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News Archive for May, 2010

Canadian Skin Cancer Rates Falling

Friday, May 28th, 2010

2010-05-28 Canada copyRates of non-melanoma skin cancer are falling in Canada — exactly the opposite of what many in the dermatology community are telling us, a new study to be published in the British Journal of Dermatology this month shows. The study …

Chemical Sunscreen Smokescreen Revealed

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

2010-05-27 Sunscreen smokescreen copyWidespread media reports this week that most chemical sunscreens have not undergone legitimate product safety testing and that ingredients in the products may actually contribute to skin cancer risk have the chemical sunscreen and cosmetic dermatology industries reeling to produce …

New Melanoma Study Challenged

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

2010-05-26 Debate copyJACKSON, Mich. (May 25) — A University of Minnesota advocacy group may have “reverse-engineered” a study to bolster its own pre-existing anti-indoor tanning crusade, failing to properly cite the significance of conflicting data within its own paper, downplaying confounding data …

Your New Powerful Advocacy Tool

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

2010-05-25 copyExplaining why professional indoor tanning makes sense to your local political leaders and your local media just got easier for tanning professionals. Smart Tan this spring introduced “The Economic and Biologic Impact of Indoor Tanning Businesses” — a 72-page binder …

Pro Sports Team on 5,000 IU of Vitamin D

Monday, May 24th, 2010

2010-05-24 Chicago Blackhawks copyThe non-profit Vitamin D Council is reporting that The Chicago Blackhawks may be the first professional sports team in history to have its team physician put most of the players on 5,000 IU of vitamin D — a dosage only …

‘Apprentice’ Winner Headlines 2010 Convention

Friday, May 21st, 2010

2010-05-21 Smart Tan Downtown 2010 copyBill Rancic – the grassroots entrepreneur who won Tycoon Donald Trump’s first ‘The Apprentice’ show on NBC – is the keynote speaker at Smart Tan Downtown Oct. 22-24 in Downtown Nashville, an event with a conference designed to address tanning’s …

Derm in the dark

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

2010-05-20 Quote of the weak copy“There has been nothing definitive on the relationship between vitamin D and cancer survival. There isn’t even agreement on how much vitamin D to recommend. What we do know is that UV rays are carcinogens — they cause cancer. Period. …

Derm Study More Politics Than Science

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

2010-05-19 Wrinkles copyDermatology leaders — unable to convince people to stop tanning by overstating the risks associated with UV overexposure — should turn to another fear-based tactic: Showing people pictures of wrinkled skin and claiming tanning will lead to severe wrinkling.

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