WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A technique called microneedling may help surgical scars heal more attractively — especially if it’s done within a couple of months of surgery, a small study suggests. Researchers found that for 25 patients, microneedling improved the long-term appearance of scars after various typesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Skin lightening products can be dangerous for consumers when they contain harmful ingredients that are illegal for over-the-counter sales, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday. The potentially harmful ingredients are hydroquinone or mercury, the agency said in a news release. PeopleContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Transgender patients who get gender-affirming surgery to create more feminine facial features say it’s a big boost to their mental health, a new study reports. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), compared the mental health of 107 patients awaiting surgeryContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Twelve companies have been issued warning letters about selling over-the-counter skin lightening products containing hydroquinone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. The products are unapproved drugs that are not recognized as safe and effective, according to the FDA, which has receivedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — With the advent of smartphones came the rise of selfies, shared daily by “like”-seeking millions across social media. But a small new study suggests that, unlike photos taken with regular cameras, smartphone selfies distort facial features in a not-so-flattering way. And those unappealingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When implanted heart devices get infected, doctors recommend surgery to remove them, but many patients ignore that advice, a new study reveals. More than eight in 10 patients with an infected implant (such as a defibrillator or pacemaker) choose antibiotic treatment instead, thoughContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A handful of “locked-in” amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients can now work a laptop computer using their brain waves, thanks to an implant lodged in a major vein inside their skull. The implant — a stent lined with 16 miniscule electrodes — isContinue Reading