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22/04/2014 | Valeant Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with activist investor Bill Ackman in a bid for Botox maker Allergan that could be worth about $40 billion. Valeant said Monday that it intends to propose a merger with Allergan using a combination of Valeant stock and cash. The transaction size has not been disclosed, but Valeant expects the cash portion of the deal to be at least $15 billion.

21/04/2014 | The incidence of the most serious skin cancer in Great Britain is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show. Cancer Research UK statistics show more than 13,000 people develop malignant melanoma each year, compared with around 1,800 in the mid-1970s. It says the rise is partly due to rising popularity of package holidays to Europe from the late 1960s.

20/04/2014 | The demand for bigger buttocks in Venezuela means some women will even have banned injections to achieve them, putting their health at risk. It is with tears in her eyes that Denny recounts how she woke up one day to find a bump the size of a football in her lower back. She could not walk or bend down, and the pain was intense. Even before she saw a doctor, Denny, a 35-year-old Venezuelan lawyer, knew the bump must be a side-effect of liquid silicone that had been injected in her buttocks.

17/04/2014 | Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient's nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. The so-called engineered cartilage was then shaped according to the defect and implanted. The results are published in the academic journal The Lancet.

17/04/2014 | Due to Widespread Preference for Alternative Treatments. Decision Resources Group finds that the United States market for nonbreast aesthetic implants will decline as alternative treatments such as facial injectables and fat transfer procedures are increasingly preferred over facial and body contouring implants, respectively. Facial implants are very invasive compared to facial injectables, and many patients prefer the impermanent nature of the latter procedure. Likewise, there will continue to be widespread preference for fat transfer procedures because these treatments offer more natural-looking results than their body contouring implant counterparts.

16/04/2014 | Johnson & Johnson has reportedly dropped development of its neurotoxin Purtox, a much-hyped potential rival to Allergan's market leading blockbuster Botox. The move to drop the wrinkle buster is designed to help the healthcare giant hone its focus on its breast aesthetics business, but will result in a small number of job loses in the US, according to media reports.

16/04/2014 | Syneron Medical Ltd., a global market leader in the aesthetic medical device marketplace, announced today that it has received the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market the UltraShape™ System for non-invasive reduction of abdominal circumference via fat cell destruction.

16/04/2014 | Initial inquiry forms submitted online may have been accessed in cyber-attack. A leading cosmetic surgery provider has been targeted by a computer hacker who may have accessed details of nearly 500,000 people considering procedures. The Harley Medical Group said it believed the cyber-attack was an attempt to extort money from the company and it had contacted police.

13/04/2014 | Tian Hui, 39, from Guangzhou in China`s Guangdong province, woke up with her implants on her back and stomach, 12 years after her operation. Doctors found they were made from banned polyacrylamide hydrophilic gel. Tian had plastic surgery to enhance her bust in 2002. She had hoped the procedure would boost her confidence after she discovered her husband Chiu, 41, had cheated on her with a younger woman.

11/04/2014 | In Dove`s latest ad campaign, real women test a `beauty patch` designed to increase their self esteem - but all is not as it seems. Billed by Dove as a `social experiment`, the ad shows several American women talking to psychologist Dr Ann Kearney-Cooke about their feelings of self-esteem. Like 80% of women (according to Dove research), all of the participants report anxiety about their looks, with one woman saying she avoids mirrors and another claiming her lack of self-esteem prevents her from approaching men.

11/04/2014 | The original business-to-business magazine for aesthetic professionals, Aesthetic Medicine, returned this month. With its original editor Vicky Eldridge at the helm, the magazine brings the aesthetics industry in-depth news, reports and analysis, product and treatment reviews, business insight and clinical articles written by industry experts.

10/04/2014 | The nation’s largest group of plastic surgeons vowed Thursday to stamp out illegal medical practices following a string of lethal cosmetic surgery accidents. “A recent series of plastic surgery accidents were caused by some doctors’ unethical and illegal acts, largely prompted by over-competition and commercialization of medical institutions,” said the Korean Association of Plastic Surgeons in a press conference. “(The association) feels responsible for such situations that threaten people’s health and lives.”

06/04/2014 | A former model who used sunbeds for over 20 years has called for them to be banned after she was diagnosed with rare eye cancer and given weeks to live. Mother-of-one Debi Gibson from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, starting using sunbeds at the age of 14. She decided not to use protective goggles when on the sunbed so she would be free of any tan lines. The 42-year-old was diagnosed with rare eye cancer in April 2012 - and has now been given a terminal diagnosis after the disease spread to her liver.

04/04/2014 | Checks on tanning salons in a Yorkshire borough have found people using sunbeds are being blasted with levels of radiation normally found in outer space. Officials at Barnsley Council found 83 per cent of sunbeds tested were over the legal radiation limit, with one in 10 as many as four times above.

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