Valencia Techs updates on eCoin OAB trials
Valencia Technologies this week updated on the pivotal trial of its eCoin overactive bladder neurostim device, saying it has enrolled more than 35 patients and that it expects to finish implantations by January next year, with a hopeful completion date of January 2020. The system, which is approximately the size of a nickel, is designed to implanted in a 10 minute procedure and send electrical impulses to the tibial nerve to stimulate the part of the brain that controls bladder response, the New York-based company said. The single-arm pivotal trial, which won approval by the FDA in March, aims to enroll a total of 120...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Urology Valencia Technologies Source Type: news

Nigeria:The Rise of Cosmetic Surgery in Nigeria
[Guardian] When 27-year-old Modupe Ozolua introduced her plastic surgery company, Body Enhancement in 2001, in Nigeria, she promised that her introduced business held the secret to a youthful appearance with offerings of plastic surgeries, facelift, Botox, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, laser liposuction among others. Despite the criticism from members of the public, her expensive service attracted the bourgeoisie of the society. Among the bourgeoisie who embraced this new method is the self-confessed liposuction d (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Botox Isn't Just for Wrinkles
-- Botox is made by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's been used as a way to treat eye and nerve disorders for more than 20 years, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology says. While people typically think of Botox... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Need Your Botox Working Faster? Make a Face
Title: Need Your Botox Working Faster? Make a FaceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - October 26, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Botox Isn't Just for Wrinkles
Title: Health Tip: Botox Isn't Just for WrinklesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - October 26, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Facial exercises can speed up the wrinkle-reducing effects of Botox by a day
A new study from Northwestern University has found that by practicing raising the forehead up and down and furrowing eyebrows, wrinkles disappear one day faster. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Need Your Botox Working Faster? Make a Face
THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 -- Have a big social event tomorrow night and need " emergency Botox " ? A new study finds that if you get the wrinkle-relaxing shots today, you can speed up the effect by making faces. Simple facial exercises can speed the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Facial exercise speeds Botox's wrinkle-reducing effects
(Northwestern University) For people who can't wait the three or four days for the wrinkle smoothing effects of botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to kick in, a new study shows facial exercise after the injections speeds the change in appearance by one day. This is the first time facial exercise has been rigorously tested in Botox. Faster time is important to patients who leave Botox for last minute before social event. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

October 4, 2018: Troutdale Doctor Sentenced for Purchasing and Administering Foreign-Sourced Botox and Juvaderm
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Botox jabs can perk-up a man's love life - but would YOU be brave enough to have them?
In a new trial at Cairo University in Egypt, men with erectile dysfunction are having injections of botulinum toxin into the base of the penis to relax the muscles, so increasing blood flow to the area. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan says revenue from aesthetics unit may double by 2025
Allergan Plc said revenue from its medical aesthetics business could double by 2025, even as it faces increasing competition for its blockbuster wrinkle treatment, Botox. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dr. Robin Levin Invites New Patients to an Afternoon with BOTOX ®
A South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center BOTOX® Lunch Party will introduce people to the injectable with deals and information(PRWeb September 11, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/dr_robin_levin_invites_new_patients_to_an_afternoon_with_botox/prweb15751209.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Superdrug must screen customers for body dysmorphia before providing Botox, NHS boss says
Professor Stephen Powis, the national medical director of NHS England, has said Superdrug must do its part to protect vulnerable people from the potentially risky procedures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS boss calls on Superdrug to screen Botox customers
Medical director says chain ’s staff should look out for people with unrealistic expectationsThe NHS has urged Superdrug to screen customers before providing Botox and fillers in order to protect vulnerable people.The retailer announced last month that it would offer the anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation treatments on the high street to customers over the age of 25.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Health NHS Beauty Pharmaceuticals industry Business Life and style Society UK news Cosmetic surgery Fashion Ageing Science Source Type: news

Could Botox treat Raynaud ’s?
Doctors in London have released incredible thermal scans that show how Botox, usually used to smoothen out wrinkles, restored circulation and heat to their extremities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botulinum Toxin Injection and Tear Production Botulinum Toxin Injection and Tear Production
Botulinum toxin type A injections provide a non-invasive treatment option for a number of ophthalmic conditions. What do we know about its impact on tear production?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Maple leaf 'Botox' could prevent wrinkles
Compounds in maple leaf extract can prevent wrinkles from forming. Researchers are using this knowledge to create a 'plant-based Botox.' (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Maple-leaf extract is a 'plant-based Botox', scientists claim
Researchers from the  University of Rhode Island found that extracts in maple leaves, known as GCGs, inhibit the enzyme that causes skin to lose its elasticity and could be used in skincare. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery Has Been Awarded Diamond...
Each year, only a small number of aesthetic providers are bestowed Diamond Status by Allergan, the maker of Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm and Latisse. Austin’s Dr. Edward Buckingham, founder of Buckingham...(PRWeb August 20, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/buckingham_center_for_facial_plastic_surgery_has_been_awarded_diamond_status_by_allergan/prweb15702946.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Botox patients get the injections to look better at WORK
A Northwestern University team found the most common reason for patients getting Botox was to look 'better' in a professional context. Few wanted it for themselves, rather than for others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons' warning over Botox on High Street
It comes after Superdrug said it would start offering the treatment in one of its stores. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alarm over the £99 Botox jabs in high street stores - 'All kind of risks can arise'
EXPERTS voiced fears yesterday over plan to offer Botox and filler treatments in high street shops. Superdrug launched the service yesterday in its flagship store in the Strand, London, amid rising demand for skin rejuvenation treatments, with prices starting at £99. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alarm over the £99 Botox jabs in high street stores
EXPERTS voiced fears yesterday over plan to offer Botox and filler treatments in high street shops. Superdrug launched the service yesterday in its flagship store in the Strand, London, amid rising demand for skin rejuvenation treatments, with prices starting at £99. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine Prevention: Botox Wins, but Another Drug Enters the Ring Migraine Prevention: Botox Wins, but Another Drug Enters the Ring
An open-label study prefers Botox over topiramate, but a new migraine prophylactic drug has joined the market, raising options as well as questions.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- A modified type of botulinum toxin -- botox -- gave mice long-term pain relief and may someday be a safer alternative to opioids as a treatment for chronic pain, according to British researchers. They " deconstructed " the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?
Title: Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 20, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Relieving pain with botox
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maroso, M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Synthetic Botox Treats Chronic Pain in Mice
Researchers silence pain neurons in the mouse spinal cord with injections of botulinum toxins modified to bind to the neurons' receptors. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 18, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Botox Tops Topiramate for Chronic Migraine Prevention Botox Tops Topiramate for Chronic Migraine Prevention
Researchers compared tolerability, functional improvement, and more in a head-to-head comparison between onabotulinumtoxinA and topiramate for chronic migraine prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

July 6, 2018: Internet Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling $2.3 Million Worth of Non-FDA Approved and Misbranded Botox and Juvederm-Related Products
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The FDA Approved a Topical Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical wipe that can help curtail excessive underarm sweating, the company behind the product announced Friday. Qbrexza is a cloth that can be applied to the skin daily to reduce perspiration by blocking sweat gland activation, according to an announcement from manufacturer Dermira. The product offers a subtle solution to the millions of people who suffer from primary focal axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, which is currently often treated with Botox and other more invasive options. In two clinical trials, Qbrexza was shown to reduce patients’ swe...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

FDA approves wipes for excessive armpit sweating
The treatment, Qbrexza, works by blocking receptors responsible for sweat gland activation and can be used once a day. Previously, the 10 million sufferers of the condition had to rely on Botox. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA global health program aims to boost neurological care in South Africa
When it came to getting the best treatment for his parents ’ neurologic illnesses, Sam Miller and his family experienced frustration finding the right doctors in their home country of South Africa.Miller ’s mother, Brenda, developed multiple sclerosis in her late 20s, and his father, Winston, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in his 60s.Over the four decades of his mother ’s illness before her death in 2008, the increasingly acute shortage of neurologists in South Africa made the top specialists there much sought-after and overworked. They had little time to talk through treatment options, much...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Man who couldn't burp for 34 years can belch again, thanks to Botox injections in his throat
Neil Ribbens, a 34-year-old record label talent scout from Shadwell, East London, had Botox injected into his larynx to cure a rare condition which left him unable to burp since he was a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body Hair Is Natural. Society Thinking Otherwise Is Dangerous
Visible body hair is rarely seen. It is so rare that underarm hair on a celebrity becomes a news story. For the rest of us, showing it in public — even at the beach, when wearing very little — is almost a political statement in itself. Increasingly, women remove all visible body hair. Including pubic hair. Men too have been getting in on the act, hence the long-rising popularity of the “back, sack and crack” waxing technique. The hairy chests and Playboy bushes of the 1970s are gone. Quite simply, body hair is no longer a feature of the ideal body. But it is not just the ideal body that is hairless...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Widdows Tags: Uncategorized beauty onetime Source Type: news

BOTOX injections found to actually NUMB your mind and stifle emotions
(Natural News) Botox injections are all the rage these days; the pressure to remain “forever young” has only been heightened by the rise of social media – and people are getting age-defying procedures done at younger and younger ages. While you may think of Botox as being for those of us approaching middle age, doctors are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another boom in MEN getting plastic surgery
In 2017, more than 1.3 million American men had operations - mostly getting 'breast' reductions, liposuction and tummy tucks. The rate of male Botox has soared 99% since 2000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use Botox under your eyes?
Botox is often used to treat lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Can it also reduce dark circles or bags under the eyes? Using Botox under the eyes is not approved in the U.S. and researchers are unsure how well it may work and what side effects may occur. Here, learn about the procedure and its alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

U.S. Approves 1st Drug Developed To Prevent Chronic Migraines
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration’s action clears the monthly shot Aimovig for sale. It’s the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other shots are expected to win approval by next year, and several pills for preventing migraines are being tested. Current prevention treatments include pills originally developed for epilepsy and other conditions, and the wrinkle reducer Botox, but many patients abandon them because they don’t provide enough relief or cause se...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Migraines talkers Source Type: news

The U.S. Has Approved the 1st Drug Developed to Prevent Chronic Migraines
(TRENTON, N.J.) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration’s action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM’-oh-vig) for sale. It’s the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other shots are expected to win approval by next year, and several pills for preventing migraines are being tested.Current prevention treatments include pills originally developed for epilepsy and other conditions and the wrinkle reducer Botox, but many patients abandon them because they don’t help much or ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Declines to Approve Evolus Inc's Rival Treatment to Botox FDA Declines to Approve Evolus Inc's Rival Treatment to Botox
U.S. health regulators on Wednesday declined to approve Evolus Inc's rival product to Allergan Plc's Botox, citing certain deficiencies related to its potential treatment for frown lines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Evolus investors frown as FDA declines to approve Botox rival
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Wednesday declined to approve Evolus Inc's rival product to Allergan Plc's Botox, citing deficiencies related to the chemistry and manufacturing of its potential treatment for frown lines, sending its shares down as much as 35 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart Botox Injections Durably Protect from Arrhythmia in Pilot Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Effect persisted to 3 years in small trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

'Dr. Lipjob' ordered to stop injecting botox, impersonating doctor
The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons has won a court order against an unlicensed woman who posed as a doctor and administered botox injections to people in homes, cars and at parties. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Efficacy of botox versus placebo for treatment of patients with major depression - Zamanian A, Jolfaei AGHANBARI, Mehran G, Azizian Z.
BACKGROUND: Treatment of major depression is crucial to decrease the burden of disease. Hence, in this study, the efficacy of Botox was compared with placebo for treatment of patients with major depression.METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Shire/Allergan: too many wrinkles
Botox maker eyes return to acquisition trail, but a tie-up would not add much value (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canadian pharmacist sold counterfeit Botox to local doctors
A Canadian pharmacist was sentenced to three years in prison for distributing counterfeit and misbranded Botox to two St. Louis County doctors. Nikhil Buhecha, a resident of Vancouver, pled guilty Wednesday in federal court in St. Louis to conspiring to distribute counterfeit, misbranded and adulterated Botox into the U.S. The defendant bought the Botox from Turkey and shipped it to doctors in Missouri and other states, according to the plea agreement. The drugs distributed by Buhecha were not… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Challenges to Botox threaten a market makeover
Biotech company Revance hopes its rival treatments will put the squeeze on Allergan (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news