More Evidence Botox Works for Depression
A single injection of Botox, which is typically used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, may be an effective treatment for depression. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valeant goes hostile in bid for Allergan
Valeant Pharmaceuticals makes its promised hostile play in a $53 billion attempt to take over Botox-maker Allergan. Valeant Pharmaceuticals is preparing to officially launch its long-promised hostile takeover bid for Allergan (NYSE:AGN), aiming to solicit support from Allergan shareholders to host a special meeting outside of the company's control. Pershing Capital Management, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Allergan Inc.News Well, Cosmetic/Aesthetic, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pharmaceuticals, Wall Street Beatread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 18, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news

Allergan, Defending Its Fort Botox
The feisty chief of Allergan, Botox’s maker, says a takeover would imperil the company’s drug-discovery mission. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NATASHA SINGER Tags: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX NYSE Botox (Drug) Inventions and Patents Novartis AG NVS NYSE Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Allergan Inc AGN NYSE Pyott, David E I Source Type: news

More Evidence Botox Works for DepressionMore Evidence Botox Works for Depression
A growing number of studies suggest botulinum injections, which are typically used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, may be an effective treatment for depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Allergan proxy war gets ugly as Valeant aims to unseat the board
Activist investor Bill Ackman teams up with Valeant Pharmaceuticals to push out members of Allergan's board in an increasingly hostile attempt to acquire the Botox-maker. After sweetening the pot last week, activist investor Valeant Pharmaceuticals is taking a more aggressive approach in its unsolicited (and unrequited) attempt to buy Botox-maker Allergan (NYSE:AGN). Pershing Capital Management, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Allergan Inc.News Well, Cosmetic/Aesthetic, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pharmaceuticals, Wall Street Beatread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 2, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news

Allergan Bid Nears $53 Billion
Valeant Pharmaceuticals boosted its takeover bid for Botox-maker Allergan for the second time this week, offering about $52.7 billion in cash and stock. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 31, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Allergan Bid Approaches $53 Billion
Valeant Pharmaceuticals boosted its takeover bid for Botox-maker Allergan for the second time this week, offering about $52.7 billion in cash and stock, partly thanks to its partner in the bid, William Ackman, offering to take a price cut on his own Allergan shares. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 31, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Facelifts and Botox makes mothers unrecognisable to their babies
Studies suggest babies can't empathise with adults who have nip and tuck. Infants apparently cannot see emotion when parents have Botox injections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valeant Raises Allergan Bid to $49.4 Billion
Valeant Pharmaceuticals raised its offer to buy Botox maker Allergan, increasing the cash portion of its bid and lifting its overall value to more than $49 billion. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 29, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Top Los Angeles Pain Management Clinic, BZ Pain, Now Offering Botox...
Top Los Angeles pain management clinic, BZ Pain, is now offering Botox injections for migraine relief. The injections have been shown to reduce the severity and frequency of migraines.(PRWeb May 28, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/losangelespainmanagement/migraine-specialist/prweb11889907.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Botox Ok for Some Patients With OAB, but Not AllBotox Ok for Some Patients With OAB, but Not All
Botox A may be a second-line treatment for select patients with OAB, provided trained practitioners and educated patients jointly weigh the benefits and risks. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Who's The Best In Drug Research? 22 Companies Ranked
Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman is fundamentally wrong in the arguments that he is making in his efforts to force Botox-maker Allergan to sell itself to Valeant Pharmceuticals. Merck and Novartis, both regarded as paragons of R&D, are actually laggards. And Pfizer and AstraZeneca, far from sad sacks driven into each others arms by an inability to develop new drugs, are actually average. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Why Do Women Feel the Need to Appeal?
In our increasingly fashion- and looks-conscious world, where glitter and glamour reign supreme, it’s easy to become preoccupied with your appearance. Women in particular feel the pressure to look good, whether it’s in the boardroom or the bedroom. Focusing on what you do, and not how you look, can help you boost both your competence and self-confidence.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - May 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Tags: Gender Happiness Media Relationships advertising ageism aging Botox career cognitive changes competence cosmetics feminism objectification plastic surgery self-esteem sexism sexuality tips work Source Type: news

Botox for migraines? Here are a few alternatives to consider
(NaturalNews) As controversial as it may sound, botox has now been approved for the treatment of migraines by no less than the US' Food and Drug Administration and the Medicines and Health Care products Regulatory agency of the UK. In a study featured in the journal Cephalalgia, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Aims Not to Age
Allergan is spending ambitiously to keep expanding Botox's use into new ailments, from juvenile cerebral palsy to depression. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Botox Might Help Treat Bladder Disorders
Title: Botox Might Help Treat Bladder DisordersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - May 19, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Botox Itself Aims Not to Age
Allergan is spending ambitiously to keep expanding Botox's use into new ailments, from juvenile cerebral palsy to depression. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Botox Might Help Treat Bladder Disorders
Studies found it eased incontinence, helped counter loss of bladder control Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Botox, Urinary Incontinence (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox injections tested on rats to see if they can help men last longer in bed
Researchers at Tulane University in New Orleans injected the drug in to male rats to see if it made any impact on how long they last during intercourse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Pain Management Doctors at BZ Pain...
The top Beverly Hills and Los Angeles pain management doctors at BZ Pain are now offering Botox injections for migraine headache relief. These injections are FDA approved and have been shown to reduce...(PRWeb May 05, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/botox-for-migraines/los-angeles-pain-clinic/prweb11822838.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 5, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Face Whisperer® Skincare Set from Sublime Beauty® on Sale...
The signature Face Whisperer® line includes a day cream with Argireline® (known as the natural botox®), and a night cream with Matrixyl® (the peptide that can double collagen...(PRWeb May 04, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11814016.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 5, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allergan's Botox gets positive opinion from Irish Medicines Board
Allergan has received a positive opinion for Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) from the Irish Medicines Board serving as reference member state in the mutual recognition procedure (MRP) for treatment of focal spasticity of the ankle in adult post-stroke… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 1, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BOTOX(R) (Botulinum Toxin Type A) Receives a Positive Opinion in Fourteen European Countries for the Treatment of Focal Spasticity of the Ankle in Adult Post Stroke Patients
This Positive Opinion Paves the Way for a Second Indication for BOTOX® in Adult Spasticity Associated with Stroke MARLOW, England, May 1, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) --Today, Allergan Inc. announced that BOTOX® has received a... Biopharmaceuticals, RegulatoryAllergan, BOTOX, Adult Spasticity, limb spasticity, stroke (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 1, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Silhouette Soft, Dr Sebagh's new anti-ageing procedure the new Botox?
Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh, a renowned Harley Street doctor, has developed a treatment that he thinks is better than Botox. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Amgen Break Itself Up?
In the wake of yesterday's pharma-deal madness (Novartis swapping assets with GlaxoSmithKline and selling its animal health division to Eli Lilly; Valeant and Bill Ackman making a hostile bid for Botox-maker Allergan), Bernstein analyst Geoffrey Porges sent a note out to investors asking what it might all mean for biotech stocks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Top medicine articles for April 2014
A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:A Big Bet on Gluten-Free: 11% of households reporting purchases of gluten-free foods in 2013 (doubled in 3 yrs). 30% of the public says it would like to cut back on the amount of gluten it’s eating. "There is a growing population of people who have somehow heard that gluten-free is healthier or think of it as fashionable, and when they remove gluten from their diet, they’re inadvertently taking out a lot of processed foods and are really feeling the benefits of eating healthier foods.” http://buff.ly/1mt9phmNew nomenclature and clas...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 23, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Health News of the Day Source Type: news

Valeant and Pershing Square announce merger proposal with Allergan
Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals and US-based Pershing Square Capital Management have disclosed details of their offer to purchase Botox-maker Allergan for more than $45bn. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - April 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bill Ackman, Valeant Tag Team Botox-Maker Allergan For $45 Billion
Corporate America and activist investors on the same side? Only in a unique kind of hostile takeover. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Solomon Source Type: news

Billionaire Bill Ackman, Valeant Want To Take Over Botox-Maker Allergan
The takeover could be Ackman's biggest investment ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 21, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Solomon Source Type: news

Botox won't make you pretty: Favorite of the stars does not make you better looking
A study where pictures of women who had Botox were shown, volunteers said they now looked marginally less attractive than before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J&J Gives Up On Botox Rival
J&J announced last week that it will abandon efforts to bring to market a rival drug to Allergan's popular anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - April 17, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Top Las Vegas Pain Management Clinic, Nevada Pain, Now Offering Botox...
The top Henderson and Las Vegas pain management clinics, Nevada Pain, are now offering Botox injections for migraine headaches. The procedure is often able to reduce both the frequency and severity of...(PRWeb April 14, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/botox-for-migraines/lasvegaspainclinics/prweb11759539.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 14, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Botox and Depression: The Frownless Face of Happiness
If you frown all the time, it is likely you feel a certain amount of pain, or at least discomfort; because, after all, you are using many more muscles to maintain that frown, compared to what is needed to light up the world with a smile. But is it the frown causing the depression? Or is it the depression causing the frown?read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - April 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Mark Borigini, M.D. Tags: Depression Health Psychiatry Self-Help Botox botox for depression chronic pain chronic pain psychology today frowns joan rivers overcoming pain Source Type: news

Flower power: Eve Taylor OBE reveals how aromatherapy can SAVE your skin
IN the age of laser facials and Botox, aromatherapy might seem outdated but essential oil expert Eve Taylor says it is the key to staying young, happy and relaxed (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Botox Take Away Frown and Depression?
(MedPage Today) -- Botox injections to disable the facial muscles responsible for frowning were effective in relieving clinical depression in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, researchers said. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Botulinum Toxin Injections Improve DepressionBotulinum Toxin Injections Improve Depression
The antidepressant effects of Botox injections last beyond the cosmetic changes, according to a new study, suggesting that mood changes are not related to perceived improvements in appearance. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Could Botox be used to treat severe asthma?
Conclusion This small study involved 11 people who had severe asthma symptoms despite optimised treatment and who had abnormal vocal cord movement which was not improved by speech therapy. The results suggest that Botox injections into one of the vocal cords improved asthma control and the airway size at the level of the vocal cords was increased. However, there were no changes in measures of lung function. As the researchers point out, this study was not controlled or blinded and a placebo effect cannot be excluded. It is also not known how long any effect would last, as participants were only assessed for one ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Could BOTOX be used to treat asthma? Injections into the vocal cords help breathing
Researchers at Monash Health, in Melbourne, say the injections partially paralyse the muscles and that the effect lasts for up to three months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gray Matter: Don’t Worry, Get Botox
If you can’t frown, it may be harder to be depressed.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Botox (Drug) Rosenthal, Norman Finzi, Eric Depression (Mental) Face Emotions Source Type: news

Bad botox: The 'wrinkle fillers' that can cause brain damage and lead to vision loss
In 2000, actress Leslie Ash famously suffered the ‘trout pout’ effect after having her lips injected with liquid silicone by a Venezuelan doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox works as long as you make sure your skin doctor is cautious
In the right hands, Botox leaves you looking like a more relaxed, more youthful version of yourself. But no one should be able to tell. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The latest lifeline for patients paralysed by strokes... Botox: Anti-wrinkle jab can help restore lost movement
Lesley Berry, 27, from Walsall, developed dystonia after a stroke and it was only when she started receiving Botox jabs that she bounced back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drink bowl of bone broth for firmer skin and forget Botox and face creams
Experts including Hollywood beauty therapist Julia March are hailing a soup of beef or lamb leftovers as an anti-ageing therapy. But fear not - the treatment is to drink it, not rub it into the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Notes: Posh 'fixed her face with diet - not botox,' says her dermatologist
Victoria Beckham recently (finally) admitted to having boob jobs, but she has never used botox, fillers or lasers, says Dr Henry Lancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Botox can help stroke victims: Anti-wrinkle treatment allows paralysed limbs to function better
When injected into the ankle, it eases painful muscle spasms and allows the foot to function more normally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox injections: Can they relieve arthritis pain?
It's unclear whether Botox injections can help arthritis pain, but early studies are promising. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox jab into your STOMACH to slow digestion could help you lose weight
Botox, the anti-wrinkle treatment, is being tested as a way to tackle obesity in a new trial on patients in Norway. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com Explains How Botox is Used to Correct Eyebrow...
Patients that are concerned with uneven eyebrows now have an alternative to surgery – Botox. BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com explains how the procedure works and what patients can expect.(PRWeb February 04, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11539590.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 4, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

I'm a feminist and I've had cosmetic surgery. Why is that a problem? | Angela Neustatter
We should talk openly about cosmetic procedures and be supportive of women and men with low body confidenceThe memory of actor Julie Christie being accused, in print, of "betraying us all" when she admitted to having had a face lift to try to stay working in the mercilessly youth-adoring Hollywood culture, came sharply into focus as I read that cosmetic surgery procedures have risen by 17% on average since 2012.I had an eye job in my 40s when my eyes seemed to be disappearing into a reptilian layer of skin folds. This made me miserable because we communicate so much with our eyes, and journalists, more than most....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Angela Neustatter Tags: Comment Plastic surgery theguardian.com Biology Feminism World news Health & wellbeing Women Life and style Ageing Science Comment is free Source Type: news

NICE approves migraine magnet therapy
“Hope for migraine sufferers as gadget that zaps pain with the push of a button is approved,” says the Mail Online, reporting a newly approved magnetic therapy. The widespread media coverage follows the publication of new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the use of a device that gives magnetic pulses for the prevention and treatment of migraines. This type of therapy is called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).   What is TMS and how does it work? TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. The treatment involves the person holding a device on th...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Neurology QA articles Source Type: news