Pediatrics

Socioeconomic factors affect cleft lip and cleft palate risks

Certain factors reflecting lower socioeconomic status (SES) are linked to increased risks of cleft lip and/or cleft palate, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Appearance-related anxiety and the tool helping people post-lockdown

After more than a year of restrictions, many people are apprehensive about socializing freely again. But for people with visible differences, and those who suffer appearance related anxiety, that thought might be particularly ...

Genetics

Genetics of human face begin to reveal underlying profile

The genetics behind the shape of the human face are difficult to decipher, but now an international team of researchers has connected specific genetic signals with specific areas of the face. They not only can see the signals ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

More cleft lip surgeries at age 8 to 10 years tied to later anxiety

(HealthDay)—Having an increased number of surgeries between ages 8 and 10 years is associated with increased anxiety and depressive symptoms in teenagers with cleft lip and palate, according to a study published in the ...

Medical research

What everyone should know about cleft lip

After discussing actor Joaquin Phoenix's appearance on her talk show earlier this month, Wendy Williams received near universal condemnation for mocking those affected with cleft lip—a common birth defect in which the upper ...

Genetics

Breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research

Four genes have been identified which work together to cause cleft lip and palate, in an international research collaboration with researchers from UNSW Sydney and the University of Washington.

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