Uninsured turn to daily deal sites for health care
(AP) -- The last time Mark Stella went to the dentist he didn't need an insurance card. Instead, he pulled out a Groupon.
Can blocking a frown keep bad feelings at bay?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Your facial expression may tell the world what you are thinking or feeling. But it also affects your ability to understand written language related to emotions, according to research that ...
Australian stroke victim walks again - with help of botox
An Australian stroke victim paralysed for more than 20 years has walked again thanks to anti-wrinkle drug botox, in a case hailed as extraordinary by his medical team.
Botox injections can significantly improve quality of life for people with overactive bladders
Botox is well known for its cosmetic uses, but researchers have now found that it can also significantly improve people’s quality of life if they suffer from another problem that increases with age, an overactive bladder ...
Botox to iron out Australian asthma wrinkles
It is more celebrity than respiratory, but botox could prove a breath of fresh air for asthmatics if an Australian trial of the toxin launched Tuesday is successful.
FDA approves Botox for migraine headaches
(AP) -- Federal health officials approved the wrinkle-smoothing injection Botox for migraine headaches on Friday, giving drugmaker Allergan clearance to begin marketing its drug to patients with a serious history of the ...
Study questions botox use for migraines
The anti-wrinkle drug Botox, which has been licensed in some countries as a treatment for chronic migraine, has negligible effect against these headaches, a study published on Tuesday said.
Botox eases nerve pain in certain patients
Made popular for its ability to smooth wrinkles when injected into the face, Botox — a toxin known to weaken or paralyze certain nerves and muscles — may have another use that goes beyond the cosmetic.
FDA warns of botulism with unapproved use of Botox
(AP) -- Health officials warned doctors and patients Thursday about potentially deadly risks of using the anti-wrinkle drug Botox and similar drugs for unapproved uses to treat certain types of muscle spasms.
Oral supplements enhance effectiveness of Botox injections
Taking a dietary supplement of organic zinc and the enzyme phytase four days before receiving botulinium toxin injections made the toxin more effective in 93 percent of patients tested in a recent study at The Methodist Hospital ...
Botox maker to pay $600M to resolve investigation
(AP) -- Allergan Inc., the maker of wrinkle-smoothing Botox, has agreed to pay $600 million to settle a yearslong federal investigation into its marketing of the top-selling, botulin-based drug.
Botulinum toxin provides clinically meaningful benefit: study
Treatment options for idiopathic OAB (IOAB) patients not adequately managed by anticholinergic therapy are limited; either highly invasive, expensive or of limited efficacy. BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) may provide a minimally ...
Botox reduces wrinkles even in less frequent doses
Patients can decrease the frequency of Botox Cosmetic injections after approximately two years and still receive most of the same wrinkle-smoothing cosmetic benefits, according to new research at Oregon Health & Science University.
Baby boomers' boon? LED light and green tea cream to smooth facial wrinkles
Scientists in Germany are reporting a major improvement in their potential new treatment for facial wrinkles that could emerge as an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery. The non-invasive technique combines ...