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 20, 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 7, 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

Michelle Obama at 50: how to embrace it | Teresa Wiltz
Apparently, crossing the half-century mark is fine as long as you look really good while doing it. Mrs O has that and then some• Photo gallery: 50 photos of Michelle at 50It's clear where America's First Lady falls on the aging spectrum: she's decided to embrace it, declaring herself "50 and fabulous", which means that yoga's now a regular part of her whole "Let's Move" thing (the better to keep those joints lubricated), and she isn't going to rule out Botox, because after clocking in five decades, she's learned one should "never say never". Presumably un-Botoxed for now, Michelle Obama t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Teresa Wiltz Tags: Michelle Obama Comment theguardian.com United States Women in politics Beauty Ageing Comment is free Source Type: news

What I see in the mirror: Susan Greenfield
'All my features are large and, while that might be good for eyes, it's not for noses'When I look in the mirror, I am always worried that something will have changed overnight, that suddenly I'll have great bags or a spot will have appeared. So I feel relieved when that's not the case. I have Botox and lip fillers and, as for plastic surgery, I would never say never.My brown eyes are the best part of my face. All my features are large and, while that might be good for eyes, it's not for noses. Mine is way too big and I look goofy.In theory I have long hair, but I was in Australia recently and wanted it trimmed, a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Fashion Features Susan Greenfield Beauty Life and style Science Source Type: news

French Women Don't Get Facelifts? Oh, please. Let's talk real tips on ageing | Emma G Keller
Mireille Guiliano's book prompted us to ask what you, the reader, feel about ageing. Here's a summary of her tips and yoursSome books should come with an eye-roll sticker attached. French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Ageing With Style and Attitude, by Mireille Guiliano would be a perfect candidate. Guilliano is the woman who brought us the best selling downer, French Women Don't Get Fat – a book long on lines like, "As a rule, half a pound of anything in one sitting is too much", but short on references (total: five) to smoking, which French women are famous for as a diet aid. Yes, we all know i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 15, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Emma G Keller Tags: Comment theguardian.com United States World news Women Beauty Ageing Comment is free Source Type: news

I have PSP. The neurologist said: 'I can't do anything for you'
Keith Sw.ie has a rare and fatal neurological disease. Now, he is trying to raise the profile of progressive supranuclear palsy, a condition even most GPs would fail to recogniseIt was his eyes clamping shut that first prompted Keith Sw.ie to talk to his doctor. The supermarket manager was 38 years old and never imagined that the bouts of blindness were the first symptoms of a rare condition that will eventually kill him.Sw.ie has a disease that hardly anyone has heard of: progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Often confused with other neuro-degenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease, PSP is more commonly found in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Katie Allen Tags: The Guardian Health & wellbeing Neuroscience Features Life and style Source Type: news

South Florida Pain Clinic, Berkower Pain, Now Offering Botox...
Help is now available for those suffering from chronic headaches and migraines with Botox Injections at Berkower Pain and Spine. The Broward County pain clinic offers the treatment with a Double Board...(PRWeb December 02, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/painmanagementftlauderdal/botoxforheadaches/prweb11376152.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 2, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sexual healing: Botox solves the problem of women's uncontrollable arousal disorder
Botox is being used to treat women who suffer from persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) which causes uncontrollable arousal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OnabotulinumtoxinA Muscle Injection Patterns in SpasticityOnabotulinumtoxinA Muscle Injection Patterns in Spasticity
This systematic review summarizes the injection sites and dosing patterns of Botox injections for adult spasticity due to a variety of causes such as MS, stroke, or brain or cord injury. BMC Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Groom walks again in time for his wedding after having BOTOX injections in his legs
James Taylor, 22, from Birmingham, was dependent on crutches after developing snapping hip syndrome which caused pain every time he tried to walk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Botox injection that could freeze prostate cancer
Botox jabs could tackle prostate cancer. The toxin, best known for 'freezing' wrinkles, is being investigated for its effects on cancer and symptoms of an enlarged prostate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox modified for the treatment of pain
A team of 22 scientists from 11 research institutes led by Professor Bazbek Davletov, now at the University of Sheffield, created and characterised a new molecule that was able to alleviate hypersensitivity to inflammatory pain. The work is featured on the cover of the October 2013 issue of the scientific journal Bioconjugate Chemistry. Professor Bazbek Davletov joined the Department of Biomedical Science in September last year from the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, where his team developed a new way of joining and rebuilding molecules... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Scientists modify Botox for the treatment of pain
(University of Sheffield) Scientists have manufactured a new bio-therapeutic molecule that could be used to treat neurological disorders such as chronic pain and epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Allergan's Vistabel gets positive opinion from ANSM to treat crow’s feet
Allergan has received a positive opinion for its Vistabel (botulinum toxin type A) from France's Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits de Santé (ANSM), for the treatment of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines (crow's feet li… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 25, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Botox for Overactive Bladder, Same Cost as AnticholinergicsBotox for Overactive Bladder, Same Cost as Anticholinergics
Although the up-front cost of onabotulinumtoxin A is higher than a daily anticholinergic, the efficacy and safety of the 2 therapies balance out, say researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Huge Discounts on Botox & Juvederm Now Available for New York and...
In celebration of the launch of their new website Botox & Juvederm Doctor is offering an Introductory Special on both Botox units and Juvederm syringes for clients in the New York and New Jersey...(PRWeb October 18, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11239538.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 18, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New cousin of Botox discovered: Botulinum toxin is so dangerous that scientists are keeping details a secret
The researchers published their work online in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, but certain information was omitted to prevent it being used as a potent new bioweapon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com Publication Discusses Using BOTOX for...
The experts at BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com have recently published information on how BOTOX can be used to treat migraines. The simple treatment can provide relief for nearly 12% of people living in the...(PRWeb October 09, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11205628.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 9, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New call to regulate dermal fillers
A leading British plastic surgeon says it's "shameful" regulations still haven't been tightened up on injectable products like Botox. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox for overactive bladder approved for Scotland
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved botulinum toxin type A (Botox) as a treatment for urinary incontinence in adults who have an overactive bladder due to multiple sclerosis, where the current medication has not been effective. (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - October 9, 2013 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Botox for bladder approved in Scotland
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved botulinum toxin type A (Botox) as a treatment for people with MS overactive bladders and who are not adequately managed with standard medication. SMC Botulinum toxin - A to Z of MS (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - October 7, 2013 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Repeat Botox OK for Urinary Incontinence in MS Patients
COPENHAGEN (MedPage Today) -- Long-term treatment with serial onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) of urinary incontinence among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appeared to be safe and effective, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - October 6, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Botox injections not just for cosmetic enhancements
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 27, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Now anti-wrinkle jab Botox is used to treat dysfunctional bladders
The UK drugs regulator has ruled that those with an overactive bladder should have access to Botox if other methods of control prove ineffective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Needle risk' over beauty treatments
A health watchdog is concerned that people seeking beauty treatments like Botox could be putting themselves at risk of infections from dirty needles. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE backs Botox for overactive bladder
Women with overactive bladder syndrome should be offered treatment with Botox in some cases, according to guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

FDA Approves Botox for Crow's Feet
Title: FDA Approves Botox for Crow's FeetCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 12, 2013 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news