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Sun & Uv

Sunbed ban for under 18s to become law

The private member's bill to protect children and teenagers from the dangers of sunbeds was passed today by the House of Lords after Cancer Research UK's campaign.

Cancer Research UK urges government to take further action on sunbeds

Cancer Research UK welcomes the government's intention to ban the use of sunbeds by under-18s.

Cigarettes, diet, alcohol and obesity behind more than 100,000 cancers

More than 100,000 cancers - equivalent to one third of all those diagnosed in the UK each year - are being caused by smoking, unhealthy diets, alcohol and excess weight,...

Wales' health minister plans to ban child sunbed use

Children in Wales could soon be banned from using sunbeds to protect them against skin cancer, health minister Edwina Hart has said.

Men's skin cancer death rates double in last 30 years

The rates of men dying from malignant melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - have doubled in the last 30 years, according to the latest Cancer Research UK figures...

MPs back ban on under-18 sunbed use

A Bill to prevent under-18s from using tanning salons has cleared its stages in the House of Commons.

Young music fans get chance to create their own dream gig

Young music fans and aspiring artists are being given the chance to win and curate their very own exclusive gig - complete with the chance to pick its line-up and location...

Sunbeds may be addictive, warn researchers

Young people who regularly use sunbeds often display signs of addiction to using them, a US study has found.

Fashion conscious Brits think wearing socks & sandals is more of a summer fashion faux pas than sunburn

Fashion-loving Brits have denounced 'socks and sandals' as the ultimate summer fashion faux pas, in a poll to celebrate the launch of 'Fashion Forecast' from Cancer...

Focus on appearance may reduce sunbed usage

Information about the harm sunbeds can do to young people's appearance could make them less inclined to use the tanning devices.