Does she come with mastectomy scars?

So it’s October, which means it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And you know what that means: pink-ribboned merchandising opportunities! Sure, you got your mixers, and your cosmetics, and your vacuum cleaners (because nothing connects you with your womanhood like products designed to remind you that you’re a cooking, cleaning sexbot), but here’s something new: […] more

It’s Baaaack!

Hysteria, that is: Hysteria is a 4,000-year-old diagnosis that has been applied to no mean parade of witches, saints and, of course, Anna O. But over the last 50 years, the word has been spoken less and less. The disappearance of hysteria has been heralded at least since the 1960’s. What had been a Victorian […] more

Legal News

A federal judge in Brooklyn has granted class action status to a suit against cigarette manufacturers accusing the tobacco companies of a cynically and falsely marketing “light” cigarettes as a lower-risk alternative to full-bore cigarettes, all the while knowing that the risks were about the same. In arguing last week for the class certification, plaintiff […] more

With My Luck, It Would Just Stimulate More Freckles

Scientists may have developed a melanin stimulator that can give some protection from UV rays. more

Pregnancy and Accutane

The FDA regulations for preventing pregnacy while treating acne miss the mark. Accutane is a powerful acne medication — arguably the best on the market. It’s not meant to treat people who have a few pimples or minor break-outs. It should only be prescribed to those people who have severe acne. And for people who […] more