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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...

2011-04-18 08:06:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beautisol, the leading self-tan experts, today announced the debut of Beautisol on the leading multi-channel retailer HSN. Beautisol's self-tanning products will launch exclusively on the Home Shopping Network starting April 19, 2011. Sinead Norenius, Founder of Beautisol will bring her expertise on self-tanning to HSN during a special series of shows showcasing Beautisol self-tanning products. During her appearance, Norenius will introduce...

2011-02-28 11:25:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is seeking to ban teens from tanning salons in hopes of reducing their risk of skin cancer, AP reports. Regulations by more than 30 states of indoor tanning by minors are currently in place with some refusing children younger than 14 into the tanning booths or requiring parental permission. Illinois and New York are among states considering bills barring anyone under 18 from indoor tanning. AAP joins the World Health Organization (WHO), the American...

2011-02-28 08:10:00

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do Kelli Pedroia (wife of Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia), Lesley Green (a junior at Northeastern University), and Ariana Lefebvre (a senior at Lincoln High School in Rhode Island) all have in common? They are all passionate advocates for the Melanoma Foundation of New England's program to keep students out of tanning beds. "The statistics are pretty scary," says Pedroia, the Foundation's official spokesperson for Your Skin Is In,...

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...

2010-12-04 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...

2010-09-20 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...

2010-05-18 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...

2010-02-04 14:02:00

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College freshman Jillian Saley has sworn off tanning booths. An avid tanner, Saley recently got a dose of harsh reality when she heard a melanoma survivor's harrowing story. Saley had gone to a Melanoma Foundation of New England presentation and heard Meghan Rothschild tell her story. Rothschild went through an agonizingly painful operation that resulted in eight lymph nodes being removed; her body is covered with scars and she has had more...

2009-07-29 16:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indoor Tanning Association will run a full-page ad in tomorrow's New York Post condemning the hype related to the recent categorization of tanning beds as a "Group 1" carcinogen. "The Indoor Tanning Association will not stand by and allow some members of the media to unfairly malign our product and the thousands of small business owners who are our members, by grossly exaggerating the risks associated with tanning beds," said Indoor...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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