Misc. Looks Health News

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3/5/2009
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image

Study finds they think they're better able to play sports, be accepted by peers

1/24/2009
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins

Women can take steps to control pain and appearance of varicose veins, expert says

1/22/2009
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope

Participants in online support groups cite improved quality of life

1/6/2009
Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently

Study found regions related to impulse control were less active

1/6/2009
Health Tip: Feel Better by Looking Good

If you're sick, don't ignore your appearance

12/21/2008
Eating Strategies for Healthier Holiday Parties

Easy-to-follow tips can take the guilt, and the calories, out of the equation

12/20/2008
For the Obese, Holiday Tables Serve Platefuls of Doubt

But fear of social pressures can be overcome with honest approach to food, expert says

12/1/2008
Radioactive 'Seed' Rx Helps Women With Implants Fight Breast Cancer

In these cases, the implant makes it more difficult to treat the malignancy, experts explain

11/20/2008
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals

Review suggests preserving natural teeth should be top priority for patients, clinicians

11/18/2008
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel

Reports of allergic reactions, other problems have surfaced with these products, experts say

11/11/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Nail Problems

How to keep them looking strong and healthy

11/6/2008
Dermatitis Can Have Many Causes

Food, cosmetics or a workplace chemical are often to blame, experts say

10/31/2008
Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks

Without doctor's advice, cat's-eyes, color contacts boost odds of bacterial infection

10/28/2008
Color Red Makes Men Amorous

And study finds they're, well, clueless about its impact on them

10/20/2008
Light-Activated Therapy Seems to Rejuvenate Aging Skin

Photosensitive med plus pulsed laser boosted collagen, study says

10/20/2008
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal

Findings suggest combo treatments less effective, more painful than singular procedures

10/20/2008
Education Helps Women Make Safer Tanning Choices

Instructional booklet altered attitudes about indoor salons

10/15/2008
Smoking Makes You Old Before Your Time

It even affects quality of life in those who quit, Finnish study reports.

10/10/2008
Is Human Growth Hormone a Key to Longevity?

Current evidence suggests its anti-aging benefits are marginal

10/9/2008
Mental Barriers Block Obese Women From Exercise

But tailored programs could ease fears, overcome self consciousness, study suggests

9/11/2008
Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child

They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says

8/21/2008
Face Transplants Show Promising Results

2 cases demonstrate efficacy of surgery, but tissue rejection must be monitored, reports say

8/18/2008
Study Lets Teens Sound Off on Acne Therapies

Most would pay hundreds of dollars to get rid of the problem

8/9/2008
2 Checklists Aid Those Over 50 With Medical Decisions

Brochures help patients, doctors discuss tests to maintain healthy lifestyle

7/21/2008
Women More Likely to Have Second Thoughts on Tattoos

They're much more inclined to have one removed than men, study shows

7/20/2008
Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some

It may seem just cosmetic, but condition can lead to more serious problems, doctor warns

7/3/2008
Collagen Wrinkle Filler Approved

Evolence uses tendons harvested from pigs

5/28/2008
TV Commercials Color Gender Choices for Careers

Study finds stereotypes remain, men more influenced by scenes about jobs

5/26/2008
Don't Leave Diet Out to Lunch on Vacation

Eating out is common while traveling, but it's important to make healthy choices

5/23/2008
Kids Think Glasses Make Others Look Smart, Honest

Small study says findings may help parents comfort those getting that first pair

5/19/2008
Cosmetic Skin Fillers May Cause Delayed Side Effects

Increasing use of polyalkylimide implant injections leaves skin open to infection, study says

4/30/2008
High Self-Esteem May Mask Defensiveness

If personal feelings are 'fragile,' it's no better than having a poor view of one's self

4/9/2008
4/9/2008
Faces May Provide Clues to Sexual Attitudes

But men shouldn't presume relationship is wanted based on appearance alone, researchers add

4/4/2008
Most Cancer Survivors Say Chemo Fears Unfounded

Potentially lifesaving treatments are easier now, survey suggests

4/1/2008
Rap Music Glorifying Drug Use

Study finds sixfold increase in positive portrayal of substance abuse over last 20 years

3/26/2008
Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease

Aquatic niches host Buruli ulcer bacterium that plagues African populations

1/14/2008
Depression, Obesity Coexist in Many Middle-Aged Women

Those 40 to 65 twice as likely to find either symptom fuels the other, study suggests

1/8/2008
School Social Standing Linked to Teen Girls' Weight Gain

Those who self-reported low esteem most likely to add pounds over 2-year span, study finds

1/1/2008
Health Tip: Cosmetics Safety

Prevent infection or irritation from makeup

12/14/2007
Workplace Flexibility Can Boost Healthy Behaviors

Giving workers some leeway promotes positive lifestyle changes, study finds

11/23/2007
Teen Boys at Growing Risk for Eating Disorders

Decade of data shows increase in weight-control behaviors across cultures

9/18/2007
Health Tip: Brightening Your Pearly Whites

Talk to your dentist about what's best for you

8/22/2007
Weight-Loss Surgeries Extend Lives

Studies support expanded use of gastric bypass, banding, experts say

8/6/2007
Researchers Identify Cause of Rosacea

Overproduction of 2 inflammatory proteins at base of chronic facial redness, study says

7/25/2007
7/22/2007
Tattoos Can Be Troublesome to Remove

Experts offer tips on picking more easily erased types, locations

6/17/2007
Girls Who Like Dad Favor Partners Who Look Like Him

Study adds to evidence that mate selection is active process rooted in childhood

5/17/2007
Severely Obese Women More Likely to Skip Cancer Scans

Many may feel embarrassed at getting weighed or examined, expert says

3/30/2007
Some People Find Angry Expressions Rewarding

Study finds those with high testosterone levels get enjoyment from provocative teasing