| Jun 12, 2011
The deleterious effects of self-tanning products — streaky brown or Oompa-Loompa orange skin — have faded considerably over the past couple years, due in large part to advances in formulations and delivery methods that make a DIY tan easier to...
| Jul 24, 2011
Imagine having the fountain of youth as close at hand as the bathroom. We're not there yet — but there's a burgeoning number of at-home, high-tech beauty gadgets that claim to smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and remove hair without the need to...
| Jul 24, 2011
As summer heats up, we've learned to slather SPF 15 or higher all over our bodies and faces in an effort to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. We've also been told to recite our ABCs when checking for unusual moles: asymmetry, border irregularity and...
| Jul 11, 2008
Melanoma rates have risen 50% among young women in the U.S. since 1980, a trend that may be related to an increase in the use of tanning salons and exposure to the sun's damaging rays, according to a report released Thursday.
Among young men, melanoma...
| Jun 1, 2009
Have you ever slathered on sunscreen but somehow managed to miss your nose? Or the back of your hand? Or the tops of your feet? You're not the only one. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply less than half of the optimal...
| Feb 9, 2008
Concerns about the widely used anti-wrinkle treatment Botox and a similar drug arose Friday as federal regulators said they were reviewing reports of at least one death and other serious reactions among some patients.
Food and Drug Administration...
| Nov 13, 2008
| 11:16 PM
One was a nice Jewish girl, born on Groundhog Day 1955.
Her parents had survived the Holocaust -- her mother living in the woods with resistance fighters, her father enduring Auschwitz, then Buchenwald.
After the war, they staved off the nightmares...
| Jan 4, 2009
Time and money -- those ever-scarcer commodities -- can make it challenging to take advantage of the beauty advances available in a dermatologist's office. But increasingly, companies are manufacturing at-home devices inspired by treatments previously...
| Jan 26, 2009
Every once in a while, hard science has a cosmetic payoff. We use botulinum toxins to erase wrinkles, and lasers to remove unwanted hair. Now a company called Jane Beauty is promising to apply scientific principles for another purely cosmetic purpose:...
| Oct 6, 2008
| 1:06 PM
Among the mystical questions to ponderIs there life after death? Are there black holes in space?the toughest of them just might be, How the hell do you find a good veterinarian in this town?
First of all, talk to everyone you know who has a dog....
| Nov 3, 2008
As you may have noticed from the supermarket tabloids -- admit it, you've looked -- all sorts of celebrities are still battling cellulite, that unflattering skin condition that can ruin Hollywood reputations while making big money for beach-side...