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JPL's space simulator today

(Phys.org)—You could call it the Ultimate Evil Tanning Bed—a stainless-steel torture chamber 47 feet tall and 25 feet in diameter that's expressly designed to deliver a fatal sunburn, if at all possible, ...

Sep 10, 2012
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Eat your greens to improve your looks

Getting your five a day will do more for your looks than a sun tan according to scientists who have found that our appearances really do prove that you are what you eat.

Jan 10, 2011
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The Medical Minute: A darker side of tanning

This year, like every year, more than one-third of Americans will get at least one sunburn. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the risk of melanoma -- the deadliest type of skin cancer -- more than doubles with just ...

Jul 21, 2010
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New study definitively links indoor tanning to melanoma

New research from the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center definitively links the use of indoor tanning devices to increased risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

May 27, 2010
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Wrinkles are scarier than skin cancer for young tanners

What's the most effective way to convince young women to cut back on their indoor tanning, a habit that hikes their risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75 percent? Warn them that it will cause leathery, ...

May 17, 2010
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Focusing on appearance may reduce tanning in young women

Focusing on the negative effects indoor tanning can have on appearance appears to reduce indoor tanning behavior, even among young women who report that they tan to relax or alleviate seasonal mood disorders, according to ...

May 17, 2010
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FDA debates tougher cancer warning on tanning beds

(AP) -- Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are ...

Jan 18, 2010
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