WOMAN’S HEALTH | Hairdressers Are Willing To Help Customers Detect Skin Cancers

Most hair stylists at salons and barber shops may be interested in getting trained to detect skin cancers on the scalp, face and neck, researchers say. Since hairdressers see a customer’s  head and neck skin up close and regularly, they’re able to look for unusual spots or changes that could be melanoma, the study  authors … Continue reading WOMAN’S HEALTH | Hairdressers Are Willing To Help Customers Detect Skin Cancers

Women’s HEALTH | Breast Implant Recalled After Link To More Rare Cancer Cases

Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for certain textured models after regulators alerted the company to a heightened cancer risk with the devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed Allergan’s Biocell breast implants with a textured surface were tied to the … Continue reading Women’s HEALTH | Breast Implant Recalled After Link To More Rare Cancer Cases

MEDICAL RESEARCH | Pets May Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Pain

People with pets may be able to use their companion animals to practice technique for managing chronic pain without medication, researchers say. In focus group interviews, pet owners over age 70 with chronic pain said their pets brought them joy and laughter, helped them relax, kept them active, and promoted other good habits that can … Continue reading MEDICAL RESEARCH | Pets May Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Pain

Mother-To-Be | Night Shifts, Long Hours Linked To Miscarriages And Preterm Births

Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than mothers with day jobs a research review suggests. With night shifts, pregnant women were 21% more likely to have preterm deliveries and 23% more likely to have miscarriages than women who worked days, the analysis … Continue reading Mother-To-Be | Night Shifts, Long Hours Linked To Miscarriages And Preterm Births