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Longing to be thin? Blame your genes
Wed, 3 Oct 2012 18:08:16 GMT
Hate your body? Society's obsession with thinness may not be to blame — at least not entirely. A new study finds that genetics influences how much women buy into the idea that thin equals beautiful.
Envy Scarlett's lips? Celeb parts look best on stars
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:56:51 GMT
Ashlee Simpson’s nose. Angelina Jolie’s lips. Beyonce’s behind. It seems every day I see a new patient who wants to change a part of his or her body in order to look like a celebrity. But some go too far, writes cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tony Youn.
Summer's not over yet: 4 ways to reverse sun damage
Sun, 4 Sep 2011 16:00:10 GMT
You may be vigilant with the sunscreen, but here's the bad news: UV radiation alters the actual DNA of your skin cells, causing lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and even cancer. Here's a ray of (UV-free) light: You can reverse sun damage.
Plant may improve skin-whitening creams
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:41:39 GMT
While many Americans often long for the perfect tan, a popular desire in Asia for many women and men is fair skin.
4 ways to fix common skin woes
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:01:33 GMT
Cosmetic imperfections, like cellulite, spider veins and skin discoloration, might be hard to get rid of but you can always disguise them.
Black women's hair loss tied to braiding, weaving
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:18:37 GMT
Very tight braiding or weaving is linked to a permanent type of hair loss that affects many African American women, new research suggests.
Wine may protect skin from sunburns, study suggests
Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:26:31 GMT
Important health tip for the summer: Drink more wine! A better protection against harmful sunburns might be a healthy dose of SPF sauvignon blanc, suggests a new Spanish study .
Your daily cup of coffee may be aging your skin
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:36:55 GMT
Maybe you take all the right steps — all 17 of them, even — to care for your skin. But simple, seemingly innocuous habits like a daily cup of coffee may be undermining your best efforts.
Woman explains record 52 plastic surgery operations
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:55:33 GMT
Cindy Jackson, 55, tells TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb that her “highly developed sense of aesthetics” encouraged her desire to achieve “classic proportion” through 52 different surgical procedures.
Plastic surgery shaves 9 years off your age
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:42:19 GMT
By Karen RowanMyHealthNewsDailyPlastic surgery will likely make you look nine years younger than you really are, a new study suggests. Researchers showed 40 medical students before and after pictures of 60 plastic-surgery patients.
California bans use of tanning beds by minors
Sun, 9 Oct 2011 21:33:27 GMT
Minors in the state of California will no longer be allowed to use tanning beds after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from using ultraviolet tanning devices.
Harlem barbershops, salons double as health clinics
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:10:02 GMT
Turning his head from side to side as he checks his reflection in the barbershop mirror, Terrell Mack seems pretty pleased with his haircut -- a tight, neat crop -- but he can't get up from the chair just yet.
Bottom line: Doc explains mysteriously massive butt
Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:09:15 GMT
News that Oneal Ron Morris was arrested for injecting a woman's buttocks with a combination of cement, Fix-A-Flat and Superglue stunned readers. But even more shocking are the photographs of the alleged perpetrator revealing the incredible size of her rear end. A cosmetic surgeon gets to the bottom of it.
Top sunscreen? Cheapest is best, report finds
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 19:57:38 GMT
The best sun protection money can buy turns out to be the cheapest. A new study by Consumer Reports found that the most effective sunscreens on the market are also the least expensive.
New sunscreen labels to show cancer protection
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:08:07 GMT
Federal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer.
People who don't stink still wear deodorant, study finds
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:26:09 GMT
For most people, putting on deodorant is a necessary ritual on par with brushing teeth or washing hands. But for those who produce no armpit stench, it is totally unnecessary. Despite that, more than three-quarters of them still do, a study finds.
Botox rival shows crow's feet advantage in study
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:06:42 GMT
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp's newer anti-wrinkle drug Dysport proved significantly better than Botox at improving crow's feet in a small clinical study, a finding that could give frown lines to market leader Allergan Inc.
Erase those laugh lines — with your own skin cells
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:26:09 GMT
Maybe you're iffy on the idea of using a facial filler like Restalyne or Juvederm. But what if the stuff that was erasing your wrinkles came from your own skin? That's the idea behind laViv , the first cellular therapy to remove laugh lines to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Video: "As good as gold:" Thieves target hair extensions
Wed, 25 May 2011 15:41:54 GMT
Beauty salons take extreme measures to protect their expensive hair extension supplies, which are being targeted by thieves and causing some companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. NBC's Jennifer Bjorklund reports. (Nightly News)
Plastic surgery for 2: Couples grow young together
Mon, 7 Nov 2011 19:51:43 GMT
Marriage starts with a promise to grow old together — but couples like Ira and Roberta Almeas have instead decided to grow young together.
Fat transfer for younger eyes may last 3 years
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:27:37 GMT
Fat transferred under the eyes to create a younger-looking face can last for at least three years, suggests a new study of people who had the surgery.
Psoriasis may increase stroke risk, study says
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:38:35 GMT
The skin condition psoriasis may increase the risk of stroke and atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, a new Danish study says.
Dripping in sweat? Maybe it's hyperhidrosis
Fri, 3 Jun 2011 13:21:17 GMT
For those with a hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that causes excessive sweating, perspiration happens no matter the temperature.
New filler uses light to boost skin's beauty
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:58:14 GMT
Move over Juvederm and Restalyne. Make way for a new skin filler. Johns Hopkins researchers say they have improved the technology on popular injectable hyaluronic gels that gloriously restored skin’s volume and wiped away wrinkles -- but sagged or faded away after about a year. With the new procedure, scientists inject a liquid, mold and massage it, and lock it in place with a two-minute treatment of green LED light. The implants last much longer, and look and feel more natural.
Reformed skinhead endures agony to remove tattoos
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 05:15:56 GMT
Julie Widner was terrified — afraid her husband would do something reckless, even disfigure himself.
FDA finds fraudulent Botox in the U.S.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:19:37 GMT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that fraudulent versions of the wrinkle treatment Botox, which is made by Allergan Inc and also used to treat headaches, underarm sweating and overactive bladder, are being sold in the United States.