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German study shows that moderate UV exposure can have a positive effect on skin cancer

01/07/2014

German scientists found that UV-related risk factors for skin cancer are intermittent sun exposure and a history of sunburns. In contrast to that, frequent sun exposure may be protective.

The results show that moderate sunbed use may also reduce the risk of developing melanoma.

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Dr claims: increased tanning bed use is NOT associated with melanoma!

17/02/2014

If someone is lobbying to ban something - say sunbeds - or, in the case of a new drug, trying to show a dramatic effect - they would probably want to use relative risk. ... So when you read a study that says something doubles the risk of some terrible disease, ask the question: Doubles from what to what?"

So, when people/groups frequently quote the 'WHO study' claiming that  using sunbeds under 35 increases your cancer risk by 75% the REAL answer is this:

The study found that
less than three-tenths of 1 percent
who tanned frequently developed melanoma 
less than two-tenths of 1 percent   who didn't tan developed melanoma."
That's actually about a 55 percent increase, but when the study was pooled with a variety of other studies, they got the average to rise to 75 percent increase.

However, to explain the real risk simply:
even if the risk of melanoma was 75 percent , it is actually only greater than two-tenths of one percent, (rather than the actual study result of 55 percent greater), it would still be far below one percent!

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5 new studies show the positive side of sunbeds and UV exposure

04/10/2013

5 New Studies that show pro-sunlight and pro=sunbed use in moderation has distinct benefits and that melanomas are decreasing in younger groups who follow the moderation rule
Melanomas in older populations who are indoor dwellers and office workers who don't use sunbeds are increasing read more...

Scientists claim: widespread fear for UV probably misplaced

06/11/2012

A large body of evidence indicates that solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) irradiance and vitamin D reduce the risk of incidence and death for many types of cancer.
Therefore, scientists from Nordic countries believe that the widespread fear of chronic solar UV irradiance may be misplaced. read more...

Leeds University Large Scale Study: NO Evidence That Sunbeds Cause Cancer

26/10/2012

Study lead in large scale study Faye Elliott states in her letter the International Journal of Cancer: "we have not found any evidence of a relationship between sunbed use and melanoma risk"

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Sunbeds NOT GUILTY the latest study shows!

23/10/2012

is a widely held belief that the use of sunbeds increases the risk of developing skin cancer.
But now a large-scale study carried out by the University of Leeds in the UK is showing how the opposite is in fact true.

Over the years, various groups of researchers have tried in vain to establish a link between the use of sunbeds and the spread of dangerous malignant melanoma and the media have always been more than willing to add more fuel to the fires of anxiety engendered by this topic. However, we often forget that UV exposure is crucial if the body is to maintain an adequate level of vitamin D, which in turn has a positive effect on the entire immune system.

 

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Ian Wishart, Vitamin D author, clashes with Cancer Society

16/10/2012

AT LAST - someone is willing to stand up and tell the country just how important vitamin D REALLY is. Vitamion D author Ian Wishart stresses the importance of vitamin D3 and how it is NOT just associated with the archaic opinion that it is purely associated with bone health!
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Exposure to UVB WILL help you beat cancer!

21/09/2012

Make sure you get your dose of moderate, non-burning exposure to UVB.
Scientists found exposure to ultraviolet light was linked to a reduced risk of various cancers including prostate, kidney, colon and bladder. read more...

How many people know about vitamin D?

11/07/2012

If you don't take a supplement, you are more likely to be blind to the whole issue. My guess is that even if you are aware that the sun increases vitamin D production but do not take a supplement, you are probably less likely to be interested in the nuances of getting the right amount of vitamin D. In the 21st century, the public needs to be aware that both sun exposure and supplements can be part of getting the right amount of vitamin D! read more...

Study says we need UVB to suppress MS symptoms

04/07/2012

UV exposure triggers the production of much more than just vitamin D in the skin, and that research has yet to identify the function of many of these metabolites. His point: They must be responsible for something, so it isn't right to simply dismiss UV exposure.
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Forgotten Hero of Vitamin D

27/06/2012

Professor Walter Stumpf is one of the forgotten heroes of vitamin D.His first discovery, published in Science in 1979, was that it bonded in pituitary, stomach and skin tissue, just to name a few. No one believed him. Vitamin D was only involved with calcium, they said.
Sadly that still holds true of many so called experts in New Zealand today!!!

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Avoid sunlight at your own peril!

24/05/2012

 The risks of developing one of the major cancer killers increase when we avoid the sun. In fact, Dr. Tuohimaa and company recently showed that the risk of developing almost all varieties of fatal internal cancers is less in those who spend time in the sun. read more...

Sunbeds ARE Efficient at ‘D' Production

10/05/2012

Sunbed users had 150% higher vitamin D blood levels after 5 weeks of tanning.
Three tanning sessions a week will deliver the equivalent of 30,000-75,000 international units of vitamin D - levels that cannot possibly be obtained through any other source.

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Scientists think New Zealand and Australia Sun Scare Message has gone too far!

03/05/2012

Biochemist  Lyle MacWilliam, expressed serious concern at the current vitamin D recommendations in Australia and NZ. He says that they are "seriously out of date."
"I respectfully submit that the governments of Australia and New Zealand have been remiss in keeping abreast of the emergent science on vitamin D and disease prevention," he says.

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Sunshine offers protection - even without vitamin D!

26/04/2012

"For the immune system to fully benefit from the effects of UV irradiance, it is essential to have regular, but moderate, exposure to the sun or to visit a solarium" read more...

Weighing the costs and benefits of using sunbeds

09/11/2011

Researchers led by Professor Johan Moan at the University of Oslo, Norway,  believe that the lives saved by suntanning outweigh the deaths caused by a factor of 10.

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Vitamin D Council Officially Launches Vital Campaign

07/09/2011

The Vitamin D Council, a non-profit educational corporation based in California, launched their "Vitamin D and Cancer" campaign, presenting 20 detailed summaries of the evidence on the role of vitamin D in preventing cancer.  The crucial roles of Vitamin D are highlighted in their Top Ten Facts summary. read more...

Oh Dear Seems The Experts Don't Agree Any More!

06/09/2011

Two American Academy of Dermatology press statements this spring about melanoma incidence appear to directly contradict American Cancer Society statements about the disease and appear to be conflicted by the National Cancer Institute’s own data reports. 

Under scrutiny are AAD statements suggesting that melanoma is increasing “particularly” among young women when NCI data show that increases are concentrated heavily in older men — who get the overwhelming majority of melanomas and who are responsible for most of the increase, according to National Cancer Institute data.

 

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Dermatology Professor says TANS ARE NATURES SUNBLOCK!

06/09/2011

Leading Dermatologist wants everyone to sit up and take notice of the TRUE facts and evidence, NOT hearsay and myth:

Excessive UV avoidance and sun screening is a danger because it does not allow a tan, nature's own sun block, to develop and as a result exposure is likely to cause sun-burn. The dogma, now fossilised in print, is that any tan is a sign of skin damage - Tell that to Darwin!

Pigmented melanocytes in the skin are a system that protects it from excessive UV, which evolved long before the advent of sunscreens. Even if there was hard evidence that melanoma was UV-induced it would be all the more important to keep a protective tan.

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The Truth Is OUT - Now, Make Up Your Own Mind!

25/08/2011

Study in the UK sets out to show sunbeds are being misreperesented and have shown how they do NOT cause the problems that so many people would like to think they do. Read the article and make up your own mind.... read more...

Why Using too much Sun Cream Can Give You Fragile Bones

24/08/2011

Ever heard the sound of someone's bones snapping? It could be yours next.... This articles in the Daily Mail (UK) may surprise or horrify you! If you are housebound or office-bound you need to read this...... read more...

Humans are not addicted to UV exposure. We are ATTRACTED to UV exposure

18/08/2011

Humans are not addicted to UV exposure. We are ATTRACTED to UV exposure. It is entirely natural because most living things are supposed to get regular UV exposure to be healthy. That is nature's design. To say anyone is addicted to UV is like saying they are addicted to air, food or water, which also trigger positive responses in the brain. We are naturally attracted to these things because we need them. We'd die without them.

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Regular UVB Exposure Needed By Women See Why...

21/06/2011

Regular sun exposure and a vitamin D-rich diet reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by around 32 to 43 percent. The deciding factor in prevention is exposure to adequate UVB rays.

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Medical Group: IOM Wrong on ‘D'

07/06/2011

40-75% of the world's population is vitamin D deficient. . It is projected that the incidence of many of many diseases could be reduced by 20% to 50% or more, if the occurrence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency were eradicated by increasing vitamin D intakes through increased UVB exposure, fortified foods or supplements.
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Master Dermatologist: Tans Protect Us!

04/06/2011

A suntan is physiologic, the result of normal melanocytes at the dermoedidermal junctions producing more melanin for the epidermis, that dark pigment serving to protect against ultraviolet radiation." read more...

My message is: don't be afraid of the sun - enjoy it.

31/05/2011

My message is: don't be afraid of the sun - enjoy it. Soak up the sun: Your skin needs vitamin D.
I'm pleased that these days the official advice has changed and a few minutes in the sun each day without sunscreen is now recommended says Professor Angus Dalgleidh.

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Sperm Strength, Speed & Success after Sun

21/05/2011

Men who top up on vitamin D in the sun or in a solarium, give their sperm an advantage in terms of motility, speed and penetration force. read more...

Another Dr says GET MORE SUN

19/05/2011

It is now common knowledge that adequate Vitamin D3 levels protect you against at least 22 different types of cancers including breast, colon and prostate cancer. You want your levels above between 55-100ng/ml to protect yourself so supplementation is necessary. Up to 2000iu daily will not raise a low level - you need more. Sun exposure is Mother Nature's natural resource for Vitamin D - and to our detriment, we have become well versed in hiding from it. read more...

Doctors fight soaring Vitamin D deficiency

17/05/2011

Soaring rates of vitamin D deficiency in Cambridgeshire [UK] have sparked action by doctors, new figures have revealed.
Dr Mike Knapton said A balance needs to be struck between protecting young children from the risk of skin cancer and ensuring they have enough vitamin D from sunlight."

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Dermatologists Embracing Sunshine

17/05/2011

The British dermatology industry-which has produced peer-reviewed papers in the past year showing that melanoma incidence is not really increasing, but is merely an increase in the diagnosis of thinner 100 percent curable lesions-is stepping up to the plate and admitting that people need to get regular sun exposure to make adequate vitamin D.

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MORE Sun Means LESS Cancer - Proved!

14/05/2011

Women who use sunbeds more than once a month for several decades had a 37 percent lower risk of contracting breast cancer

according to a new prospective study of nearly 50,000 Swedish women followed for 15 years - a strong addition to data suggesting that the benefits of regular UV exposure from any source outweigh the manageable risks of overexposure.

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Sunbed Users DO Have The HIGHEST Vitamin D Levels!

14/05/2011

Vitamin D is called "The Sunshine Vitamin" for a good reason - getting a suntan is widely recognized as producing 100-200 times more vitamin D than what is fortified into an 8-ounce glass of whole milk. But what many people still don't realize is that sunbed users have the highest vitamin D levels of any group.

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Tanning provides greater protection from the sun

10/05/2011

Allowing the skin to become gradually accustomed to the sun's ultraviolet rays creates effective natural protection from sunlight.

Studies repeatedly find that continuous sun exposure below the erythema threshold (when the skin begins to redden) is essential in helping the human body to build up its natural self-protection mechanism against UV ray overexposure.

"Tanning outdoors or in a solarium therefore provides greater protection from the sun by activating the skin's own protection against UV rays.

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Conventional medicine finally admits MS caused by vitamin D deficiency

07/05/2011

Conventional medicine finally admits MS caused by vitamin D deficiency

Is it true that those who suffer from Multiple sclerosis (MS) just need a little sun? Researchers at the University of Oxford seem to think so. In 2006, a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested higher levels of vitamin D might decrease overall risk of developing MS. Now researchers at the University of Oxford are backing that study with further evidence while also suggesting a link between lack of sunlight and how the body responds when faced with an infection. The research concludes that MS is caused by several factors working in combination but clearly correlates to a lack of vitamin D.

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Low levels of Vitamin D raise th erisk of Multiple Sclerosis

20/04/2011

Low levels of sunlight coupled with glandular fever could increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), say researchers.
Vitamin D has been closely studied in recent years and is thought to be a key factor in the development of MS, we [MS Society UK] look forward to seeing more research dedicated to this important area." read more...

Sunscreens - An Inconvenient Truth!

15/04/2011

The suntan debate has taken another dramatic twist, with a new scientific study finding that while sunscreen lotion may protect us from sunburn, "there is no evidence that they protect against basal cell carcinoma or melanoma". In short, there's no evidence sunscreens prevent the serious skin cancers.

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SUNBEDS Proven to reduce endometrial cancer risk by up to 50%

12/04/2011

LONGTERM Study Shows Sunbed Use PROVEN to REDUCE Endometrial Cancer Risk by up to 50%!

A study in Sweden has found that women who used sunbeds had up to a 50 percent reduction in endometrial cancer risk, according to EmpowHer. The observational study, conducted by Dr. Elisabeth Epstein, looked at 17,822 post-menopausal women who were followed for an average of 15.5 years

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Professor says Vitamin D is better from UV Light

11/04/2011

"When you ingest vitamin D, only about 60 percent of it sticks to vitamin D-binding protein, but when you make vitamin D in your skin,  from UV light or sunshine,100 percent binds to the protein."

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War on Cancer

09/04/2011

The health benefits of optimizing your vitamin D levels, either by safe sun exposure (ideally), a safe tanning bed, or oral supplementation as a last resort, simply cannot be overstated. In terms of protecting against cancer, vitamin D has been found to offer protection against cancers - says leading health expert Dr Joe Mercola read more...

Another Clinical Study Proves that Increased Vitamin D DOES Reduce Breast Cancer!

08/04/2011

Another clinical study has added to the already-impressive number of studies showing that higher vitamin D blood levels reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer by as much as 85%!!! read more...

SUNSCREENS EXPOSED: A MUST READ!

26/03/2011

Facts about chemical sunscreens that may surprise or Horrify you. They include:
Some researchers have detected an increased risk of melanoma among sunscreen users.
sunshine serves a critical function in the body that sunscreen appears to inhibit - production of vitamin D. It strengthens bones and the immune system, reduces the risk of breast, colon, kidney, and ovarian cancers.
Scientists have called for parents to avoid using oxybenzone on children due to penetration and toxicity concerns.

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Vitamin D May Reduce Prostate Cancer Metastasis

12/03/2011

Solar UVB is correlated with increased survival for those diagnosed with prostate cancer. The recent article by Abdulghani and colleagues reports that Stat3 promotes metastatic progression of prostate cancer and opens the door to new approaches to fight this cancer. It proposes that vitamin D might be beneficial in reducing the risk of prostate cancer mortality by inhibiting the action of Stat3. read more...

The Truth About Sunlight, Cancer and Vitamin D

16/02/2011

Watch the video that reveals the truth about Vitamin D, sunlight and cancer.
Don't believe all you read in the press. Find out th efacts and the truth for YOURSELF! read more...

Dr Michael Holick explains why sunbeds ARE an important source of Vitamin D

10/02/2011

Dr Michael Holick explains why sunbeds ARE an important source of Vitamin D to prevent many chronic diseases like osteoporosis, diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular deseases - heart failure and stroke - many cancers and psychic disorders.
He vehemently opposes dermatologists who advise avoiding sun and excessive use of sunscreen. read more...

Professor states exposure to UV is NOT major cause of melanoma

08/02/2011

Professor Sam Shuster, in the British Medical Journal states...  it can only be concluded that the reported increase in melanoma is probably an erroneous reclassification of benign naevi. Thus the question of whether ultraviolet light causes melanoma becomes irrelevant, because there is no case to answer.

Of course we know that ultraviolet light causes the common, virtually benign, and mostly trivial skin cancers and that, like smoking, it makes the skin look as if it has been well lived in. But is this enough to justify blanketing the sun when balanced against the possible advantages?

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75% INCREASE STATISTIC IS FALSE

30/01/2011

Those who begin to use a tanning bed before the age of 35 face a 75% higher risk for melanoma.
Reality: That statistic has been 100%discredited:

a) Because there is still NO research establishing a mechanism by which non-burning UV exposure triggers melanoma. This figure is purely correlation and NOT causation.
b) The association itself is weak and misleading. The studies used to create this statistic included skintype 1 individuals in European countries who used tanning beds for therapeutic use [as opposed to tanning - skintype 1 person cannot use tanning beds for tanning purposes].

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Factor 50 Suncream caused Rickets in 12 year old girl

30/01/2011

A paediatric orthopaedic consultant speaks out in the video, stating quite clearly we ALL need sunshine to prevent vitamin D deficiency! read more...

Admission there is NO evidence that avoiding sunlight or sunbeds actually decreases the risk of skin cancer.

29/01/2011

The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) - in bold type on an a section added to its web site - admits that there is no evidence that avoiding sunlight or sunbeds actually decreases the risk of skin cancer.

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New Sunscare Lie by Reverse Engineering Tactics - again!

24/12/2010

An article published by a group at the University of Minnesota - a group that is being paid to develop interventions to reduce indoor tanning usage - alleges that "only 13.3% of women and 4.2% of men suggested that avoidance of tanning bed use could reduce their risks of skin cancer." The group reported asking the question in what they call an "open-response format" - which means the respondents had to come up with the answer themselves.

"It's another case of attempting to reverse-engineer a statistic to twist reality," Smart Tan Vice President Joseph Levy said.

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Exposed! Sunscare by Dermatologists is all about money,

23/12/2010

If any UV exposure were as dangerous as dermatologists claime, while promoting sunscreen, then they would be guilty of violating their Hippocratic oath for using UV in burning dosages to treat purely cosmetic skin conditions. read more...

No So Much A Mad Dog As A Sensible Englishman!

17/12/2010

Oliver Gillie, who runs Health Research Forum, said: ‘The public has been seriously misled by advice to avoid the sun.'

Going out in the midday sun without sunscreen is good for you, health experts have said.

The latest advice recommends ten to 15 minutes' exposure to help boost vitamin D levels.

It runs contrary to previous warnings over the dangers of spending time in the sun when it is at its strongest.

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Congrautlations to MIke Holick!

16/12/2010

Holick, an internationally renowned expert in vitamin D and skin research, was chosen to receive the award for his seminal contributions to laboratory medicine. He is a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics, and director of the General Clinical Research Unit at BUSM and Director of the Bone Health Care Clinic at Boston Medical Center.

Dermatology Department Chair Dr. Barbara Gilchrest called Holick's work "schlock science" when she asked him to resign from the dermatology department in 2004. Holick stepped down from dermatology department, but remained active in many other departments at Boston University. His work is widely accepted in academia today. 

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Sunshine,Solariums (Sunbeds), and Vitamin D. interview with Dr Michael Holick

13/12/2010

Sunshine,Solariums (Sunbeds), and Vitamin D. interview with Dr Michael Holick read more...

Anti-Sun message has gone too far

08/12/2010

Listen to the truth from Dr Marc Sorensen. Be SUN STRONG and proetect you and your family today! read more...

Vitamin D WILL help to prevent cancer

04/12/2010

It is a FACT you can decrease your risk of cancer by MORE THAN HALF simply by optimizing your vitamin D levels with sun exposure! I can't think of any other strategy that can offer this level of protection. You may even be able to significantly boost your chances of survival if you already have cancer, by maintaining vitamin D levels of around 80-90 ng/ml. read more...

Tanned women live longer says top Cancer Specialist!

04/12/2010

‘Our studies show that women with active sunbathing habits live longer,' he said. Professor Olsson also suggested that skin cancer was not caused by sunbathing alone. ‘I and many others believe that there may be factors other than the sun that influence the risk of malignant melanoma,' he said. ‘The burning of the skin in the sun is not enough to explain this.' 

Dr Ollson said catching the sun had more health benefits than costs, as long as you don't burn. He said there was overwhelming evidence that exposure to the sun helps protect against blood clots in the leg, which claim the lives of 25,000 Britons a year. These clots, known as deep vein thromboses, have been shown to be far more prevalent in winter than summer.

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Kids under 'House Arrest' may be reason for such Low Vit D levels

01/12/2010

The Institute of Medicine will change its recommended level of vitamin D intake for children on Nov. 30, 2010, predicted Dr. Russell Chesney, professor and chairman of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
The change, presumably an increase, comes not a moment too soon, said Dr. Chesney, who cited a long list of potential health benefits for the substance. "Vitamin D truly is the center of the universe". read more...

Study Proves Sunbed Users Have HIGHEST Vitamin D Levels

24/11/2010

According to Canadian research published in the journal Public Health, by Edmonton vitamin D researcher Dr. Gerry Schwalfenberg, regular sunbed users and those who take high-dosage vitamin D supplements, have the highest vitamin D levels in Canada. Those who do not take supplements and who report receiving minimal sun exposure had the lowest vitamin D levels.

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Vitamin D and its critical role in pregnancy, infancy and childhood

24/11/2010

The re-emergence of childhood rickets in New Zealand recently highlighted concerns about vitamin D deficiency. "It is only recently that there has been any acknowledgement that people living in countries like New Zealand and Australia could be vitamin D deficient.
"However, as the population becomes more compliant with the sun safety messages, and as lifestyles become more sedentary and less time is spent outdoors, it will not be surprising to see vitamin D levels dropping across the population. In some circles there is talk of a world-wide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency."

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Doctors Flocking To Sunbeds

20/11/2010

More doctors are utilizing tanning services in the past year  - another indication that many in the medical community are catching on to a balanced message about UV exposure. Most of the medical community realizes that ‘sun abstinence' was a mistake!

There's no doubt that sunbeds are the best possible surrogate for sunshine.

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Are 'Professional' Lies More Acceptable In The Public Eye?

30/10/2010

Isn't it about time the dermatologists told the truth and openly declared that they pressure people inot buying sunscreen because of the profits they make? read more...

Clear up the confusion

14/10/2010

It is important to understand that in the summertime, when you put on your bathing suit and sunbathe for 30 minutes, your body produces about 20,000 IUs of vitamin D -- as much as exists in 200 glasses of milk, or the equivalent of about 50 typical multivitamins!

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Depression Breakthrough Exercise plus vitamin D

07/10/2010

Exercise and vitamin D prove to be more successful in treating depression than drugs! read more...

Vitamin D: More Effective in Fighting Breast Cancer than Wearing Pink?

06/10/2010

Vitamin D deficiencies have already been associated with an elevated risk of about 20 cancers including breast cancer, according to Dr. John Cannell, a vitamin D expert and director of vitamin D Council. This sunshine vitamin may also have a protective effect against other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and various infections, among other ailments.

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Half of the world don't get enough ‘D'

28/09/2010

There is only one natural source for those levels of vitamin D: UVB exposure from sunshine. Sun avoidance in the past generation has led to 77 percent vitamin D deficiency in the United States. Norman says half of all people in the United States and Western Europe are vitamin D deficient and that two-thirds are insufficient. Vitamin D pioneer Dr. Robert Haney argues that the term "insufficient" is useless - that insufficiency is deficiency.

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Natural Attraction not addiction!

23/09/2010

The USA Today story suggests that the reason people continue to tan even though dermatologists tell them not to is because tanning may be addictive. "In fact, sources in the story totally ignored what should be the default explanation: People are still tanning because they realize cosmetic dermatologists and chemical sunscreen manufacturers have lied to them, have over-stated the risks associated with overexposure to UV and have denied and ignored the benefits of regular sun exposure," read more...

Babies With Low Vitamin D Are More Likely to Be Schizophrenic Later!

12/09/2010

Babies With Low Vitamin D Are More Likely to Be Schizophrenic Later!

Researchers in Australia have found that newborn babies with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to develop schizophrenia later in life. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" and aids in bone strength, cell growth and brain development. Just 10 minutes of daily sun exposure (without sunscreen, unless the child burns easily) is believed sufficient to prevent deficiencies.

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Vitamin D is 4 times better than Atorvastatin in reducing heart attacks!

04/09/2010

Atorvastatin reduces heart attacks by 37% - vitamin D in optimal amounts reduces them by 142%!!! read more...

How 'D' prevents cancer

02/09/2010

Scientists have unlocked the mechanism of how Vitamin D prevents cancer. They have mapped the ponts at which vit D interacts with human DNA read more...

Your Favourite Sunblock May Be Killing YOU and YOUR Family!

29/08/2010

Killer sunscreen? What your mama never told you about sun protection!

It's enough to drive parents crazy: "Slather your kids in sunscreen!" we are told. Yet, we are learning that the majority of popular sunscreens might NOT provide protection from the worst of the skin cancers and might actually increase our children's chances of getting some cancers.

BEWARE!
According to the EWG, popular sunscreens known to contain ingredients possibly linked to cancer, birth defects & hormone disruption include: Panama Jack, Origins, No-Ad, Neutrogena, L'Oreal, Hawaiian Tropic, Coppertone, Bareminerals, Banana BoatAveeno.

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Sunscreen Companies Purposely Mislead The Public!

24/08/2010

Wait, wait, wait. You mean to tell me sunscreen companies don't necessarily have my best interests in mind? That Coppertone, a company whose financial success is predicated upon consumers thinking those astronomical SPF numbers actually mean something substantial, might be fudging the numbers a bit? read more...

Sunbeds look to be the answer!

21/08/2010

For those who believe that current serum levels of 25(OH)D (vitamin D) are inadequate during the winter, the most effective approach in addressing this deficiency could be through exposure to artificial UVB radiation; i.e use a sunbed! read more...

Dramatic U Turn from UK Cancer Research!

14/08/2010

One of the charity's fiercest critics, Oliver Gillie of the Health Research Forum, says that at long last Cancer Research UK appears to have recognised that its warnings to cover up are a mistake".

Gillie emphasises that exposure to UV-light always has to be in a responsible way, without getting a sunburn (damage to the skin). There is less UV light needed to produce Vitamin D, than to cause a sunburn. .

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The melanoma epidemic? Don't panic... it's all a terrible mistake

13/08/2010

the killjoys spread their terrifying message, and parents are made to feel unreasonably guilty if they as much as let their children out in the sun unprotected for a minute or two. But if all this miserable propaganda has got you scared and worried, you shouldn't be. Because the evidence is that the message promoted by the anti-sun brigade isn't true. Indeed, the great sun scare that would drive us to live our summers in darkness is just a myth that's grown from a bad piece of medical science. read more...

What Do You Lack? Most Likely Vitamin D

11/08/2010

Vitamin D promises to be the most talked-about and written-about supplement of the decade. While studies continue to refine optimal blood levels and recommended dietary amounts, the fact remains that a huge part of the population - from robust newborns to the frail elderly, and many others in between - are deficient in this essential nutrient.

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Sunbathing IS allowed says dermatogist expert

06/08/2010

Sunbathing IS allowed! So says reknowned dermatologist, scientist and author Dr Han van der Rhee Enjoy the sun without exaggeration and without burning. This type of behaviour is pleasant and healthy. He says "It can be concluded that we do not expose ourselves too much, but rather too little to the sun and if we expose ourselves we do this in an extreme way with a skin which is not yet adjusted to sunlight. This behaviour causes many sunburns". read more...

Findings show some sun 'safety' advice is useless

04/08/2010

Findings show that most advice about how long it is safe to spend in the sun is worthless, because different body parts are more sensitive to the sun's damaging effects than others. Different parts of the body go brown at different speeds, according to researchers at Edinburgh University, so achieving that idealised image of beauty is not going to happen.

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Oncolgist's view of Sun, Sunscreen, Cancer & Safety

25/07/2010

Keith I. Block, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology states: I think it's important we all try to get 20 minutes of unprotected sun-to-skin exposure every day. This is essential for meeting our most basic needs for Vitamin D. To be specific, the exposure to UVB sun radiation has been shown to reduce the risk of 19 major types of cancer through the production of vitamin D! read more...

Don't let the phoney melanoma scare keep you out of the sun

23/07/2010

Skin cancer statistics are used to scare, not educate. Almost all of the 84,000 skin "cancers" that appear each year are in fact benign: they don't spread or kill; their cancerous name is a historical misnomer. Of course, sun exposure increases facial wrinkling, as does smoking, but the black ace in the fear game is melanoma, because the real thing is vicious read more...

Derms Exposed in Undercover Sting

21/07/2010

"Is Profit Behind Dermatology's 'Sun Scare' Message?"

Dermatologists are exposed in undercover sting...

Author Harmon Leon fights for answers as to why derms say use sunscreen when everyone else says it is causing pandemic vitamin D deficiency.

He visited several dermatologists in the San Francisco area to take a deeper look at what's really being said behind closed (doctors') doors. He doesn't miss a beat, getting one doctor to suggest and agree to removing non-cancerous moles by lying about them being irritants. In this, harmless moles are removed, insurance companies pay the doctors, and false information is added to the melanoma statistics.

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Vitamin D - A gift from the Sun!

19/07/2010

Why do you need vitamin D so desperately?
A huge percentage of mankind is deficient, even those who live in sunny climates.
What can it do for your body? Almost everything! Vitamin D contributes to the health of: bones; cells; organs; the autoimmune system; muscles; hormones and the brain!

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'Sun Scare' Attacked as a British Killer!

13/07/2010

"Lack of sunshine and the vitamin it makes in our skin is probably the most serious single cause of disease in the UK today."

- Health education expert Oliver Gillie, considered one of the worldwide experts in vitamin D and an advocate for regular sun exposure as the best source of "The Sunshine Vitamin."

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The Truth About Sunlight, Cancer and Vitamin D

12/07/2010

This is a video that reveals the truth about Vitamin D, sunlight and cancer. 

Does sunlight cause skin cancer or does sunlight prevent skin cancer?

How does sunbathing give you the so-called red neck?

Is tanning booth bad for you or does it help your body to generate Vitamin D under certain circumstances? (And what are the circumstances?)

What is the relationship between nutrition, Vitamin D and cancer?

 

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Public Service Message Very Likely WRONG

08/07/2010

The Public Service Message giving advice on suntanning may mean vitamin deficiency risk and the current message is totally WRONG

Many experts are concerned that past advice designed to protect against skin cancer may have resulted in an increased risk of other illnesses linked to a lack of vitamin D, which the body can only produce when skin in exposed to bright sunlight.

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This news may well be a surprise to ginger haired people!

23/06/2010

Ginger-haired people DO tan... they just react badly to the sun at the same time.

Those with strawberry locks actually produce up to 500 per cent more melanin than those with a darker complexion!!!

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Humans evolved ability to tan 'to cope with changes in amount of sunlight'

23/06/2010

Humans developed the ability to tan to cope with changes in the amount of UV radiation their bodies received during the year, scientists believe.
Researchers from Penn State University in the US studied the way the sun illuminates different parts of the Earth.
They found that the amount of ultraviolet B light - which produces vitamin D in human skin - was extremely variable further north due to atmospheric scattering of the light and absorption by oxygen.
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Scientists are not impressed with misleading anti-tanning crusade

31/05/2010

Scientists are not impressed with misleading anti-tanning crusade posed as a Melanoma Risk Study.

 The flaws and supression of conflict of interest revealed!

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Canadian Rates of Skin Cancer FALLING

29/05/2010

Rates 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 read more...

is Sun REALLY good for me?

29/05/2010

Sun IS life and not only will you feel better and look healthy, but your skin will also produce Vitamin D - a powerful pre-steroid hormone vital for humans to exist.\"megaSun

MegaSun skin types and sub types every client to ensure that the dose of UVB is appropriate for them. Remember, our lamps are patented to give a consistent dose, unlike the majority of lamps on the market. This is avoids huge fluctuations that are undesirable and not beneficial for any tanner. Our lamps also give 83% less skin damage.

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Alarmed? You should be!

28/05/2010

Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives, according to an evaluation of those products released today.

AOL News also has learned through documents and interviews that the Food and Drug Administration has known of the potential danger for as long as a decade without alerting the public, which the FDA denies

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Did Melanoma Researchers 'Reverse Engineer' Their Findings?

27/05/2010

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 that opposed its conclusions and failing to disclose the conflict-of-interest of its own anti-tanning advocacy efforts.

Dr. DeAnn Lazovich, lead author of "Indoor Tanning and Risk of Melanoma: A Case-Control Study in a Highly Exposed Population," set for publication in the June issue of American Association for Cancer Research, failed to disclose in the paper that she is part of a University of Minnesota group that initiated programs to discourage indoor tanning use three years before designing and engaging in data collection for this study.

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Scientists Say UVA Does Not Cause Melanoma

26/05/2010

UVA exposure is unlikely to have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma over the past 30 years, the researchers conclude, because the fish model had been the only animal model to indicate a connection between exposure to UVA at a young age and later development of melanoma.

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High Doses of Vitamin D May Cut Pregnancy Risks

08/05/2010

High Doses of Vitamin D May Cut Pregnancy Risks. read more...

Low Level Vitamin D status of newborns in New Zealand.

01/05/2010

low levels of vitamin D are common among apparently healthy New Zealand newborns in New Zealand.
If the blood levels (and cord blood levels) are low, it means that the mothers were also vitamin D insufficient. Which, in turn, means that they didn't get enough UVR exposure!

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Vitamin D - What the experts have to say....

29/04/2010

From as far back as the father of medicine himself (Hippocrates), UV light has been studied. Now the experts are findng out just how much it really means to the human body.

I would challenge anyone to find an area or nutrient or any factor that has such consistent anti-cancer benefits as vitamin D. The data are really quite remarkable. ~ Dr. Edward Giovannucci, Vitamin D expert.

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Reply to LUDICROUS Statement

22/04/2010

A response to the so called "experts" who have a misunderstanding that tanning is an addiction. Please note if you refer to official documents listing addictions and sustances likely to cause addiction, tanning is NOT on any of them!!!! read more...

In Tests, Vitamin D Shrinks Breast Cancer Cells

15/04/2010

In Tests, Vitamin D Shrinks Breast Cancer Cells

Doctors have known that low levels of vitamin Dare linked to certain kinds of cancers as well as to diabetes and asthma, but new research also shows that the vitamin can kill human cancer cells.

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How slapping on the sunscreen nearly ruined one woman's health!

08/04/2010

How slapping on the sunscreen nearly ruined one woman's health

Collective sun phobia could be laying us open to far worse problems than wrinkles or even skin cancer

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Scientists find why "sunshine" vitamin D is crucial

14/03/2010

"What we didn't realize is how crucial vitamin D is for actually activating the immune system -- which we know now," Geisler wrote in the study in the journal Nature Immunology.
Most Vitamin D is made by the body as a natural by-product of the skin's exposure to sunlight. read more...

Vitamin D and Sunlight: a Match Made in Heaven!

14/03/2010

Sun exposure is perhaps the most important source of vitamin D because exposure to sunlight provides most humans with their vitamin D requirement. About 90% of the daily recommended intake of 10 micrograms or 400 international units is obtained from the action of sunlight on the skin.

UV rays (particularly UVB rays) from the sun trigger an inactive form of vitamin D to be formed in the skin. This is taken up by the blood stream, to be stored in muscles and body fat; it also passes through the liver and kidneys and becomes an active form of vitamin D, which is then used by the body. Since vitamin D can only be produced by the skin during the summer months via this route, the body's ability to store vitamin D is extremely essential.

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Just When is the message going to get home?

12/02/2010

A 3rd of all Melbourne women may be deficient in vitamin D due to lack of UV exposure! The slip, slop, slap message is likely to be causing more harm than good! read more...

A real man thanks to vitamin D

09/02/2010

Why a spot of suntanning may be just the thing to lift a man's libido - a regualr dose of UV light really does help to increase testosterone and male libido. Make sure the men in YOUR life are getting enough! read more...

Tanning Linked to Easing Chronic Pain

13/01/2010

Dr. Steven Feldman, is recommending indoor tanning for some patients suffering with chronic pain. Feldman conducted a research trial of fibromyalgia patients which revealed that those who used a tanning bed actually had their pain decline as compared to those who weren't exposed to UV light.

Beyond fibromyalgia, Feldman also acknowledges that indoor tanning equipment has been used to treat the skin condition psoriasis.

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Can Tanning Help push Vitamin D Levels

05/11/2009

Tanning industry professionals already advocate for indoor tanning by arguing that exposure to ultraviolet light in tanning units provides people with much-needed vitamin D. But their argument is often muted by an antitanning lobby from powerful outlets such as the media, dermatologists and government officials. Perhaps waging the war on a different front - the pro-vitamin D front - without the explicit references to tanning might influence the Institute of Medicine to consider raising the recommended levels of vitamin D, which is a victory the industry could certainly stand to tally.

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NZ Sudy Shows Vitamin D Improves Insulin Resistance

05/11/2009

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Vitamin D improved insulin resistance in insulin-resistant women in a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (2009 Sep 28:1-7). The randomized, controlled, double-blind study administered supplements of 4,000 IU vitamin D3 or a placebo daily for six months to South Asian women, aged 23 to 68 years. The women in the study were insulin resistant and had serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 concentration of less than 50 nmol/l. read more...

Public perception of the effects of UV exposure is lagging behind the current scientific knowledge

28/09/2009

Dutch Scientist, von der Rhee and his colleagues refer to the fact that the public perception of the effects of UV exposure is lagging behind the current scientific knowledge. Regular, moderate UV exposure contributes to protection against breast, prostrate and colorectal cancer (colon and rectal cancer) as well as non Hodgkin's lymphoma (one of two forms of lymph node cancers). read more...

Sunbeds REDUCE risk of Endometrial Cancer by 40%

28/09/2009

The risk of contracting endometrial cancer for women who frequently use sun beds is lower by 40 percent, in comparison to women who abstain from using them. A study which was carried out by Swedish researchers, and which has been published in the British Journal of Cancer, has come to this conclusion. read more...

UV exposure may help to fight skin cancer

23/09/2009

A research team from the University of Leeds working with the US National Institutes of Health found a high level of vitamin D - suggestive of high sun exposure - protected patients with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Those with the lowest levels of vitamin D in their blood at diagnosis were 30 per cent more likely to suffer a recurrence of the disease after treatment than those who had the highest levels.

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Wrong Diagnosis!

11/09/2009

DR NICK LEVELL OBVIOUSLY SHARES WITH OTHERS, THE VIEW THAT A BIG PART OF THE MELANOMA INCIDENCE INCREASE IS CAUSED BY WRONG DIAGNOSIS. Dr Levell concludes that the large increase in reported incidence is likely to be due to diagnostic drift which classifies benign lesions as stage 1 melanoma. This conclusion could be confirmed by direct histological comparison of contemporary and past histological samples. The distribution of the lesions reported did not correspond to the sites of lesions caused by solar exposure. read more...

Sun warnings ‘overstated' as science finds new clue to skin cancer

10/09/2009

You often read that nearly all melanomas are caused by sunshine - which is not supported by the evidence.  
An international team of researchers from Queensland, Australia, Montreal, Canada and Philadelphia, America, led by King's College London, identified two genes which dictate how many moles someone will have, and their risk of getting skin cancer. Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, said: "The number of moles you have is one of the strongest risk factors for melanoma - stronger than sunshine.

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59 EXPERT studies can't all be wrong

10/09/2009

Read what the experts say and judge for yourself... read more...

Doc Recommends Indoor Tanning For Vit. D

02/09/2009

Christiane Northrup, MD notes that it is difficult to get all the vitamin D needed from food sources, and suggests supplements and regular sun exposure- including visiting a tanning salon that offers UVB tanning rays. read more...

British Dermatologists Recommend Sun

27/08/2009

The British Association of Dermatologists has recently issued guidance with the National Osteoporosis Society that recommends people get 15 to 20 minutes of sun exposure a day!

According to a separate recent study at University College London, 20 per cent of women and 12 per cent of men are now classed as being clinically vitamin D deficient, while levels of the vitamin in nearly two thirds of women and 57 per cent of men are "insufficient". Dr Vasant Hirani, who led the study, added: "The advice on sun exposure does need to be clarified."

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Expert wants exposure to sun reviewed

27/08/2009

Dr Veronique Bataille, researcher, dermatologist and skin cancer expert, wants guidelines on sunbathing to be reviewed to ensure people don't miss out on vitamin D. Known as the 'sunshine vitamin', Dr Bataille told the Sunday Telegraph: 'It is potentially harmful if people are getting the message that they should completely avoid the sun. 'The advice needs to be better tailored to the differences in skin type and sun levels around the country.' read more...

There is still no proof that tanning in a non-burning fashion is linked to melanoma.

12/08/2009

AUGUST 11, 2009 - "There is no compelling evidence that sun tan parlors have induced a single melanoma." - Master Dermatologist Dr. Bernard Ackerman, who wrote two books condemning the dermatology community for failing to disclose that there still is not any data showing that tanning in a non-burning fashion is a risk factor for melanoma. read more...

The maths show that indoor tanning is a great source of vitamin D is indisputable

04/08/2009

Instead of reading newspaper selling scary headlines, read this:
Tanning beds may be even more effective as a vitamin D producer than was previously believed. That's the consensus of new research published by Dr. Michael Holick's group at Boston University. Holick's group studied 15 people aged 20-53, tracking their vitamin D blood levels as they tanned in tanning equipment three times a week. read more...

Academic Fraud?

30/07/2009

"If a pharmaceutical company sold you sunshine, we wouldn't be having this discussion right now," International Smart Tan Network Vice President Joseph Levy said. "Instead, we are dealing with a report that now has the press comparing Mother Nature's most important creation - sunlight - to arsenic and mustard gas. It's ludicrous."

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It's Not Just The Sun That Affects Susceptibility To Skin Cancer

17/07/2009

Scientists at deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN) and academic colleagues from Europe and the United States today present in the journal Nature Genetics the discovery of common genetic risk factors for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) that affect people with fair and dark complexions alike. read more...

Cancer Societies embarrassed by their sun scare message

23/02/2009

The dermatology profession worldwide is struggling to extricate itself from years of sun abstinence messaging, one of Great Britain's most prolific vitamin D experts told a newspaper, the London Herald and The Times. Messages have included suggestions that 'there is no such thing as a healthy tan' which Gillies says is misguided and unfounded in science". read more...

Tanning may protect against melanoma skin cancer.

02/02/2009

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School, recently reported ground breaking research which indicates that tanning may indeed protect against melanoma skin cancer.
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Top cancer doctor says you SHOULD have a sunbed session

25/01/2009

Top cancer doctor says you SHOULD have a sunbed session! Current medical advice is to cover up in the sun, but I believe the health benefits of exposure to its UVA and UVB rays greatly outweigh the disadvantages, even if that means using a sunbed during winter months.

 • Professor Tim Oliver is a Medical Oncologist at Barts and the London Hospital.

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New study shows sunbeds are more effective than supplements!

22/12/2008

"I told you so" says Dr Marc Sorensen in relation to sunbeds vs supplements in preventing breast cancer read more...