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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Are you tanoressic?

The neologism has an awful sound. As matter of fact it stays to indicate a very bad disease which affects hundreds of young girls, leading to death one handred a year of them only in Great Britain.

It beats those girls whe expose their bodies to UV beans in order to get tanned.

The practise leads to a psicologist dependance and needs a real help from mental head to get rid of.

To know more go to the DM on line trhough link at the bottom of the page

Tanaholics: Sunbed sessions are now 'as addictive as alcohol or drug abuse'
By Jenny Hope

Sunbeds remain an irresistible atttraction for many people despite repeated health warnings, a survey has revealed.
Girls and young women who use them regularly have been described as addicts getting their fix.
Researchers claim that such tanning leads to behaviour on a par with alcohol or drug abuse. They said heavy users may even need help from mental health specialists to kick the habit.

Addicted: researches say some women need counselling to help them stop using sunbeds
Sunbeds are blamed for at least 370 cases of melanoma skin cancer and 100 deaths each year in the UK. Melanoma has become the most common form of cancer for young women, with one aged in her 20s diagnosed each day.
Concern over 'tanorexic' teenagers has led to laws banning under-18s from using sunbeds, which are expected to come into force in England and Wales by the end of the year.
Coin-operated booths will be outlawed after several children suffered serious burns using them without supervision.

For the latest study, 421 college students filled in a questionnaire normally used for drink and drug addicts which had been adapted to check for addiction to sunbeds.
Among 229 students who used them, the average number of visits in the past year was 23 - once every two or three weeks.
Two out of five students met the criteria for tanning addiction on at least one measure.
Students rated as tanning addicts were also likely to score highly on use of alcohol, cannabis and other substances, as well as have more anxiety symptoms.
Researchers Catherine Mosher and Sharon Danoff-Burg, based in New York, said repeated exposure to UV light on sunbeds led to 'behaviour patterns similar to those observed with substancerelated disorders'.
US researchers said doctors may have to treat sunbed addicts for possible mood disorders if they want to help wean them from the tanning habit.
They added: 'Despite efforts to educate the public about the health risks, recreational tanning continues to increase among young adults.
'In addition to appearance enhancement, motivations include relaxation, improved mood and socialisation.'
In the Archives of Dermatology journal, the researchers wrote that doctors may have to treat sunbed addicts for possible mood disorders to wean them off tanning. However, Gary Lipman, chairman of The Sunbed Association, dismissed the study, saying: 'There are so many flaws I am surprised it was published.

Nina Goad, of the British Association of Dermatologists, said previous research suggesting that 'feel-good' chemicals were released in response to sunlight might explain why some find tanning addictive.
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