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

Roofer admits to his love of Botox
Stephen Melling, 52, from Preston has his Botox jabs with Lancashire-based aesthetics practitioner  Dr Stephen Hennessy, who has seen a huge jump in male clients in the past five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The most popular cosmetic procedures and surgeries revealed
Americans had two percent more cosmetic surgeries and procedures in 2017 than they did the year before. Less invasive procedures like Botox have surged by 200 percent since 2000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan to develop biosimilar alternative to Botox
Mylan NV will roll out a biosimilar medication for Botox in a deal with Revance Therapeutics. Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) said it had reached a deal to develop and commercialize a biosimilar for Botox, which is a neuromodulator. Biosimilars are products that are similar biologically or interchangeable with other FDA-approved medication. The deal calls for Mylan to pay Revance (Nasdaq: RVNC) $25 m illion up front and other payments based on targets and royalties. It's a huge market for Mylan and Revance,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Mylan teams up with Revance on biosimilar for Botox
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mylan NV on Wednesday struck a licensing agreement to help bring Revance Therapeutics Inc's biosimilar of Allergan Plc's blockbuster Botox wrinkle treatment to the market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Botox' improves appearance of facial scars in reconstructive surgery
(Wolters Kluwer Health) In patients undergoing reconstructive surgery of the face, treatment with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A, or 'Botox') can improve the final appearance of surgical scars, reports a clinical trial in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social media may be pushing more millennials to turn to cosmetic procedures, clinics say
Clinics around Toronto are telling CBC News that more and more women in their early-to-mid 20s are getting Botox injections and other cosmetic procedures. And at least one expert says it could be due to growing pressure to look their best on social media. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

New source of world’s deadliest neurotoxin discovered... cosmetic surgeons rejoice
(Natural News) The newest source of the deadliest toxin in the world will certainly shock you. According to an AlphaGalileo article, British researchers have found a new type of botulinum neurotoxin (better known as Botox) from bacteria found in the guts of a cow. The last time scientists reported a new botulinum toxin was 40 years... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dystonia patients' 'distress' over cancelled Botox clinics
People with the condition require regular Botox injections to prevent painful muscle spasms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan's profit beats; migraine drug succeeds in key study
(Reuters) - Allergan Plc on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on strong demand for Botox, and said its migraine treatment met the main goals in a late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Allergan completes restructuring, pushes hard in China
PARIS (Reuters) - Botox-maker Allergan has embarked on a big push in China where it plans to hire 200 additional staff this year and will also be on the lookout for potential acquisitions in the country, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teamwork and toughness: Living with cerebral palsy
Growing up in Querétaro, Mexico, María was an exceptionally bright and inquisitive child. At just 18 months old, she spoke at the level of a 6-year-old, and could even sing the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” song. Her parents marveled at her intelligence at such a young age, but there was something in her development that seemed off. “At 1 year, she wasn’t crawling well and had difficulty standing,” her mother, María José, recalls. “She hadn’t learned to walk by 18 months, and she would crawl by pulling her two legs at the same time...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Center Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Dr. Donna Nimec Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to get Botox while breast-feeding?
A look at Botox and breast-feeding safety. Included is detail on how Botox affects the body and other side effects that are important for mothers to know. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Pyridostigmine treatment reverses pediatric complications of botulinum toxin therapy
(Medical University of South Carolina) In an article published online ahead of print by The Journal of Pediatrics, physicians at the Medical University of South Carolina report that complications from botox therapy for nerve disorders can be reversed with pyridostigmine, a common treatment for myasthenia gravis. The report is the first such use in pediatric patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists have discovered a new type of Botox
(University of Waterloo) A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why this East Bay drug maker's stock price nearly doubled last year
A new wrinkle to an old treatment helped an East Bay company nearly double its stock price as it moves toward a regulatory decision on its drug for removing "frown lines" between the eyebrows. While the long-term prospects of Revance Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RVNC) may rest more with the billion-dollar potential of its drug as a longer-lasting alternative to Botox for erasing facial wrinkles, the company is lining up clinical trials testing its drug as a therapeutic against neck spasms , a common… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Why this East Bay drug maker's stock price nearly doubled last year
A new wrinkle to an old treatment helped an East Bay company nearly double its stock price as it moves toward a regulatory decision on its drug for removing "frown lines" between the eyebrows. While the long-term prospects of Revance Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RVNC) may rest more with the billion-dollar potential of its drug as a longer-lasting alternative to Botox for erasing facial wrinkles, the company is lining up clinical trials testing its drug as a therapeutic against neck spasms , a common… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could Botox stop teeth grinding?
If, like me, you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be interested in this study. It claims that Botox could help to treat bruxism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

WATCH: Can Botox be used to treat teeth grinding?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a small new study that points towards Botox injections as a possible treatment option for people who grind their teeth while they sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox Might Help
The condition, called bruxism, can lead to pain, headaches, jaw problems and damaged teeth. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga Face-toning Might Compete With Fillers and Facelifts Yoga Face-toning Might Compete With Fillers and Facelifts
To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox Might Help
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 -- If you're one of the millions of people who grind and clench their teeth during sleep, an injection of Botox might be the answer, a small study suggests. The condition, called bruxism, can lead to pain, headaches, jaw... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yoga face-toning might compete with fillers and facelifts
(Reuters Health) - - To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?
We compare Botox and dermal fillers, examining their uses, costs, and possible side effects. Learn more about the differences between them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Bill Ackman And Valeant Settle Allergan Insider Trading Lawsuit For $290 Million
Hedge funder Bill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals will pay $290 million to settle claims from shareholders in Allergan they engaged in insider trading when pressing a takeover of the botox-maker in 2014. The settlement means Valeant likely cost Pershing $4 billion. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Antoine Gara, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:VRX NYSE:AGN AMS:PSH Source Type: news

Shani Grimmond uses make up to mimic a face lift
Shani Grimmond, 20, used make up to make it appear she'd had face surgery. The Brisbane blogger used pomade to give her brows a 'Botox' lift and concealer for a 'two-second nose job'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is Botox for hair and what does it do?
Botox for hair may refer to a topical cream or scalp injections, both with the aim of improving the look and health of hair. Learn more about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

U.S. appeals court vacates conviction of drug distributor over Botox
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday vacated the conviction of the owner of a wholesale drug distributor accused of selling authentic Botox and other drugs with foreign labels, dealing another setback to the government, which has struggled at times to successfully prosecute similar such cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Revance will wait to seek backing for Botox-rival
(Reuters) - Revance Therapeutics Inc will wait to seek partnerships with bigger drugmakers until it is closer to regulatory approval for its Botox rival treatment, Chief Executive Dan Browne told Reuters in an interview. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Allegern shares sag on promising results for potential Botox rival
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why it’s time to try a new super facial
IN THE age of Botox and high-tech treatments the power of a good facial is often overlooked. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milestone Scientific plans launch for Botox injection device
Milestone Scientific (NYSE:MLSS) said today that it plans to launch a cosmetic injection instrument designed to deliver botulinum toxin. The company’s new drug delivery instrument is slated to include an integrated electronic record-keeping feature, as well as improved needle placement compared to its dental injection device. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Milestone Scientific plans launch for Botox injection device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat milestonescientific Source Type: news

Botox Injections to the Heart May Tamp Down Postop AF Botox Injections to the Heart May Tamp Down Postop AF
Epicardial injections of the neurotoxin appeared safe and reduced early postoperative atrial fibrillation by 11% compared with saline injections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Helping Clinicians Fight Opioid Epidemic / Botox for Spasticity? / Chicago-Area Hospitalist Opportunity
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst: Providers have a large role to play in tackling the opioid overdose epidemic, but... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Couple given prison sentences in Hawaii fake Botox scheme
A New York City couple was sentenced to prison on charges of illegally injecting women in Honolulu with wrinkle-reducing drugs similar to Botox (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Allergan beats earnings estimates on strong sales of Botox, Restasis
(Reuters) - Allergan Plc's third-quarter profit topped Wall Street forecasts on Wednesday, as the drugmaker sold more Botox and benefited from strength in its eye care business that houses dry-eye medicine Restasis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Allergan third-quarter revenue rises 11.4 percent
(Reuters) - Botox-maker Allergan Plc said on Wednesday its quarterly net sales rose 11.4 percent on higher demand for its medical aesthetics products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news