Beware of Claims about Cosmetic Stem Cells Procedures, Says Review in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Advertising claims for cosmetic procedures using stem cells are running far ahead of the scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness, according to a review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|29-Jul-2014 4:40 PM EDT

Good Outcomes with Multiple Limb Salvage After Severe Combat Injuries, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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For survivors of severe combat injuries threatening more than one limb, reconstructive surgical procedures using tissue flaps have a good record of safety and effectiveness in avoiding amputation, reports a paper in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|29-Jul-2014 4:40 PM EDT

World’s Smallest Propeller Could Be Used for Microscopic Medicine

A team of scientists in Israel and Germany have created robots that are only nanometers in length, small enough to maneuver inside the human body and possibly inside human cells.

– American Technion Society|29-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Confidential Discussions Are Key to Improving Teen Health Visits

Teens who have the option to privately and confidentially discuss health concerns with their doctor are more likely to talk about reproductive health, mental health, issues at school, and some self-care topics than they would be in discussions where a parent is present, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

– Health Behavior News Service|29-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Short Sellers Not to Blame for 2008 Financial Crisis, Study Finds

Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

– University at Buffalo|29-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Huge Waves Measured for First Time in Arctic Ocean

The first measurements of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean recorded house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. More sensors are going out this summer to study waves in newly ice-free Arctic waters.

– University of Washington|29-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Mysterious Molecules in Space

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New research has offered a tantalizing new possibility in the realm of interstellar molecules and diffuse interstellar bands: these mysterious molecules may be silicon-capped hydrocarbons like SiC3H, SiC4H and SiC5H. The team of scientists presents data and theoretical arguments to back that hypothesis in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)|29-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Brand-Specific Television Alcohol Ads a Significant Predictor of Brand Consumption Among Underage Youth

Underage drinkers are three times more likely to drink alcohol brands that advertise on television programs they watch compared to other alcohol brands, providing new and compelling evidence of a strong association between alcohol advertising and youth drinking behavior.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|29-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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