Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a "good base tan." She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel's mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price.
Dandruff is not caused by a fungus, as many believe, but by an imbalance between two competing bacteria that naturally colonize the human scalp, according to a study released Thursday.
Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a U.S. proposal to help reduce skin cancer linked to the devices.
Like other little boys, Baraka Cosmas Lusambo loves to play soccer. When he hears music, his feet tap and his face breaks out into a wide smile. During summer pool time recently, he used his left hand to toss a ball through a basketball hoop while red arm floaties keep him above water.
The Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF) yesterday published a recent survey suggesting that 50 percent of Taiwanese teenagers approve of having plastic surgery in their teenage years.
Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries -- and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men's own stem cells to regrow new muscle.
The head of Japanese cosmetics giant Kanebo apologized Wednesday over a recall of products blamed for leaving thousands of customers with skin blotches, as the firm faced criticism over delays in halting shipments.
An optical system to quantify the properties of biological tissues noninvasively, assisting clinical treatment with more efficient and accurate diagnosis, has been developed by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), the school said.
Five commonly used cosmetic treatments are not supported by clinical evidence and could lead to death in severe circumstances, a Hong Kong-based medical group warned yesterday.
Forget face lifts or boob jobs -- in California the latest cosmetic surgery must-have is the buttock enhancement, whether higher, rounder or just smoother.