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Gender confirmation surgeries rise 20% in US

May 22, 2017
The American Society for Plastic Surgeons reported today that more than 3,200 gender confirmation surgeries were performed in 2016 in the United…

Survey finds 41% of Canadians do not pay attention to UV index

May 19, 2017
The Canadian Cancer Society has reported results of national survey that found 41% of Canadians responded that they did not pay attention to the UV…

Most doctors disapprove of Trump approach to health care

May 19, 2017
A new survey shows that the majority of U.S. doctors do not like President Donald J. Trump’s job performance when it comes to health care…
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Oblique split and concentric carving methods of costal cartilage graft carving yielded similar warp

May 18, 2017
No significant differences were reported for the amount of warp among patients treated with the 30-degree oblique split and concentric carving…

Madenco Biosciences announces cosmeceuticals for treating acne scars, laser effects

May 18, 2017
Madenco Biosciences, a subsidiary of Quest PharmaTech, announced it has created a new line of cosmeceuticals targeting applications by dermatologist…
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Facial splash without protection common among dermatology residents

May 17, 2017
A large percentage of surveyed dermatology residents reported facial splash by blood or other potentially infectious material during a procedure…
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House hearing opens with support for NIH funding, criticism of proposed cuts

May 17, 2017
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on funding for the NIH. In opening remarks, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human…
In the Journals

Most people incorrectly applied free sunscreen at public event

May 17, 2017
When free sunscreen was made available at the Minnesota State Fair, only one-third of the participants applied sunscreen to all sun-exposed areas…
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Patients perceived as younger, more successful after undergoing facial rejuvenation surgery

May 16, 2017
Patients who underwent face-lift and upper facial rejuvenation surgery were perceived as younger, more attractive and more successful by observers…

AMA urges Senate to sustain insurance coverage

May 16, 2017
AMA recently penned a letter to Senate leaders advocating protection for patients at risk of losing health insurance coverage as the Senate begins…

AMA: Termination of Anthem-Cigna merger a ‘clear victory’

May 15, 2017
After the Delaware Court of Chancery denied Anthem’s request for a temporary restraining order to halt Cigna from ending the proposed merger of…

Allergan reports 5% increase in Q1 net revenues

May 12, 2017
Allergan reported its first quarter 2017 continuing operations performance, including total net revenues of $3.6 billion, a 5% increase compared with…

Merit-based Incentive Payment System letters in the mail, says AAFP

May 12, 2017
According to CMS, an online tool — qpp.cms.gov — also lets health care professionals ascertain their participation status in MIPS for…
In the Journals

Surgical algorithm may aid surgical treatment of involutional ptosis with normal levator function

May 10, 2017
A surgical algorithm involving a small incision to expose the levator aponeurosis was effective in terms of margin reflex distance-1 and surgical…
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Gender-affirming surgery more likely in adults transitioning from male to female vs. female to male

May 10, 2017
Transgender adults transitioning from female to male may be twice as likely as those transitioning from male to female to undergo gender-affirming…

Societies react to Scott Gottlieb’s confirmation as FDA head

May 10, 2017
On May 9, Scott Gottlieb, MD, was confirmed as the new commissioner of the FDA by a 57 to 42 Senate vote. A resident fellow at the conservative
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Almost one-third of FDA-approved therapeutics had postmarket safety events

May 10, 2017
Nearly one-third of the 222 new pharmaceuticals and biologics approved by the FDA from 2001 through 2010 were subject to a postmarket safety event…
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Thread lifting technique shows efficacy in facial rejuvenation in Asians

May 9, 2017
Thread lifting with absorbable short, wedge-shaped polydioxanone sutures showed safety and efficacy in facial rejuvenation in Asian patients…
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Storage of partially used hyaluronic acid carries some contamination risk

May 8, 2017
Storing partially used hyaluronic acid gel fillers after the initial patient injection carried a small risk of contamination, according to study…

White House budget proposal slashes funding for drug control office by 95%

May 5, 2017
The fiscal 2018 budget developed by President Donald J. Trump would all but eliminate funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the…
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