WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A facial scar may make a person self-conscious, but it doesn’t change another person’s first impressions of their attractiveness or confidence, a new survey shows. The results found that a single, well-healed facial scar may even increase perceived friendliness, according to the researchers,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Women who regularly use chemical hair straighteners may be more prone to developing uterine cancer, a new large government study suggests. The study, which followed nearly 34,000 U.S. women over a decade, found that those who frequently used hair straighteners were 2.5 timesContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Birth control pills that contain both estrogen and progestin do not contribute to growth of enlarged breasts in teens and young women, a new study finds, and may actually be associated with developing less severe breast enlargement. Moreover, the combination pills don’t increaseContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A technique called microneedling may help surgical scars heal more attractively — especially if it’s done within a couple of months of surgery, a small study suggests. Researchers found that for 25 patients, microneedling improved the long-term appearance of scars after various typesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Skin lightening products can be dangerous for consumers when they contain harmful ingredients that are illegal for over-the-counter sales, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday. The potentially harmful ingredients are hydroquinone or mercury, the agency said in a news release. PeopleContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Transgender patients who get gender-affirming surgery to create more feminine facial features say it’s a big boost to their mental health, a new study reports. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), compared the mental health of 107 patients awaiting surgeryContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Twelve companies have been issued warning letters about selling over-the-counter skin lightening products containing hydroquinone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. The products are unapproved drugs that are not recognized as safe and effective, according to the FDA, which has receivedContinue Reading