2 comments

Teenage acne and endometriosis appears to have a connection. Women who suffered from severe acne in their teens were found to have a 20 percent increased risk of developing endometriosis, in a ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Severe Teenage Acne May Increase Endometrosis Risk

2 comments

Teenage acne and endometriosis appears to have a connection. Women who suffered from severe acne in their teens were found to have a 20 percent increased risk of developing endometriosis, in a ...

Severe Teenage Acne May Increase Endometrosis Risk

0 comments

If a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itches, it could be an indicator of skin cancer according to a recent study out of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine. ...

Pain or Itching Could Be An Indicator of Skin Cancer

0 comments

Four engineering students from North Carolina State who are concerned about sexual assault wanted to make a contribution to society. “In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in their ...

Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs: Good or Bad Idea?

2 comments

Ever gotten inspired to make your own facial mask, hair conditioner or lip gloss? These products can be made safely. However, nix any idea of making your own mascara. Anything used so close ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Making Your Own Mascara is a Bad Idea

1 comments

It's normal for hair to fall out. We normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. However, sometimes other causes for losing our hair are at play. Depending on the cause, there may be things we can do ...

Hair Falling Out? 8 Reasons Women Lose Their Hair

0 comments

The song “The Look of Love” was famous in 1967, however the difference between the look of love and lust was not really explored back then. Researchers from University of Chicago have studied ...

The Difference Between the Look of Love and the Look of Lust

0 comments

"Expression" is a hyaluronic acid product sold by Enhancement Medical, LLC. It had gained popularity as an off-label injectable facial filler, but due to increasing reports of adverse reactions, ...

Don't Use 'Expression' Product as Dermal Filler: FDA Alert

23 comments

Shiitake mushrooms are an Asian delicacy frequently added to stir-fries or used as a source of protein in vegetarian cooking. What may come as is surprise is that one can be “allergic” to ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post A Shiitake Mushroom Rash

0 comments

Shaking hands has been the traditional method of greeting another person or to end a meeting here in the United States. However, sometimes you may have wanted to go and quickly wash your hands ...

Handshakes Are Out, Fist Bumps Are In -- And More Healthy

2 comments

Your child appears flushed and you wonder if she has a temperature. Putting your hand on her forehead you get a quick read that her skin feels hot. In the bathroom, you have an assortment of ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post How Accurate Are Skin Thermometers?

1 comments

Having trouble falling asleep is a pretty common problem. In fact 1 in 10 Americans suffer from insomnia, according to Yahoo news. In recent months, numerous articles and YouTube videos have ...

Can’t Sleep? Try Listening to the Sleep Whisperer

1 comments

It seems sort of a waste to not do something with that excess skin from your waist if you want to have surgery to remove it. In 2007, Dr. Beverly Shafer must have thought the same thing when she ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Do You Have Excess Skin from Weight Loss? Donate It

0 comments

I looked at my middle finger and was surprised to see the intensity of the purple color of my skin. I tried to think, what could have caused this purple episode to occur in a single finger? Was it ...

The Mystery of the Purple Finger: What Could Have Caused It?

0 comments

How do you feel when you wear the color red? What do you think of women who are dressed in red? A recent study from University of Rochester showed that women may feel sexually threatened when ...

Women in Red Regarded as Sexually Threatening by Other Women

2 comments

Our nails are supposed to have a healthy pinkish tinge. Changes in nail color can be a clue that something isn’t quite right. Nails that turn yellow or green can be affected by infection, ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Do You Have Yellow or Green Nails?

23 comments

Shiitake mushrooms are an Asian delicacy frequently added to stir-fries or used as a source of protein in vegetarian cooking. What may come as is surprise is that one can be “allergic” to ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post A Shiitake Mushroom Rash

0 comments

Having breast cancer surgery can greatly affect a woman’s sense of herself. Nipple-sparing surgery is available to some women but not for those who have large tumors or tumors that are close to ...

Nipple Tattoos are Reconstructing Areolas for Mastectomy Patients

0 comments

We hear plenty of reasons as to why being an older mom may be challenging. It can be difficult to get or stay pregnant, and there is an increased risk of birth defects. These are just a few of the ...

Being An Older Mom May Extend Your Life

0 comments

Briggs Sanderson, a writer, producer, and costume designer, was young, beautiful, talented and loved. She also had the unfortunate fate of developing stage IV rectal cancer, diagnosed in April ...

Paul Sanderson’s Petition For Cancer Immunotherapy Could Change How Cancer is Treated

0 comments

Summer is a wonderful time to be out gardening and hiking. That is, unless you find yourself wrist- or knee-deep in a patch of poison ivy. It is not the leaves themselves that cause that horrible ...

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac: How to Avoid The Awful Itch

0 comments

Facial and body scrubs do a good job of exfoliating our skin. However, those products that contain microbeads to achieve skin smoothness are bad for the environment. So bad, that the state of ...

Microbead Scrubs are Polluting the Great Lakes

0 comments

During changes in season, our skin and scalp may develop dryness. Dryness of the scalp can cause shedding of skin flakes but you may wonder if it is just dry skin or dandruff flakes falling from ...

Is it Dandruff or a Dry Scalp?

2 comments

Shopping today requires close reading of labels. If the label says "toxic-free," "natural" or "organic," what exactly does that mean? Are the products really better or is it just ...

Toxic-Free, Natural and Organic Products: How Are They Different?

2 comments

The weather is finally nice enough to enjoy the outdoors. But, unfortunately, that also means ticks are out there too. There are a number of different types of ticks that are active during spring ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Protect Yourself from Ticks this Summer

2 comments

The weather is finally nice enough to enjoy the outdoors. But, unfortunately, that also means ticks are out there too. There are a number of different types of ticks that are active during spring ...

Protect Yourself from Ticks this Summer

0 comments

If you are approaching the age of 60, you’ve probably heard that you should get a shot to prevent shingles, also called herpes zoster. Having a shingles rash or postherpetic nerve pain is ...

Having Shingles May Increase the Risk of Stroke, Study Finds

1 comments

Hand rashes are particularly embarrassing to have, as they cannot be easily hidden. Eczema is a general term for various types of rashes that make the skin become swollen, itchy and irritated. ...

How to Cure an 18-year-old Rash

0 comments

You may have heard that red heads experience more pain. It is also common for different ethnic groups to show a variety of responses to pain. Now researchers at University of Pittsburgh School ...

Does Eye Color Affect Pain Tolerance?

0 comments

Sponsored by Fellowes, Inc. Spring is here and so is the start of allergy season. If you are suffering with itchy, watery eyes along with nasal congestion and are unsure what to do, here is ...

Seasonal Allergies Affecting You? Steps You Should Take

0 comments

You may never have heard of face blindness. I hadn’t. The medical term for face blindness is prosopagnosia. There are some famous people such as neurologist Oliver Sacks and primatologist Jane ...

Face Blindness: Yes, it Really Exists

0 comments

It may be possible to treat male infertility through an unexpected technique. Researchers from Stanford successfully turned skin cells into stem cells and then into sperm cells. The study was ...

Skin Cells Converted to Sperm Cells

0 comments

Hair loss can take an emotional toll on your appearance and your self-confidence. There are a number of topical products available you may want to try if you are having more hair loss than you ...

7 Topical Treatments for Hair Loss

1 comments

Women often find men with beards to be sexy, more masculine and more attractive than clean-shaven men. However, a recent study published in the Royal Society Biology Letters has thrown a ...

When Do Women Love Men With Beards More?

0 comments

We all want to look our best in photos, especially if those photos are posted on the internet for everyone to see. Selfies have become a popular form of expression in social media. So much so, ...

Are Selfies Motivating More of Us to have Plastic Surgery?

0 comments

Skin-to-skin contact between premature infants and their mothers naturally sounds like a good way to increase mother-baby bonding. However, a recent study published in Biological Psychiatry has ...

Skin-to-Skin Contact Benefits Brains of Premature Infants

0 comments

The FDA has approved the use of a handheld injector filled with a drug that reverses an opioid overdose. Family members, friends or anyone who finds someone who may have overdosed on heroin or ...

Drug to Reverse Opioid Overdose FDA Approved for Public Use

0 comments

If you want to teach teens to use sunscreen, then show them a video about how it protects them from getting wrinkles, not on how it protects them from getting skin cancer. This was the ...

Video on Aging Inspires Teens to Use Sunscreen

2 comments

HairdocTK is a devoted cosmetologist and trichologist who has been involved in the field of hair loss treatments for over 25 years. TK’s interest and motivation to help those suffering from hair ...

Recreating Lives One Strand at a Time: HairdocTK's Story

0 comments

A new headband device called Cefaly has been approved by the FDA for the prevention and treatment of migraines. It works by generating an electric current to the skin through the tissue. ...

New Headband Treats Migraines

0 comments

People have complained of having itchy areas in their upper back for centuries. The itch usually occurs between the shoulder blades either in the middle of the back or just underneath one ...

Do You Get an Itchy Spot in the Middle of Your Back?

0 comments

Every few months we read about how excessive sitting is bad for your health. A recent study has gone one step further and determined that excessive sitting can increase older women’s risk of ...

Sitting Too Much May Increase Risk of an Early Death

0 comments

Winter is still going strong despite the fact that it's already March. Continued cold weather means more dryness, cracking and irritation to our skin. The problem isn’t just that the weather ...

9 Tips to Save Your Skin in Winter

0 comments

Nerve pain can be caused by inflammation or damage to the nerve either from chronic conditions like diabetes or damage from an infection, injury or surgery. More than 15 million Americans and ...

Freezing a Nerve Can Provide Relief from Chronic Pain

0 comments

Some beauty products on the market offer some rather amazing claims. How are we to know which ones are truly classified as drugs or are just considered cosmetics? And, then there are those ...

How are Drugs, Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals Different?

0 comments

Chronic hives, also called chronic urticaria, is a difficult condition where a person has recurrent episodes of hives, or a single episode that lasts longer than six weeks. Frequently, the ...

High Doses of Vitamin D May Help Chronic Hives

0 comments

We have all read about how placebos can work as well as taking real medication. A recent study in the treatment of migraines has also shown evidence supporting the placebo effect. Only this ...

Placebo Relieved Migraines Just as Well, Study Finds

1 comments

Having a peanut allergy requires constant vigilance. Parents of children with peanut allergies will be interested in the results of a recent clinical trial performed in the U.K. and published in ...

Peanut Allergy in Children Treated with Oral Exposure to Peanuts

0 comments

If you have eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, there are some lotions and creams you may want to avoid. A recent study found that people with eczema using certain moisturizers with ...

Eczema Irritation from Preservatives in some Lotions and Creams

0 comments

A preservative in baby wipes was determined to be the cause of skin rashes in six children. Methylisothiazolinone (MI) is a preservative in wet wipes which has been linked to chronic, reoccurring ...

Baby Wipes Preservative Causes Skin Rashes in Children