Written by Dana Thomas Friday, 04 May 2012 08:06
This is my snipits column. Just little pieces of info I thought were interesting. First for anyone bothered by drooping, receding eyelids, plastic surgeons may suggest adding volume to the brow. Now it’s possible to preview the effect of Hyaluronic-acid injections, which last up to three years and deliver a more natural-looking result than surgery, reports Val Lambros, a plastic surgeon in Newport H & Beach, California. By injecting a local anesthetic below the outer eyebrow, a doctor can simulate this brow elevation for 20 minutes. A photograph can help the patient decide whether she wants the active injections, which are reversible.
Secondly, a new study shows that eating dark chocolate helps lower a person’s BMI (body mass index). About 1000 adults that exercise three times a week and ate chocolate twice a week showed a larger weight loss than those that did not eat chocolate. Chocolate has been found to regulate insulin and lower blood pressure; it gives you energy and has made dieters feel less deprived.
Thirdly, California Health Officials have gone undercover to find the distributors of smuggled Mexican skin creams that contain high levels of mercury. The creams are mainly skin lighteners and are brought into this country illegally and sold surreptitiously at pharmacies, shops, and swap meets. Twenty two women who had used these products were found to have mercury poisoning, headaches, forgetfulness and depression.
Lastly, I am in deep depression since I have found that the 10 candies that are the worst for consumption are some of my favorites: Snickers, Milky Way, Swedish Fish, Skittles, Mounds, Twizzlers, and Butterfingers. It is just too depressing to go on. (Info for this article is from Allure Magazine)
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