Skin

  • Should Shakespeare's language be blamed for social stigma associated with imperfect skin? 02-07-2014 04:12 PM

    Shakespeare may be partly to blame for the social stigma associated with disfiguring skin conditions, experts say. Plays written by the Bard of Avon contain insults that refer to skin blemishes and scarring, reflecting an Elizabethan obsession with flawless complexions, experts said. They argue that Shakespeare's language has helped to...
  • Hugh Jackman says skin cancer is fixed; urges fans to get regular check ups 14-05-2014 07:35 AM

    Los Angeles: Hugh Jackman is taking no chance after undergoing treatment for a second bout of skin cancer. 'The Wolverine' star, however, was in good spirits as he sported a bandage on the side of his nose during the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' premiere in New York City, reported...
  • Three arrested with skins of leopard, two spotted deer in MP 28-04-2014 08:36 PM

    Three persons were arrested for allegedly carrying skins of a leopard and two spotted deer from Magardarra railway station in the district on Monday, police said. A team of forest officials apprehended the trio on a tip-off and seized from them the skins of a leopard and two spotted deer,...
  • Man arrested with leopard skin worth Rs 20 lakh 22-02-2014 09:22 PM

    An alleged poacher was arrested in Ghaziabad on Saturdayand leopard skin worth Rs 20 lakh was seized from him, police said. The accused has been identified as Prakash, a resident of Uttarakhand. He came to Ghaziabad to sell the leopard skin to someone, who is yet to be identified, they...
  • 'Under the Skin' trailer: See the world through an alien's eyes 12-02-2014 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: The international trailer of the forthcoming film 'Under The Skin' presents Scarlett Johansson in a never seen before role. Directed by Jonathan Glazer, the film is based on a book of the same name by Michel Faber. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on April 4,...
  • Protests against Kumar Vishwas reaches Kerala Bhawan in New Delhi 22-01-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: Agitation against Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas has gained momentum with the Kerala Nurses Association holding protests outside Kerala Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday. BJP leader KJ Alphons will also be filing a petition against Vishwas before the National Human Rights Commission. Vishwas has come under...
  • Now, a mobile app to detect skin cancer 22-12-2013 03:07 PM

    Kolkata: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students. The application 'ClipOCam-Derma' which can be used on any smartphone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur,...
  • CJ Archana demands skin banks for acid attack survivors 27-10-2013 03:36 PM

    Archana, an acid attack survivor goes through a painful process of skin grafting to regain some of the lost look on her face and body. The process could be simpler by the implementation of government promised skin banks. In this report, CJ Archana appeals for a better treatment through the...
  • CJ Show: Dark is Beautiful 02-09-2013 12:58 PM

    Dark is Beautiful is an awareness campaign that seeks to draw attention to the unjust effects of skin colour bias and also celebrates the beauty and diversity of all skin tones. ...
  • CJ Show: Nandita Das on Dark is Beautiful Campaign 02-09-2013 12:49 PM

    Actor Nandita Das talks about the obsession with fair skin and why she is part of 'Dark is beautiful' campaign- an initiative against the belief that a person's worth is measured by their skin tone. She wants people to shun their fascination for skin lightening products and feel comfortable in...
  • Skin cancer death rates 70 per cent higher in men 21-08-2013 08:16 PM

    Men are 70 per cent more likely to die from malignant melanoma - the most serious type of skin cancer - than women with the same disease, a new study has warned. According to research by Cancer Research UK and the University of Leeds, 3.4 men per 100,000 die from...
  • FTP: Is the Indian preference for fair skin becoming an obsession? 20-08-2013 11:58 PM

    'Dark is Beautiful' is the name of a new campaign launched to campaign against the Indian obsession with fair skin. It was the second most shared article last week. The article has once again has once again reignited the debate on whether the Indian preference for fair skin is now...
  • Smuggler caught with 5 leopard skins, arrested under Wildlife Protection Act 05-08-2013 03:59 PM

    A man has been caught with five leopard skins and sent to jail under several sections of Wildlife Protection Act, a forest official said on Monday. Gopi, resident of Punjab, has been arrested on Sunday night under various sections of Wildlife Protection Act, said BS Almia, forest officer of Pithoragarh...
  • Actress-singer Miley Cyrus goes nude for charity 28-07-2013 11:39 AM

    Los Angeles: Actress-singer Miley Cyrus has stripped down down for fashion brand Marc Jacobs' 'Protect the Skin You're In' campaign. Her nude picture, where she is covering her modesty with her arms and palms, features on a t-shirt, which costs $35 each. All proceeds for the sales will go to...
  • Lady Gaga does a skin show on the road 12-07-2013 04:16 PM

    New York: Singer Lady Gaga, known for her eccentric dressing style, was seen taking a stroll on the road in a brassiere and mini skirt. The 27-year-old seemed to be comfortable with herself as she paired her dress with stiletto boots and sunglasses, reports thesun.co.uk. Gaga, who underwent hip surgery...
  • Video blog: Dr Sharad Paul talks about vitamin D deficiency in most Indians 03-07-2013 02:22 PM

    Skin specialist Dr Sharad Paul talks about vitamin D deficiency in most Indians. ...
  • 40 yrs of experience has gone into my book: Dr Dinyar Workingboxwalla 12-06-2013 06:02 PM

    Mumbai's best-kept secret, for over three decades, is cosmetologist Dr Dinyar Workingboxwalla. His client base includes well-known models and actors, including Lara Dutta, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kim Sharma and Mehr Jessia. Now, in this immensely useful book, he offers readers the same advice that he has given these glamorous ladies to...
  • A toy train of memories and the empire in Calcutta 30-05-2013 12:28 PM

    The Skinning Tree by Srikumar Sen is in part a school story, reminiscent of school novels like Tom Brown's School Days; of a boy who is sent away from a pampered existence with an elite and affluent family his family to a boarding school which is not exactly an abode...
  • Drink at least 12 glasses of water in summer: Dr Shikha Sharma 24-05-2013 05:46 PM

    Dr Shikha Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on what to eat and drink and what to avoid to beat the blistering summer heat. Q. Is it true that in summer your food requirement comes down and gets more in winter? Asked by: sundar1950in A. Not specifically. It depends...
  • Tanning beds linked to skin cancer 03-10-2012 12:28 PM

    Washington: Indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer, and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, suggests a new scientific analysis. Indoor tanning is already an established risk factor for malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but which is less common. Now, the new study...
  • Researchers harness skin virus to fight acne 26-09-2012 03:47 PM

    Washington: Researchers are harnessing a harmless virus living in the pores of our skin to seek out and kill bugs that cause pimples, the biggest woe of teenagers. "Acne affects millions of people, yet we have few treatments that are both safe and effective," said principal investigator Robert Modlin, chief...
  • UK: Woman kills self over skin condition 17-08-2012 03:17 PM

    London: A 31-year-old British woman, who was plagued by a skin condition that caused her face to redden, went into depression that caused her to jump to her death from a bridge. For several months, Vicky Norfolk suffered from rosacea, which looks like a rash, the Daily Mail reported. Despite...
  • Scientists succeed in creating artificial skin 02-08-2012 01:21 PM

    London: In some good news for burn victims and sufferers of other skin-related conditions, replacement skin may soon be easily available as scientists have engineered artificial skin by mixing biomaterials. Researchers from the University of Toronto are growing centimetres of artificial skin at a time, a huge step-up from previous...
  • Free mobile app for skin cancer screening 12-07-2012 04:59 PM

    Washington: A free new app called UMSkinCheck, designed for iPhone and iPad, will screen skin cancers by reminding users to compare unusual growths on their skin with actual photos provided by the app. A collaboration of the University of Michigan Medical School technology and clinical expertise, the app guides users...
  • Fairness creams can lead to kidney damage: report 14-06-2012 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: The fairness creams and soaps may promise you a fair skin but a new study now warns of dangerous side-effects, like kidney damage. In a blow to India's 2000 crore industry, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report has warned of serious side-effects of using fairness creams and products...
  • Eureka! Skin cells turn into beating heart

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    The heart cells created from patients' skin are at the same stage of development as those of a newborn baby. The study is exciting for...

  • Mumbai: Blisters on skin drives man to suicide 24-04-2012 01:02 PM

    Mumbai: Distressed with an ailment that plagued him for two years, a 45-year-old man committed suicide by strangling himself with a towel in the verandah of JJ Hospital on Sunday. Shyam Narayan Vishwakarma, resident of Mankhurd was undergoing treatment for a severe skin ailment, pemphigus vulagaris (blistering and sores on...
  • Outrage over fairness product for private parts 05-04-2012 02:46 PM

    New Delhi: Advertisement for a new skin whitening product for private parts has sparked outrage on the Internet with people blasting the commercial as an "ultimate insult to women." This is the latest in a long list of skin whitening products to have earned the wrath of women including a...