June 17, 2015 Changes in sunscreen labels designed to make them clearer don't seem to be doing the job, a survey finds. Less than one quarter of people knew that SPF value relates to preventing sunburns.
The FDA requires tanning machines to bear a label explaining the risks, but the messages are not particularly attention-grabbing.
June 11, 2015 Graphic images showing the effects of melanoma, combined with photos promoting the positives of avoiding indoor tanning, were more persuasive than standard text warnings.
This may seems like a great campus amenity, until you get melanoma.
October 29, 2014 The links between tanning beds and skin cancer are well known, but a survey of the top colleges and universities in the U.S. shows that many allow tanning beds on campus.
Almost one-third of white high school girls say they seek out indoor tans.
August 21, 2013 Dermatologists say it's a lot easier to manage the skin cancer risk to young people from indoor tanning than it is to ban the sun. But the indoor tanning industry says doctors should be more focused on skin cancer in older folks.
Stefano Amabili walks under the sun in Miami Beach, Florida, in May. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more people are using sunscreen and protecting themselves from the sun's rays.
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October 3, 2012 Ultraviolet light can burn your skin and raise the risk for skin cancer. New research has helped uncover how the rays can weaken skin's outer layer, compromising its ability to protect the body.
May 10, 2012 But the most likely adult users, as you might have guessed, are women between 18 and 25. Around 30 percent of white women in that age group had used an indoor tanning machine of some sort in 2010.
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