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Melanoma Day: It’s Scary… But Not In The Way You Might Think

Melanoma Day: It’s Scary… But Not In The Way You Might Think The melanoma awareness month (or week/day) has become a new sign of that summer is approaching. In Europe, the organisation behind the Melanoma Day is Euromelanoma, which describes itself as: “a pan-European campaign for skin cancer prevention that aims to give information to

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Indoor Tanning For Vitamin D

This post contains unique advice on indoor tanning for vitamin D. In a recent survey among tanning salon owners in the USA, more than 60% reported an increase in the number of tanners above 40 years old in their salons. Joseph Levy, Executive Director of Smart Tan that made the survey, commented the result like

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use of sunbeds can reduce risk of skin cancer

Regular use of sunbeds can reduce the risk 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

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Tanning Blogs

Tanning blogs – how to find the best. [UPDATED] I don't know how I managed to miss one of the absolute best blogs about tanning. Anyhow here is an update to the post about tanning blogs which now includes SunIsLife.com. The author of SunIsLife.com is Joe Shuster, one of the real veterans and educators within the

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Regular Indoor Tanners are high on vitamin D

Regular Indoor Tanners Are High On Vitamin D

Regular indoor tanners have almost three times more vitamin D than people who do not use sunbeds. New and sensational statistics from The Grassrootshealth (www.grassrootshealth.net) demonstrate clearly the benefits of regular use of sunbeds for your level of vitamin D. Their D*action project is an international public health project to solve the vitamin D deficiency

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Just How Close Are The MEPs in MAC To A Large Cosmetic Manufacturer?

Are some European politicians in MAC (MEP’s Against Cancer) receiving money or perks from a producer of sun protection cosmetics in order to block cancer research on vitamin D? The mountain of research showing the health benefits of the original natural blood levels of vitamin D I humans is growing almost exponentially. However, the lack

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Dutch Cancer Council new sunlight recommendations

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.

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Which Tanning Advice Should You Follow?

To Tan Or Not To Tan – That Is The Question! Actually the question is rather – of all the many advices on tanning, which should you follow? I am sure you have heard and probably also are following the mainstream advice about tanning that goes like this: “You should tan only before 10 AM

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Avoiding UV-exposure Doubles Your Risk of Premature Death

Avoiding UV-exposure Doubles Your Risk of Premature Death

Sunshine is the source of life and avoiding sunshine will double your risk of premature death. That is the conclusion from a new study made by a team of researchers in Sweden. (Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality.) They assessed the avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for

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Lance Armstrongs Doping Denials And The Skin Cancer Foundation Filing With The FTC Against Promotion Of Tanning In Jersey Shore– What Do They Have In Common?

The Skin Cancer Foundation is filing a complaint against MTV for Heavily Promoting Tanning in Jersey Shore. This means that the groundless war against tanning as one of our basic choices for a better health is heating up. Yesterday, the Skin Cancer Foundation filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against MTV for heavily

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New Research: Benefits of UV-exposure Much More Than Only Vitamin D

Benefits of UV-exposure beyond vitamin D A new research paper about the benefits of UV-exposure in addition to vitamin D was recently published in Landes Bioscience: Dermato-Endocrinology 4:2, 109–117 One of the authors, Johan Moan, is a veteran researcher on the subject of UV-exposure, vitamin D and its benefits for fighting cancer. In this paper

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Tanned While Blogging

Are you burned out by blogging? Need to get some vitamin D but can't leave your computer? Are you like me and millions of other people spending too much time hammering on the keyboard trying to write something that you think might be interesting for somebody else? Even if the summer is just over, your

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