The recent at-home DNA boom is also shaping the beauty industry, as new kit options allow you to test the health of your hair and skin, giving you major insight into how soon you'll go gray and how your skin reacts to harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Scientists long believed that “Cheddar Man,” Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, was fair-haired and light-skinned.
She based her eyeshadow on spectroscopy, the study of how matter interacts with light and radiation. In layman's terms, that means she chose her colors based on wavelength.
Experts say they see no problem in people taking ibuprofen for a short period to alleviate pain, but warned against taking the drug for a long period if not strictly necessary. Men who take high doses of ibuprofen for months at a time may be at greater risk of fertility issues and also other health problems, such as muscle wastage, erectile dysfunction and fatigue, scientists have found. Research on healthy young men who took the common painkiller for up to six weeks showed that the drug disrupted the production of male sex hormones and led to a condition normally seen in older men and smokers.
In an astonishing order, the Trump administration has banned the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words — including “fetus,” “transgender,” “diversity” and “science-based” — in any documents used to prepare the agency’s budget, The Washington Post has reported.
A baby boy death has prompted a debate among doctors after it was claimed that he died of a marijuana overdose. After suffering from a seizure, the 11-month-old died from heart failure in 2015 in Colorado hospital. Doctors subsequently produced a report linking his death to marijuana.
Recent warnings that the world is running out of antibiotics are only further confirmation of what we already feared: antibiotic resistance is a threat that can cost lives. Whether or not the use of antibiotics in animals has contributed to the rise of drug-resistant disease, the health of humans and animals remains intrinsically linked. First, we need to better manage the use of existing antibiotics to safeguard our last line of defence.
People are standing in crazy-long lines to score a pair of viewing glasses for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
A new study finds that people are hard wired to turn their heads to the right when leaning in for a kiss, and men are more likely than women to initiate.
According to a study, when a man holds the hand of his female partner in pain, their heart rates and breathing patterns match up — and her pain subsides.
David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, and his team at Massachusetts General Hospital set out to tan skin while combating the risk of cancers and aging that can result from sun exposure — and it looks as if they’re well on their way. As a follow-up to a study released in 2006, Fisher and his team just came out with findings of an ingredient that may be applied topically to darken the appearance of human skin in a way that mimics the natural tanning process. Yahoo Beauty spoke with Dr. Fisher about the reasons why these findings are so important.
New studies say mind reading is real, sort of. The test, which was called the “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” test, found that some people can quickly interpret what another person is thinking or feeling just by looking at their eyes. Scientists also did genetic testing on the participants and found that there’s a particular gene variant on chromosome 3 that’s associated with the ability to “read” another person’s eyes.
Catching a cold can seem pretty random: If you’re in the vicinity of someone with a cold, you might get it … or you might not, and the reasoning isn’t always clear. Now, scientists say how well your parents got along when you were a child may be a factor in your susceptibility.
The $1.67 trillion global sportswear and athleisure market tends to focus on style and comfort, not on function. That leaves women without sports bras that support them.
In the latest issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility, the president of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Richard J. Paulson, MD, puts a call to action out to his fellow scientists, saying that they have a special obligation to correct “unscientific conclusions attributed to science” — especially when these conclusions have to do with when life begins. First, the new Republican-led Congress introduced a bill that would create a federal definition of “personhood,” or the entity of human life, stipulating that it begins at fertilization. Next, 10 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington — have also introduced similar personhood or fetal rights’ bills in their respective legislatures in the past few months.
Yes, it’s true — researchers are one step closer to producing mass quantities of human skin. According to an article from Digital Trends, scientists from Spain have created a prototype for a 3D bioprinter that has the ability to manufacture skin that is comprised of an epidermis (the top layer of skin, which is responsible for making new skin cells, giving skin its color, and protecting the body) and dermis (the second, thicker layer of skin, which produces collagen, giving skin its elasticity and strength). “Over the past 15 years, we’ve been developing a method to produce large surfaces of human skin starting from cells that we isolate from a small biopsy of one patient,” José Luis Jorcano, professor of bioengineering and aerospace engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, told Digital Trends.
There’s new hope for the millions who suffer from a painful form of eczema. Researchers have discovered a peptide that can encourage skin cells to produce a naturally occurring protective compound.
Like our hair colour or height, our eye colour is one of the first things we learn about ourselves when we’re little. The study by the University of Copenhagen found a genetic mutation which happened 6,000 to 10,000 years ago and determined the eye colour of all blued-eyed people today. Professor Hans Eiberg from the study told Science Daily that originally, everyone had brown eyes, but that a genetic mutation affecting a gene in our chromosomes “turned off” the ability to produce brown eyes.
Here’s an odd side effect of a high-end shopping habit: People who frequent luxury stores (or just walk by them) are less likely to be altruistic.
Tired of coloring your hair every four weeks to cover those annoying gray roots? Well, there may soon be a drug to “cure” that aging “ailment.”
A new study identifies a distinct facial expression for disapproval that’s universal, and probably predates language. “Not face” combines the furrowed brows of anger, the raised chin of disgust, and the pursed lips of contempt to create an unmistakable look that says, “I don’t agree,” in pretty much any language — including sign language.
Whole Foods now sells the most environmentally friendly farmed salmon. The Norwegian-farmed fish earned a Good Alternative rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.