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New Wrinkle in Heart Health: Furrowed Brows May Bode Ill

Posted 27 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 – A furrowed brow could be a red flag for your heart health, a new French study suggests. People who have more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age might have a higher risk of dying from heart disease, researchers found. Those with the deepest wrinkles on their brow had nearly 10 times the death risk from heart problems as those with no wrinkles at all, even ...

Can a Maple Leaf Help You Look Younger?

Posted 20 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 – A maple leaf extract may help prevent wrinkles, scientists say. In a new study, researchers found that certain compounds in maple leaves block the release of an enzyme called elastase, which breaks down a protein called elastin as people age. Elastin helps maintain skin elasticity. Previous work by the same University of Rhode Island researchers found that these same ...

Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well-Being, Poll Shows

Posted 15 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 – People who choose minimally invasive cosmetic procedures do so because they want to feel good, not just look good, a new survey finds. For the study, researchers polled roughly 500 U.S. adult patients, most of whom were white women, aged 45 and up. All had undergone some type of relatively non-invasive cosmetic procedure between 2016 and 2017. The results revealed that ...

Scientists Rid Mice of Wrinkles, Hair Loss

Posted 23 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 – It's only worked in mice so far, but scientists report a finding that might pave a path to erase the signs of aging in humans. In the new study, the researchers focused on the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells. They produce 90 percent of the chemical energy that cells need to survive, according to the study. When the study team triggered a mutation that ...

Health Tip: Have a Fun and Safe Vacation

Posted 2 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Nothing can ruin a summer vacation faster than an unexpected trip to the hospital. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers these suggestions for a healthier vacation: Avoid tanning or spending too much time in the sun. Check your medications before you leave to make sure you have enough. Never pack medication in checked luggage. If you wear contacts, always use clean hands when putting ...

Looking Good! Plastic Surgery for Men Surges

Posted 13 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 – A growing number of American men are having cosmetic surgery to improve their looks and increase their confidence, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports. More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on U.S. men in 2017, according to the group. "For a lot of men, just having a procedure on an area of their body that they're self-conscious about ...

'Face-Aging' Photos Convince Tanners to Shun the Sun

Posted 31 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 – Where fear of skin cancer has little effect, vanity may succeed. In a new study, sun worshippers who were shown computer images of how their face would age after years of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure often decided to quit the tanning habit. In fact, "a single, 10-minute exposure to one's own face, digitally aged, with and without excessive UV exposure, reduced indoor ...

What Drives Millennials to Tan, Knowing the Risks?

Posted 2 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 – Many millennials and young people continue to tan, despite warnings about the link between excess sun exposure and skin cancer, new research warns. Some are poorly informed about the potential harms of bronzed or burned skin. Others overlook safety concerns, often driven by low self-esteem or narcissism, said study lead author Amy Watson. Many young people make tanning ...

Take Online Reviews of Plastic Surgeons With a Grain of Salt

Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 – Online reviews of surgeons who perform cosmetic plastic surgery may be unreliable, researchers say. The researchers examined 1,077 online reviews about breast augmentation surgeons that were posted by people in six large U.S. cities. There were 935 positive and 142 negative reviews. "We found the people who write these reviews are either very happy or unhappy, so it's ...

Health Tip: Understanding Dermal Fillers

Posted 16 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Dermal fillers can help smooth out smile lines and crow's feet, or plump up lips and cheeks that have lost their fullness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the use of dermal fillers as medical devices. Examples include collagen injections, hyaluronic acid gel or Poly-L-lactic acid. Use of these products does not come without risks. The most common side effects include: bruising, ...

Health Tip: Improve Aging Skin

Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Aging skin, like death and taxes, is unavoidable. But you can slow down the process and keep your skin looking younger. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how: Every day, even in winter, protect your skin by using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 or higher and water-resistant. Don't tan in the sun or in a tanning bed. If you smoke, quit. Smoking can lead to wrinkles and a ...

7 Household Items That May Fight Age Spots

Posted 23 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Age spots are small brown patches that can develop on your hands and face as you grow older. They can be caused by sun damage or changes in hormone levels. While there are more sophisticated and expensive ways to diminish age spots, you can also dim them using things that may lurk in your kitchen. The AARP mentions these possible examples: Lemon juice. Potato. Cucumber. Buttermilk. Honey. ...

Task Force Issues Stronger Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Doctors should start early with skin cancer prevention advice when their patients are light-skinned, suggests new guidelines that bump that starting point back to the age of 6 months. This recommendation, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, updates a 2012 recommendation that advised doctors not begin this education until children reached the age of 10. ...

Think Your Nose Is Too Big? Selfies Might Be to Blame

Posted 2 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – If you think that selfie you just took makes your nose look big, you're not alone. In fact, new research suggests that selfies might be giving Americans a distorted image of their own schnozzes – potentially leading to more requests for nose jobs. That could add up to a lot of nose jobs: In 2014 alone, over 93 billion selfies were taken on Android phones per day, the ...

Lasers, Freezes: Non-Surgical Fat Reducers Gaining Popularity

Posted 1 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – Fat can be easy to put on, but much tougher to remove. Now, the latest data shows Americans are increasingly turning to non-surgical means of fat reduction. The annual report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) finds big jumps in the popularity of noninvasive "body shaping" techniques – everything from ultrasound to radio waves, infrared light, ...

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