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Tips for Remodeling the Earlobe

Anatomy of the Earlobe Understanding the anatomy of the earlobe is important so that the appropriate approach to the treatment of aesthetic imperfections can be determined. The external ear consists of the auricle—also known as the pinna—and the ear canal. The auricle, which is the visible part of the ear, is made of several components including the helix, antihelix, tragus, antitragus, and the lobule. These structures are mainly composed of cartilage covered by skin. The earlobe, ... READ MORE
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Tips to Correct Crow’s Feet with Botox

If you’re looking to treat what patients call “crow’s feet” with Botox®, you’re looking to treat lateral canthal rhytids.1 The orbicularis oculi muscles are important in eyelid closure, but contraction of their lateral fibers can produce lines that radiate from the lateral corners of the eyes. Smiling, frowning, and squinting can lead to this common sign of aging—wrinkles—which are all that crow’s feet are. They can make someone look tired or a ... READ MORE
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Best Ways To Prevent And Treat Wrinkles Explained: Botox Injections, Quit Smoking?

Top 5 Tips To Prevent Wrinkles Through Your Lifestyle   Spend less time in the sun. The sun is at its peak from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try to avoid outdoor activities during these hours. Always wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 if sun exposure is inevitable. Apply an antioxidant-rich moisturizer or cream every day, even if you have oily skin. Consult a dermatologist to find out which type of wrinkle prevention cream suits your skin type, such as ZO Skin H ... 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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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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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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