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Study: Skin Cancer from Tanning on the Increase

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A new study shows there are more skin cancer cases from indoor tanning than lung cancer cases from smoking.

Some doctors say they've noticed an increase in skin cancer cases over the last five years.
Some physicians say it's not unusual to see a 19- or 20-year-old with skin cancer.

Scientists say indoor tanning leads to premature aging and an increase in skin malignancies.

Experts say the safest alternative to indoor tanning is spray tanning.

The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.

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New research shows being obese and taking birth control pills could increase your risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

MS often causes muscle weakness and problems with coordination and balance.

Scientists don't know exactly what causes it, but they say obese people have a higher level of a protein called leptin, which promotes inflammation and could be a factor.

They also say women on birth control pills have a greater MS risk, perhaps because of hormonal changes in the body.

 

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