There is a widespread belief - backed by scientific evidence - that black and Hispanic individuals have natural, "built-in" sun protection. But that doesn't mean they are immune to sun damage. Just ask two-time cancer survivor Beth Onines.
"Freda" writes us saying she likes beer, smokes some pot almost every day, sometimes a little crystal or cocaine. "Never tried any of the opiates," she goes on, "and go on the wagon every year just to prove I can. When you talk about addicts, do you mean me?"
Forget chocolate manicures and caviar facials. New York City has a few lesser-known beauty treatments with plenty of shock value. And while some almost sound enjoyable, others can be downright painful. Here are some of the strangest.
Fewer than four in 10 gay men in New York City are out to their doctors about their sexuality - meaning they are far less likely to get tested for HIV, health officials said Wednesday.
The world's first test-tube baby turns 30 Friday - and the British-born woman isn't the only one with reason to rejoice. In the three decades since Louise Brown was born, 3 million babies have arrived with the help of in vitro fertilization.
The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer.
The weather is warm and the race is on to get in shape for the season of charity runs and marathons. But if you haven't been training on a regular basis, you've got to walk before you can run, say the experts.
Thought you'd made it clear on your driver's license that you were an organ donor? Turns out, you hadn't actually consented; your family could still override your wishes. Beginning Wednesday, a new system to register donors will eliminate that layer of red tape.