Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Study links BPA in plastics to erectile dysfuction

Bisphenol-A, a chemical found in hard, clear plastic used to make everything from baby bottles to food packaging, may increase the risk of erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in male factory workers exposed to large amounts of the substance, according to a study conducted in China. The health...
November 17th, 2009 | News | Read More

Cancer basics: What is cancer and what causes cancer?

What increases your risk of cancer? While doctors have an idea of what can put you at risk of cancer, the majority of cancers occur in people who don’t have any known risk factors. Factors known to increase your risk of cancer include: Your habits 
Certain lifestyle choices are known to increase...
November 9th, 2009 | News | Read More

Robotic Prostate Surgery Doubts and Other Health News

Study Says Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Surgery Carries Risk- A new study of close to 9,000 men suggests that minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery to remove the prostate carries a higher risk of impotence and incontinence than traditional surgery, HealthDay reports. The newer surgery’s...
October 15th, 2009 | News | Read More

Rachel Zoe raises money for Ovarian Cancer research

The Rachel Zoe Project, the Bravo channel’s reality series about the celebrity stylist, included a spot on Rachel’s support of ovarian cancer. Rachel, who lost a close family friend to the disease, decided to use her fashion connections to help bring awareness to the disease that, until recently,...
October 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

UC launches bold initiative to revolutionize breast cancer treatment

BERKELEY — The University of California, Berkeley, is one of six UC campuses participating in an unprecedented initiative to study and drive innovations in breast cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. The large-scale demonstration project, called the ATHENA Breast Health Network, was announced...
October 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

Coco Chanel, Tanning, Cancer and Vitamin D

Vitamin D does not rain from the sky, nor does it travel on the beams of sunlight to quench a thirsty body of its vitamin needs. It is, however, one of the few positive products of tanning. 
In the 1920s, Coco Chanel overturned the fashionable preference for pale skin overnight when she appeared bronzed...
September 22nd, 2009 | News | Read More

Brow beaten

By Kate M. Jackson-Boston Globe Correspondent When I was in the eighth grade, a friend arrived at school hiding her face behind a loose-leaf binder. Earlier that morning, she’d plastered her teased bangs with Aqua Net, lit a cigarette, and – poof! – burned her eyebrows off. Though she...
September 14th, 2009 | News | Read More

Donna Karan and Urban Zen Foundation merge yoga and medicine

She first showed up on Seventh Avenue in New York as an intern for Anne Klein. From there, she was promoted to associate designer and eventually left to start her own fashion house. Today, Donna Karen merges fashion trends with medical innovations. As the driving force behind a yearlong experiment, dubbed...
September 8th, 2009 | News | Read More

Cell Phones and Health: Is There a Brain Cancer Connection?

Are cell phones safe? Mounting concerns about the cancer risks of cell phone radiation, especially for children, will bring experts to Washington for a groundbreaking international conference on September 13-15. The goal of the conference is to propose a U.S. research agenda. The latest scientific...
August 31st, 2009 | News | Read More

Senator Ted Kennedy dies of brain cancer at age 77

Senator Ted Kennedy died Tuesday night of brain cancer. The patriarch of  the Kennedy family political dynasty passed away at home in Cape Cod, Mass. He was 77. He was the only one of the four Kennedy brothers to die a natural death. His brothers Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John Kennedy were assassinated....
August 26th, 2009 | News | Read More