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Plastic Surgery Pays Off for Men

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Plastic surgery is no longer the sole domain of women, and men now have even more incentive to try a little nip-and-tuck on their faces: New research suggests they look more attractive and trustworthy to others.

The study included 24 men, average age 49 years, who had one or more of the following procedures: upper eyelid lift, reduction of low...

Selfie Craze Has Young Americans Viewing Plastic Surgery More Favorably: Study

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might be more apt to seek out a face-lift, a new nose, hair implants or a boob job if you're a fan of posting selfies on social media, a new study reports.

Adults who regularly use social media are more likely to consider getting plastic surgery to improve their online appearance, particularly if they prefer photo-heavy sites and apps, t...

Did 'Puppy Dog Eyes' Evolve to Please Humans?

MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pooches look up at people with quizzical, pleading eyes that are tough to resist. Now, research suggests evolution played a role in that irresistible gaze.

Dogs were domesticated more than 33,000 years ago and have changed over time to communicate with people, the study authors noted.

Dogs' eyebrows are particularly expressive. Dogs...

'Daddy-Do-Overs': Men Increasingly Getting Plastic Surgery

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A face-lift for Father's Day, anyone?

It could happen: A new report finds many more men are taking advantage of the same plastic surgeries that have long been associated with women.

The midlife decision by men to try a face-lift or other procedure has been nicknamed the "Daddy-Do-Over" -- referencing the "Mommy Makeover" for women.

Bones Help Black People Keep Facial Aging at Bay

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Why do so many black adults continue to look youthful as they age?

A new study says it's in their bones.

Researchers found that the facial bones of black adults retain a higher mineral content than those other races, which makes their faces less likely to reflect their advancing years.

The new study is the first to docume...

Celebrity 'Fat-Shaming' Affects All Women, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably seen headlines screaming that a favorite star is packing on the pounds. Tyra Banks, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lawrence -- no matter how thin, no celebrity seems immune from "fat-shaming."

Now, research shows the trend could have a ripple effect, making the non-famous feel bad about their bodies, too.

"Fat-shaming is ...

Is Beauty In Your DNA?

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but it might also be tucked away in a handful of genes.

Using genetic information on nearly 4,400 white adults, researchers found that certain genetic mutations were tied to people's beauty ratings from their peers.

Genes were linked to both women's and men's ratings -- but there were differen...

'Apple-Shaped' Body? 'Pear-Shaped'? Your Genes May Tell

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study has uncovered 24 genetic variations that help separate the apple-shaped people from the pear-shaped ones.

Researchers said the findings help explain why some people are prone to carrying any excess weight around the belly. But more importantly, they could eventually shed light on the biology of diseases linked to obesity -- ...

Hair Styles That Can Lead to Hair Loss

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hairstyles are a defining feature for many people, but some 'dos can also damage hair follicles.

A Johns Hopkins review of 19 studies has found that many hairstyles can lead to a condition known as traction alopecia. That's the gradual loss of hair from damage to the follicle due to prolonged or repeated tension on the roots. It's especially ...

Aging Face, Uneven Features?

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your face is a bit lopsided, just wait until you get older.

New research shows that differences between the two sides of your face increase with age.

For the study, scientists used 3-D digital imaging to scan the faces of 191 people, aged 4 months to 88 years, to assess how facial symmetry changed with age.

The ...

If You're Considering Cosmetic Surgery…

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 17 million cosmetic procedures are performed in the United States each year. Most of these are minimally invasive, designed to improve your appearance in subtle ways without the surgery, stitches and long healing time of early facelifts, once the only rejuvenating option available.

Today's most popular procedures are:

  • B...

Need Your Botox Working Faster? Make a Face

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Have a big social event tomorrow night and need "emergency Botox"? A new study finds that if you get the wrinkle-relaxing shots today, you can speed up the effect by making faces.

Simple facial exercises can speed the wrinkle-smoothing effects of botulinum toxin (Botox), according to researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago.

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A Labrador's Color Might Determine Its Life Span

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins.

Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections.

For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 33,000 Labradors in the United Kingd...

Most People Can Recognize About 5,000 Faces

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you struggle to put a name to a face, go easy on yourself.

You probably recognize thousands of people.

Participants in a British study recognized 1,000 to 10,000 faces, with the average number being an astonishing 5,000. The faces included people they knew from their personal lives, as well as famous people.

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Stigma Another Burden for Many With Psoriasis

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though psoriasis is not contagious, many Americans shun people with the skin condition, new research indicates.

The study included a cross-section of about 400 Americans who viewed images of people with visible psoriasis. Large numbers wrongly thought psoriasis was contagious or only affects the skin, and about one-third said they wouldn't w...

Can a Maple Leaf Help You Look Younger?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A maple leaf extract may help prevent wrinkles, scientists say.

In a new study, researchers found that certain compounds in maple leaves block the release of an enzyme called elastase, which breaks down a protein called elastin as people age. Elastin helps maintain skin elasticity.

Previous work by the same University of Rhode Islan...

Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well-Being, Poll Shows

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who choose minimally invasive cosmetic procedures do so because they want to feel good, not just look good, a new survey finds.

For the study, researchers polled roughly 500 U.S. adult patients, most of whom were white women, aged 45 and up. All had undergone some type of relatively non-invasive cosmetic procedure between 2016 and 2...

Snap, Polish, Post: Why Selfies May Be Bad for Your Health

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Photo-editing tools that make people look more perfect online than in real life may be a health threat, medical experts warn.

The tidal wave of altered photos on social media is changing perceptions of beauty. And that can trigger a preoccupation with appearance that leads to risky efforts to hide perceived flaws, researchers suggest. Those ef...

Gyms With Tanning Beds Send Mixed Message

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gym rats are trying to get healthy. So why do so many U.S. gyms have tanning beds, researchers want to know.

Since indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer, this common combo sends a conflicting message to gym users, University of Connecticut researchers say.

"By pairing exercise with tanning beds, gyms send the message that tan...

Eczema Dramatically Impacts Quality of Life

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Itching, blisters, sores and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic skin disease known as eczema, researchers say.

And a new survey suggests that many of those battling moderate-to-severe eczema suffer from an inability or reluctance to engage in activities...

Docs' Tattoos No Longer Taboo

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need not fear that sporting a tattoo might drive patients away.

That's the finding of a small, new study that included seven doctors in the emergency department of a trauma center in a large Pennsylvania city who wore either fake body piercings or tattoos, or both, or no body art.

The researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 adult ...

'Face-Aging' Photos Convince Tanners to Shun the Sun

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where fear of skin cancer has little effect, vanity may succeed.

In a new study, sun worshippers who were shown computer images of how their face would age after years of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure often decided to quit the tanning habit.

In fact, "a single, 10-minute exposure to one's own face, digitally aged, with and withou...

FDA Approves 1st Artificial Iris

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its OK to the first artificial iris -- the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil.

The surgically implanted device can be used on adults and children whose iris is missing, has been damaged by a congenital condition called aniridia, or has been injured, the agency said in a ne...

Too Much Social Media May Harm a Woman's Body Image

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest may not be good for women's self-esteem, a new study suggests.

Women are less likely to be happy with their bodies if they spend more than an hour a day on social media, the findings showed.

These women tend to think thin people are more attractive, and may be more self-conscious about how they themse...

Scientists Probe Mystery of How Hair Prematurely Goes Gray

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes life's sudden shocks or illnesses can turn hair gray -- Barbara Bush, the former first lady who passed away in April, reportedly had her brown hair turn gray as a young mother, following a daughter's tragic death.

But how does premature graying happen? Scientists say new animal research may help clear up the mystery.

The mo...

Love Your Hair Color? You Have Over 100 Genes to Thank.

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The color of your hair turns out to be a complicated thing, with a full 124 genes determining whether you wind up a blonde, brunette or redhead.

The researchers who pinpointed the origins of hair hue said their findings could improve understanding of health conditions linked to pigmentation, including skin, testicular, prostate and ovarian ca...

Expert Tips for Taming Oily Skin

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Oily skin isn't all bad. And there are a number of things you can do to control it, an expert says.

"There are many reasons for oily skin, including stress, humidity, genetics and fluctuating hormones," said Dr. Deirdre Hooper, a dermatologist in New Orleans.

"These factors can make oily skin difficult to manage; however, there are s...

Think Your Nose Is Too Big? Selfies Might Be to Blame

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think that selfie you just took makes your nose look big, you're not alone.

In fact, new research suggests that selfies might be giving Americans a distorted image of their own schnozzes -- potentially leading to more requests for nose jobs.

That could add up to a lot of nose jobs: In 2014 alone, over 93 billion selfies were...

Pain of Acne More Than Skin Deep

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Acne can be emotionally devastating at any age, and new research suggests it could even throw you into a deep depression.

"Our research has shown that patients with acne have a 63 percent increased risk of developing major depressive disorder in their first year following an acne diagnosis, compared to patients without acne," said study author ...

New Treatment Could Be 'Breakthrough' for Vitiligo Skin Condition

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have discovered a combination of treatments that can return color to skin that has been lightened by vitiligo -- the skin disease that turned Michael Jackson's skin white.

The new therapy includes the oral medication Xeljanz (tofacitinib) -- a drug already approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis patients that dampens the body's immune...

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Humans come in a range of colors, and new research is getting a step closer to how that happens.

Newly identified gene variants tied to skin colors among Africans could offer insights into human evolution. The findings could also boost scientists' understanding of skin cancer and other conditions, researchers say.

"We have identifi...

America's 'Beautiful People' Are Changing

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It strikes no one as surprising when someone like Beyonce graces the cover of a magazine as an icon of beauty, but a new study suggests that was far more rare three decades ago.

If People magazine is any indication, America's definition of who's "beautiful" has broadened to include more races and a wider span of ages.

"This...

Like Your Skin, Your Hair? Thank Your Neanderthal Ancestors

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Neanderthals are long gone, but bits of their genetic code help shape the bodies and minds of people today, researchers report.

These ancient genes still appear to play a role in determining people's skin tone and hair color, plus characteristics as varied as mood, tendency to smoke, and sleep/wake patterns ("circadian rhythms"), the scient...

Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're searching Instagram using hashtags for a good #plasticsurgeon, you may end up with a #plasticsurgerydisaster performed by a hair stylist, a barber or an ER doc offering cosmetic surgery on the side.

More than four of five top Instagram posts with plastic surgery-related hashtags come from providers who aren't eligible for membersh...

'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surgeons performing mastectomies can offer a form of the procedure that allows women to retain the nipple for use in breast reconstruction.

Now, a reassuring study finds that this type of mastectomy doesn't raise a woman's risk for breast cancer recurrence.

"More women are requesting nipple-sparing mastectomy because of the superi...

Women Driven to Be Thinner When Husband Is Hot

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a handsome husband often motivates plain Jane types to diet, a new study finds.

But the same isn't true of wives who are good-looking themselves.

And men displayed little motivation to diet regardless of their own or their wife's attractiveness, investigators found.

"The results reveal that having a physically attra...

Many People Can't Spot a Faked Photo, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In an era when the phrase "fake news" is on many lips, a new study suggests that people are terrible at detecting whether photos have been manipulated to misrepresent reality.

"Our findings suggest that people have an extremely limited ability to distinguish between real and fake images," said study lead author Sophie Nightingale. She's a gra...