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Alternative Medicine Chronic Illness Women's Health - General
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Compounds in female ginseng could lead to new osteoporosis treatments      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

With ever-increasing life expectancy comes the challenge of treating age-related disorders such as osteoporosis. Although there are effective drugs for treating this metabolic bone disease, they can be expensive and have side effects, limiting their availability to some people. In the search for alternative drug candidates, researchers have discovered and fully replicated a compound from a botanical source, female ginseng, that had potent anti-osteoporotic activity in cellular tests.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Healthy Aging Skin Care
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Turning back the clock on photoaging skin      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study examines dermal injections and their impact on skin aging.

Skin Care Today's Healthcare
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Wound-homing molecule accelerates tissue repair      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Medical researchers have found a peptide which, when administered intravenously, homes in on the new blood vessels that are forming in damaged tissue. The peptide has been used as a delivery vehicle for therapeutics targeted at regenerating tissues. A new study has discovered that the peptide activates the natural healing mechanism in the tissue, accelerating regeneration. The finding opens new opportunities to treat not only skin wounds, but also any injuries resulting from accidents and traumas, such as ruptured muscles and fractured bones.

Healthy Aging Skin Care
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Non-invasive techniques to detect skin cancer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study has demonstrated that the appearance of ageing skin looks noticeably different compared to younger skin, when examined under polarized laser light. The scientists believe that their new finding could pave the way for new, non-invasive light-based techniques to detect diseases, including cancer, in older individuals. This could significantly enhance early-stage treatment options for various skin conditions.

Skin Care Today's Healthcare
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Doctors have more difficulty diagnosing disease when looking at images of darker skin      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Doctors do not perform as well diagnosing skin diseases when the patient has darker skin, according to a new study. The researchers found assistance from artificial intelligence could improve doctors' accuracy, but those improvements were greater in patients with lighter skin.

Skin Care Today's Healthcare
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Small RNAs take on the big task of helping skin wounds heal better and faster with minimal scarring      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New findings report that a class of small RNAs (microRNAs), microRNA-29, can restore normal skin structure rather than producing a wound closure by a connective tissue (scar). Any improvement of normal skin repair would benefit many patients affected by large-area or deep wounds prone to dysfunctional scarring.

Alternative Medicine
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Active components of ginkgo biloba may improve early cognitive recovery after stroke      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Adults treated with 14 days of intravenous injections of ginkgo diterpene lactone meglumine (GDLM) -- a combination of biologically active components of ginkgo biloba -- after an ischemic (clot-caused) stroke had better cognitive recovery at 14 days and 90 days.

Skin Care
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Sweat-resistant wearable robot sensor      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A joint research team has developed a stretchable and adhesive microneedle sensor that can be attached to the skin and stably measure high-quality electrophysiological signals for a long period of time.

Skin Care Today's Healthcare
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Study could pave the way for better diagnosis of rare genetic diseases      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Using groundbreaking CRISPR technology, a team of researchers has activated genes in easily accessible cells, which could revolutionize the understanding and diagnosis of genetic diseases.

Cosmetic Surgery Healthy Aging Skin Care
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Researchers discover potential microbiome links to skin aging      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Recent findings have identified a potential new link to signs of skin aging -- the skin microbiome, the collection of microorganisms that inhabits our skin.

Alternative Medicine Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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A more eco-friendly facial sheet mask that moisturizes, even though it's packaged dry      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Starting a new year, many people pledge to enact self-care routines that improve their appearance. And facial sheet masks soaked in skin care ingredients provide an easy way to do this. However, these wet masks and their waterproof packaging often contain plastics and preservatives. Now, a study reports a dry-packaged hydrating facial mask that is made of biobased and sustainable materials.

Skin Care
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Smart skin bacteria are able to secrete and produce molecules to treat acne      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

An experimental study has shown that a type of skin bacterium can efficiently be engineered to produce a protein to regulate sebum production. This application could treat acne without compromising the homeostasis of the entire skin microbiome.

Skin Care Today's Healthcare
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Spike in dermatology visits for skin problems seen during summer of wildfires      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research suggests that air pollution may contribute to the development or worsening of skin conditions. The work points to the need to improve air quality to lower the burden of skin disease, especially for vulnerable communities.

Skin Care Today's Healthcare
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Revolutionary seaweed and carbonated water based hydrogel for treating skin wounds      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Hydrogels have demonstrated promise for effectively treating skin wounds. However, currently available hydrogels adhere to the skin and swell when absorbing fluid discharge, causing the wound site to expand during the initial stages of recovery. Now, researchers have developed a novel type of hydrogel using a biocompatible substance found in seaweed. This hydrogel results in lower adhesion and swelling, but provides a high therapeutic effect, promising recovery without wound expansion.   

Alternative Medicine Child Development
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Yoga nidra might be a path to better sleep and improved memory      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Practicing yoga nidra -- a kind of mindfulness training -- might improve sleep, cognition, learning, and memory, even in novices, according to a pilot study. After a two-week intervention with a cohort of novice practitioners, the researchers found that the percentage of delta-waves in deep sleep increased and that all tested cognitive abilities improved.

Skin Care
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Hope for autoimmune skin disorder sufferers with new immunotherapy strategy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers discovered distinct mechanisms controlling different types of immune cells, and found that, by precisely targeting these mechanisms, they could selectively eliminate 'problematic cells' and reshape the skin's immune landscape.

Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Parenting Skin Care Today's Healthcare
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Early body contact develops premature babies' social skills      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Skin-to-skin contact between parent and infant during the first hours after a very premature birth helps develop the child's social skills. The study also shows that fathers may play a more important role than previous research has shown.

Psychology Research Skin Care
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Researchers identify cell signaling pathway controlling melanoma cell metastasis to the brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have been working to better understand what drives melanoma brain metastasis. They now report on the identification of a cell signaling pathway that regulates the metastatic spread of melanoma cells to the brain.

Skin Care
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New clues into the head-scratching mystery of itch      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists show for the first time that bacteria can cause itch by activating nerve cells in the skin. The findings can inform new therapies to treat itch that occurs in inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis.

Alternative Medicine Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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Cheap medicines prevented migraine as well as expensive ones      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study sheds light on what works best to prevent migraine attacks, and surprisingly, cheaper medicines worked as well as the expensive ones.