cancer

Uh, No: Solafeet Foot Tanner

Here’s a quick way to get cancer—or at least foot cancer (if that even existed until now)—the Solafeet Foot Tanner, another useless and overpriced object brought to you by the…

Leonora Epstein | October 21, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: Men Are More Likely To Leave When A Partner Is Seriously Ill

A study in the medical journal Cancer found that a man is seven times more likely to leave his partner if she is seriously ill than if the tables are…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2009 - 8:45 pm

The Story Of The One-Boobed Stripper

Viva Las Vegas is a popular stripper based in Portland, Oregon. A preacher’s daughter, she was raised in the Midwest before she moved to the West, where she worked as…

Susannah Breslin | August 25, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Too Many Scented Candles Could Give You Cancer!

Sorry, ladies, we’ve got another thing to add to your ever-growing list of cancer-causing products: scented candles. Burning candles super often in enclosed spaces could lead to asthma, eczema or…

Nikki Dowling | August 20, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Would You Want To Know If You’re High Risk For Cancer?

We know we’re supposed to head to the lady doctor once a year for a gyno and breast exam to catch any signs of cancer early. But these days, women…

Daniela Guernica | July 21, 2009 - 12:20 pm

NPR Disses Jodi Picoult And Calls Her Books “Lurid”

I love reading. I might love it more than orgasms, sleeping or eating. And I will read anything, high or low, because I’ve enjoyed “smart books” like Katharine Graham’s autobiography…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Why There’s Still No Cure For Cancer

Many of us know cancer patients who are here today and gone within a matter of weeks. The New York Times recently ran a piece with some much needed insight…

Justine Fields | June 29, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Badass Doctor Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald Dies At 57

Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald, who died Tuesday, left the country after divorcing her husband in the ’90s to watch over a small group of people who were working and chillin’

Nikki Dowling | June 25, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Five More Reasons We Still Need Feminism

Sirens siren Heather Wood Rudulph has written a piece for Huffington Post about five reasons we still need feminism, including the recent murder of abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, and…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2009 - 12:30 pm

This Week In Sex News

There has been a lot of sex-related stuff in the news over the last couple days, which makes complete sense because April is STD Awareness Month, and, you know, the…

Catherine Strawn | April 7, 2009 - 2:30 pm

HPV: Not Just For Crotches Anymore

According to a new study, HPV is moving on up…to mouths! That’s right, just when you thought Gardasil and Cervarix solved all your problems, now you have to worry about…

Simcha | October 15, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

With the news this morning that Renee Zellweger had a cancer scare back in 1996, we started thinking about just how many female celebrities have battled breast cancer in the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 26, 2008 - 3:45 pm

Star Couplings: Ashlee Simpson Shows Off Her Expanding Belly

At this point, I would not be surprised if Ashlee Simpson popped before Gwen Stefani. [Perez Hilton]
The three actors who replaced Heath Ledger in his last movie The Imaginarium

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 19, 2008 - 10:30 am

Soy: Fart Away Your Risk For Breast Cancer and Hot Flashes

From tofu to chocolate milk, soy has been sweepin’ the nation. In addition to helping lactose intolerant freelance writers enjoy a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal every now and…

Simcha | July 11, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Star Couplings: Donna Martin Procreates!

Like, two miliseconds after we posted that photo of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott yesterday, she popped out baby girls, Stella Doreen. Everyone who got our headline’s 90210 joke, raise…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 10, 2008 - 9:30 am

Cleavage For Charity

While boobalicious models in booze ads are known for boosting sales, this time it’s more than just for show, it’s for a good cause. A cheeky new line of wines…

Simcha | May 9, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Should You Drink To Your Health?

Medical studies can be very confusing and seemingly contradictory. Take studies on alcohol consumption. Sometimes we’ll read that drinking a little bit will do our bones good, and then we’ll…

Catherine Strawn | May 8, 2008 - 6:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Cancer, Genital Warts, And War Zones — Fun!

When it comes to couples in which someone is recovering from cancer, how the wife is coping emotionally influences her husband’s physical health. [Reuters]
About six percent of adults in…

Catherine Strawn | April 1, 2008 - 12:00 pm

FDA Smackdown: Cervarix vs. Gardasil

The FDA is rushing to rubber stamp Gardasil, a cervical cancer vaccine, for women ages 27-45. Initially, the miracle HPV-preventer has been well received by its intended market — women…

Simcha | March 20, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Tall Women Have Higher Risk For Melanoma

Sure the 50-Foot Woman can kick anyone’s butt, but now a new study has shown she’s at a higher risk to have to fight off skin cancer too. According to…

Simcha | March 10, 2008 - 3:30 pm
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