| Jan 23, 2011
This year is shaping up as a gratifying one for Allergan, the big Irvine company known for Botox and breast implants.
The leading manufacturer of gastric bands, which are surgically implanted around the stomach to suppress the appetite of extremely...
| Feb 22, 2011
In 1960, a young inspector for the Food and Drug Administration faced down a powerful drug company by rejecting its application to sell a morning-sickness drug in the United States.
The company, Richardson-Merrell, griped about her repeated demands for...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Ladies, take a good look at these pictures. This is what can happen if you have facial injections done by somebody without a license. Tessa Wilkins, who had been a customer at Annza's Salon in the Galleria for some time, says she went in for a regular...
| Dec 20, 2011
Directed by Steven Spielberg, a longtime fan of the source material, "The Adventures of Tintin" begins with a gorgeous animated credit sequence, deftly incorporating bits of the narrative about to unfold. It's as nifty as the overture in Spielberg's...
| Apr 26, 2009
Dr. Efraim Gomez-Zapata advertised himself as a pioneer in laser liposuction in the Hispanic community — at a discount rate, no less.
But state health officials say the Stamford doctor's cut-rate surgeries came at a steep price.
Twice in two...
| Feb 9, 2009
From a purely biomechanical point of view, the design of the human penis has its pros and cons. Thanks to clever hydraulics and some very stretchy material, the organ is capable of eyebrow-raising changes in size and shape.
But indestructible it is not....
| Feb 9, 2009
Got a bad, bad back? There are many therapies to try.
- Exercise, physical therapy and massage can be beneficial. Several studies since the 1990s have shown the importance of physical activity.
- If over-the-counter painkillers aren't effective,...
| Feb 18, 2009
| 2:45 PM
Every so often, I open an E-mail that makes me cringe. A press release titled "How Botox can help you get a new job" brought out those frown lines. It detailed a study published in the June issue of the journal Dermatologic Surgery in which 300 volunteers...
| Nov 9, 2008
Anti-aging creams, peels, injections and lifts are among the costly steps many of us consider while dancing the tumultuous tango of aging. But what if we could take care of our faces the way we take care of our bodies, toning through exercise and...
| Apr 13, 2008
I know we're all supposed to be watching this season of "Dancing With the Stars" to see whether professional athletics or Broadway provides a better foundation for dance. But I'm pretty sure most of us are far too preoccupied with figuring out whether...
| May 12, 2008
| 11:21 AM
Forget the Empire State Building. Some New York tourists are eager to see the city's other landmarks: Carrie's stoop, Charlotte's gallery and that restaurant where Samantha threw a martini in a boyfriend's face. Fans of "Sex and the City" have long...
| Feb 26, 2008
IT'S now painfully obvious that the Oscars need what nearly every aging star in Hollywood has already had -- a face-lift.
The ratings for the show couldn't have been any worse if they'd been stuck with all of Jay Leno's strike-show guests instead of...