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Study Exposes the Dangers of Indoor Tanning

Study Exposes the Dangers of Indoor Tanning

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Doctors have long warned us how tanning beds raise the risk of skin cancer. Now, a new study suggests tanning parlors are fighting back, with dangerous misinformation. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, fo…

Indoor Tanning Tied to 170,000 Skin Cancers Annually

Indoor Tanning Tied to 170,000 Skin Cancers Annually

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Indoor tanning increases the risk of two types of common skin cancers, especially among those exposed before the age of 25, a new review of previously published studies shows.This international study, published Tuesday…

Tanning Mom Isn’t Tan Anymore

Tanning Mom Isn’t Tan Anymore

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The “Tanning Mom” has stopped tanning.When we last saw Patricia Krentcil, she was nationally notorious for tanning five times a week. She first made headlines when she was accused of allowing her 6-ye…

Extreme Tanning: Cancer Scare Doesn’t Stop Tan Clan

Extreme Tanning: Cancer Scare Doesn’t Stop Tan Clan

Stockbyte/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — For the Corkran family of Jasper, Texas, tanning is a family tradition. Mom Erin Corkran and her two daughters, Jamie and Rachel, tan every day, sometimes twice a day, and often in the comfort of their own…

Former ‘Tanorexic’ Quits Tanning After Bosses Beg Her to Stop

Former ‘Tanorexic’ Quits Tanning After Bosses Beg Her to Stop

Courtesy Jeannine Morris(NEW YORK) — From tanning beds to spray tans, the desire among young women for darker skin is hotter than ever this summer.Jeannine Morris, 29, was once enamored by the glow of tanned skin. To get her deep caramel complexion, t…

Extreme Tanner Says Skin Cancer Wouldn’t Stop Her

Extreme Tanner Says Skin Cancer Wouldn’t Stop Her

File photo. (Stockbyte/Thinkstock)(MARINA DEL RAY, Calif.) — For many women, summertime means hitting the beach and getting a sun-kissed look. For others, like Trisha Paytas, her obsession with being tan consumes everyday life.Paytas, a model working …

Are ‘Spray-On’ Tans Safe? New Concerns as Industry Puts Out Warnings

Are ‘Spray-On’ Tans Safe? New Concerns as Industry Puts Out Warnings

Image Source/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The active chemical used in spray tans, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), has the potential to cause genetic alterations and DNA damage, according to a panel of medical experts who reviewed 10 of the most-current publicly ava…

High School Students Sign No-Tanning Pledges for Prom

High School Students Sign No-Tanning Pledges for Prom

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MAYNARD, Mass.) — On Friday, students at Maynard High School in Maynard, Mass. made good on an important promise: no tanning before this year’s prom.Many of the students signed a pledge in February that they would skip the tanning…

Mother Accused of Letting Daughter, 5, Use Tanning Bed

Mother Accused of Letting Daughter, 5, Use Tanning Bed

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NUTLEY, N.J.) — The New Jersey mother accused of allowing her 5-year-old daughter to use a tanning booth has denied the allegations after she was arrested and charged with second-degree child endangerment. Although Patricia Krentc…

Investigation Finds Tanning Salons Lie About Health Risks to Patrons

Investigation Finds Tanning Salons Lie About Health Risks to Patrons

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Few salons tell the truth about the health risks of indoor tanning, according to an investigative report conducted by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.The committee requested an investigation to determine…

Majority of Kids Don’t Use Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Majority of Kids Don’t Use Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The majority of pre-adolescents don’t regularly use sunscreen, according to a new study, despite the fact that many of them suffered sunburns at some point during their childhood, which increases the risk of developing …

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