| Jan 29, 2012
Vin Diesel has embraced his baldness. And it's doubtful Michael Stipe spends much time browsing for toupees. But not all of the 40 million American men with follicularly challenged scalps are going quietly into that bald night. They're raging — with...
| Feb 27, 2012
"You have malignant melanoma," the dermatologist told me. But that wasn't the worst of it. The worst part was that thepathologist's report had been in my chart for over a year and my dermatologist had never told me.
As I sat there absorbing the news, I...
| 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 19, 2010
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Prison Sounds As this was written, Caryl Chessman's date with death was still undecided. But as time was running out for him yesterday a man who was once No. 69883 in San Quentin reminiscently recalled the case of Gas House Eddy. No. 69883, now living...
| Feb 26, 2010
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Mayonnaise, olive oil and petroleum jelly are popular home remedies for suffocating head lice and, at first blush, they appear to work. Unfortunately, lice have external structures called spiracles that protect the entry points to their breathing...
| 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....