Latest Tanning bed Stories

2011-08-11 13:39:06

People who frequently use tanning beds may be spurred by an addictive neurological reward-and-reinforcement trigger, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a pilot study. This could explain why some people continue to use tanning beds despite the increased risk of developing melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer. The brain activity and corresponding blood flow tracked by UT Southwestern scientists involved in the study is similar to that seen in people addicted to...

2011-06-30 10:02:00

One year later, American Academy of Dermatology Association Urges Congress to Keep Tax in Place SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association (Academy) opposes recent legislation to repeal the federal 10 percent indoor tanning tax. Countless scientific studies continue to demonstrate clear and compelling evidence that tanning bed use increases the risk of developing all forms of skin cancer. Tomorrow, July 1, is the one-year...

2011-06-28 12:54:30

A new California law has been proposed that could band teens under 18 from getting into a tanning bed, according to a recent Associated Press (AP) report. Legislators have joined lawmakers in at least 21 other states who have debated bills this year to ban or restrict tanning bed use by minors. California already bans teens under the age of 14 from using tanning beds, and older teens need parental permission. Senator Ted Lieu, who proposed the legislation, says the parent signatures on...

2011-06-21 05:00:00

New poll reveals protecting youth from the dangers of indoor tanning IS an election issue in Ontario To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/canadian-cancer-society-ontario-division/canadian-cancer-society-releases-election-policy-recommendations TORONTO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the government of Ontario and all political parties, if elected, to commit to restrict indoor tanning by youth under the age of...

2011-06-14 09:57:00

Sunscreen Product Testing and Labeling Requirements Will Help Americans Reduce Their Risk for Skin Cancer SILVER SPRING, Md., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association (Academy) today said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new sunscreen regulations will help Americans reduce their risk for skin cancer by guiding them to the most effective sunscreens and advising them on other sun-protection measures. During the FDA...

2011-06-02 11:15:00

Experts urge sun safety; warn of dangers associated with indoor and outdoor tanning CHICAGO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lindsay Walsh, like many young women, spent a lot of time trying to achieve that perfect bronze glow year round. She'd soak up the sun outdoors during the summer months and would maintain what she referred to as a "healthy looking tan" throughout the year by using indoor tanning beds beginning at age 15. Walsh felt that being tan made her prettier and...

2011-06-01 08:35:01

Beijing, June 1, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - According to the recent research of Xpshou.com, tablet PCs equipped with Intel's Android will be listed at the middle of this year and next year you will see the new combination of Windows and the ARM. It is easy to see that the terminal equipment market will start to change from next year. The market share of Wintel's platform will decrease from nearly 50 percent of last year to 30 percent or less in 2014.Xpshou.com reports that the combination of...

2011-05-26 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skin cancer is a national epidemic and on the rise with a record 2 million cases diagnosed annually, but most Americans are still not following dermatologists' prevention advice including proper sunscreen application and regular skin cancer checks. Neutrogena®, the #1 dermatologist-recommended skincare brand, continues its Choose Skin Health(TM) Campaign, in partnership with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS),...

2011-05-23 08:15:00

Third Annual National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention "Don't Fry Day" Campaign to Encourage Sun Safety Awareness WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite skin cancer's being largely preventable, it remains by far the most common type of cancer in the United States. There are over two million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually, which is more than new cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer, the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.