(CBS) Can plastic surgery turn back the clock? According to a new study, it can make patients look up to nine years younger than their chronological age.
The study, published Feb. 20 in the Archives of Plastic Surgery, aimed to put a number on the years that could be "restored" through surgery.Continue »
There are plenty of seemingly harmless or discreet activities teens do that affect their oral health and may lead to infections, painful toothaches or even life-threatening complications.
Since February is National Children's Dental Health Month, keep clicking as Dr. Doyle Williams, associate professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and chief dental officer at DentaQuest, explains 7 ways teens are destroying their teeth...
(CBS) Indoor tanning increases a young person's risk for the most common type of skin cancer, according to a new study.
An estimated 30 million Americans flock to indoor tanning beds each year. Previous research has shown regular use of tanning beds triples the risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, CBS News reported.
(CBS) Looking for work? Maybe see a dermatologist first. New research shows that people with birthmarks, scars, port wine stains, and other facial blemishes are more likely to receive poor ratings in job interviews.
"When evaluating applicants in an interview setting, it's important to remember what they are saying," study co-author Dr. Mikki Hebl, a professor of psychology at Rice University in Houston, said in a written statement issued by the university. "Our research shows if you recall less information about competent candidates because you are distracted by characteristics on their face, it decreases your overall evaluations of them."Continue »
(CBS) Want a quick way to look younger? Smile. New research suggests that facial expressions have a big impact on how old we look, with smiles making for a more youthful appearance.
German researchers studied how accurate men and women were at guessing others' ages by having them look at multiple photos of the faces of 171 young, middle-aged, and older people. In some of the photos, the faces were smiling. In others, they had looked angry, fearful, disgusted, or sad - or simply had a neutral expression.Continue »
(CBS) Going gray? For those who aren't fans of the "salt and pepper" look, a new pill may be on the way that fights off gray for good.Continue »
(CBS) People with blue eyes are born that way, right? Maybe for now. But a California scientist claims to have developed a simple procedure that turns brown eyes blue.
Is it safe? Dr. Gregg Homer of Calif.-based Stroma Medical, the company behind the experimental procedure, told KTLA.com that he's convinced it doesn't affect vision. But the color change is permanent, so those new baby blues will be crying if the old brown eyes are missed.Continue »
(CBS/AP) "Death by misadventure." That was an English coroner's curiously quaint way of saying Amy Winehouse drank herself to death. The troubled singer was found with empty vodka bottles in her room and more than five times the legal limit for drinking in England, coroner Suzanne Grennaway said on Wednesday.
Winehouse was 27 when she was found dead in her London home on July 23. She had fought a long and public battle with drug and alcohol abuse, and some speculated she died from a drug overdose. But a pathologist said the small amount of a drug prescribed to curb symptoms of alcohol withdrawal had nothing to do with her death.Continue »
(CBS) Are black women letting follicles get in the way of fitness?
Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin says the fear that perspiration will ruin an expensive hairstyle is causing some women - including many African-Americans - to forgo the exercise that would help keep them fit.
"Oftentimes you get women saying, 'I can't exercise today because I don't want to sweat my hair back or get my hair wet,'" she said, the New York Times reported. "When you're starting to exercise, you look for reasons not to, and sometimes the hair is one of those reasons."Continue »
(CBS) When it comes to plastic surgery for movie stars, Kate Winslet says she's all for cutting it out.
"It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me to and what I consider to be natural beauty, the stunning Oscar-winning actress told the Telegraph. "I will never give in."Continue »
(CBS) Are octogenarians too old for plastic surgery? Marie Kolstad doesn't think so. On July 22, she had her breasts lifted and got implants - at the age of 83.
"Physically, I'm in good health, and I just feel like, why not take advantage of it?" Kolstad, a great-grandmother of 13 who lives in Orange County, Calif., told the New York Times. "My mother lived a long time, and I'm just taking it for granted that that will happen to me. And I want my children to be proud of what I look like."Continue »
(CBS) As President Barack Obama marks his 50th birthday today, he's showing the marks of aging - including a little more wrinkling and a lot more gray hair. The change in appearance has people wondering:
Do presidents undergo a process of accelerated aging while in office? Absolutely, say some experts.Continue »
(CBS) The facial wrinkles that women try hard to hide seem to reveal something more than age. Scientists at Yale University say they've discovered that the more wrinkles a woman has in early menopause, the lower her bone density.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Did Bristol Palin have cosmetic surgery? The 20-year-old daughter of failed presidential candidate Sarah Palin says no way. She insists that her new face - thinner, with high cheekbones and a more angular jaw - is the result of surgery, but not of the cosmetic sort.
She says she underwent corrective jaw surgery in December, one month after finishing third on "Dancing with the Stars."Continue »
(CBS) These days, men want to look as beautiful as their fairer counterparts. At least that's the message from a new national survey, which found that more men are choosing to go under the knife. The surgery with the biggest gains? Face lifts.
The results of the survey, conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), are surprising. Most Americans are presumably still reeling from the bad economy. But the belt-tightening apparently didn't include men who wanted to really do some belt-tightening. Male liposuction procedures increased 7 percent from 2009.Continue »