FRIDAY, March 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Some pain-relieving skin products contain potentially harmful doses of the numbing agent lidocaine and should be avoided, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These creams, gels, sprays and soaps are marketed for topical use to relieve the pain of cosmetic procedures likeContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Too many American tourists looking for cheap cosmetic surgeries alongside their beach time are winding up dead in the Dominican Republic, a new report finds.  Between 2009 and 2022, 93 people — almost all young or middle-aged women — have died after undergoingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2024 (HealthDay News) — More than a few folks are considering a cosmetic skin procedure to enhance their looks heading into 2024. Botox, fillers and lasers are common means to sculpt a person’s appearance, but dermatologists recommend a comprehensive approach under the care of a qualified specialist.Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a ban on the use of formaldehyde in hair relaxers over concerns about its link to respiratory problems and certain cancers. Right now, the FDA only discourages using such hair-straightening products, which are typically usedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who undergo a mastectomy can probably benefit from a shorter course of more intense radiation therapy, a new study indicates. Hypofractionated radiation therapy — which provides a higher dose each session over three weeks — provides the same protection againstContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Women who have breast reconstruction using their own tissue instead of implants ma be more satisfied with the results, new research shows. “The findings were unexpected, since autologous breast reconstruction is a more complex procedure, with a higher rate of severe complications,” saidContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Men’s use of personal care products has almost doubled since 2004, exposing them to some potentially harmful chemicals, a new study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) finds. Overall, the average American adult uses 12 personal care products a day that containContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Using skin lightening products can be dangerous without a doctor’s supervision because they may contain harmful ingredients. Still, nearly a quarter of people in a recent survey said they used the products not for a medical issue, but for overall skin lightening. It’sContinue Reading