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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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Juvederm versus Restylane: Which Dermal Filler is Best?

JUVEDERM OR RESTYLANE? Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular dermal filler brands, used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons around the world. When choosing a dermal filler, there are many factors to consider: how long it lasts, what type of material it is made of, how smooth is it, its filling ability, if it includes an anesthetic, how much it costs, and so much more. Some fillers even offer special ergonomic syringes and injector devices to make them more comfortable to use. Wi ... READ MORE
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How to Improve Bone Health in Just One Minute a Day

As patients age, bone and joint health can degrade, with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and other conditions worsening over time. Exercise can help, but this can be intimidating, especially to those with existing bone disease or other health problems. Patients may not always listen when their physician recommends an exercise program, but new research suggests it may be even easier than they think to get enough exercise. According to a recent study, older women can improve their bone health by run ... READ MORE
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For Prominent Ears, New Device Provides an Alternative to Otoplasty

Prominent ears have been bothering people throughout history, with otoplasty dating back to the fifth century BC. An estimated five percent of the population has an ear malformation, with one or two percent of the population sporting prominent ears. Prominent ears protrude from the head more than usual, resting at at least a twenty-five degree angle which makes them stick out. Sometimes bullies in the playground will refer to these ears as "dumbo ears". Although doctors can correct some ear defo ... READ MORE
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Body Image Negativity After Childbirth: Prevention and Solutions

Childbirth can take its toll on the body. From excess pounds to stretch marks to vaginal changes, women may struggle to regain their pre-pregnancy body, if they can. Some women just never feel the same after childbirth. Although this post-childbirth negativity is not surprising, a recent study did find one surprisingly unhappy group: women who had an episiotomy.   What is an episiotomy? Doctors may perform an episiotomy before childbirth. In this procedure, the doctor surgically cuts mus ... READ MORE
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