanning Exposure SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has updated its position statement on vitamin D based on the results of a review of the increasing body of scientific literature on this vitamin and its importance for optimal health recently conducted by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM). The Academy continues to recommend that the public obtain vitamin D...

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2010-12-22 06:15:00

Americans are either ignoring or are unaware of the dangers of indoor tanning, according to a new survey released Tuesday by researchers at the University of Minnesota. The survey found that 18 percent of women and more than 6 percent of men saying they had tanned indoors at least once during the previous year.  However, when asked, just 13.3 percent of women and 4.2 percent of men said avoiding tanning beds were among the ways to reduce skin cancer risk.  Furthermore, only 5.8 of...

2010-12-15 00:00:43

Palm Beach Tan, Inc., the nation's largest chain of tanning salons, was named the 13th fastest growing private company in Dallas. The Top 100 awards are presented annually by the Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University. The SMU School of Business honors the fastest growing privately held companies in the Dallas area each year. President and COO of Palm Beach Tan Inc., Diane Lucas said she was honored and excited to be recognized again in the Dallas Top...

2010-12-04 00:00:43

Now Through December 22nd, 2010 Hamptons Tannings offers East End residents an at home premium sunless tanning experience for only $50! Offer valid for residents of Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett & Sag Harbor. East Hampton, NY (PRWEB) December 2, 2010 Just in time for holiday parties and warm weather getaways, Hamptons Tanning is offering residents of the East End in home spray tanning for only $50. Hamptons Tanning offers the East End a premium sunless tanning...

2010-10-25 00:00:00

Infinity Sun Experts to Share Revolutionary Business Ideas at the Smart Tan Indoor Tanning Expo Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2010 In today's world of ever-increasing choice, the savvy consumer favors environments that will serve all their tanning needs in one place. Whether the consumer is a devout UV tanner, self-proclaimed sunless tanner (booth or airbrush) or a dabbler in both UV and sunless methods, the one thing they have in common is the desire to achieve a healthy and glowing...

2010-10-06 06:00:00

Indoor tanning for social activities is dangerous and unnecessary SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Back to school means new classes, clothes and schedules, including a heavy calendar of social events. Unfortunately, many young adults, particularly young women, head to indoor tanning salons in preparation for high school and college dances in the fall. Despite repeated warnings about the dangers of indoor tanning and the fact that there is no such thing as a healthy tan,...

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2010-09-21 13:31:14

Government funded researchers have found that they can get women to cut back on sunbathing by getting them to use tanning lotion instead. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most of the skin cancers diagnosed every year in the U.S. are sun-related.  Melanoma, which is the most deadly kind, kills about 8,700 people every year. U.S. researchers tested whether offering sunbathing women free samples of tanning lotion and sunscreen could heighten awareness of...

2010-09-20 23:14:50

About one in ten U.S. adolescents uses sunless tanning products, and an intervention promoting these products as an alternative to regular tanning may reduce sunbathing and sunburns among adult women, according to two reports in the September issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Ultraviolet radiation exposure was recently upgraded to the highest cancer risk category and is the most common avoidable cause of skin cancer, according to background information in...

2010-07-02 16:25:29

A new study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine found that UVA radiation damages the DNA in human melanocyte cells, causing mutations that can lead to melanoma. Melanocytes, which contain a substance called melanin that darkens the skin to protect it from the ultraviolet rays of the sun, are more vulnerable to UVA radiation than normal skin cells because they are unable to repair themselves as efficiently. "For the first time, UVA rays have been shown to cause significant damage to the...