Helen asks… Tanning beds – fact and fiction. I am SO pale, I make fun of other people because they are pale to then find out I am lighter than them!? I hear they are worse than smoking, but then how are they legal? The people at the tanning salon say its like getting sun
A New Doping Scandal Targets Russian Use of “UV-Doping”. A shocking report published today reveals the details of another allegation of an official doping program in Russia. The report, made by the research institute “Independent Doping Inhibition Organization Technologies” (IDIOT), uncover a common and semi-official use of UV-exposure with the purpose of increasing the overall
SmartSun UV-wristband – will it save you from sunburns? I am sure you know that it is good and healthy to be in the sun but it is bad and maybe even can be dangerous to get a sunburn. The advice to get out of the sun before you get a sunburn is a good
For many years the Dutch Cancer Council, just like most of their peers in other countries, was recommending people to stay away from tanning under the midday sun and always protect the skin with sun-blocking lotions. They were all misled by inflated statistics over melanoma-diagnoses handed to them by dermatologists employed by large cosmetic companies.
FDA is preparing a proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks. The question is if FDA's proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks is based upon facts or anecdotal fiction spread through communication in mass-media? A clear indication of the latter is found in a statement in FDA's press-announcement about their
Anybody else who wants to know the secrets of tanning lotions? Of course you already know that you will get a better color when tanning in a solarium (and also outdoors) if you use a lotion than if you are tanning without. But do you really know what you are putting on your skin and
A review of “Embrace the Sun,” probably the most important book you should read if you care about your health and wellbeing. The first post of several in which I will report on each of the chapters and appendixes of a new book, “Embrace the Sun” written by Drs. Marc B. Sorenson and William B. Grant.
What did Einstein know about tanning? Actually, it seems like quite a lot. Probably you know that Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is one of the great geniuses of the 20th Century. His “Theory of Relativity” (E=mc2) combined electricity and magnetism with the laws of mechanics and became the foundation for the, at that time, new way
Two sunbed sessions per week might reduce suicide, depression and other mental health disorders with a yearly average of 10% in the USA and even more in other countries. The conclusion that regular sessions in a sunbed reduce suicide is possible to make after having studied a report titled “Seasonality in Seeking Mental Health Information
Vitamin D deficiency – how fast? [gplus count=”true” size=”Medium” ] Been on a sunny vacation? Got a nice tan? Think you are above the level for Vitamin D deficiency? Yes, maybe you are, IF you tanned like described in my previous post “Do you know how to tan?”. Unfortunately most people still adhere to the
Aren't they supposed to give healthy advice about tanning? According to their Home-page on Internet, “WHO [World Health Organization] is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options,
Tanned women live longer (as long as you sunbathe sensibly), say scientists By Sophie Borland Last updated at 1:51 AM on 4th December 2010 Women who regularly sunbathe live longer, a leading cancer specialist has claimed. Hakan Olsson says his research shows the health benefits of exposure to sunlight ‘far outweigh’ the danger of skin cancer.
Can you really reduce the risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers with the help of sunbeds? It sounds like an idea invented by the indoor tanning industry but is in reality a conclusion possible to draw after a couple of recent studies about sun-exposure and melanoma/non-melanoma skin cancers In a report, “Occupational sun exposure
FDA wants to reduce the risk of melanoma and makes new rules for sunbeds but how big is the risk of indoor tanning in reality?
How big is the risk of indoor tanning in reality and will the new rules from the FDA reduce the risk of getting melanoma from sunbeds? The new rules from FDA about sunbeds are plainly wrong and based upon fiction and PR, not facts. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulatory authority in USA