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"It's the queen's diamond jubilee soon!" I recently babbled excitedly to some of my American friends. "Let's have a party like we did for the royal wedding -- I'll provide Union Jack hats and streamers, jugs of Pimm's and a gargantuan amount of chocolate Hobnobs!"

Latest Stories Courtney Thorne-Smith: I Like Botoxupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 09:08:00

The actress admits she's been getting injections for about 10 years Jennifer Aniston: 'There's No Desperation' to Have a Babyupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 08:27:00

Plus: Michelle Pfeiffer and Evan Rachel Wood talk plastic surgery and nude scenes

False beauty in advertising and the pressure to look 'good'updated: Wed Aug 10 2011 09:48:00

From smoothing skin and erasing wrinkles to enlarging muscles and slimming waists, airbrushing, or "photoshopping," men and women to so-called perfection is the norm in advertising. These images don't reflect reality, yet from a younger and younger age, people are aspiring to these biologically impossible ideals.

Why do my boyfriend's feet sweat?updated: Wed Jul 13 2011 10:43:00

My boyfriend's feet sweat and burn profusely. He washes them and changes socks/shoes several times a day. He's tried every athlete's foot remedy at doctor's advice, and nothing works. What could this be? He's very clean, doesn't have bubbles or blisters or anything unbecoming on his feet. He even warms his feet in front of a stove before putting socks and shoes back on. Emma Watson: Hollywood 'Scares the Crap' Out of Meupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:17:00

The Harry Potter actress says she's not a fan of Los Angeles - or Botox

Fortune: Allergan's survival strategy: Botox everlastingupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 05:46:00

Big pharmaceutical companies aren't at a crossroads so much as on the edge of a cliff. Thanks to a special provision in patent laws for drugs, companies lose intellectual property protection on pharmaceuticals after 20 years. After that, exclusive rights to the drugs fall into an abyss of competition from other companies making much cheaper generic versions. The point at which pharma companies lose exclusive rights to their drugs is called the patent cliff.

Mexican authorities: Reputed cartel 'queen' got Botox in prisonupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 06:58:00

Mexican officials have launched an investigation into allegations that a reputed Mexican drug cartel "queen" received a beauty treatment while in prison.

'Tangled' is old, yet newupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:27:00

Disney goes back to its roots with "Tangled," an animated fairy story in the tradition of "Snow White" and "Sleeping Beauty," but not without adding a few new digital, 3-D kinks.

CNNMoney: Health care fraud crackdown nets $4 billionupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 12:12:00

The government collected a whopping $4 billion last year -- the largest sum ever recovered in a single year -- through its health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts, according to a new report Monday. Nicole Kidman: I Used Botox But Didn't Like Itupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 17:17:00

"I can move my forehead again," the Oscar winner now says

What is your body language saying?updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 09:47:00

Every last gesture -- whether it's a tilt of the head or plain fidgeting -- tells a story. Do you look down when you speak? Play with your hair? Lean to one side?

Brides compete for surgery on new showupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 15:04:00

CNN's Brooke Anderson explains a new reality show that pits bride-to-be against bride-to-be for plastic surgery.

'Bridalplasty': Double-edged sword for reality TV?updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 15:04:00

Money, husbands, record deals or a free stay at a celebrity sober living house.

FDA approves Botox as migraine preventiveupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 22:37:00

Federal health authorities on Friday approved Botox injections for the prevention of chronic migraines in adults, an advance experts described as "modest."

Fortune: Allergan's Botox fine: good marketing?updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 15:47:00

Allergan launched a marketing campaign to promote Botox for treating migraines, despite the fact that the FDA never gave it the green light. As punishment, the company received a bill for $600 million -- in the form of a fine and settlment -- from the Department of Justice. Why Julia Roberts Refuses to Get Botoxupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 19:32:00

"I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy," says the actress. "Your face tells a story"

4'9" with a towering voiceupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 21:26:00

Filipina singer Charice may be tiny, but Oprah and Celine Dion love her big voice. She talks to CNN's Shanon Cook. Why Teen Singer Charice Got Botoxupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 16:27:00

The new Glee star is prepping for her role - and easing jaw pain

CNNMoney: Get tan today: 10% tax on its wayupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 16:36:00

Getting a bronze glow for the summer -- at least artificially -- is about to get a little more expensive.

Fortune: Is Allergan responsible for Botox counterfeits?updated: Wed Jun 09 2010 17:17:00

Allergan is in a tough spot. It manufactures Botox, the blockbuster cosmetic product that's made with a diluted form of the most potent toxin on the planet. America's favorite smile-line smoother is safe to use, but a new paper in Scientific American suggests that the global market for the cosmetic treatment could indirectly create an international security threat -- one that Allergan should help sidestep.

How can I stop sweating?updated: Mon May 10 2010 08:46:00

I'm a freshman in college, and my feet are always sweaty, even in the wintertime. What can I do to stop sweating?

Late-in-life showbiz comebacksupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 10:41:00

In an industry where youth is embraced and wrinkles are fought with Botox and age-defying caviar creams, longtime actress and comedienne Betty White is an exception to the Hollywood rule. Josh Gross: Stoic Zaromskis shoots for Strikeforce welter titleupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 17:32:00

Measuring on the scale of difficult reads, Lithuanian welterweight Marius Zaromskis falls somewhere near Geoffrey Chaucer and Doyle Brunson. In the tradition of Eastern European mixed martial artists who choose not to share much of their personality, Zaromskis comes off as particularly detached -- until, that is, the 29-year-old gets to fighting.

Heidi Montag sending bad messages?updated: Tue Jan 19 2010 11:15:00

As her costars express surprise and concern about "The Hills's" Heidi Montag -- who made the shocking decision to overhaul her body with 10 surgeries in one day -- castmate Lo Bosworth points out that the real danger lies in the message she's sending.

Review: Not even great cast can save 'Last Station'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 07:18:00

It's easy enough to venerate a saint, even of the secular variety, but you wouldn't want to find yourself married to one.

CNNMoney: Botox to vacations: Where bankers spend their bonusesupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 10:38:00

Wall Street bankers are putting together their wish lists for 2010 -- and they're not holding back. After last year's dry spell, bonuses for top-level executives are expected to be sky high. Maybe even records.

Help yourself and your kids: Don't dietupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 13:29:00

Welcome to 2010. What is your New Year's resolution? Are you planning on investing more money into the annual $40 billion dieting industry? If so, please think again.

Cosmetic surgery boom revamps doctors' officesupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:22:00

The recent death of former Miss Argentina and model Solange Magnano is raising a lot of questions about the risks of cosmetic surgery. But even non-surgical beauty procedures can carry with them serious risks -- especially if the doctor performing them isn't a specialist.

His words make me feel beautifulupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 10:49:00

It was mid-December of 2005. I don't know why he said it.

Facial surgery may offer migraine cureupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 13:50:00

Facial surgery that targets and removes small portions of migraine-triggering muscle or nerve tissue may offer permanent relief for some people with the debilitating headaches, a new study suggests. Penélope Cruz Can't Wait to Grow Olderupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 10:38:00

The Oscar winner, 34, looks to Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep as her role models

Giving compliments in the age of Botoxupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 10:32:00

Annabel Newell has grown used to people complimenting her breasts. Minka Kelly Dishes on Her 'Bubble Butt' - and Love of Eatingupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 15:24:00

"I learned quickly just to be happy with what I've got," says the Friday Night Lights actress Kelly Rutherford Admits Trying Botoxupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 10:21:00

The Gossip Girl star, 39, encourages other women to "go for it" Beth Teitell: On Not Looking Oldupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 18:00:00

The author of Drinking Problems at the Fountain of Youth talks to TIME about why American women are so afraid of looking their age Courteney Cox Arquette: Go Easy on the Botoxupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 16:13:00

"It's not that I haven't tried Botox – but I hated it," the star, 44, says Sharon Stone Denies Recommending Botox for Son's Feetupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 12:39:00

"Sharon loves her son Roan and only wants the best for him," says her attorney Judge Describes Sharon Stone as Overreacting Parentupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 18:10:00

The actress wanted to Botox her 8-year-old son's smelly feet, court papers say Cameron Diaz's Beau: I Regret Using Cocaineupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 10:49:00

In a rare interview, model Paul Sculfor also talks boxing and Botox No Botox, Boob Job or Baby for Anna Kournikovaupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:16:00

The former tennis phenom enjoys being out of the limelight – and with Enrique Iglesias Julianne Moore: 'I Don't Know Why Women Do Botox'updated: Thu Jul 10 2008 08:17:00

Proud to age, she still says, "it's not possible to feel good about yourself at all times"

Selma Blair: No hair or clothing fearsupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 17:07:00

It takes a truly adventurous actress to pull off a razored Mohawk, a platinum pixie and a Louise Brooks bob, but we'd expect nothing less from the ever provocative Selma Blair, who experimented with all three looks in under a year. The Young and Plastic Surgery Hungryupdated: Wed May 07 2008 12:00:00

Plastic surgery, once the domain of the well-to-do female in her fifties, has become the obsession of the least affluent segment of younger Internet users Susan Sarandon: 'I Haven't Had Botox'updated: Wed Apr 30 2008 13:04:00

"My kids keep me young," says the 51-year-old Oscar winner

CNNMoney: Musical chairs at the mallupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 05:59:00

While the economic downturn is forcing bloated retail chains to shut some mall-based locations, it's also created an opportunity for a new breed of businesses eager to move into those vacant storefronts. Simon Cowell Admits to Using Botoxupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 14:23:00

The American Idol judge opens up about Botox, hair dye and Viagra to U.K.'s Glamour

CNNMoney: Consumers tune out FDA warningsupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 14:03:00

A flood of drug safety warnings from the Food and Drug Administration may have physicians and patients suffocating from information saturation. Experts say there are too many red flags for them to pay attention.

CNNMoney: Cosmetic surgery market stands firmupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 16:08:00

The current economic downturn could give a nip and tuck to the $10 billion cosmetic surgery market, but simple consumer vanity may outweigh recession fears.

The dangers of legal drugsupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 16:08:00

The death of Heath Ledger has drawn attention to the dangers of legal prescription drugs. CNN's Alina Cho has more. Taxing the Gas Guzzlers in Londonupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 13:00:00

Viewpoint: The newest twist to London's congestion charges -- announced by Mayor Ken Livingstone -- hits where it hurts

Fortune: A wrinkle in the Botox storyupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 04:10:00

The Food and Drug Administration may have caused pandemonium on Park Avenue and Rodeo Drive with its announcemenet late last week of a safety review of the famed cosmetic therapy, Botox. But on Wall Street at least a few financial analysts are advising investors to buy shares of Botox maker Allergan while they're cheap.

Understanding cholesterolupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 16:00:00

In Health for Her, CNN's Judy Fortin explains the importance of knowing your cholesterol numbers.

CNNMoney: Allergan stock dives on Botox warningupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 16:00:00

Allergan's stock took a dive on Friday after the Food and Drug Administration said its Botox had been linked to severe side-effects, including death in children being treated for cerebral palsy. How Not to Look Old: Author Charla Kruppupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 12:00:00

TIME's Andrea Sachs talks with the style-and-fashion authority about her new book Skip the Botox. Try Facial Yogaupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 12:00:00

Yoga enthusiasts say the routine practice of making funny faces can take years off your appearance. A Mixed Message in Argentina's Voteupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 14:40:00

The election reveals a worrisome divide among the country's voters -- and a predilection for show over substance in the winning party

How to treat smile linesupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 12:45:00

Life is full of reasons to smile, but expressing joy can cause lines to form around your eyes and mouth. Luckily, you don't have to grin and bear it. Read on for tips to keep creases at bay and make skin look smoother and younger

Fortune: Big Pharma's ready for prime timeupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 22:47:00

Try this at home: as the new television season unfolds, take note of the number of times your favorite character casually mentions a name-brand prescription drug. It'll happen more than you think.

The best new pain cures, with a focus on womenupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 18:33:00

You've got achy shoulders from carrying the kids, the groceries, or your incredibly heavy handbag. You look for the right pill to pop, but what should you take? Aspirin? Ibuprofen? Or, you're about to get your period. You know you'll get killer cramps or that nasty headache any minute now, but nothing you take seems to help once the pain hits.

CNNMoney: Allergan shares slip on earnings reportupdated: Wed May 02 2007 12:51:00

Allergan, maker of Botox, dermal fillers and breast implants, beat first-quarter earnings expectations but failed to impress investors, as shares slipped 3 percent.

Money Magazine: Forever Youngupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00


Botox faster than face-lift, but requires maintenanceupdated: Mon Feb 19 2007 12:00:00

It's been around for years, but Botox is still one of the most popular anti-wrinkle products on the market. Its manufacturer reports more than 3 million procedures were performed in 2005. CNN Medical Correspondent Judy Fortin found out how it works from Dr. Harold Brody, a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia.

Money Magazine: Forever Youngupdated: Fri Feb 09 2007 10:48:00

With, oh, maybe a little touch-up around the edges, you can be the30-year-old you still think you are. (Well, almost.) Here's what it will cost.

CNNMoney: A new wrinkle for face filler makerupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 11:57:00

Seekers of eternal youth get collagen injections every few months, but the newly public company Artes Medical has a longer-lasting wrinkle remover in the works.

CNNMoney: FDA approves BioForm's dermal fillerupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 10:00:00

The FDA approved a new dermal filler from BioForm Medical, the company said, adding competition to a market currently dominated by Medicis and Allergan.

Facial twitching hurts quality of lifeupdated: Thu Dec 21 2006 09:23:00

Although she loved the memories they made on vacations together, Sandra Thai regularly threw out a good number of the snapshots of her husband, Dinh.

Lebanon: A bumpy road aheadupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 08:05:00

In the TV news business, if a story breaks, you better be ready to turn on a dime, pack your bags and head to the nearest airport.

CNNMoney: Silicone implants are backupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 16:43:00

FDA approved silicone implants Friday, ending America's 14-year hiatus.

CNNMoney: Hotly contested market for wrinkle removersupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 09:45:00

The market for injectable wrinkle removers is about to get bigger, but it's also about to get crowded.

CNNMoney: The wrinkle wars heat upupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 10:42:00

The market for wrinkle-removing drugs is about to get more competitive, as Allergan prepares to launch a product in the U.S. that could threaten Medicis' dominance.

Fortune: The FORTUNE $500updated: Thu Apr 13 2006 12:54:00

Take your cut

CNNMoney: Plenty of smooth sailing ahead for Botoxupdated: Mon Apr 03 2006 11:41:00

Allergan, a California biotech, is lucky enough to have a wide-open U.S. playing field free of immediate competitors for its blockbuster drug: the wrinkle remover Botox.

Business 2.0: Google searches for TV chiefupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 11:42:00

Last fall, Google sales chief Omid Kordestani speculated on the possibility of putting Google's lucrative contextual ads on television. Now the company is moving to make Google TV a reality by listing a job opening for a product manager to oversee the effort. The company is also hiring engineers in Mountain View, Calif. and London for the project. One feature we hope they'll add: Google search that finds your remote control when it gets lost between the sofa cushions.

Report: Nearly 4 million Botox treatments in 2005updated: Fri Mar 17 2006 10:31:00

The number of cosmetic procedures climbed to more than 10.2 million last year, most of them office-based, minimally invasive cosmetic fixes such as Botox injections.

Business 2.0: The new skin tradeupdated: Sun Feb 05 2006 12:02:00

Last year, Cheri Isabell decided to do something about the years of sun worship and stress that were starting to show on her face.

CNNMoney: Wrinkle fillers could face off in '06updated: Wed Jan 11 2006 12:36:00

Restylane, an injectable facial drug from Medicis that makes wrinkles disappear, could face some wrinkles of its own in 2006.

Money Magazine: Mid-Life? Yes. Crisis? Not So Fast.updated: Mon Dec 12 2005 16:42:00

nd hang up at the last second. And you can't get your eyes off that ad for the redesigned Ford Mustang. ...

CNNMoney: Inflation tame, Ben on tapupdated: Tue Nov 15 2005 05:35:00

Stocks got an initial boost from positive inflation and retail sales data Tuesday morning, as investors await the testimony of Ben Bernanke as he begins the confirmation process to be the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Money Magazine: Mid-Life? Yes. Crisis? Not So Fast.updated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

The warning signs are easy to spot: As soon as you turn 45, you find yourself Googling "hang gliding" and "Nepal hotels" late at night. You periodically dial the number of the local Botox clinic an...

CNNMoney: Mid-life? Yes. Crisis? Not so fast.updated: Tue Aug 16 2005 16:34:00

The warning signs are easy to spot: As soon as you turn 45, you find yourself Googling "hang gliding" and "Nepal hotels" late at night. You periodically dial the number of the local Botox clinic and hang up at the last second. And you can't get your eyes off that ad for the redesigned Ford Mustang.

CNNMoney: Mortgage or investment?updated: Fri Jul 01 2005 11:28:00

After 10 years of financial frustration trying to make ends meet in the land of Hummers and Botox, we have decided to take cash out of the ridiculous housing market in California and start all over in the Midwest.

FSB: Nip and Tuckupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 00:01:00

A year ago Dr. Brian Eichenberg wanted to run a nationwide empire of medical spas where nurses would perform procedures such as Botox and laser hair removal. But after his Small-Biz Makeover, Eiche...

Fortune: Do I Have to Admit My Real Age at Work?updated: Tue Mar 15 2005 14:10:00

Here's what you need to know if you're tempted to fib. Plus: Will outsourcing to India end soon? And more on how to spot a phony diploma.

Lawmakers look to tax faceliftsupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 18:51:00

Nip, tuck and ... tax?

Botox suspected in 4 botulism casesupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 07:04:00

Health officials in Florida and New Jersey are investigating whether four people -- hospitalized in those two states -- may have contracted botulism from Botox injections.

FSB: Misleading Indicatorsupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

Plenty of small businesses are hiring these days, but none of the owners I know are bringing on staff economists. Instead they are reduced to tracking economic trends the same way I do: scanning bu...

FSB: Body Shopupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

Brian Eichenberg is a plastic surgeon with a plan. From his practice in Temecula, Calif., the doctor sees exploding national demand for all manner of cosmetic procedures, from Botox treatments to l...

Fortune: Rx for Investors Rising demand. Soaring costs. New technology. They're all driving a health-care boom. Here's how you can profitupdated: Mon May 03 2004 00:01:00

The health-care crisis is all around us. Every day brings new revelations about the burden that the rising cost of medical care is placing on society. From a new Medicare prescription-drug bill tha...

CNNMoney: Radical chicupdated: Fri Apr 16 2004 09:51:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Makeover fever pervades the television landscape. From three-bedroom houses to sloppy straight guys, metamorphosis is the prime time name of the game.

Teresa on the stumpupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 13:56:00

Mrs. Kerry is worth a fortune, but her real value to the campaign is her bluntness

Business 2.0: Here Comes the One-Hour Face-Liftupdated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

In the fight against wrinkles and aging, Americans spent $7.7 billion on cosmetic medical procedures last year. Next year they'll undergo 12 million nips, tucks, peels, and plumps of one sort or an...

Fortune: July The old-boy network goes Bohemian, CPAs blow off steam in Vegas--they could use a drink--Macworld heads back updated: Mon Jul 08 2002 00:01:00

1 Antiboredom month kicks off with two parties: Canada Day for our northerly neighbors and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day. Go wild. No one works in July anyway.

Fortune: Facelift in a Bottle Allergan, the drug company that makes Botox, has a fresh glow.updated: Mon Jun 24 2002 00:01:00

It started in the late '90s as a rumor, then became a whisper, then a buzz. By last year every cosmetically correct woman on both coasts knew the secret. When you inject Botox--an obscure drug norm...

Fortune: Photoshop Gets a Faceliftupdated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

At $149 for an upgrade, or even at $609 for a full version for first-time buyers, Adobe's Photoshop version 7.0 is cheaper than plastic surgery when it comes to erasing wrinkles and age spots from ...

Fortune: Skin Games Wrinklesupdated: Mon Jan 07 2002 00:01:00

What, if anything, makes you wince when you look in the mirror? Frown lines, puffy eyes, crow's-feet, laugh lines? What about turkey neck, which is skin-expert talk for those wattles that may impel...

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