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A Skin Frenemy? – Nano-sized Chemical in Sunscreen & Cosmetics May Raise Cancer Risk: Study

The next time you buy a skincare product, you might want to read more about its contents. New study by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore found that nano-particles of zinc oxide in products could potentially cause cancer. Known for its effectiveness in protecting the skin against UV rays, zinc oxide is commonly used … Continue reading

Adipotide – New Miracle Fat-Attacking Drug?

The anti-obesity scene is abuzz with news about a bright & shiny new weight loss drug called Adipotide. This blub-busting jab born of a revolutionary approach to cancer treatment (yup…you heard right) causes rapid weight loss and improved metabolic function in monkeys (our closest cousins), scientists have found. In the study, 10 obese female rhesus macaques … Continue reading

Fang-tastic Beauty Trend – Fashionable to have Fangs?

With the Twilight mania, half of the female population fang-tasize about Edward (the other half is probably on Team Jacob). And we adore Kirsten Dunst for embracing her sexy snaggle fangs. But paying big bucks for vampire teeth? Besides night-dwelling Gothic vampire fans, many trendy Japanese women are also rushing to their cosmetic dentists’ to get their pointy canines with a crowded, crooked-teeth smile – known … Continue reading

The Men Don’t Get It – Why Painful Heels May Not Be Worthwhile

Endure the pain and risk injuries as you teeter-totter all you want, but men apparently don’t even notice when a woman wears high heels. Researchers at the UK’s Northumbria University studied men’s reactions to women walking in heels versus women in flats. They looked at whether the change in body posture brought about by wearing heels, … Continue reading

Breast Implants May Be Life-saving

Breast implants can actually be life-saving, according to a headline news report by Russian newspaper, Pravada. A Moscow woman was stabbed in her left chest by her own husband during a family fight. But this lucky lady escaped death with a mere skin wound when…the knife got stuck in her silicone breast implant! Calling the … Continue reading

Beauty High – Attractive Women like Rosie Huntington have a Cocaine-like Effect on Men

He says her eyes are like stars in the sky, her lips like luscious rose blossoms…but what is actually going on in his brain? A study of attractiveness by Harvard University researchers found that looking at pictures of gorgeous women like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley evokes the same reaction in a man’s brain “reward centre” as cocaine, … Continue reading

Slim & Fit? – Liposuction May Have Legitimate Health Benefits

In a society in which beauty is often measured by slender bodies and youth, millions of people seek to attain the “ideal” look of celebrities by means of liposuction. Now it appears that there may be added health benefits of undergoing the procedure, according to a new study reported on LA Times. Research findings presented at the recent … Continue reading

No Pain, No Gain? – Bigger Breasts May Just Be A Slap Away (VIDEO)

We know Thailand for its medical tourism services, including affordable breast implants and liposuction. Now word is spreading of a popular but rather bizzare ‘body-slapping’ treatment in Bangkok to enhance the female figure without going under the scalpel. Khemmikka Na Songkhla — aka Khunying Tobnom — has been helping women escape from their Wonder Bras … Continue reading

Women in Pants – Tim Gunn Talks About Hillary Clinton’s Pant Suits & ‘Gender Confusion’

By Emily Wong We are quite sure Tim Gunn has caught Hillary Clinton’s attention. During his appearance on ‘Lopez Tonight’ a few days ago, the fashion guru criticized the Secretary of State’s fashion choices. “WHY must she dress that way? I think she’s confused about her gender…all these big, baggy, menswear tailored pantsuits,” Gunn told … Continue reading

L’Oreal’s Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington Ad Campaigns Banned for Over-Photoshopping

By Emily Wong Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington are both known for their beauty. But it appears they may not be beautiful enough to make it as they are onto glossy magazine pages featuring their L’Oreal makeup ads. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned two overly retouched ads by the actress and supermodel for … Continue reading