Thursday, October 4, 2012


170K SKIN CANCER CASES YEARLY - Indoor tanning is to blame for more than 170,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer in the United States each year, a new study finds. “The numbers are striking - hundreds of thousands of cancers each year are attributed to tanning beds,'' senior study author Dr. Eleni Linos, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California - San Francisco, said in a written statement. Non-melanoma skin cancers comprise the most common form of the disease in the U.S., accounting for 2 million new cases each year according to estimates from the National Cancer Institute. 
Researchers analyzed 12 earlier studies involving more than 9,300 patients with non-melanoma skin cancer. Analysis revealed that compared with those who never used indoor tanning, indoor tanning was associated with a 67 % risk increase for developing squamous cell carcinoma and a 29 % higher risk of developing basal cell carcinoma. 

“These cancers may not be lethal, but they can be disfiguring,” Dr. Craig Devoe, oncologist at North Shore-LIJ Health System's Center for Melanoma and Rare Skin Cancers in Great Neck N.Y., told WebMD. “To get tan, the ultraviolet rays must cause damage to your DNA,” added Devoe. “This is how you get tan.” Using U.S. estimates, the researchers then calculated indoor tanning contributes to more than 72,000 cases of squamous cell carcinoma and more than 98,000 cases of basal cell carcinoma. 
Patients who were exposed to indoor tanning before age 25 were at a greater risk for basal cell carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer that is the most common type of non-melanoma skin cancer in the U.S. in people over 40 years old. The authors acknowledge study limitations, such as tanning beds changing over the years from predominantly high output of UVB rays to UVA output, but they point out both types of radiation can cause significant skin damage.

A recent study shows if you are tanning indoors especially before you turn 25, you are at a significantly higher risk for skin cancer. Doctors say the biggest misconception is that tanning beds are better for you than outdoor sun. According to the analysis, indoor tanners are 67 % more likely to develop skin cancer than someone tanning outdoors. The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer calls UV-emitting tanning devices "carcinogenic to humans," reinforcing the WHO's recommendation to avoid sunlamps and tanning beds. Unfortunately, the health risks do not stop the tanning fanatic women, because they like to look good and consider that being tan give them confidence.

We all want to be attractive and important in the lives of others. Similarly, we wish to find someone very beautiful, but do not always know what values ​​appreciate when we contemplate people. ... What do we know about beauty? When beauty is separated from the Divine Being, the source and Creator, is temporary. Herein lays the problem. Even Miss Universe will look like a raisin when the old age arrives, and no one will remember what she was like in his youth. This is the result you get when you stick to the external aspects. We can not know anything about the true beauty without a connection with the Divine, nor satisfy our hearts with the appearances of the body. We discover a deep beauty in people when we see with the eyes of the heart. ... The real beauty is the beauty of love, sincerity, humility, modesty, chastity, faithfulness, gentleness, understanding and forgiveness. What you should crave is the beauty of the soul, through the vision of love.

Śrīla Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Mahārāja :
“The True Beauty” - “Vedic Wisdom Collection”

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