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2010-06-29 09:04:00

American Academy of Dermatology Association Urges States to Move Forward with Indoor Tanning Restrictions SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the scientific evidence mounts, more federal agencies and state governments are taking action to educate and protect Americans against the serious risks of indoor tanning. Recent and pending legislation in numerous states restricting access to indoor tanning, along with the federal 10 percent indoor tanning tax that goes into...

2010-06-28 15:00:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- After working for 30 years as a merchandise manager for a major retail store, Stella Halsted wanted a change of scenery. She learned that a local indoor tanning salon was up for sale and looked into the indoor tanning industry. "I found that owners were successful, people were positive and everyone was committed to customer service," Halsted said. "The fact that the salon was only five minutes from my home helped me make my decision as well."...

2010-06-28 10:30:00

Campaign urges people to protect themselves from the sun and avoid tanning beds SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jaime Regen Rea spent her high school lunch hours tanning in a nearby salon in an effort to be tan and popular. Jaime, who also spent time in the sun, went from a self-proclaimed tanning bed addict to a melanoma patient in just a couple of years. Jaime was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, at age 20 and died just three weeks shy of...

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2010-05-27 12:05:00

A new study has found strong links tying tanning beds to melanoma, which is a deadly form of skin cancer that afflicts about 69,000 Americans every year. According to a study of 2,268 patients reported today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, people that have used tanning beds were 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than others. Co-author Martin Weinstock of Brown University School of Medicine said that those who tanned the most had over twice the risk of melanoma...

2010-05-25 12:22:00

In the news release, FDA Consumer Health Information - Indoor Tanning: The Risk of Ultraviolet Radiation (video), issued 25-May-2010 by U.S. Food and Drug Administration over PR Newswire, we are advised by FDA that the phone number for the contact should read "+1-301-796-8234" rather than "+1-305-796-8234" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: FDA Consumer Health Information - Indoor Tanning: The Risk of Ultraviolet Radiation (video) SILVER...

2010-05-25 09:03:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Vacationers may be flocking to tanning salons this week, hoping to get a "base" tan in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-consumer-health-information---indoor-tanning-the-risk-of-ultraviolet-radiation-video-94784499.html But any tan is a sign of skin damage, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and ultraviolet (UV)...

2010-05-24 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Half the battle in knowing how to properly protect oneself from skin cancer is being able to separate fact from fiction. Unfortunately, some myths about tanning and sun protection are deep rooted and could mislead people into thinking that tanning is safe - when, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Now, a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) sets the record straight on some of the most common myths...

2010-05-21 13:05:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you have questions about indoor tanning? Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates tanning beds? (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) During a 30-minute webinar, experts from FDA will explain what ultraviolet (UV) radiation is and what risks are associated with it. They will also describe ways to reduce the risks posed by UV radiation from tanning beds. An opportunity to ask...

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2010-05-18 09:40:00

According to a report in the May issue of Archives of Dermatology, focusing on the negative effects that indoor tanning can have on appearance can reduce indoor tanning behavior, even among young women who report they tan to relax or alleviate seasonal mood disorders. "They're not worried about skin cancer, but they are worried about getting wrinkled and being unattractive," June Robinson, a professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and senior author...

2010-05-10 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to tanning, dermatologists have long suspected that most people need an attitude adjustment. Now, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) confirmed that the majority of people still idolize the bronzed look of a tan despite wanting to protect themselves from skin cancer. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more than 7,000 adults nationwide to determine their...