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Botox Injections Could Be Key to Cutting Cancer Growth

Botox injections, usually used in the fight against aging, may help battle cancer, according to data from medical trials performed on mice—published in Science Translational Medicine. Scientists from Columbia University Medical Centre, New York, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim found that using the Botulinum toxin—the neurotoxin that disrupts nerve function…

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Study IDs Risk Factors for Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Risk factors associated with severity of the disease may help guide therapy for hidradenitis suppurativa, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Risk factors associated with severity of the disease may help guide therapy for hidradenitis suppurativa, according to research published in the September issue…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is More Common Than People Think

  Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a common, painful, debilitating, and chronic inflammatory skin disease primarily occurring in inverse areas of the skin, e.g. axillae and groin. HS causes painful and chronically recurring, deep-seated follicular nodules, papules, pustules and abscesses, leading to suppuration, fibrosis, and scarring of the skin. Unfortunately HS has been labeled as a…

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Beautiful Body: A History of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery, the practice of reshaping body tissues for reconstructive or aesthetic purposes dates back to antiquity. Derived from the Greek plastikos, meaning “to mold,” plastic surgery holds a critical place in cultures all over the world. For centuries, tribes would disc their lips, stretch their earlobes, bind their feet, file their teeth, and tattoo…

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Ponytail Face Lift: The Non-Surgical Fix

Ponytails have always been equated with youth. We wear them throughout our childhood, teen years, and 20s, then we reach a certain age and deem ourselves “too old.” Yet, ironically, when hair is pulled tight enough and high enough, “it can absolutely lift your face,” says celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh, who coifs ponytail devotees like…

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The Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa on Patients

HS is recognized to be significant in interfering with social interaction, job performance and attendance, and intimate relationships. Hidradenitis causes pain, itching, drainage, odor, and scarring, and may lead to marked embarrassment. There is, therefore, frequently significant emotional impact on patients and their families. A number of measurement scales have been used to attempt to…

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Zinc Salts Effective In Treating Verneuil’s Disease (hidradenitis Suppurativa)

A pilot study published in the journal “Dermatology” shows that zinc salts can provide an effective treatment for Verneuil’s disease (hidradenitis suppurativa). Verneuil’s disease (Also known as Hidradenitis Suppurativa) is a chronic, suppurative dermatosis involving the apocrine glands with a severe impact on the quality of life. There is no standard treatment for this disease,…

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‘Unsubstantiated, sometimes fraudulent claims’ for cosmetic procedures using stem cells, says Review in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Advertising claims for cosmetic procedures using stem cells are running far ahead of the scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness, according to a review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “Stem cells offer tremendous potential, but the marketplace is saturated…

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Comorbidities of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)

Abstract Comorbidities of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) were reviewed by extracting original and review publications included in MEDLINE, EMBASE and COCHRANE libraries using the terms “hidradenitis,” “Verneuil” and “acne inversa.” Follicular occlusion disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases, especially Crohn disease, spondylarthropathy, other hyperergic diseases, genetic keratin disorders associated with follicular occlusion and squamous cell carcinoma were…

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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has revealed a surprising new statistic: 62-percent of mothers seek plastic surgery to get their pre-baby figures back. Financial limitations keep the majority of them from actually going through with the surgery, but the high percentage of women driven to improve their appearance after children raises interesting questions regarding…

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