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Tanning bed use declines, study shows

Rate of use has dipped slightly but 10 million Americans are still using tanning salons regularly

July 1, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The rate of indoor tanning – a habit linked to skin cancers – dipped slightly from 5.5 percent to 4.2 percent among American adults between 2010 and 2013, according to new report.

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Bulk it up: High-fiber laxatives linked to lower colorectal cancer risk

But non-fiber types may actually boost risk of disease, Fred Hutch analysis finds

Oct. 8, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

When irregularity strikes, what do you do? If you’re like roughly 20 percent of Americans, you reach for a laxative to help ease symptoms of occasional constipation. But a large new prospective study of more than 75,000 adults in western Washington finds that the type of laxative you take may influence your risk for colorectal cancer.

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Surgeon general: Stop sunbathing and get out of the tanning bed

New report issues ‘call to action’ in wake of rising skin cancer rates

July 29, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

New report issues ‘call to action’ in wake of rising skin cancer rates

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