Misc. Looks Health News

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10/12/2017
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color

Study looked at varying populations across Africa

10/11/2017
America's 'Beautiful People' Are Changing

Icons of attractiveness are more diverse, older now than in decades past

10/5/2017
Like Your Skin, Your Hair? Thank Your Neanderthal Ancestors

Scientists say DNA from long-extinct species plays role in humans today

8/30/2017
Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware

You may end up with a barber or a dentist instead

7/19/2017
'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

7/18/2017
Women Driven to Be Thinner When Husband Is Hot

But study finds the dynamic doesn't work the other way around

7/18/2017
Many People Can't Spot a Faked Photo, Study Finds

Participants only did slightly better than chance when identifying altered images

6/28/2017
Wider Smiles Aren't the Most Pleasing

Study finds showing too much teeth may be less attractive to the eye

6/26/2017
Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side

Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny

6/14/2017
Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?

Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

5/22/2017
U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years

Plastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments

5/19/2017
Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

Study found men were just as good at gauging others in social settings

5/18/2017
Was It Love at First Smell?

Sight isn't the only sense involved in attraction to others, new research says

5/8/2017
Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair

Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

4/21/2017
You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

4/12/2017
Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking

New report details costs of most popular plastic surgery procedures

4/11/2017
The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

4/6/2017
When Do Plumped-Up Lips Become 'Too Much'?

At some point, augmented mouths simply begin to look unnatural, survey finds

4/5/2017
Hollywood Villains Are No Dermatologist's Friend

Skin specialists say on-screen creeps often have faces that equate blemishes with 'evil'

3/27/2017
Health Tip: Artificial Nails Can Damage Real Ones

Suggestions to minimize your risk

3/16/2017
'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds

Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

2/13/2017
The 'Selfie' Paradox

People love their own, but aren't so crazy about others' on social media, study finds

2/2/2017
Eating Disorders Rampant on the Runway

Over half of models surveyed said they'd been asked to lose weight or change their body shape

1/18/2017
Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

12/30/2016
Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?

Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

12/23/2016
'Uncombable' Hair? Maybe Genes Are to Blame

Condition is rare, tends to ease with age and causes no harm, researchers say

12/6/2016
Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates

Study finds unexpected risk comes from baring all

12/2/2016
Plastic Surgeons Urge Giving Up E-Cigs Before Procedure

Docs recommend abstaining 4 weeks to aid in healing

10/25/2016
Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?

Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

9/23/2016
'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds

8/25/2016
Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger

Study supports notion that balding men appear older, less attractive

8/5/2016
Body Acceptance Rises for Women

But study finds men a bit concerned about their muscle size

7/12/2016
Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk?

Rise in odds for the disease equivalent to 21 more years of sun, new research suggests

6/22/2016
Hair Removal for a Beach-Ready Body? Do It Safely

Dermatologist explains healthiest way to remove excess hair with at-home waxing

5/20/2016
Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide

Scientists zero in on DNA behind key facial features

4/29/2016
Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss

Black women who prefer scalp-pulling hairdos seem especially at risk, study indicates

4/28/2016
Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?

Scientists spot a molecular signal controlling skin and hair color

4/28/2016
'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

4/22/2016
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations

4/20/2016
How the Brain Reads Other People's Faces

Researchers say they spot region that decodes facial movements, such as a slight smile or furrowed brow

3/31/2016
The 'Not Face' Needs No Translation

Across cultures and languages, the negative look remains the same, researchers find

3/22/2016
Scientists Debunk 'Dumb Blonde' Myth

People with lighter locks have IQs equal to -- and sometimes higher than -- those with dark or red hair

3/18/2016
Many Men Have Body Image Issues, Too

Study finds appearance, weight, muscle tone often affect how guys feel about themselves

3/4/2016
Misconceptions About Acne Still Common

Skin condition isn't caused by poor hygiene or diet, dermatologist says

3/4/2016
Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss

Survey finds the problem is undiagnosed, and may also have a genetic root

3/2/2016
Guys, Want to Be a Leader? Muscle Up

Study found people tend to link brawnier physiques with leadership

2/8/2016
Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence

2/5/2016
Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?

Survey of Instagram users suggests sharing these photos online may make romantic partners jealous

12/29/2015
Is the 'No-Shampoo' Trend a Healthy One?

Experts say experimenting with longer times between washing is a personal choice

9/25/2015
With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study

People with higher body mass can have more removed safely, researchers claim