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Hawaii joins Vermont, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, Nevada, Texas and Washington by passing legislation that prohibits minors under the age of 18 from indoor tanning.
Recently, a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggested that women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die as compared to those who receive sun exposure.
A new study shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.
Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age.
Over the past 30 years, melanoma incidence rates have continued to rise, and men over 50 are at greater risk of developing the disease than the general public.
A study reveals that chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes the release of endorphins, which act through the same pathway as heroin and related drugs, leading to physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction-like behavior in rodents.
Research conducted at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has established that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood.
The Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition is applauding the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act, H.R. 4250.
The American Academy of Dermatology comments on a recent study in Nature that calls attention to the fact that sunscreen on its own cannot completely protect against melanoma.
Louisiana has sent a strong message to young people that indoor tanning can be dangerous to their health by passing a law that bans minors under the age of 18 years old from using indoor tanning devices.