Even as the rates of some cancers are falling, the Mayo Clinic is seeing a dramatic rise in skin cancer among people under age 40.
Some statistics show that 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and when Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine invited staffers to a professional bra fitting, every one of the 45 volunteers was wearing the wrong size bra.
A new study has found potentially harmful chemicals, such as asthma-related compounds and endocrine disruptors, in common consumer products including cosmetics, household cleaners, and personal care products, and many of the detected chemicals are not listed on product labels.
Today marks Barbie’s 53rd birthday. While women all across the country would like to think that we’ve evolved from the standards of the 1950s, in many ways we’re still striving to achieve the unrealistic hourglass proportions symbolized by this tiny iconic figure.
For National Children’s Dental Health Month, the American Dental Association is marking the 10th anniversary of its Give Kids A Smile program, which offers free dental care and education for children in need.
Under a new settlement agreement in California, the maker of Brazilian Blowout products is required to warn consumers and hair stylists that two of its popular hair-straightening products emit formaldehyde gas.
USA Far Ocean Group has recalled its "Vagifresh Ball" and "Vagifresh Gel," because the Food and Drug Administration found bacteria in the products.
Mercury exposure has been reported among users of skin-lightening creams produced in Mexico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall warning for two batches of Organique Nourishing Night Cream made by HimalayaUSA, over concerns of contamination with fungus and the staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued a recall for about 25,500 handheld personal massage devices sold by the Fourstar Group of Bedford Heights, Ohio. The bug-shaped massagers have batteries that can leak and pose a burn hazard and possible skin irritation risk to consumers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall warning for specific lots of Kotex tampons contaminated with a bacterium that could cause vaginal infections and other health risks.
A couple of years ago when I took my teenage son to the dermatologist, we asked the doctor to set the record straight on a number of acne myths: Did too much chocolate make it worse? (Possibly ) Could popping pimples cause scarring? (Possibly ) And was Proactiv worth the cost? (Absolutely not!) He said a topical treatment with any over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide product was an equally good and far less expensive choice, and that it would be great if someone would set the record straight for gullible parents and teens.
Jawbone, a maker of Bluetooth headsets and speakers based in San Francisco, has announced its next portable device. And oddly enough, it doesn't have Bluetooth connectivity or even anything to do with audio—except maybe sound health.
When it comes to the ingredients in common cosmetics, what the millions of people with celiac disease don’t know, might hurt them. According to research presented this week at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington, DC, the lack of readily available information about the ingredients in lip, facial, and body products means that people with celiac disease might unknowingly expose themselves to gluten.
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