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Obamacare shutters 10,000 tanning salons that many people depend on for vitamin D

8/25/2016 - The longer the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, the more damage it does to the U.S. economy, and the more negative impact it has on the lives of Americans. That is especially true when it comes to Obamacare's impact on employment. In fact, entire industries are being hampered by the...

FTC attacks Dr. Mercola over tanning beds, but won't go after pharma giants for monopolistic pricing, fraudulent science and blatantly dishonest advertising

4/20/2016 - In the latest government-waged attack on alternative health practitioners, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered Dr. Joseph Mercola to pay up to $5.3 million over a "false advertising" settlement involving the sale of tanning beds designed not to cause skin cancer. The world-famous alternative...

FDA now wants to force tanning bed users to sign 'risk acknowledgement' forms every six months, but requires no such forms for chemotherapy, pharma drugs

3/24/2016 - For some reason, the Obama administration can't get enough of regulating just about everything it can possibly regulate, and with little thought to the hypocrisy of its actions or the impact they have on ordinary Americans. Now, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the Obama Food and Drug Administration...

Priorities: NYC tanning salons inspected more often than abortion clinics

4/26/2014 - It was one of the reasons cited as a contributing factor to abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell's decades-long reign of sick violence and murder committed against the most helpless members of American society -- lack of regulations requiring regular inspections of clinics that provide his kind of services....

After assaulting soda sizes, Bloomberg now wants to destroy tanning salons

10/29/2013 - New York City voters have certainly trended liberally over the past few decades, but they've never been much for totalitarianism - so it's really difficult to figure out how they managed to elect a guy like Michael Bloomberg a couple of times, given his authoritarian tendencies. Hizzoner has made...

Feds push for mandatory cancer warnings on tanning beds (but not radiotherapy devices)

5/10/2013 - Despite the fact that millions of Americans, both young and old, are grossly deficient in vitamin D, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on a crusade to fully discredit one of the best natural sources of this important hormone besides natural sunlight exposure. According to reports, the FDA...

Medical establishment continues ridiculous propaganda campaign against UV rays, likens tanning beds to 'coffins'

4/16/2013 - The medical misinformation mafia is at it again, this time with regards to ultraviolet (UV) rays and their effect on human health. Reports are now surfacing from all the usual suspects in the mainstream media claiming that exposure to UV rays, and particularly those emitted from tanning beds, is killing...

Study confirms benefits of tanning, sun exposure for the production of health-promoting vitamin D

11/10/2011 - Exposing your unprotected skin to natural sunlight and even using a tanning bed are not necessarily the highly dangerous, cancer promoting activities that many in the government and media would have you believe they are. A new study out of Oslo University Hospital (OUH) in Norway confirms what we...

Jerry Brown legalizes 12-year-old children giving 'consent' to Gardasil vaccine injections, but bans tanning beds for those under 18

10/10/2011 - Insanity prevailed in California once again today as Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB499 allowing 12-year-old children the ability to consent to being injected with Gardasil vaccines without their parents' knowledge; yet at the same time the Governor banned the use of tanning beds by anyone under...

The truth about tanning beds: They boost vitamin D production

6/23/2011 - The FDA has the media and subsequently many Americans in a (perhaps unjustified) uproar about teens using tanning beds, and they are now pushing to ban tanning for people under 18. It is time to set some of this witch-hunting straight. The ruckus comes in the wake of a report that was released last...

Russian prison to be outfitted with tanning beds for better prisoner health

11/16/2010 - Russian health authorities recently demonstrated that they hold a much different opinion on the safety and effectiveness of tanning beds than do American health authorities. According to a recent BBC report, a Russian prison will soon be outfitted with various health-promoting amenities, including tanning...

Skin cancer risk from tanning beds is miniscule

9/30/2010 - The media have widely exaggerated the skin cancer risks of tanning beds says Ivan Oransky, editor of Reuters Health and treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), writing on the AHCJ blog Covering Health. Oransky notes that in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a number of...

Anti-sun crusaders urge tanning drugs instead of natural sunlight exposure

9/26/2010 - Enemies of the sun continue to harp on the public about the alleged, but unsubstantiated, dangers of sunlight exposure. Earlier this year, it was tanning beds that were the boogeymen, but now the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is going after the sun directly, suggesting that people...

Tanning Beds Can Reverse Vitamin D Deficiency with UV Light, Reveals Michael Holick's Pioneering Research

11/3/2008 - Tanning beds can stimulate the body to produce vitamin D, according to research conducted by Michael Holick of the University of Boston and published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. "Vitamin D deficiency is common in both children and adults worldwide," Holick said. "Exposure to lamps...

Indoor Tanning Association Touts Anti-Cancer Benefits of UV Therapy

10/23/2008 - The Indoor Tanning Association has launched an advertising campaign promoting ultraviolet (UV) exposure as a way to increase the body's production of vitamin D. Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body upon exposure to the UV radiation from sunlight. The vitamin has long been known to play a critical...

The Unforeseen Dangers of Coconut Oil Tanning Lotion (humor)

5/9/2008 - I have learned in recent years that suntan oils and lotions may contain dangerous chemicals, like so many things in life do these days. I can also tell you from experience that sometimes even natural ingredients can have unforeseen consequences. Such as the coconut oil in the sun tanning lotion I used...

Tanning found to protect against melanoma by releasing tumor suppressor protein

5/1/2007 - There may be a relationship between the process that causes the body to tan and its defenses against skin cancer, according to a study conducted by scientists from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and published in "Cell." Tanning has actually been found to prevent cancer tumors. Jump directly to:...

Sunless tanning breakthrough may help people safely get more healing sunlight without burning

9/21/2006 - New research published in the journal Nature reveals that a sunless tanning cream derived from an Indian plant may be able to give fair-skinned people tans without overexposing them to the sun, which could result in fewer cases of skin cancer. Scientists believe that fair-skinned people -- mostly...

Over-the-counter vitamin D tester would be a boon to public health, cancer prevention

8/9/2006 - There's a piece of technology we really need in the world that could vastly improve the health of people living not only in wealthy nations, but also Third World nations. This is a piece of technology that does not exist today, but could conceivably be invented and mass-produced in the next decade or...

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