Review Category : Health

Plastic Surgery Confession: I Hide Botox from My Husband

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While millions of women get Botox in an attempt to turn back the hands of time, not all women come clean, not even to their spouses, about their plastic surgery fix.

“He has this perception that you get Botox, you’re going to look like Joan Rivers,” a woman, “Krissy,” who asked to keep her identity private, said of her husband.

“It’s not true,” she said. “I go home and he doesn’t even know I have it.”

Morgan Shanahan, a 33-year-old blogger from Los Angeles, is one woman who did spill the Botox beans to her husband, but only after the pressure of hiding it from him became too much.

“I didn’t really feel guilty right away,” Shanahan told ABC News. “I started to think, ‘Oh my God, I’ve never kept something from him before.’”

Shanahan waited until one month after she had 16 units of Botox injected into her forehead to tell her husband, according to her blog.

“He expressed to me that he was not only disappointed that I had not told him, he felt like our trust had been a little bit fractured,” Shanahan said.

The reasons why women like Shanahan may hide Botox treatments from their significant others can range from risks to costs to the social stigma surrounding the beauty treatment, experts say.

“I can understand why women feel the pressure to hide Botox,” beauty and image consultant Morgen Schick told ABC News. “There’s only one thing worse than aging, and that’s looking like you care about aging.”

Shanahan says though her husband tells her she is beautiful as she is, she would have Botox again, but would keep the lines of communication open this time around.

“I would do it again,” she said. “And I would talk to my husband about it first.”

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Plastic Surgery Confession: I Hide Botox from My Husband

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While millions of women get Botox in an attempt to turn back the hands of time, not all women come clean, not even to their spouses, about their plastic surgery fix.

“He has this perception that you get Botox, you’re going to look like Joan Rivers,” a woman, “Krissy,” who asked to keep her identity private, said of her husband.

“It’s not true,” she said. “I go home and he doesn’t even know I have it.”

Morgan Shanahan, a 33-year-old blogger from Los Angeles, is one woman who did spill the Botox beans to her husband, but only after the pressure of hiding it from him became too much.

“I didn’t really feel guilty right away,” Shanahan told ABC News. “I started to think, ‘Oh my God, I’ve never kept something from him before.’”

Shanahan waited until one month after she had 16 units of Botox injected into her forehead to tell her husband, according to her blog.

“He expressed to me that he was not only disappointed that I had not told him, he felt like our trust had been a little bit fractured,” Shanahan said.

The reasons why women like Shanahan may hide Botox treatments from their significant others can range from risks to costs to the social stigma surrounding the beauty treatment, experts say.

“I can understand why women feel the pressure to hide Botox,” beauty and image consultant Morgen Schick told ABC News. “There’s only one thing worse than aging, and that’s looking like you care about aging.”

Shanahan says though her husband tells her she is beautiful as she is, she would have Botox again, but would keep the lines of communication open this time around.

“I would do it again,” she said. “And I would talk to my husband about it first.”

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Jennifer Aniston Is ‘Really Comfortable’ at 110 to 113 Pounds

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Aniston has always been svelte. However, even she would like to change a few things about her body.

“These days, if I was being super picky, I would love to drop five pounds,” she told Yahoo. “That is just where I have always been really comfortable at, about 110 to 113 pounds. But it is harder at this age.”

Aniston, 45, explained that to stay in such great shape, she tries to “strike a balance,” with her diet. For example, weekends, she said, are the time when she lets herself have bread.

The actress also chalks up her looks to genetics, among other things.

“My dad is 100-percent Greek; he turned 81 and he barely has a wrinkle. And neither does my grandmother, who was 95 when she died,” she said. “But it’s also just water, drinking a lot of water, using really nice good products for your face. Don’t overproduct, that’s the other thing. Getting proper sleep is always important.”

Still, when a wrinkle does crop up, don’t expect Aniston to run to a plastic surgeon. The actress said that her fiancé, Justin Theroux, would “put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way.”

“There are also so many things that women can do today with technology in terms of LED light therapy, good lasers that tighten the muscles, and massages for your face — and don’t forget great creams. I think that’s the route to go,” she said.

“I also understand that age is kind of awesome,” says Aniston. “I am fortunate enough to know women like Gloria Steinem, who I think is one of the most stunning women on the planet, and doesn’t touch her face. Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, all of these fabulous fearless women who are flawless, they embrace it. You know, to each their own; I don’t judge it if you do it, but sometimes I wish I could beg the people I know, who I am very near and dear to, to not touch their face.”

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Colorado’s Pot Laws Also Impacting Teens

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Colorado is one of two states where it’s legal to buy and use small amounts of marijuana, provided you’re 21 or older.

However, that hasn’t stop Colorado high school students from smoking pot, according to a 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado survey.

Among those polled, more than a third admitted to having used marijuana at least once, with 20 percent saying they’d gotten high in the past 30 days.

Besides marijuana’s availability, teens seem to see less risk in using the drug. In 2013, 54 percent said there was moderate or great risk from marijuana, compared to 58 percent two years earlier.

Yet despite marijuana being legal in Colorado, the state only ranks seventh in use of the drug. The nation’s smallest state, Rhode Island, has the largest ratio of users to non-users.

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Caffeine Could Thwart Tinnitus Development

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — That annoying ringing in one’s ears known as tinnitus affects an estimated 50 million people in the U.S.

While doctors are still finding ways to treat tinnitus, which is actually a symptom of a more serious disorder, drinking coffee may actually reduce the chances of developing it.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers examined 65,000 women, aged 30 to 44, over an 18-year period. It was discovered that those who consumed larger amounts of caffeine were 15 percent less likely to experience a regular ringing or whining in their ears than women who drank lesser amounts of coffee.

Researchers are unsure why caffeine cuts the risk of tinnitus, although it has been previously shown to affect the physiology of the inner ear.

Just the same, people with tinnitus are not advised to start drinking excessive amounts of coffee until more research is conducted.

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Jennifer Aniston Is ‘Really Comfortable’ at 110 to 113 Pounds

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Aniston has always been svelte. However, even she would like to change a few things about her body.

“These days, if I was being super picky, I would love to drop five pounds,” she told Yahoo. “That is just where I have always been really comfortable at, about 110 to 113 pounds. But it is harder at this age.”

Aniston, 45, explained that to stay in such great shape, she tries to “strike a balance,” with her diet. For example, weekends, she said, are the time when she lets herself have bread.

The actress also chalks up her looks to genetics, among other things.

“My dad is 100-percent Greek; he turned 81 and he barely has a wrinkle. And neither does my grandmother, who was 95 when she died,” she said. “But it’s also just water, drinking a lot of water, using really nice good products for your face. Don’t overproduct, that’s the other thing. Getting proper sleep is always important.”

Still, when a wrinkle does crop up, don’t expect Aniston to run to a plastic surgeon. The actress said that her fiancé, Justin Theroux, would “put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way.”

“There are also so many things that women can do today with technology in terms of LED light therapy, good lasers that tighten the muscles, and massages for your face — and don’t forget great creams. I think that’s the route to go,” she said.

“I also understand that age is kind of awesome,” says Aniston. “I am fortunate enough to know women like Gloria Steinem, who I think is one of the most stunning women on the planet, and doesn’t touch her face. Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, all of these fabulous fearless women who are flawless, they embrace it. You know, to each their own; I don’t judge it if you do it, but sometimes I wish I could beg the people I know, who I am very near and dear to, to not touch their face.”

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Jennifer Aniston Is ‘Really Comfortable’ at 110 to 113 Pounds

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Aniston has always been svelte. However, even she would like to change a few things about her body.

“These days, if I was being super picky, I would love to drop five pounds,” she told Yahoo. “That is just where I have always been really comfortable at, about 110 to 113 pounds. But it is harder at this age.”

Aniston, 45, explained that to stay in such great shape, she tries to “strike a balance,” with her diet. For example, weekends, she said, are the time when she lets herself have bread.

The actress also chalks up her looks to genetics, among other things.

“My dad is 100-percent Greek; he turned 81 and he barely has a wrinkle. And neither does my grandmother, who was 95 when she died,” she said. “But it’s also just water, drinking a lot of water, using really nice good products for your face. Don’t overproduct, that’s the other thing. Getting proper sleep is always important.”

Still, when a wrinkle does crop up, don’t expect Aniston to run to a plastic surgeon. The actress said that her fiancé, Justin Theroux, would “put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way.”

“There are also so many things that women can do today with technology in terms of LED light therapy, good lasers that tighten the muscles, and massages for your face — and don’t forget great creams. I think that’s the route to go,” she said.

“I also understand that age is kind of awesome,” says Aniston. “I am fortunate enough to know women like Gloria Steinem, who I think is one of the most stunning women on the planet, and doesn’t touch her face. Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, all of these fabulous fearless women who are flawless, they embrace it. You know, to each their own; I don’t judge it if you do it, but sometimes I wish I could beg the people I know, who I am very near and dear to, to not touch their face.”

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Colorado’s Pot Laws Also Impacting Teens

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Colorado is one of two states where it’s legal to buy and use small amounts of marijuana, provided you’re 21 or older.

However, that hasn’t stop Colorado high school students from smoking pot, according to a 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado survey.

Among those polled, more than a third admitted to having used marijuana at least once, with 20 percent saying they’d gotten high in the past 30 days.

Besides marijuana’s availability, teens seem to see less risk in using the drug. In 2013, 54 percent said there was moderate or great risk from marijuana, compared to 58 percent two years earlier.

Yet despite marijuana being legal in Colorado, the state only ranks seventh in use of the drug. The nation’s smallest state, Rhode Island, has the largest ratio of users to non-users.

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Colorado’s Pot Laws Also Impacting Teens

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Colorado is one of two states where it’s legal to buy and use small amounts of marijuana, provided you’re 21 or older.

However, that hasn’t stop Colorado high school students from smoking pot, according to a 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado survey.

Among those polled, more than a third admitted to having used marijuana at least once, with 20 percent saying they’d gotten high in the past 30 days.

Besides marijuana’s availability, teens seem to see less risk in using the drug. In 2013, 54 percent said there was moderate or great risk from marijuana, compared to 58 percent two years earlier.

Yet despite marijuana being legal in Colorado, the state only ranks seventh in use of the drug. The nation’s smallest state, Rhode Island, has the largest ratio of users to non-users.

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Caffeine Could Thwart Tinnitus Development

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — That annoying ringing in one’s ears known as tinnitus affects an estimated 50 million people in the U.S.

While doctors are still finding ways to treat tinnitus, which is actually a symptom of a more serious disorder, drinking coffee may actually reduce the chances of developing it.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers examined 65,000 women, aged 30 to 44, over an 18-year period. It was discovered that those who consumed larger amounts of caffeine were 15 percent less likely to experience a regular ringing or whining in their ears than women who drank lesser amounts of coffee.

Researchers are unsure why caffeine cuts the risk of tinnitus, although it has been previously shown to affect the physiology of the inner ear.

Just the same, people with tinnitus are not advised to start drinking excessive amounts of coffee until more research is conducted.

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