Navigation Links
Educational materials can alter young women's attitudes about tanning, may reduce skin cancer
Date:10/19/2008

A new study indicates that educational literature can influence young women's use of indoor tanning, not by raising their fear of skin cancer but by changing their attitudes about indoor tanning and promoting healthier alternatives for changing appearance. The study is published in the December 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

Each year there are more than 1.3 million skin cancer diagnoses in the U.S., resulting in more than 10,000 deaths. A variety of efforts have attempted to get young people to alter their sun exposure behaviors, with limited success. For the new study, researchers led by Dr. Joel Hillhouse of the School of Public Health at East Tennessee State University designed a large, randomized, controlled study on an educational-based intervention meant to reduce indoor tanning, which is related to an increased risk of melanoma in young women.

The researchers included approximately 430 female university students aged 17 to 21 years, 200 of whom received a booklet on the effects of indoor tanning. The booklet, which focused on the appearance damaging effects of tanning, provided information on the history of tanning and tanning norms in society. It also presented the effects of ultraviolet radiation, specifically related to indoor tanning on the skin's appearance. The booklet also offered guidelines emphasizing tanning abstinence and recommended healthier alternatives to improve appearance including exercise, choosing fashion that does not require a complimentary tan and sunless tanning products.

All participants were assessed at the start of the study to determine their tanning practices over the previous year. Six months after the booklets were distributed, the subjects were asked questions related to recent indoor tanning frequency and their intentions to tan indoors in the future. The survey also explored attitudes toward indoor tanning, alternatives to indoor tann
'/>"/>

Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
American Cancer Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cardiogenesis Announces Successful Educational Symposium Targeted at Cardiologists at the TCT Meeting in Washington, D.C.
2. PPTA Launches New Educational Website on Donating Plasma
3. 80 Million Americans Can Benefit from New Diabetes Resource : Free Educational Website Created by UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center Goes Live
4. ARUP Laboratories and Weber State University Announce Educational Collaboration
5. Video: Olympic Games Gold Medalist Nikki Stone Joins Chronic Pain Experts in Educational Webcasts
6. Revised PhRMA Marketing Code Calls for More Educational Materials for Health Care Providers and Staff - Anatstat Health Education Can Help
7. Malaria prevention reduces anemia and improves educational potential in Kenyan schoolchildren
8. Handbooks in Health Care Company Offers Full Line of Inexpensive Educational Pocket Books
9. Accenx Technologies, a Premier Sponsor as the Educational Underwriters of the 3rd Annual World Congress Leadership Summit on The Road to Interoperability
10. The Wound Institute(R) Launches Educational Course on Chronic Wound Infections
11. Hepatitis B Foundation Sponsors Two-Day Educational Conference for Children and Adults at Risk for Deadly Liver Virus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , ... to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart ... cause, a new study suggests. , , The therapy in question ... cancer to reduce levels of male hormones to prevent the ... the current research, this hormone therapy was linked to triple ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Horse Sense & Sensitivity ... special needs individuals in the Jacksonville area, will be ... from 10-2:00 p.m. at Bailey's Farm (2202 Bishop Estates ... public and is designed to raise awareness and funds ... HSS Round-Up is free. Ticket purchases will be required ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The annual ... (NAMS) came to a close on Saturday, October 18th, ... the Society’s inception in 1989. NAMS is North America’s ... quality of life of all women during midlife and ... With over 2,000 physicians and thought leaders from fields ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in ... baby boys born to moms with greater exposure to a ... -- the space between the genitals and anus. Anogenital distance ... of exposure to androgens ("male" hormones) during pregnancy. The ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine that ... disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug ... people between the ages of 10 and 25 from ... serogroup B bacteria. The bacteria can infect the ... cord and brain. It is a leading cause of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients 2Health News:Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients 3Health News:Horse Sense & Sensitivity, Jacksonville Non-profit, To Hold 2nd Annual Round-Up 2Health News:Highlights from The North American Menopause Society 25th Annual Meeting 2Health News:Highlights from The North American Menopause Society 25th Annual Meeting 3Health News:Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development 2Health News:Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development 3Health News:FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis 2
... SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 9 TeamStaff, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... administrative,staffing services, today announced that on January 4, ... Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq"),indicating that TeamStaff,s common stock ... The Nasdaq,s determination was based on its July ...
... combat mortality , , WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- ... question the conventional wisdom of treating with corticosteroids, intensive ... called pentastarch. , The first study compared the ... septic shock and found no improvement in survival rates. ...
... made that New Years resolution to exercise more, but already youre ... You know all the benefits of a healthy lifestyle: In addition ... been linked to reduced depressive symptoms and reduced risk for heart ... TV instead of going for a short jog is just too ...
... ROUGE, La., Jan. 9 The 11th annual ... Forum,entitled "Eliminating Disparities and Improving Access to,Relationship-Centered Care," ... Inn,Select, 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, La., from ... is redesigning patient-care delivery and improving access to,its ...
... Group Inc.,(Nasdaq: GSIG ), a leading manufacturer of ... be presenting at both the,Needham & Company 10th Annual ... the Fifth Annual Sidoti & Company Emerging Growth Conference ... Bowen, Chief Financial Officer, will be speaking at both,events., ...
... Americans increasingly seek a quick fix to physical and ... of a debate about the potential benefits and drawbacks ... panel discussion entitled, The Uses of Medications in Psychoanalysis: ... by internationally renowned psychoanalyst Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., at ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:TeamStaff Receives Nasdaq Determination Letter 2Health News:TeamStaff Receives Nasdaq Determination Letter 3Health News:Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective 2Health News:Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective 3Health News:Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective 4Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 2Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 3Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 4Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 5Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 6Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 7Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 8Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 9Health News:Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness 10Health News:LSU Forum Examines Health-Care Disparities and Access to Care 2Health News:GSI to Present at Upcoming Investor Growth Conferences 2Health News:Uses of medications in psychoanalysis 2
(Date:10/30/2014)... -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ), ... serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, with ... the United States , today announced the ... Tel Aviv area of Israel.  ... of integrated R&D services to local customers. It will ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 30, 2014  The number of ... is growing steadily, thanks to drug store ... a result of the economic downturn, retail clinic growth ... year of opportunities, as the number of retail clinics ... report, Retail Clinics Market Overview and 2014 Consumer ...
(Date:10/30/2014)...   BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and ... products for cells and tissues, today announced today ... be released on Thursday, November 6, 2014, and that ... webcast at 1:30 p.m. PST that afternoon. Management will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WuXi AppTec Launches Representative Office in Israel, Forms Strategic Collaboration with Pontifax 2Report: Drugstore Chains Drive Retail Clinic Growth 2Report: Drugstore Chains Drive Retail Clinic Growth 3BioLife Solutions to Report Financial Results for Third Quarter 2014 and Provide Business Update on November 6, 2014 2
... Inc . announced today that David A. Weber, Ph.D. , ... Board of Directors. Jay Lichter, Ph.D., managing director of Avalon Ventures, ... actively support the company as a member of the Board of ... to the Otonomy team, as his extensive experience in the development ...
... 2010 Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD ), ... diseases, today announced that it has been awarded a ... Parkinson,s Research (MJFF) for the development of a novel, ...  The $500,000 award will be distributed over a period ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Otonomy Appoints David A. Weber, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer 2Otonomy Appoints David A. Weber, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer 3Amicus Therapeutics Awarded $500,000 Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Development of Next-Generation Pharmacological Chaperone to Treat Parkinson's Disease 2Amicus Therapeutics Awarded $500,000 Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Development of Next-Generation Pharmacological Chaperone to Treat Parkinson's Disease 3Amicus Therapeutics Awarded $500,000 Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Development of Next-Generation Pharmacological Chaperone to Treat Parkinson's Disease 4Amicus Therapeutics Awarded $500,000 Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Development of Next-Generation Pharmacological Chaperone to Treat Parkinson's Disease 5
Designed to give maximum drying area while taking up minimal bench space....
Used to remove wrinkles from sections and for reorientating embedded tissue....
Compact instrument that quickly dries racks of slides using warm air....
Liquichek Blood Gas Plus CO-Oximeter Control (IL Synthesis Series) is a combination control for use in monitoring the performance of blood gas, ion-selective electrode, biosensor and CO-Oximetry anal...
Medicine Products: