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Botox For Migraines: Facial Injections To Prevent Headaches?

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a purified toxin derived from fermentation of the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum type A.  Most people are familiar with the cosmetic application of Botox whereby it is injected into facial muscles with the intent of reducing wrinkles, enhancing skin smoothness, and improving facial aesthetics. However, in addition to its cosmetic use, Botox …

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20 New Antidepressants In The Pipeline (2015): Drugs In Clinical Trials

For individuals in the United States between the age of 15 and 44, major depression is the leading cause of disability.  Major depression is often a heritable condition, caused by maladaptive genes getting transferred across generations.  That said, not everyone diagnosed with major depressive disorder inherited the condition from ancestors or should be blaming their …

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Botox Treatment For Depression: Could Facial Injections Cure Low Moods?

There is mounting preliminary evidence suggesting that Botox treatment for depression works quite well. In fact just receiving one injection of cosmetic botulinum toxin (BTX) could ward off the blues. Although only smaller studies have been conducted, most researchers believe that Botox treatments target facial muscles that are responsible for both expressing and regulating emotions. …

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