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Educational outreach, public policy changes needed to reduce health hazards at nail salons

The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages. For the technicians in those salons, this beauty can come with a cost: an exposure to potentially unsafe chemicals and other health hazards. A study has found that educational outreach and change in public policy are needed to help reduce these hazards for salon employees and owners....


What causes aging of the upper lip? Loss of volume, not just 'sagging'

Plastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to deflation or sagging A new study helps settle the debate, showing significant loss of volume in the upper lip in older adults....


Views of ideal female appearance in China are changing

A researcher found that young women in China, living in a rapidly changing society with more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media than ever before, are also altering their views of female beauty. Her research aims to determine whether these factors are leading to increasing body image concerns such as eating disorders and weight and shape concerns that have been reported in Asia....


Researchers regrow hair on wounded skin

By stirring crosstalk among skin cells that form the roots of hair, researchers report they have regrown hair strands on damaged skin. The findings better explain why hair does not normally grow on wounded skin, and may help in the search for better drugs to restore hair growth, say the studys authors....


Facial asymmetry increases with age

Asymmetry between the two sides of the face increases steadily with aging -- a finding with important implications for facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures....


A wearable device for regrowing hair

Although some people embrace the saying bald is beautiful, for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown that stimulating the skin with lasers can help regrow hair, but the equipment is often large, consumes lots of energy and is difficult to use in daily life. Now, researchers have developed a flexible, wearable photostimulator that speeds up hair growth in mice....


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