Fraudulent versions of Allergan's Botox found in U.S.
(Reuters) - Fraudulent versions of the wrinkle treatment Botox, which is made by Allergan Inc and also used to treat headaches, underarm sweating and overactive bladder, are being sold in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fraudulent Botox Found in the U.S.Fraudulent Botox Found in the U.S.
The FDA said that fraudulent versions of the wrinkle treatment Botox, which is made by Allergan Inc and also used to treat headaches, underarm sweating and overactive bladder, are being sold in the United States. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Recommendations to protect people who choose cosmetic surgery
The recommendations are outlined in the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions. The review found that, despite the popularity of non-surgical procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers or laser hair removal – which account for nine out of ten procedures in the UK – there is almost no regulation for them. This is despite the fact that they can have major, permanent effects on people’s health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Cosmetic treatments need new regulation report finds
New proposals to regulate cosmetic procedures were widely reported in the papers today, with the Daily Mail reporting the need to "rein in cosmetic surgery cowboys", and The Daily Telegraph warning that anti-wrinkle treatments are "a crisis waiting to happen". The stories are based on an independent review of regulations governing the UK cosmetic industry, which is worth an estimated £3.6 billion. The review was chaired by the NHS medical director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, who said anyone having cosmetic procedures should be better protected than at present. People carrying out cosmetic procedur...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

Rein in the cosmetic surgery cowboys: NHS chief calls for new laws to protect patients
A review led by Sir Bruce Keogh (pictured) warned filler jabs, like Botox, were subject to 'no more controls than a bottle of floor cleaner'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cosmetic surgery report 'too little too late'
PIP breast implant victim Jan Spivey says the government's review into regulating cosmetic procedures is "too little, too late" for women affected by the PIP scandal.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: plastic surgery nose job health PIP Botox fillers breast implants NHS Cosmetic surgery Source Type: news

VIDEO: 'I get Botox on my lunch break'
Cosmetic procedures have come under intense scrutiny recently - BBC News speaks to a woman during her dermal filler treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Injections Can Make You Depressed
Cosmetic injections to decrease crows' feet may actually leave people feeling depressed, a new small study reveals. The treatment uses the Botulinum toxin and reduces the strength of the eye muscles which aid in the face's overall formation of a smile. A study led by Dr Michael Lewis of the School of Psychology, Cardiff, Wales, followed 25 people who had received Botox for facial lines and examined the idea of facial feedback - where the expression we make with our faces affect how we feel. According to Dr. Lewis, happiness can make you smile and smiling can make you happy... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

How Botox jabs can make you feel depressed: Women who have injections cannot smile properly
The treatment, which works by temporarily 'freezing' muscles in the face, cuts off the signals sent to the brain when we smile which make us feel happy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis: J&J's answer to Botox may escalate war on wrinkles
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson may soon cause frown lines at Allergan Inc, maker of Botox. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm After BotoxMicrovascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm After Botox
This study investigated the outcomes and potential complications of microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm after prior treatment with botulinum neurotoxin. Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Botulinum Toxin May Hold Untapped Potential for Common Skin Diseases
Source: American Academy of Dermatology Related MedlinePlus Pages: Botox, Botulism, Eczema, Psoriasis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Animal testing: it's time the British public saw the reality for themselves | Victoria Martindale
British law cloaks animal experimentation in secrecy despite supposed freedom of information. This inconsistency should stopAs the United States opens its doors to allow public access to all federally funded scientific research, including increasingly controversial experiments on animals, similar transparency should be upheld on this side of the Atlantic.When the Freedom of Information Act came into force in 2000, its purpose was to provide access to information under the public's "right to know" on the premise that transparency is fundamental to a healthy democracy. It lulled the public into a sense of openness,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Victoria Martindale Tags: Comment Animal research guardian.co.uk Politics Freedom of information Zoology Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Repeated Botox Shots for Sialorrhea in Kids Can Be RiskyRepeated Botox Shots for Sialorrhea in Kids Can Be Risky
Repeated botulinum toxin type A injections for sialorrhea in children carry the risk of serious side effects, new research shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Books: Gauging Faces and Bodies in the Botox Age
Despite centuries’ worth of efforts to penetrate the complicated thickets where health and beauty intertwine, there is always more to explore, as two new books make clear. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D. Tags: Obesity Botox (Drug) Beauty Books and Literature Source Type: news

Clues Found for Disparity in Botox Facial Dose (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Upper facial muscles require substantially greater paralysis than lower facial muscles to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance in patients with wrinkles, necessitating higher doses of onabotulinum toxin A, a study suggested. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 23, 2013 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

As Economy Rebounds, More Folks Try Turning Back Hands of Time
Report on cosmetic procedures finds Botox, fillers, chemical peels and laser hair removal topped the list last year Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demand for Botox, fillers drives U.S. cosmetic surgery growth
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Botox, fillers and chemical peels were among the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States and fueled growth in the plastic surgery industry for the third consecutive year, according to statistics released on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More cases of foodborne botulism from home-made prison hooch
3.5 out of 5 stars Botulism From Drinking Prison-Made Illicit Alcohol — Arizona, 2012. MMWR 2013 Feb 8;62:88. Full Text Last October, MMWR reported 8 cases of foodborne botulism diagnosed in inmates at a maximum security prison in Utah. All 8 patients gave a history of ingesting pruno, an alcoholic concoction made surreptitiously in prisons by combining fruit, vegetables, sugar and water and allowing the mixture to ferment in a plastic bag. The resulting beverage has been described as looking and smelling just like vomit. The current issue of MMWR reported 8 additional cases of botulism in inmates...
Source: The Poison Review - February 9, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical arizona botulism mmwr prison hooch pruno Source Type: news

Botox: Temporary muscle paralysis
Botox injections — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to treat wrinkles and other conditions. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Injections In The Stomach Do Not Promote Weight Loss
Despite conflicting data in support of the practice, some overweight Americans looking for an easy fix have turned to gastric botox injections to help them lose weight. This month in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, researchers from the Mayo Clinic publish a definitive study finding that Botox doesn't promote weight loss. Injecting botulinum toxin A (BTA), or Botox, into the stomach had been believed to delay emptying of the stomach, increase feelings of fullness and reduce body weight... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Botox gastric injections no obesity help
ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Gastric injections of botulinum toxin A (BTA) -- botox -- can delay gastric emptying, but does not make obese individuals feel more full, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't tell patients they'll look better after cosmetic surgery: New guidelines that 'manage expectations' are unveiled
The Royal College of Surgeons guidance also states that only surgeons should provide cosmetic surgery and only properly trained doctors, dentists and nurses should give treatments such as Botox. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Surgeons urge new guidelines on botox
Only trained doctors, nurses and dentists should provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox, according to the Royal College of Surgeons. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Standards issued to curb rogue cosmetic surgery
Surgeons call for an end to ‘Botox parties’Related items from OnMedicaPIP implants: Taking the right decision and lessons to be learntAlso in the pressBreast implants: safe but more research neededDH launches review of cosmetic proceduresGovernment sets scope for cosmetic surgery reviews (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Ban non-medics from giving Botox'
Only trained doctors, nurses and dentists should provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Botox, say surgeons. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injecting botox into stomach does not promote weight loss
Despite conflicting data in support of the practice, some overweight Americans looking for an easy fix have turned to gastric botox injections to help them lose weight. Medical researchers have published a definitive study finding that Botox doesn't promote weight loss. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 28, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA Approves Botox for Overactive Bladder
Cystoscopic injection of Botox causes the bladder musculature to relax increasing the organ's storage capacity, and reducing episodes of urinary incontinence. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - January 28, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Injecting botox into stomach does not promote weight loss
(American Gastroenterological Association) Despite conflicting data in support of the practice, some overweight Americans looking for an easy fix have turned to gastric botox injections to help them lose weight. This month in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers from the Mayo Clinic publish a definitive study finding that Botox doesn't promote weight loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Botox relieves plantar fasciitis pain
Botulinum toxin A may be more effective than steroids for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, research suggests. (Source: MedWire News - Bone Health)
Source: MedWire News - Bone Health - January 24, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: news

Why would a person have pink sweat (chromhidrosis)?
Pink sweat is typically due to chromhidrosis (colored sweat). What is chromhidrosis? Chromhidrosis is a rare condition characterized by the secretion of colored sweat. Approximately 10% of normal people have colored sweat (without chromhidrosis). Two glands produce sweat: - Eccrine glands secrete a clear, odorless fluid that regulates body temperature. - Apocrine glands secrete a thick, milky sweat that, once broken down by bacteria, is the main cause of body odor (smell). Which glands are responsible for chromhidrosis? - Chromhidrosis is caused mainly by the apocrine glands. They are located in the genital, axilla...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 24, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder
Title: Botox Approved for Overactive BladderCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/23/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - January 23, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Allergan adds MAP to migraine plans
US maker of Botox pays a 60% premium for MAP Pharmaceuticals in a $958m deal to expand its offering of migraine headache treatments (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allergan to Buy MAP for $958 Million
Allergan said it will buy MAP Pharmaceuticals in a $958 million deal that would help the Botox maker expand sales of medical treatments. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - January 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

FDA clears Allergan's Botox for treatment of overactive bladder
Allergan has obtained FDA approval for Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat overactive bladder (OAB) in adults who cannot tolerate or respond poorly to anticholinergic medication. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 22, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Steroids Versus Botox For Painful Foot Condition, Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the most frequent cause of chronic heel pain, leaving many sufferers unable to put their best foot forward for months at a time. Now a Mexican study suggests that physicians should turn to Botox rather than steroids to offer patients the fastest road to recovery. The research appears in the journal Foot & Ankle International, published by SAGE. Plantar fasciitis results when connective tissues on the sole of the foot, the plantar fascia, become painfully inflamed... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Botox For Overactive Bladder Treatment Approved By FDA
Expanded use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of overactive bladder in adults who did not respond well to anticholinergics has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Anticholinergics are a class of medications that oppose the actions of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. These medications inhibit the transmission of parasympathetic nerve impulses; they reduce spasms of smooth muscles, such as the muscles in the bladder... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Botox For Leaky Bladder Approved By FDA
Expanded use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of leaky bladder (overactive bladder) in adults who did not respond well to anticholinergics has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Anticholinergics are a class of medications that oppose the actions of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. These medications inhibit the transmission of parasympathetic nerve impulses; they reduce spasms of smooth muscles, such as the muscles in the bladder... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder
(Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 21, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medical News Source Type: news

Business Briefing | Medicine: F.D.A. Clears Botox to Help Bladder Control
Botox, the wrinkle treatment made by Allergan, has been approved to treat adults with overactive bladders who cannot tolerate or were not helped by other drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REUTERS Tags: Botox (Drug) Food and Drug Administration Bladder Allergan Inc AGN NYSE Source Type: news

FDA Expands Botox Incontinence Uses
(MedPage Today) -- SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The FDA approved use of onabotulinumtoxin A (Botox) to treat patients with overactive bladder who can't use or don't respond to anticholinergic drugs. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - January 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Approved to Treat Overactive BladderBotox Approved to Treat Overactive Bladder
FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder
January 18, 2013 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications known as... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 19, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Botox OK'd by U.S. FDA to treat overactive bladder
(Reuters) - The popular Botox wrinkle treatment made by Allergan Inc has been approved to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot tolerate or failed to be helped by other drugs for the condition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botox OK'd by U.S. FDA to Treat Overactive Bladder
The popular Botox wrinkle treatment made by Allergan Inc has been approved to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot tolerate or failed to be helped by other drugs for the condition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bladder Diseases, Botox (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications known as anticholinergics. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 18, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Botox beats steroids for painful foot condition, plantar fasciitis, study suggests
Plantar fasciitis is the most frequent cause of chronic heel pain, leaving many sufferers unable to put their best foot forward for months at a time. Now a Mexican study suggests that physicians should turn to Botox rather than steroids to offer patients the fastest road to recovery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Botox beats steroids for painful foot condition, plantar fasciitis
(SAGE Publications) Plantar fasciitis is the most frequent cause of chronic heel pain, leaving many sufferers unable to put their best foot forward for months at a time. Now a Mexican study suggests that physicians should turn to Botox rather than steroids to offer patients the fastest road to recovery. The research appears in the journal Foot & Ankle International, published by SAGE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

REFILE: Repeat botox shots appear safe, effective for bladder pain syndrome
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Repeated onabotulinum toxin A (OnabotA) injections into the trigonal area can safely relieve pain and other symptoms of bladder pain syndrome, according to a new report. (Source: Modern Medicine)
Source: Modern Medicine - January 11, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FDA alerts clinicians about fake Botox
Unapproved versions of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox, Allergan) sent by foreign suppliers has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to issue alerts to more than 350 medical practices that may have purchased the products. (Source: Modern Medicine)
Source: Modern Medicine - January 9, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news