Skin cancer doesn't deter some from using tanning beds

07/9/2013 | Reuters

Fifteen percent of 178 people diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma continued to use tanning beds after treatment, and more than half of those patients had symptoms of dependence, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology. Some patients may be addicted to tanning, and new interventions could be required, the lead researcher said. "If you take skin cells in culture and expose them to UV light, they make endorphins, those feel-good molecules," said dermatologist Steven Feldman, who was not involved in the study.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Stop Loss Sales Executive
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Boston, MA
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Field Representative-Oklahoma and Kansas
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Market Intelligence Manager
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Southborough, MA