A single injection of cosmetic botulinum toxin into the facial muscles related to emotional expression can alleviate symptoms of depression, researchers from Hannover Medical School in Germany reported at the American Psychiatric Association 2014 Annual Meeting. Patients with chronic and treatment-resistant depression who received a botulinum toxin injection in glabellar frown lines experienced higher reductions in depression indicators than patients who received saline injections.
The number of men seeking Botox treatments is soaring, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The society reports an increase of more than 200% in men receiving treatments with botulinum toxin type A between 2000 and 2010. Men tend to request spot treatments for specific facial features like a furrowed brow, plastic surgeons reported, while women more often want a full makeover.
Technology from Pennsylvania-based Millennium Pharmacy Systems allows nursing homes to track drugs in real time from the time they are prescribed to the minute patients ingest them. The system also creates e-health records for patients, including photographs.
A new study suggests that drinking coffee lowers the risk of developing liver cancer, a conclusion reached after compiling data for 20 years. Two cups of coffee per day reduces liver cancer by 43%, according to the findings.