Express yourself: Dermal fillers restore youthful facial movement, don’t just fill wrinkles

According to a new study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), they also restore a more youthful pattern of facial movement and expressiveness. Using 3-D digital stereophotogrammetry, the study suggests that hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler treatment can restore a more youthful pattern of facial […]

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For complex decisions, narrow them down to two

When choosing between multiple alternatives, people usually focus their attention on the two most promising options. The quicker we do that, the faster we make the decision. Psychologists from the University of Basel have reported these findings in the scientific journal Nature Human Behaviour. How can we make quick yet efficient decisions in a world with ever more options and […]

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China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest, most festive holiday. The number of confirmed cases around the world climbed sharply to more than 850, with at least 25 […]

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Quinn on Nutrition: What you may not know about carrots

How do you know when a carrot is dehydrated? Why should we care? I found the answer plus other interesting facts about my favorite vegetable in a recent article by registered dietitian Bethany Oxender in Food & Nutrition magazine, a publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I’ve highlighted a few here: Carrots were not always harvested for their […]

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Best supplements for arthritis: Three ‘natural’ supplements proven to ease joint pain

Arthritis is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that cause pain and inflammation in a joint. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the two most common forms of arthritis, and, while they bear similar symptoms, they are distinguishable by their cause. RA is an autoimmune condition, meaning the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks normal cells, and osteoarthritis […]

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You CAN beat the curse of broken sleep

You CAN beat the curse of broken sleep: A good night’s rest is key to staying healthy — now the latest part of our sleep series shows how you can fight back Problems with sleep like insomnia often down to problems with the body clock We fall asleep naturally when the body clock drive for us to be awake drops […]

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Brain networks come online during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

New brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Adolescence is a time of major change in life, with increasing social and cognitive skills and independence, but also […]

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