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Media’s focus on ideal body shape can boost women’s body satisfaction, for a while

Media’s focus on ideal body shape can boost women’s body satisfaction, for a while

ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2011) — When researchers had college-age women view magazines for five straight days that only included images of women with thin, idealized body types, something surprising happened: the readers’ own body satisfaction improved. Continue reading

Media’s focus on ideal body shape can boost women’s body satisfaction, for a while

Media’s focus on ideal body shape can boost women’s body satisfaction, for a while

ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2011) — When researchers had college-age women view magazines for five straight days that only included images of women with thin, idealized body types, something surprising happened: the readers’ own body satisfaction improved. Continue reading

Fatty liver: How a serious problem arises

Fatty liver: How a serious problem arises

ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2011) — Excess fat around the hips and belly may not really be compatible with current beauty ideals, but, to a certain degree, it is a normal, even vital energy store of our body Continue reading

Safer, more effective skin-whitening creams from ancient Chinese herbal medicine

Safer, more effective skin-whitening creams from ancient Chinese herbal medicine

ScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2011) — Scientists have reported discovery of the active ingredients in an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine for skin whitening, changing skin color to a lighter shade Continue reading

Safer, more effective skin-whitening creams from ancient Chinese herbal medicine

Safer, more effective skin-whitening creams from ancient Chinese herbal medicine

ScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2011) — Scientists have reported discovery of the active ingredients in an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine for skin whitening, changing skin color to a lighter shade. Continue reading

Negative attitudes toward fat bodies going global, study finds

Negative attitudes toward fat bodies going global, study finds

ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2011) — Stigma against overweight people is becoming a cultural norm around the world, even in places where larger bodies have traditionally been valued. That’s according to a cross-cultural study of attitudes toward obesity to be published in the April issue of Current Anthropology Continue reading

In vivo systems biology: Using computer models, systems biologists can predict complicated behavior of cells in living animals

In vivo systems biology: Using computer models, systems biologists can predict complicated behavior of cells in living animals

ScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2011) — Biological systems, including cells, tissues and organs, can function properly only when their parts are working in harmony. These systems are often dauntingly complex: Inside a single cell, thousands of proteins interact with each other to determine how the cell will develop and respond to its environment. Continue reading

In vivo systems biology: Using computer models, systems biologists can predict complicated behavior of cells in living animals

In vivo systems biology: Using computer models, systems biologists can predict complicated behavior of cells in living animals

ScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2011) — Biological systems, including cells, tissues and organs, can function properly only when their parts are working in harmony Continue reading

Colored light sources lighting the way for new in-office and at-home skin therapies

Colored light sources lighting the way for new in-office and at-home skin therapies

ScienceDaily (Mar. 18, 2011) — While dermatologists have used lasers successfully for years to treat common skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and aging skin, it now appears that even non-laser lights may provide some of the same benefits. In fact, lights of different colors are being used in several in-office and at-home therapies that offer consumers an alternative to more expensive laser treatments, but all may not be equally effective Continue reading

Colored light sources lighting the way for new in-office and at-home skin therapies

Colored light sources lighting the way for new in-office and at-home skin therapies

ScienceDaily (Mar. 18, 2011) — While dermatologists have used lasers successfully for years to treat common skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and aging skin, it now appears that even non-laser lights may provide some of the same benefits. In fact, lights of different colors are being used in several in-office and at-home therapies that offer consumers an alternative to more expensive laser treatments, but all may not be equally effective Continue reading