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New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose

...ix months to two years. Results were documented by facial photography of frontal, lateral and base views and were assessed by an unbiased judge who was not informed of the pre- and post-operative status of the patients in the photographs. There were no cases of infection. "This procedure is safe, effective...

Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures

...c patients is to turn to less invasive options for facial procedures, plastic surgeons are seeing patients choose invasive procedures when dealing with lower body contouring. Rather than liposuction to contour the lower body, patients are turning to procedures like thigh lifts, up 45 percent in 2004 versus...

Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly

...ntly impaired responses while attempting to detect facial cues. Individuals with TBI were also much slower a...cognizing the angry faces. The finding of impaired facial emotion processing may be one of the reasons why patients with TBI are at risk for crossing social b...

Alcohol intervention attempted for violent males

Baltimore, MarylandSerious facial and dental injuries often go hand-in-hand with heavy alcohol consumption and violent behavior, especially by teenage boys and young men. A group of dental researchers from the University of Wales (Cardiff, UK) conducted a randomized trial of a brief ...

New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions

...by the Plastic Surgery service at the Hospital for facial applications, has received the 2004 Award in the I...a Gaztempresa). The device captures and quantifies facial movement in three dimensions by means of three infrared cameras and software that processes facial m...

Study shows faces are processed like words

...nds individuals use letters to recognize words and facial features to recognize faces. To reach this findi...al experiments also involved manipulated faces and facial features. In this case, observers would focus on a black dot. To the dot's right were lips that wer...

Immersion in virtual world alleviates pain from injury

... 0 to 10, wherein 10 represents maximum pain, to a facial manifestation of pain. For younger children they used 5 different faces representing no pain to very bad pain. The researchers also interviewed the nurses and parents present during the dressing change. The average pain score when the children receiv...

Women should be advised not to drink alcohol in pregnancy

... alcohol in the womb, resulting in stunted growth, facial abnormalities and neurocognitive deficits (brain disorders). An overarching foetal alcohol spectrum disorder - traceable to the pregnant mother's alcohol consumption say the authors - has also been identified. Both the syndrome and disorder cause a ...

Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

...sue reconstruction after breast cancer surgery and facial soft-tissue reconstruction following cancer or trauma surgeries. Natural implants often require separate surgical procedures from a healthy location of the patient's body to obtain tissue for constructing the implant. The stem-cell approach does not ...

Shakespeare's writings indicate he may have had syphilis

... of the feet; neurological problems; and destroyed facial tissue. Shakespeare alluded to sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms--and treatments--in several of his plays and poems, including Troilus and Cressida, As You Like It, and Sonnets. Mentions of the "pox," the "malady of France," the "infinite m...

Scientists uncover new mechanism for the amygdala in fear recognition

...structure deep in the brain, distinguishes fear in facial expressions. In particular, the amygdala relies he...contributes to processing visual information about facial expressions is by actively directing a person's gaze to the eye region to seek out and fixate on the...

Very shy children may process some facial expressions differently

...dren (characterized as shy) to different emotional facial expressions. The researchers showed the study participants pictures of boys and girls with facial expressions that depicted joy, neutrality, and anger. The study participants were assessed through...

OTC treatment for acne as good as antibiotics

... antibiotics for the treatment of mild to moderate facial acne. Facial acne is common among adolescents; antibiotic tablet treatment has been used extensively over the past 40 years. Concerns exist about increasing antibiotic resistance, and few studies have compared the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of d...

Strokes: Dental x-rays reveal more than cavities

...eth, roots, jaw placement and overall placement of facial bones. X-rays can pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease impossible to detect through a visual examination. A panoramic x-ray allows a dentist to see the entire structure of the mouth in a single image. Because of their proxim...

Wipeout! Surfing creates wave of unique injuries

...rs, as well as board traumas like skull fractures, facial fractures and bruises to the vocal chords. Common injuries suffered while catching or riding a wave included head and neck trauma, broken arms and legs, and damage to the knees. Environmental injuries included foreign matter in the lungs, damage to t...

Custom-built facial implants helpful for patients with HIV and facial wasting syndrome

... making them appear gaunt and emaciated. Silicone facial implants can help these patients achieve a healthi... Facial Plastic Surgery , a special theme issue on facial rejuvenation and one of the JAMA/Archives journals. As patients with HIV live longer, they are begin...

Studies from the November issue of The Archives of Dermatology, a theme issue on facial rejuvenation

...Less Painful In patients undergoing treatment for facial wrinkles using a carbon dioxide laser, the pairing...ective non-invasive treatment for mild to moderate facial acne scarring. The results are long lasting and continue well beyond the last treatment, indicating...

Prenatal alcohol exposure has effects far beyond fetal alcohol syndrome

...enatal alcohol exposure without the characteristic facial features and growth deficits. Nonetheless, alcoho...ts or poor social judgment who lack the pattern of facial dysmorphic features may suffer from a similar set of problems that interfere with their academic and...

Advances in understanding brain circuits responsible for tics in Tourette's shed light on disorder

...us social communication normally mediated by these facial movements, head position, and other stereotyped movements," he says. "This could be the basis for the perception of tics as disruptive." In other work, Flora Vaccarino, MD, also of the Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center, shows tha...

Sinusitis, bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year

...s nasal congestion or yellow nasal discharge, with facial pain or pressure that worsen after four days or pe...al congestion (61 percent), headache (53 percent), facial pressure and pain (37 percent), and sore throat (22 percent). Just 21 percent reported discolored or...

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