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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.

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.

Fibromyalgia
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Two types of CBT are equally effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

There does not appear to be any profound differences between so-called exposure-based CBT and traditional CBT in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Both forms of treatment produced a significant reduction in symptoms in people affected by the disease.

Chronic Illness Fibromyalgia Today's Healthcare
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Cognitive behavioral therapy eases how fibromyalgia pain is experienced by the brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Patients living with fibromyalgia (FM) -- a disease that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog -- often find limited treatment options and a scarcity of explanations for their symptoms. Investigators have now found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can significantly reduce the burden of FM by, in part, reducing pain-catastrophizing, a negative cognitive and emotional response that can intensify pain through feelings of helplessness, rumination and intrusive thoughts. This finding is backed by neuroimaging data, evidencing reduced connectivity between regions of the brain associated with self-awareness, pain and emotional processing.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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Why does skin get 'leathery' after too much sun? Bioengineers examine cellular breakdown      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study explores how ultraviolet radiation can alter the microstructure of human skin. Particularly affected is collagen, the fibrous protein that binds together tissue, tendon, cartilage and bone throughout our bodies.

Fibromyalgia Neuropathy Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Fibromyalgia: Pain out of control      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn't work. A study provides clues as to why.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Healthy Aging Skin Care
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Boosting the body's anti-viral immune response may eliminate aging cells      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Aging cells express a protein that is produced by human cytomegalovirus and is targeted by certain immune cells in the body. Harnessing the immune response to this protein could have multiple health benefits during aging.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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Scientists see anti-aging potential in an invasive weed      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The fruit of the cocklebur plant, which grows worldwide and is often considered a noxious weed, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components that could make it useful as a skin protectant, according to new research.

Cosmetic Surgery Today's Healthcare
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3D-printed scaffold could improve breast reconstruction results      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Investigators have developed a technique to help surgeons reconstruct more natural-looking nipples for patients who have undergone breast reconstruction after mastectomy to treat breast cancer.

Chronic Illness Depression Fibromyalgia Mental Health Research Neuropathy Today's Healthcare
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Antidepressants used for chronic pain on the rise, but are they effective?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research has found some antidepressants may be effective in treating certain chronic pain conditions, but others lack convincing evidence on their effectiveness.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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Simple laser treatments may help prevent nonmelanoma skin cancer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a study of patients with a history of facial keratinocyte carcinoma, 20.9% of those treated with nonablative fractional lasers experienced a subsequent keratinocyte carcinoma, compared with 40.4% of patients who did not receive laser treatment.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Researchers have found that hair follicle transplants can promote scar rejuvenation by altering their architecture and genetic makeup.

Cosmetic Surgery Neuropathy
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Previously unknown ability of the autonomic nervous system discovered      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The autonomic nervous system is known as the control center for involuntary bodily processes such as the beating of our hearts and our breathing. The fact that this part of the nervous system also has the ability to spontaneously restore muscle function following a nerve injury was recently discovered. Their findings may form the basis for improving and developing interventions to treat nerve lesions.

Cosmetic Surgery
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A cut above -- two devices are teamed to simplify, quicken and improve ear reconstruction      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Thanks to two novel tools, the traditionally difficult surgery to create a replacement ear from a patient's rib cartilage may soon be done faster, more simply and accurately.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Living Well Skin Care
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Researchers develop painless tattoos that can be self-administered      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications, from medical alerts to tracking neutered animals to cosmetics.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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Researchers produce nanodiamonds capable of delivering medicinal and cosmetic remedies through the skin      (via sciencedaily.com) 

A novel approach provides an innovative solution to overcoming two major challenges in delivering medicinal and cosmetic remedies through the skin. Combining techniques in nanotechnology and optics, researchers produced tiny (nanometric) diamond particles so small that they are capable of penetrating skin to deliver these remedies. Next, they created a safe, laser-based optical method that quantifies nanodiamond penetration into the various layers of the skin and determines their location and concentration within body tissue in a non-invasive manner -- eliminating the need for a biopsy.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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Microneedling beats chemical peels for acne scar treatment      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Chemical peels are a common treatment for acne scars, but a new study finds that microneedling is significantly more effective for patients with dark skin.

Cosmetic Surgery Relationships
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After facial feminization surgery, transgender people report better psychosocial health      (via sciencedaily.com) 

A new study offers evidence that transgender patients who receive gender-affirming facial feminization surgery reported better mental health after their procedures.

Cosmetic Surgery
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Surgeons develop new technique to reduce Adam's apple without neck scar      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Doctors at the UCLA Gender Health Program have developed a technique to reduce an Adam's apple bump without leaving a scar on the patient's neck.