Misc. Looks Health News

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6/9/2014
Did Violence Shape Evolution of the Human Face?

New research suggests that hands became big enough to form fists at same time as facial structure changed

6/3/2014
Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty

Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

5/30/2014
5 or More Bad Sunburns While Young Tied to Higher Melanoma Risk

Odds for deadly skin cancer rise 80 percent, nurses' study finds

5/29/2014
Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study

A family history of condition also increases your risk

4/11/2014
Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting

Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says

4/10/2014
Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

3/7/2014
Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?

College students who 'untagged' self-photos, cared a lot about 'likes' had more body-image issues in study

2/26/2014
Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says

Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

2/26/2014
Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons

More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013

2/17/2014
Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen

Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

11/19/2013
Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses

Study found male noses were 10 percent larger, on average, to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass

11/1/2013
Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down

Study of couples probes the 'dark side' of weight loss

10/30/2013
Surprise: Guys and Girls Both Check Out Breasts

But study finds women do it more to compare than stare

10/22/2013
Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are 'Satisfied' With Their Bodies

Study finds that those who feel comfortable with their weight exercise often but rarely diet to stay thin

10/16/2013
Lawsuits Involving Laser Treatments by Non-Docs on the Rise

Medical-grade lasers can cause burning and cell damage to skin, experts warn

10/11/2013
Buttocks-Enhancing Procedures Please Patients, Small Study Finds

Technique uses liposuction, fat injections to produce curvier backsides, but not without potential risks

10/10/2013
Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction

Women who've had a mastectomy sometimes seek procedures such as facelifts, study says

10/2/2013
Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun, Study Suggests

Danish researchers looked at exposure after melanoma diagnosis

9/14/2013
Loved Ones Stay Attuned to Spouse's Emotions, Study Says

But reading facial expressions may become more difficult with age

9/12/2013
Botox Approved as Temporary Treatment for Crow's Feet

Already approved for cosmetic 'frown lines'

9/11/2013
FDA Approves Botox for Crow's Feet

However, cosmetic improvement is only temporary

9/6/2013
Looking Sleepy Speaks Volumes, Study Says

Others may misjudge you because of your droopy eyelids, hangdog expression

7/24/2013
Obese Applicants More Often Denied Entry to Graduate Schools: Study

Applicants of any size fared equally in phone interviews, but bias crept in at face-to-face meetings

6/21/2013
Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis

She now blogs about her experience and how she has learned to accept her natural skin color

6/20/2013
Sex Change Hormonal Therapy Deemed Safe

Study of transsexuals finds short-term use of the treatment is effective

6/13/2013
Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?

Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

5/31/2013
Men in Red: Higher Testosterone Levels, Study Finds

Athletes choose the color to show dominance and aggression, research suggests

5/30/2013
Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds

Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing

5/16/2013
Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions

Infections and allergies from cosmetic procedure can damage eyes or cause swelling, loss of eyelashes

5/2/2013
Brain Wiring May Explain Unhealthy Obsession With Looks

Scans show abnormal circuitry in people who fixate on their flaws, real or imagined

4/30/2013
Keep Beauty Regimen Safe During Pregnancy, Doctor Advises

Helpful tips can reassure expectant mothers about their hair, nail and skin care treatments

4/29/2013
4/8/2013
Can Penis Size Sway Women's Choice of Mate?

Shown images of naked mannequins, females tended to favor better-endowed candidates, study found

3/26/2013
Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage

As spring break nears, FDA warns that seemingly harmless lark might blister, scar skin

3/18/2013
Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections

Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

3/15/2013
Sinuses Near Nose Not Just 'Evolutionary Leftover'

New study finds they help give nose shape and get air to the lungs more quickly

3/15/2013
Study Examines Combo Chin, Nose Plastic Surgery

Profile proportions important to overall appearance, doctors say

3/1/2013
Gel Manicures Durable, But Can Cause Lasting Problems

Dermatologist says use this nail treatment in moderation and learn about associated risks

2/27/2013
Experimental Vitiligo Treatment Shows Promise in Mice

Genetic research could hold key to reversing the skin pigment disorder, but more study needed

2/19/2013
As Economy Rebounds, More Folks Try Turning Back Hands of Time

Report on cosmetic procedures finds Botox, fillers, chemical peels and laser hair removal topped the list last year

2/8/2013
Want to Get Rid of That Old Tattoo? You're Not Alone

FDA says removal of inked body art is painstaking process, and results will vary

1/16/2013
Height Is Key When Coupling Up, Study Finds

Tall woman, much shorter man happens less frequently than previously thought

1/10/2013
Brown Eyes Beat Blue Ones for 'Trustworthiness': Study

Features associated with having brown eyes, such as a round face, seem to signal reliability

11/15/2012
Old Money Gets Spent More Quickly, Study Finds

When given new and worn bills to shop with, people tended to hold on to the crisp, clean ones longer

11/6/2012
Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?

Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

9/18/2012
Most Forehead Lift Patients Recommend Procedure: Survey

But others are unsatisfied, and recovery time can be long

9/15/2012
Skin Doctor Offers Tips to Reduce Acne

Use gentle facial cleansers and don't scrub, expert advises

8/20/2012
Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Patients sought better condition, self-esteem, activity levels

8/9/2012
Male Diners Tip Better When Waitress Wears Red: Study

Men gave up to 26% more to waitresses in red, but color didn't effect female customers, researchers say

8/9/2012
Stressed-Out Men May Prefer Heavier Women

Study suggests evolution could explain why males are programmed this way