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Treat Various Types Of Acne Scars With Dermal Fillers

Acne is a dreaded cosmetic defect that can cause low self esteem, not only among teens, but also among adults with or without underlying medical condition such as hormonal imbalances. Even if a number of treatment modalities can totally cure acne in some fortunate individuals, acne scars can be a challenge to treat. None of the available options can eradicate deep acne scars, but physicians are showing increasing interest in using dermal fillers for these facial defects. Dermal fillers or soft ... READ MORE
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Younger Weight Loss Surgery Better for Knee Pain, Research Suggests.

Since excess weight can wreak havoc on the knees, it is not surprising to discover weight loss surgery can help reduce knee pain. Now researchers have learned that when it comes to knee osteoarthritis, weight loss is better earlier than later. Obesity's Impact on Knee Health Obesity is the top preventable risk factor for osteoarthritis, partly from the physical impact of this extra load on the joints but also from fat cells triggering inflammation, scientists have demonstrated. Strain on ... READ MORE
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Crespine Gel Plus Side Effects

Crespine Gel Plus is a viscosupplement used to treat osteoarthritis. It is often used on the knee and hip in order to improve joint function and relieve pain. Reports on side effects resulting from treatment with Crespine are rare. In fact, a recent study published on the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health by Khaldoon Bashaireh (See study), concluded side effects from therapy with Crespine were of a minor nature and short lived. Common side effects   Temporary e ... READ MORE
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Is Sensory Deprivation the Key to Stroke Recovery?

A stroke can be devastating and patients may face a long road to recovery. Gradually, rehabilitation can help patients recover some or all of their movement, but anything that can help speed up the process would be an improvement to patient wellbeing. The brain's plasticity allows recovery, and as stroke research continues, scientists may have just discovered the key to improving recovery time: sensory deprivation. The Stroke Sensory Deprivation Study For their study, researchers at Was ... READ MORE
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Anti-aging: Researchers Discover Structure of Key Hormone

The search for the fountain of youth has lasted millennia, but scientists are now one step closer to finding the secret. Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have discovered the molecular structure of a key anti-aging hormone, providing insight into how it helps slow aging and overturning previous ideas about what exactly keeps aging from accelerating. What Scientists Previously Thought About Aging In the late 1990s, researchers genetically-manipulated mice to lack either the α-Klotho p ... READ MORE
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How Botox Can Help Heart Patients, as Heart Failure Rises

Sometimes it seems Botox is a wonder drug, from its humble origins treating eye spasms to its famous wrinkle-relaxing abilities. As researchers continue to find new uses for botulinum toxins, including treating migraines and excessive sweating, they have discovered a new Botox application cardiologists may be interested in: atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm, triggered by disorganized electrical impulses causing irregular heart muscle contractions. Given the re ... READ MORE
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What is Botulinum Toxin? Type A and B Refresher

Botulinum toxin is a biological agent that has been isolated from the Hall strain of Clostridium bacterium and adapted for cosmetic and clinical use. The most popular cosmetic product is Botox, a drug containing purified botulinum toxin. The toxin has been used for decades in treating various medical conditions including neck spasms, muscle hyperactivity, cranial nerve disorders, excessive sweating, and eye spasms. In the cosmetic industry, it is the most popular procedure for temporarily redu ... READ MORE
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Artificial Ovaries Could Provide Safer HRT, Fertility Treatments

As organs fail, and with limited donors, scientists are keen to create artificial organs in the lab. In the latest advances, researchers have made progress creating artificial ovaries, a technology that could one day help restore fertility and act as a safer, drug-free alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The study comes from Marie-Madeleine Dolmans of the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and colleagues, and was published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and ... READ MORE
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Despite Controversial Tribe Deal, Allergan Loses Patent Case

Faced with losing its patents for a billion-dollar dry eye drug, Allergan signed a creative, and controversial, deal with a Native American Tribe to protect their market share. Now it seems that $13.75 million maneuver was for naught as a judge ruled the patents invalid, opening the door for cheaper, generic versions of the drug. The saga started when four rival drug companies, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Apotex, and Akorn, challenged Allergan's Restasis patents in court. As th ... READ MORE
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Dermal Fillers for Breast Augmentation: The Controversy

When dermal fillers were introduced to the world, suddenly there was a less-invasive alternative to plastic surgery. Instead of a surgical facelift, called a rhytidectomy, patients could smooth their wrinkles or restore volume to sagging skin with injections. On a lunch break, patients could subtly improve their look, with their peers none the wiser. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers became especially popular, using substances found naturally throughout body tissues to temporarily restore dermal vol ... READ MORE
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