Migraine Relief From Eyelid Surgery

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When you think of Botox injections, you probably think of getting rid of unwanted wrinkles around the eyes or forehead, but recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved using the injections to help patients with neurological conditions who suffer from incontinence, or an overactive bladder. 

Botox injections paralyze the bladder muscle to prevent contractions that cause urgency to urinate or leak.  Although medications and behavioral modifications are treatment options, many patients, especially the elderly, do not respond to these methods and need a more aggressive approach.

“About 80 percent of patients with neurological conditions, such as spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, see improvement after about a week, and the results can last four to nine months,” said Charles Nager, MD, co-director of the UC San Diego Women’s Pelvic Medicine Center at UC San Diego Health System.

Incontinence is the seventh condition, including chronic migraines and underarm sweating, that Botox has been approved to treat since the drug first arrived on the market as a wrinkle reducer in 2002. 

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Forget the elusive fountain of youth. Fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids – two powerful plant-based antioxidants – help remove free radicals from your skin and body that cause premature aging. Find more here!

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Forget the elusive fountain of youth. Fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids – two powerful plant-based antioxidants – help remove free radicals from your skin and body that cause premature aging. Find more here!

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Skin Grafts from GM Pigs May Aid Burn TreatmentA specially bred strain of miniature swine, lacking the molecule responsible for the rapid rejection of pig-to-primate organ transplants, may provide a new source of skin grafts to treat seriously burned patients. A team of investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report that skin grafts from pigs lacking the Gal sugar molecule were as effective in covering burn-like injuries on the backs of baboons as skin taken from other baboons, a finding that could double the length of time burns can be protected while healing. The report in the journal Transplantation has been published online."This exciting work suggests that these GalT-knockout porcine skin grafts would be a useful addition to the burn-management armamentarium," says Curtis Cetrulo, of the MGH Transplantation Biology Research Center (TBRC) and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, corresponding author of the Transplantation paper. "We are actively exploring options for establishing clinical-grade production of these grafts and hope to begin a clinical trial in due course."Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/05/skin-grafts-gm-pigs-may-aid-burn-treatment

laboratoryequipment:

Skin Grafts from GM Pigs May Aid Burn Treatment

A specially bred strain of miniature swine, lacking the molecule responsible for the rapid rejection of pig-to-primate organ transplants, may provide a new source of skin grafts to treat seriously burned patients. A team of investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report that skin grafts from pigs lacking the Gal sugar molecule were as effective in covering burn-like injuries on the backs of baboons as skin taken from other baboons, a finding that could double the length of time burns can be protected while healing. The report in the journal Transplantation has been published online.

"This exciting work suggests that these GalT-knockout porcine skin grafts would be a useful addition to the burn-management armamentarium," says Curtis Cetrulo, of the MGH Transplantation Biology Research Center (TBRC) and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, corresponding author of the Transplantation paper. "We are actively exploring options for establishing clinical-grade production of these grafts and hope to begin a clinical trial in due course."

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/05/skin-grafts-gm-pigs-may-aid-burn-treatment

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Why smoking is bad for your skin!

teenvogue:

Puff, puff, pass…

No seriously, pass » 

Why smoking is bad for your skin!

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Too much stress can take its toll on the body, mood and mind. As we age it can contribute to a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Recent research has shown that the stress hormone cortisol damages certain neurons in the brain and can negatively…

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Your lips are a lot like that succulent currently dying in the corner of your apartment: they swell and flourish when moisturized properly, but shrivel and DIE when neglected. Ever notice how you can swipe on a matte lipstick and within 10 minutes your smackers have shrunk into two tiny…

guardian:

Ji Yeo: dispatches from cosmetic surgery’s frontline
Photographer Ji Yeo’s shots of women in the aftermath of cosmetic surgery have transfixed online audiences. But has her work changed her teenage wish to go under the knife? Read more
'I was really nervous of putting myself into vulnerable situations' … Ji Yeo's Draw on Me project. Photograph: Ji Yeo

guardian:

Ji Yeo: dispatches from cosmetic surgery’s frontline

Photographer Ji Yeo’s shots of women in the aftermath of cosmetic surgery have transfixed online audiences. But has her work changed her teenage wish to go under the knife? Read more

'I was really nervous of putting myself into vulnerable situations' … Ji Yeo's Draw on Me project. Photograph: Ji Yeo

(Source: theguardian.com)

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