The Japanese researcher behind a new study that links an ingredient found in McDonald’s French fries with a treatment for baldness admits eating the fries will have no effect whatsoever.
A new study on birth control pills shows a slightly higher risk of breast cancer among women taking hormonal contraception, but it does not control for other possible factors correlated with the disease.
When asked bluntly, parents deny any favoritism based on their children’s gender, but a host of studies have found otherwise when it comes to gifts and spending.
Experts now warn that moms-to-be who believe in the “one for me, one for the baby” eating plan could risk harming their health and the health of their baby.
The top five countries with residents opting for plastic surgery are the United States, Brazil, Japan, Italy, and Mexico.
A new study has shown that women are just as competent while menstruating as when they’re not. Researchers from Ruhr University Bochum and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki studied 88 menstruating women.
While experts generally agree that drinking alcohol in moderation is OK, having too much alcohol has been linked to a slew of serious health problems like liver disease, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. For the study, researchers analyzed the drinking history, alcohol habits, and DNA of 255 people, about half of whom sought alcoholism treatment services at a hospital in Japan. As a result, they get shorter over time, but certain things like alcohol abuse can also speed up this aging process. And, by having shortened telomere lengths, alcoholic participants were at a greater risk of developing age-related diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and dementia.
No one would ever claim that French fries are as healthy as having a salad, but they seem pretty harmless overall. Now, new research has found a link between the junk food and a higher risk of death.
According to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, about 13 U.S. kids daily get emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury, or nearly 4,800 children each year.
A new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) states that vigorous exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women. The link between vigorous exercise and breast cancer prevention was “a bit of a surprise,” experts say. The results from this comprehensive research — which was comprised of 119 studies, including data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer — also found “strong evidence” that moderate exercise decreases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer (the most common type of breast cancer).
In Washington, DC, childcare costs add up to over 89 percent of the typical single mom’s income. A new report released on Thursday by the Democratic members of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) on the state of childcare in America finds that access to high-quality early learning childcare is more critical than ever for American families — and even more difficult to find. The report found that access to affordable high-quality childcare will increase employment opportunities: For every 10 percent decrease in childcare costs, mothers are anywhere from 0.5 percent to 4 percent more likely to work.
Two photos of dads snuggling with their infants have gone viral this week, reigniting discussion about the power of skin-to-skin contact between parents and babies.
A pair of British studies has confirmed what most makeup users know: that (a) using out-of-date cosmetics can be risky business and (b) nobody really cares.
Back in August, U.K.-based pharmacy Superdrug conducted an experiment on the perception of beauty by sending an image of a woman to graphic designers across the globe asking them to alter the body to suit their ideal of beauty. “Some men have almond-shaped eyes, thick eyebrows, or dark, heavy beards.
The findings, which were presented this weekend at the American Society of Human Genetics’ annual meeting, traced the connection to a genetic variation carried by women with hips that are larger in comparison to the rest of their body. The gene variation is inherited from a woman’s mother and doesn’t appear to have the same effect on men. According to a press release from the American Society of Human Genetics, researchers are currently investigating the discrepancy, but hypothesize that there may be a sex-specific protein that interacts with KLF14 and diminishes its impact on men. While the findings are surprising, Peter LePort, MD, medical director of the Memorial Care Center for Obesity at California’s Orange Coast Memorial Medical Care Center, tells Yahoo Health that he isn’t shocked.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Assess your risk now with this handy online tool. Scientists have created a new online calculator to help predict if you’ll develop breast cancer in the near future. The calculator involves just six questions based on your age, ethnicity and race, family history of breast cancer, whether you’ve had a breast biopsy, and your breast density. The calculator was tested using data from more than 1.1 million women, aged 35 to 74.
In the 1600s, William Shakespeare once wrote, “Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye,” explaining that beauty is subjective to the individual. UK-based pharmacy Superdrug commissioned marketing agency Fractl to ask graphic designers from 18 different countries to retouch an image of a woman’s body to “fit with their culture’s perceptions of beauty and an ideal female form.” The project was inspired by Esther Honig’s 2014 project, Before & After, in which she asked graphic designers to manipulate the face.