Colombians in Search of Beauty Risk Death from ‘Cowboy’ Surgery

“Mothers, wives, daughters, citizens. Your life is more important than beauty.” That was the message last month from Dilian Francisca Toro, governor of southern Colombia’s Valle del Cauca region, which includes the city of Cali. She made her plea in a televised...

Botox Treatment Efficacy Examined for Facial Synkinesis

Treatment of the buccinator muscle with botulinum toxin is safe and effective, and 3  commercially available botulinum toxin neuromodulators are similar for treatment of facial synkinesis, according to two studies published online September 28 in JAMA Facial Plastic...

Stem Cells Could be Key to Extending Lifespan

Stem cells in the brain may hold the key to stopping the aging process. Scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body, which could result in new strategies...