tanning beds

A dangerous practice
It's been nearly one year since the Food and Drug Administration recommended that teens be prevented from using tanning beds, however the agency has yet to make its final ruling. But a new study estimating significant financial and life-saving benefits of such a ban will hopefully prompt the FDA to finally act.
Memorial Day is past, and summer is upon us and so is tanning season. Many people like to get their first tans at indoor tanning salons so they can avoid looking pale on their first beach outing. But according to a new advisory from the FDA, such preliminary tanning may be a poor idea.
The number of New Yorkers diagnosed with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has doubled since the 1990s. In reaction to those numbers, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will soon be able to add transferring oversight of tanning salons to the New York City Department of Health