Surgery

Facial asymmetry increases with age

Asymmetry between the two sides of the face increases steadily with aging—a finding with important implications for facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures, reports a study in the November issue of Plastic and ...

Surgery

Botox to improve smiles in children with facial paralysis

Injecting botulinum toxin A (known commercially as Botox) appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis, a condition they can be born with or acquire because ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cervical spine range of motion may affect postural stability

(HealthDay)—In adults with neck pain, those with asymmetry in the range of motion (ROM) of the upper cervical spine (UCS) have increased postural sway compared with those with symmetry, but postural function does not differ ...

Medical research

New tool for selecting embryos in fertility treatments

A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València and specialists from the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe have developed a new tool, a mathematical model to be exact, to help in the selection ...

Medical research

The mystery of symmetry is revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some of our organs, such as the liver and the heart, are lateralised. As our bodies develop they mostly display bilateral symmetry across the vertebral column.

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