Misc. Looks Health News

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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

7/31/2012
Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns

Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

7/17/2012
11 Countries Now Restrict Indoor Tanning Before Age 18

The trend is due to growing evidence of a link with melanoma skin cancer, experts note

7/16/2012
Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens

Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

6/29/2012
Gene Boosts Tomato's Color, But May Make It Less Tasty

Uniformly red, 'store-bought' tomatoes are not as sweet, study finds

6/22/2012
Skin Cell Transplant May Offer New Hope to Vitiligo Patients

In small study, some people had about 45 percent return of skin color

6/21/2012
Eating Disorders Hitting Women Over 50, Study Finds

Researcher says new treatment strategies needed to target this older population

6/8/2012
Enter the 'Brotox' Era

Men seeking subtle improvements are opting for injections in growing numbers, experts say

5/27/2012
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds

Under-30s most likely to use tanning beds or sunbathe, online poll suggests

5/7/2012
Aim Skin Cancer Warnings at the Young, Too, Experts Say

To get message across, doctors should focus on sun's damage to looks, not health, panel advises

4/29/2012
Study Recommends Putting Your Left Face Forward

This half of the face is more expressive, making it more attractive, researchers say

4/16/2012
Tattoos, Piercings Tied to Heavier Drinking in French Study

But an expert warns against stereotyping people with body art

3/16/2012
Genes May Hold the Key to Aging Skin

DNA-based insights might lead to better skin care products, experts say

2/20/2012
Face Lifts Erase an Average of 7 Years Off Age, Study Finds

Panel of medical students looked at before and after photos in guessing ages

11/29/2011
'Flat Head' Syndrome in Babies Usually Temporary

Rise in cases tied to 'back to sleep' campaign shouldn't worry parents, pediatricians say

11/23/2011
Gene Shortage Might Lead to Shorter Height, Study Says

In two separate groups, shortest people were missing copies of genes

11/4/2011
Drugs to Make You Look Beautiful -- But at What Price?

Pill to prevent gray hair might be next in 'lifestyle' drug pipeline

10/24/2011
Illegal Silicone Buttock Injections Can Be Deadly: Experts

At least one woman died and others came close after illicit procedures from non-physicians

9/2/2011
Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best?

Small study finds obese women tend to be unhappy with appearance if they get breast surgery first

8/29/2011
Is Shape of CEO's Face a Measure of Power?

Width-height ratio has a bearing on company's performance, researchers claim

8/18/2011
Overweight Women Believe Loved Ones Judge Them More Harshly Than They Do

Obesity carries health risks, but the stigma associated with it also causes suffering, researchers say

8/15/2011
More Evidence Tanning Beds May Be Addictive

In the presence of UV radiation, reward centers in the brains of 'tanorexics' lit up, study found

7/30/2011
Daughters Seem to Influence Mothers' Fashion Sense

When it comes to shopping and style, teens take the lead and moms follow, study finds

7/27/2011
1 in 3 Nose Job Patients Has a Mental Illness: Study

Body dysmorphic disorder, where people inordinately dislike their appearance, is rife in this group, study says

6/29/2011
Genes May Control How Long You Look at Happy Faces

Findings could further understanding of autism, researchers say

6/10/2011
Psychotherapists With Tidy Offices Seen as More Competent

Decor seems to influence people's perception of quality of care, study finds

6/1/2011
How Brain Sees the 'Big Picture' May Affect Self-Image

People with body dysmorphic disorder process visual information abnormally, study finds

5/18/2011
Politics May Trump Looks, Personality in Matters of the Heart

Most people marry those with similar political views and social attitudes, study finds

5/10/2011
Too Few Teens Know the Dangers of Tanning Beds: Poll

39% of 14- to 17-year-olds incorrectly believe indoor tanning is safer than the sun, survey found

5/7/2011
Doc Offers High-Heel Wearers Tips to Prevent 'Hammertoe'

Choose shoes with roomy toes, good arch support, podiatrist says

4/24/2011
What Makes a Face Appealing to the Opposite Sex?

Those who think women prefer men to have a square jaw are in for a surprise

3/21/2011
Pressure to Look Young May Be Sending More Men to Plastic Surgeons

Report finds increase in range of cosmetic procedures among American males

3/17/2011
Models' Photos May Spur Mixed Messages About Body Image

Viewing 'ideal' bodies can be deflating but still inspire self-improvement, study says

3/10/2011
Image, Appearance Rank High Among Social Network Users

Study also finds more photo sharing, friending among women than men

1/7/2011
Age Takes Toll on Facial Bones, Study Finds

Wrinkles, sagging skin not the only signs of aging

1/6/2011
Women's Tears Tell Men to Back Off

Study finds they dampen sexual desire, lower testosterone levels

12/29/2010
First Impressions of Attractive People Often Correct: Study

Volunteers accurately judged personalities of good-looking people they just met, researchers say

2/3/2010
Visual Processing Plays Role in Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Brain area related to behavior also affects how patients see themselves, research finds

1/23/2010
Did Ancient Egyptian Makeup Have Protective Powers?

Analysis of preserved cosmetics shows it may have prevented, treated eye infections

12/21/2009
Facial Symmetry May Be Best Beauty Secret

Average ratio of features seems to be the key to physical attractiveness, study finds

12/14/2009
Looking Younger Than Your Age May Mean Longer Life

Study links perceived age to physical, mental functioning

6/11/2009
6/3/2009
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say

Lifestyle changes have been shown to lower odds, even for those at higher risk

5/22/2009
Looks, Money, Fame Don't Bring Happiness

Study finds reaching more intrinsic goals is what leads to well-being

5/12/2009
Health Tip: Strive for Beautiful, Healthy Skin

Develop a good skin care routine

4/30/2009
Dysport, a Botox Competitor, Approved

Derived from botulinum toxin

4/20/2009
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks

Study suggests that sugarless brands can help control appetite and weight

3/9/2009
Health Tip: Safe Use of Contact Lenses

Apply cosmetics properly to avoid problems