Psychology & Psychiatry

Why smiles (and frowns) are contagious

Smile! It makes everyone in the room feel better because they, consciously or unconsciously, are smiling with you. Growing evidence shows that an instinct for facial mimicry allows us to empathize with and even experience ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer/BioNTech to develop mRNA-based shingles shot

Germany's BioNTech and US pharma giant Pfizer, which together developed a COVID-19 vaccine in record time, said Wednesday they are working on a shingles shot using the same mRNA technology.

Surgery

Multivector gracilis muscle flap viable for facial reanimation

(HealthDay)—The gracilis flap can be designed as a functional double paddle flap for a multivector facial reanimation after facial paralysis, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Surgery

Ability to ID face paralysis in others increases with severity

(HealthDay)—Laypersons' ability to identify facial paralysis increases with the severity of the condition, although individuals are not always able to accurately localize paralysis on the face, according to a study published ...

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