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 ...

Medical research

Kiss chapped lips goodbye this winter

Dry and chapped lips are common during the winter, but there are a number of things you can do to protect them, an expert says.

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 ...

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