July 16, 2010

Law Enforcement Cracks Down

1 Fake Botox Floods Market

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2.5 million doses of Botox were administered in 2009. The national average cost of a vial of Botox is $397. Wanting some of that dough, scammers have devised ways to secure Botox’s main ingredient and have flooded the market with fake Botox to sources looking to buy cheap product, reports The Today Show. “When it's obtained and diluted by an unscrupulous practitioner and then injected, there is no way of knowing how much active toxin is in the injection. It's often a lot, and enough to cause tetanus - which can be lethal if it gets into the body's circulation," says Dr. Mauro C. Romita, Ajune Clinical Spa, NYC. Authorities have begun to crack down on Botox scams but “buyer beware” remains the best course of action.

More at Stylist.com | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Botox Prevents Frowning - and Depression?

Tags: Aging, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox, Cosmetic Surgery, Wrinkles, Botox Scam, The Today Show, Dr. Mauro C. Romita, Ajune Clinical Spa, Injectables

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Inventor Uses Clothes to Heal

2 Omega Wear: Weights You Can Wear

Patrick Whaley, Georgia Institute of Technology engineering student, invented weights you can wear in the form of clothes, says CNN. Whaley won a free U.S. patent and $20,000 in an invention contest at the university. Whaley's clothing line, which features hydro-gels placed on major muscle groups, is called Omega Wear. The clothes increase the number of calories burned and help build muscle endurance. However, when Whaley was shot in the chest during a robbery in 2009, he discovered that Omega Wear is also useful in physical therapy, reports CNN. He used his own invention, a weighted shirt, to help regain his strength after being shot. Omega Wear has thousands of pre-orders, but won't be mass produced until next year.

More at CNN | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Caloriess Burned

Tags: Omega Wear, Physical Therapy Weights, Patrick Whaley, Georgia Institute of Technology, Invention Contest, Weights You Can Wear, Weighted Shirt

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Fat Weighs Down Memory

3 Obese Postmenopausal Women Have Reduced Memory

A study that examined the memory of 8,745 women between the ages of 65 and 79 found that those who were obese performed worse on tests that measured brain function and memory. Researchers controlled for age, education level and vascular diseases that could increase the risk of dementia. The women took a cognitive function test called the Modified Mini-Mental Status Examination. Seventy percent of the women in the study were obese. Further studies will determine if differences in fat distribution are related to brain function. This is an expansion of a previous study looking at body shape and the risk of diabetes, heart disease and dementia. Dr. Gary Kennedy said "This is really a call for women to make an effort to get more active, find an exercise partner, and do something every day."

More at Yahoo! Health Day | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Gene Linked to Obesity and Dementia Risk

Tags: Alzheimer’s, Memory, Obesity, Postmenopausal Women, Thinking, Brain Function, Modified Mini-Mental Status Examination

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