San Diego, one the naturally sunniest spots in the nation, has more tanning salons than Starbucks or McDonald's, according to a San Diego State study on skin cancer out today.
"Even though it has been linked to both melanoma and squamous cell cancer, U.S. adolescents and young adults continue to use indoor tanning at high rates," said Joni Mayer, lead researcher for the Correlates of Indoor Tanning in Youth project at SDSU.
Researchers sought to find out if the higher availability of tanning salons could be tied to higher cancer rates.
The study calculated the density of indoor tanning facilities in 116 large U.S. cities and found that in 2006, tanning salons in San Diego, as well as nationwide, outnumber Starbucks or McDonald's.
Overall, the mean number of tanning salons in 116 cities is 41.8 compared to the mean number of Starbucks at 19 and McDonald's at 29.6.
The study is published in the March edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The intense heat was certainly felt across San Diego County Monday, and temperatures are expected to soar even higher on Tuesday. It's expected to be so hot, that schools in the San Diego Unified School District will once again run on a minimum day schedule.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center announced Monday its largest-ever matching gift -- a pledge that could result in $2 million in donations to the facility in Hillcrest.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies of La Jolla was Monday awarded a $25 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health in conjunction with its brain-mapping initiative.
After our 6:30 p.m. newscast Sunday night, we got reports from viewers that there was a mysterious animal in the background of a live shot in Hollenbeck Canyon.
A Chula Vista woman who survived breast cancer continues to fight for others diagnosed with the disease.
A two-year contract ratified by members of San Diego's police union would move officers' pay to above-average levels statewide in all classifications, city leaders announced Monday.
A small brush fire erupted alongside state Route 94 in Golden Hill Monday, burning brush near a church and preschool but causing no reported structural damage or injuries before crews got it under control.
Santa Ana winds will blow through much of San Diego County Monday and combine with record-high temperatures and extremely dry air to create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters said.
State Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani met with members of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians on Monday.