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Increasing Adoption of yy product to Drive the Anti-Aging Medicine Market – Lake Shore Gazette

Longer life-expectancy is a cumulative effect of a healthy lifestyle and favorable environmental conditions. A trend of continuously increasing life expectancy has been a witness since a decade, primarily because of advances in medical sciences and treatment of chronic life-threatening diseases, availability of clean water and environment and other factors. This trend is projected to further show even more exponential growth graph owing to the anti-aging medicines, stem cell therapeutics, genetic screening and interventions, and high-tech biomedicines. American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine claimed that anti-aging medicines can add up to 10-20 years to the life expectancy of a human. Today, a combination of calorie-restricted diet, regular exercise, and anti-aging medicines are claimed to slow the process of senescence and aging. Various medicines used against the treatment of acute or chronic diseases can be considered as anti-aging medicines, however, to define anti-aging medicine market we have considered only the drugs that are directly prescribed and used for delaying the effects of aging.

The constantly growing demand to look young in old individuals and to remain young and youthful in young people drive the anti-aging market. The influence of aesthetics from the fashion and television industry propel the demand to retain the features and energy of younger age in old people. Additionally, the increasing number of anti-aging medicine manufacturers in the decade contribute to higher availability of the anti-aging medicine resulting in expansion of the global anti-aging medicine market. However, skeptical approach to anti-aging medicine as being an external stimulator of cell-cycles is a restraint to the expansion of anti-aging medicine market.

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The global Anti-aging medicine market is segmented on basis of product type, age group, distribution channel, and region:

The rising demand for beauty consciousness amongst people and the desire to stay young is the primary factor fueling the growth of anti-aging medicines in the market. The acclaimed benefits of the products and affordability along with regional presence compel the demand for anti-aging medicine in the global market. Hormonal replacement therapy segment in product type is expected to account maximum market share in the terms of revenue in the global anti-aging medicine market. However, antioxidant therapy segment in product type is expected to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast years owing to the rising awareness about the plethora of benefits of antioxidants in anti-aging among the public. On the basis of the route of administration, the global anti-aging medicine market is segmented as oral, injectable and topical, out of which oral segment is expected to generate maximum revenue share over the forecast period. As per the distribution channel, the global anti-aging medicine market is segmented as hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, e-commerce, and drug stores. The e-commerce segment in the distribution channel is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast time.

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Regionally, the global anti-aging medicine market is segmented into five key regions viz. North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America anti-aging medicine market is projected to account for the largest market share in the terms of revenue in the global anti-aging medicine market owing to the higher healthcare expenditure and presence of numerous manufacturers. Europe is expected to hold the second largest share in the global anti-aging medicine market during the forecast period because of the growing geriatric population and higher spending on healthcare products and supplements. MEA anti-aging medicine market is expected to witness sluggish growth over the forecast time owing to the limited presence of manufacturers and lower healthcare expenditure. Asia Pacific is projected to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast years in the global anti-aging medicine market due to higher demand from end users and regional penetration of the key players in the region.

Some of the players operating in the global anti-aging medicine market are Pfizer, Evolution GmbH, Himalaya Global Holdings Ltd., Cipla Limited, Mylan Laboratories, Novartis, Merck Group, Vitabiotics, William Ransom & Son Holdings Plc, Uni-Vite Healthcare and Health Made Easy Limited amongst others.

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CollPlant Biotechnologies Presents on the Use of Novel, Plant-Derived, Recombinant Human Collagen for Anti-Aging Therapies at the Science of Aging…

REHOVOT, Israel, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --CollPlant (NASDAQ: CLGN) a regenerative and aesthetic medicine company, today announced that Dr. Nadav Orr, Vice President of R&D, presented a corporate overview on the dynamics of cellular aging during Session 3 of the Science of Aging Virtual Symposium 2020. The presentation was titled, "Use of Novel, Plant-Derived, Recombinant Human Collagen for Anti-Aging Therapies."

"We are proud to showcase our plant-derived, recombinant human collagen or rhCollagen platform technology at the exclusive Science of Aging Virtual Symposium 2020 alongside other innovative companies in the aesthetic medicine space," says Dr. Nadav Orr, Vice President of R&D, CollPlant. "Additionally, September is Healthy Aging Month, which presents the ultimate opportunity for us as a company to illuminate our revolutionary Skin Rejuvenation and Breast Implant product pipeline inclusive of our photocurable dermal fillers."

Data presented at the symposium demonstrated smooth injectability and a statistically significant enhancement in proliferation of normal human dermal fibroblasts (nHDF) for cells treated with a combination of hyaluronic acid and rhCollagen relative to HA only following an 8-day treatment period.

About CollPlant

CollPlant is a regenerative and aesthetic medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, and medical aesthetics. Our products are based on our rhCollagen (recombinant human collagen) that is produced with CollPlant's proprietary plant based genetic engineering technology.

Our products address indications for the diverse fields of tissue repair, aesthetics and organ manufacturing, and, we believe, are ushering in a new era in regenerative and aesthetic medicine.

Our flagship rhCollagen BioInk product line is ideal for 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs. In October 2018, we entered into a licensing agreement with United Therapeutics, whereby United Therapeutics is using CollPlant's BioInks in the manufacture of 3D bioprinted lungs for transplant in humans.

In January 2020, we also entered into a Joint Development Agreement with 3D Systems Corporation, or 3D Systems, pursuant to which we and 3D Systems jointly develop tissue and scaffold bioprinting processes for third party collaborators. Our industry collaboration also includes the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute, or ARMI.

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The Anti-Aging Medicine market to project Exorbitant Growth between 2018 and 2026 – The Daily Chronicle

Longer life-expectancy is a cumulative effect of a healthy lifestyle and favorable environmental conditions. A trend of continuously increasing life expectancy has been a witness since a decade, primarily because of advances in medical sciences and treatment of chronic life-threatening diseases, availability of clean water and environment and other factors. This trend is projected to further show even more exponential growth graph owing to the anti-aging medicines, stem cell therapeutics, genetic screening and interventions, and high-tech biomedicines. American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine claimed that anti-aging medicines can add up to 10-20 years to the life expectancy of a human. Today, a combination of calorie-restricted diet, regular exercise, and anti-aging medicines are claimed to slow the process of senescence and aging. Various medicines used against the treatment of acute or chronic diseases can be considered as anti-aging medicines, however, to define anti-aging medicine market we have considered only the drugs that are directly prescribed and used for delaying the effects of aging.

The constantly growing demand to look young in old individuals and to remain young and youthful in young people drive the anti-aging market. The influence of aesthetics from the fashion and television industry propel the demand to retain the features and energy of younger age in old people. Additionally, the increasing number of anti-aging medicine manufacturers in the decade contribute to higher availability of the anti-aging medicine resulting in expansion of the global anti-aging medicine market. However, skeptical approach to anti-aging medicine as being an external stimulator of cell-cycles is a restraint to the expansion of anti-aging medicine market.

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The rising demand for beauty consciousness amongst people and the desire to stay young is the primary factor fueling the growth of anti-aging medicines in the market. The acclaimed benefits of the products and affordability along with regional presence compel the demand for anti-aging medicine in the global market. Hormonal replacement therapy segment in product type is expected to account maximum market share in the terms of revenue in the global anti-aging medicine market. However, antioxidant therapy segment in product type is expected to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast years owing to the rising awareness about the plethora of benefits of antioxidants in anti-aging among the public. On the basis of the route of administration, the global anti-aging medicine market is segmented as oral, injectable and topical, out of which oral segment is expected to generate maximum revenue share over the forecast period. As per the distribution channel, the global anti-aging medicine market is segmented as hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, e-commerce, and drug stores. The e-commerce segment in the distribution channel is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast time.

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Regionally, the global anti-aging medicine market is segmented into five key regions viz. North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America anti-aging medicine market is projected to account for the largest market share in the terms of revenue in the global anti-aging medicine market owing to the higher healthcare expenditure and presence of numerous manufacturers. Europe is expected to hold the second largest share in the global anti-aging medicine market during the forecast period because of the growing geriatric population and higher spending on healthcare products and supplements. MEA anti-aging medicine market is expected to witness sluggish growth over the forecast time owing to the limited presence of manufacturers and lower healthcare expenditure. Asia Pacific is projected to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast years in the global anti-aging medicine market due to higher demand from end users and regional penetration of the key players in the region.

Some of the players operating in the global anti-aging medicine market are Pfizer, Evolution GmbH, Himalaya Global Holdings Ltd., Cipla Limited, Mylan Laboratories, Novartis, Merck Group, Vitabiotics, William Ransom & Son Holdings Plc, Uni-Vite Healthcare and Health Made Easy Limited amongst others.

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Can You Really Get the Anti-Aging, Glowing Skin Benefits of Retinol Without Irritation? – Fashionista

Naturopathica's Retinol Collection.

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The benefits of retinol the umbrella name for vitamin A-derived ingredients common in skin care have been well documented. Experts like estheticians and dermatologists have been recommending it (and using it themselves) for years, touting its firming, wrinkle-smoothing, skin-restoring, results-focused properties. When it comes to skin-care ingredients that really, truly work, retinol is right up there at the top of the list.

But there are also some pretty well-known downsides to using retinol: It's been known to create issues for those with dry, sensitive or redness-prone skin, making their complexions even more dry, sensitive or red. And the real key to getting retinol to work its magic is to actually use it, and use it regularly. So is it possible to find a retinol that will deliver all of the upsides without the downsides? Are there formulas so effective, yet so gentle, you'll actually want to use them as part of your regular skin-care routine? That's precisely what Naturopathica set out to create with its new Retinol Collection.

"Many people haven't had access to retinol because it wasn't in clean formulas and wasn't suitable for sensitive skin," explains Naturopathica Founder Barbara Close. "We developed these formulas so that retinol can do its job, without causing irritation." The Retinol Collection is innovative not just because of its breakthroughs in non-irritating retinol, but also because it incorporates luxurious, clean formulas like a night oil spiked with holy basil, a passion fruit-infused eye serum and a lightweight gel-cream that's deeply hydrating, but not heavy. To find out more about what sets these products apart from other retinols, Fashionista chatted with Close, who also let us in on what went into creating the Ageless line, which ingredients she's most excited about and why it's absolutely possible to deliver retinol formulas that are suitable for sensitive skin. Read on for the highlights.

What kind of gap was there in the skin-care market (and specifically, anti-aging market) that Naturopathica wanted to fill with the retinol collection?

Retinol is the strongest over-the-counter ingredient for skin renewal, but clean brands often choose not to use it because it causes irritation. That is where a gap in the market exists. The botanicals that we've chosen soothe and calm the skin, even as the retinol is working. That's why the collection is revolutionary: We're able to target and repair even the most delicate parts of the skin, like the eye area.

Can you share a bit about each product?

The Holy Basil & Retinol Ageless Night Oilis the perfect antidote to tired, aging skin. It features a 1% retinoid blend, with holy basil andbakuchiol. Holy basilis a powerful, adaptogenic herb that helps to increase the skin's resilience to stress. It's part of a bundle of ingredients that helps to halt sensitivity at the source.

Our weightlessPassion Fruit & Retinol Ageless Eye Serumincorporates passion fruit, which is rich in antioxidants that reinforce the skin against free-radical damage, allowing for retinolrenewal without stress on the delicate eye area.

For added hydration, theArgan & Retinol Advanced Wrinkle Remedy Night Gel Creamis fortified with argan cells to help renew and firm the skin, giving retinol a complementary boost.

What are some of the key ingredients operating in these products that you're most excited about?

Definitely our new, proprietary retinol, which is clean of petrochemicals and contaminants for results without irritation. It's delivered with desensitizing and performance-boosting botanicals for astonishingly gentle and highly effective results.

I'm also a big fan of holy basil, also known as tulsi, which is an adaptogenic herb that helps to reduce signs of skin stress for a smoother, more even-toned complexion. It allows retinol to work more efficiently, without sensitivity.

Bakuchiol, derived from babchi, is an antioxidant-rich, skin-nourishing agent and retinol-boosting companion that helps to promote an even complexion for brighter, more radiant skin.

Then there are peptides, which are specifically designed for the eye area, so they're targeted to improve the appearance of the eye contour by minimizing puffiness and dark circles.

What exactly makes Naturopathica's retinol products less irritating?

We start with a proprietary, clean retinol, sourced free of petrochemicals and contaminants to minimize irritation at the source. Then, we layer in rare and highly effective herbs to boost skin health, with nourishing base materials to soothe and repair. The combination is clinically proven to deliver firmer, smoother skin without irritation, based on an independent clinical study of 30 women over eight weeks which included self, expert and machine-based skin assessments.

What went into the product development and formulation process to create these products?

Our inspiration has always been rooted in the practices of traditional herbalism, which sparked my passion for skin care. In order to use retinol without harming the skin, we searched herbal medicine archives for the most effective botanicals that would perfectly complement the actives, without compromise. Holy basil, a sacred Indian herb, is recognized in Ayurvedic medicine for its soothing properties. Passion fruit, on the other hand, is a unique extract that's rarely used in skin care, but by taking a deeper look at its chemical makeup, we were able to see its unique potential for skin health.

What would you say to someone who might be nervous to try retinol because they have sensitive skin or may have had a bad reaction with past retinols?

One of the principles of Naturopathic medicine is do no harm, and we stand by this commitment every time we formulate. When developing the Retinol Collection, our mandate was to deliver dramatic skin renewal, without irritation. For those who are skeptical or unsure, we did clinical testing. Eighty-six percent of users cited 'non-irritating' among the primary product benefits. Of course, we always recommend wearing sunscreen in the daytime when using retinol overnight.

It's really unique to have retinol included in an oil formulation. What sets that product apart and why is an oil an ideal way to use retinol?

As women age, their estrogen levels decline, which impacts the production of oil in the skin. Over time, the lipid barrier is compromised and the skin feels dryer, making fine lines and wrinkles more pronounced. Our heritage is in professional aesthetics, the science of the skin. Leaning on that expertise, we designed a Facial Oil that specifically replenishes the oils we start to miss as our skin ages including base oils like anti-inflammatory oat kernel extract and jojoba oil, which mimics the skin's natural sebum. Facial oils also provide barrier protection, to lock in hydration while you sleep.

What type of results can someone expect from Naturopathica's retinol line?

The Holy Basil & Retinol Ageless Night Oil is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for more youthful-looking skin. Based on our clinicals, 94% of users reported smoother skin after four weeks of use, and 91% reported firmer skin.

The Passion Fruit & Retinol Ageless Eye Serum is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness for revitalized eyes. We found that 90% of users saw a decrease in dark circles, 86% without irritation.

Should all of the products be used together? What is the layering/application process you'd suggest for best results?

Absolutely, these products are gentle enough to layer, to boost your wrinkle-relief. But rather than overhauling your routine, allow your skin to adjust to each formula by introducing one new product at a time. Apply nightly for three to five days, then add to your regimen.

What types of testing and clinical studies did Naturopathica use to develop these products?

We validated performance with an independent clinical study conducted over eight weeks. The clinical observation included machine-based skin assessments, expert and self-assessment.

What inspired the creation of this line?

As an herbalist and product formulator, I am always seeking the best ingredients from the natural world to bring to our community. My first inspiration for a Retinol Collection came through the ingredient bakuchiol, now popular for its wrinkle-fighting results. After diving into the research on bakuchiol years ago, I knew that there could be a pathway to clean retinol. The complementary relationship between synthetic retinol and plant-based bakuchiol is astonishing. By combining them, we were able to protect and repair the skin with unprecedented efficacy and without harm. This partnership laid the foundation of our new, clean cosmeceuticals.

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Donkey Milk: Benefits, Uses, and Downsides – Healthline

Donkey milk may sound like a trendy newcomer to the milk market, but in reality, it has been around for thousands of years.

It has become popular again recently, especially in parts of Europe, appealing both to adventurous foodies who want to try new foods and beverages, as well as those who aim to eat natural foods with health benefits.

This article looks into the benefits, uses, and downsides of donkey milk.

Donkeys belong to the Equidae family, which also includes horses and zebras. Various breeds of domesticated donkeys live all over the world, and like many other mammals, female donkeys, known as jennies, have been raised for thousands of years for their milk (1).

Donkey milk has a long history of medicinal and cosmetic uses. Hippocrates reportedly used it as a treatment for arthritis, coughs, and wounds. Cleopatra is said to have maintained her soft, smooth skin with donkey milk baths (2).

It has antimicrobial properties and is used as a folk medicine treatment for infections, including whooping cough, as well as viruses in parts of Africa and India (2).

Compared with milk from other dairy animals like cows, goats, sheep, buffalo, and camels, donkey milk most closely resembles human breast milk. In fact, it was first used in the 19th century to feed orphaned infants (3).

Donkey farming is becoming more popular. However, most farms are small with 530 milking jennies. Each produces only about 4 cups (1 liter) of milk per day. Thus, the milk is somewhat hard to find and considered a specialty item (1, 4, 5).

Raw donkey milk is usually sold at farms where donkeys are raised. In the United States, federal law prohibits the transportation of raw milk across state lines. Some larger farms may sell pasteurized donkey milk (5, 6).

Its more widely available as freeze-dried powdered milk and an ingredient in some European-imported chocolate bars. In Italy, where its especially popular, donkey milk is used in some infant formulas and as a medical food (4, 7).

Although it might seem like a new trend, people have been drinking donkey milk for thousands of years. Its somewhat hard to find unless you live near a donkey farm, but you can purchase powdered donkey milk from some manufacturers.

Nutritionally, donkey milk is very similar to human breast and cows milk. It provides vitamins and minerals along with protein (2, 8).

Its lower in fat, and thus calories, and has more vitamin D than other milks. Most of the calories in donkey milk come from carbs, which are in the form of lactose (2, 8).

This chart lists the nutrition information for 3 ounces (100 mL) of donkey, human breast, and whole, vitamin-D-fortified cows milk (8, 9, 10, 11):

Most of the protein in dairy milk comes from casein and whey. Casein is the protein most people with an allergy to cows milk react to. Donkey milk is similar to human breast milk in that its low in casein and higher in whey (12).

The whey protein in donkey milk is notable for its antimicrobial properties. It contains compounds that can prevent the growth of viruses and bacteria (1, 3, 12).

In lab studies, it prevents the spread of bacteria, including Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus (1, 3, 12).

Donkey milk is low in fat and rich in carbs. The protein in donkey milk is largely whey, which has compounds that can help prevent the growth of some bacteria and viruses.

Fans of donkey milk often drink it for its health benefits, which go beyond its nutritional content. In particular, it has gained a lot of attention as an allergen-friendly and immune-boosting food.

Compared with the protein in cows milk, which has about five times more casein than whey, the protein in donkey milk has roughly equal parts casein and whey (12).

Given its significantly lower casein content, many people with a cows milk protein allergy can tolerate donkey milk, as they find that donkey milk doesnt cause an allergic response (12).

That can be a plus for anyone whos allergic to cows milk but may benefit from the protein and other nutrients that dairy milk provides.

An Italian study in 81 children with an allergy to cows milk found that all were able to drink donkey milk with no negative reaction. Swapping donkey milk allowed for regular weight and height gains (13).

Still, if you have a known allergy, check with your healthcare provider before trying donkey milk. While donkey milk contains less casein than cows milk, even a trace amount of casein can cause anaphylaxis in some people.

Another important component of donkey milk is lactose. It helps your body absorb calcium, which is important for strong bones (12, 14).

Other compounds in the milk may support a healthier immune system. A lab study showed that donkey milk has the ability to promote the release of cytokines, which are proteins that stimulate the immune system (14).

That same study found that donkey milk also causes cells to produce nitric oxide, a compound that helps dilate blood vessels. Nitric oxide can improve blood flow to your blood vessels, which in turn reduces your blood pressure (14).

Donkey milk may be a suitable dairy substitute for people with a cows milk protein allergy, although it still contains casein and lactose. In addition, it might offer other benefits, including supporting a healthier immune system and reducing blood pressure.

The biggest downside of donkey milk is its price and availability. Because both the number and size of donkey dairy farms are limited, its expensive to produce and sell and thus hard to come by.

Europe has some larger manufacturers who sell the milk in powdered form, but it can be expensive to ship overseas.

The price of donkey milk, along with its low casein content, also make it very expensive and difficult to use for cheesemaking.

Another potential downside is that most small farms only sell raw donkey milk, and drinking unpasteurized milk carries a risk of foodborne illness.

Although donkey milk has antimicrobial properties, and tests usually find it to be free of harmful pathogens, theres always a risk that raw milk contains bacteria or other harmful toxins (7).

That can be dangerous if fed to infants, older adults, or anyone with a compromised immune system.

If you want to try donkey milk in liquid or powder form, look for one that has been pasteurized. Alternatively, heat the raw milk to at least 161F (72C) for 15 seconds before drinking it to kill any pathogens (15).

Finally, if you have lactose intolerance and experience symptoms like gas, bloating, and diarrhea after drinking milk, donkey milk will likely cause these same symptoms due to its lactose content.

Thus, people with lactose intolerance should avoid or limit donkey milk. Alternatively, you can use a lactase enzyme to break down the lactose before drinking it.

Donkey milk is in limited supply and can be expensive. You should also be aware that if you drink raw donkey milk, theres a risk of foodborne illness, which is especially a concern for infants or anyone with a compromised immune system.

Donkey milk is more than a food item. Its just as well known for its use as an ingredient in cosmetics. In fact, youll probably have much better luck finding donkey milk skin moisturizers and soaps than donkey milk beverages.

The proteins in donkey milk have the ability to attract and hold water, which makes it an excellent moisturizer (4).

Some of the proteins in donkey milk also function as antioxidants. They help protect cells from oxidative damage, including that caused by sun exposure, thus providing anti-aging benefits (4).

Cosmetic products that may have donkey milk as a major ingredient include skin creams, face masks, soaps, and shampoos.

One of the most common uses for donkey milk is as an ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics. It has moisturizing and antioxidant properties to protect your skin, face, and hair.

Donkey milk may sound like a new fad, but it has been used since ancient Greek and Roman times as a health-promoting beverage and skin-moisturizing cosmetic treatment.

Its especially appealing to those with a cows milk protein allergy who can tolerate its low casein content.

However, note that it still contains a fair amount of lactose and may be unsuitable for people with lactose intolerance.

The milk also contains compounds that may strengthen your immune system and inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, and other infections.

Donkey milk is expensive and may be hard to find as a beverage, but you can still take advantage of its cosmetic benefits. Its easy to find moisturizing creams, soaps, and shampoos made with donkey milk.

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Global Anti-Aging Medicine Market to Witness Rapid Development During the Period 2018 2026 – Lake Shore Gazette

An astrovirus (HAstV) is a form of RNA virus which is mainly responsible for affecting the intestinal system. Astrovirus infection is quite more prevalent in children aged between 1 and 10 years and rarely affect adults. Astrovirus has a single-strand RNA genome and can survive for prolonged periods of time. The virus is common during the cold winter months as they exist at a temperature of less than 20 degree Celsius. Astrovirus infection can cause a severe situation of stomach flu, which is also commonly known as gastroenteritis. Moreover, astrovirus infection can also cause the severe condition of diarrhea and vomiting. Astrovirus infection is one of the most common causes of childhood acute diarrhea. The infectious astrovirus can cause more serious illness in children with cancer and compromised immune systems. Astrovirus infection is considered as an important cause of viral gastroenteritis. An astrovirus is a communicable infection that is transmitted from person-to-person by the fecal-oral route. Presently, there is no specific treatment or vaccines available for astrovirus infection. But a number of therapies are adopted to treat astrovirus infection.

Growing adoption of technologically advanced molecular techniques and rising incidence of acute diarrhea among children is expected to increase demand for astrovirus infection treatment market. Increasing government funding in the healthcare sector and growing trend of pharmaceutical companies to manufacture novel drugs are some more factors fueling the market growth of the global astrovirus infection treatment market. However, the absence of absolute treatment and limited efficacy of the drugs available in the market is expected to hamper the revenue growth of the global astrovirus infection treatment market during the forecast period. Moreover, lack of awareness about novel diagnostic tests is restraining the growth of astrovirus infection treatment market.

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On the basis of geography, global astrovirus infection treatment market is segmented into six key regions viz. North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific excluding China, China and Middle East & Africa. North America and Europe are expected to be the leading markets in the global astrovirus infection treatment market. Growing number of patients suffering from abdominal pains and astrovirus infections are expected to boost demand for astrovirus infection treatment therapies in these regions. APEC and China are expected to follow next in terms of demand for the treatment of astrovirus infection. Latin America and MEA astrovirus infection treatment markets are also expected to witness above average growth during the forecast period. Absence of population based studies in developing countries is a major challenge in assessment of astrovirus infection treatment in these countries.

Some of the key players present in global astrovirus infection treatment market are Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Pfizer Inc., AstraZeneca plc., Novartis AG, Eli Lilly and Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and others.

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Dr. Kamii, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC wins Top Aesthetic Injector East in the Aesthetic Everything 2020 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards – PRNewswire

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Dr. Kamii is the founder of THE MED SPA located in Southwest Florida. Graduating with Honors Summa Cum Laude, she is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate Degree specializing in Aesthetic, Anti-Aging and Concierge Medicine. Voted Top 100 Best Aesthetic Injectors in America, she is an Internationally Trained Cosmetic Injector with a keen artistic eye. She continues to train regularly and as often as she can with a passion for Aesthetics and Health/Wellness.

As both an artist and a practitioner, Kamii helps make her patients look and feel their best with non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Patients travel from all over to experience her expertise.Kamii has a natural approach to facial rejuvenation and wants to help every person accentuate their best features. Let her help take care of your aesthetic, anti-aging and medical needs. "I'm here to provide the highest quality of exceptional care with humility at an advanced level."

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Facial Masks That Help Prevent And Soothe Maskne Breakouts – Forbes

A combination of photographs shows textile designer Corinne McManus, co-founder of the sewing ... [+] collective "Masks for Extraordinary People", posing for portraits wearing masks in their design studio in south London on May 28, 2020 where they are making colourful face masks for key workers during the novel coronavirus pandemic. - With the help of around 60 volunteers the collective have made more than 4,000 masks in 6 weeks, using all types of donated fabric such as bed sheets, towels, and shirts, and given them to key workers who continue to work during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

During the peak of quarantine, many filled the hours with self care routines that helped to fortify overall health and wellbeing. Extra steps in skin or body care that our pre pandemic lives could not accommodate, had suddenly become crucial to staying sane while staying in. Mandated wearing of face masks when in public places have alternately changed our beauty routines. As cities all over the world began to open up, we began reading and hearing about a new skin concern called maskne. Acne caused by wearing a face mask for prolonged hours may oftentimes cause pimples, blackheads, white heads around the mouth, chin and nose. This happens when dirt, grime, sweat oil, bacteria and sweat are trapped by your face mask, especially in warm climates.

A deep cleaning of skin before putting on your face mask is essential in preventing maskne. Gentle cleansers are highly recommended, although for advanced cases of , a de-clogging formula with salicyclic Acid may be a good idea. Experts also suggest using a face scrub to rid skin of deep seated sebum and dirt. Your post cleanse routine will also play a key role in addressing or preventing maskne. While we all want squeaky clean skin, hydrating, soothing and nourishing helps to fortify our skin barrier so that it is less prone to pesky zits.

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Facial masks have been around for some time now, but not everyone is in the habit of incorporating them into their daily skincare routines. There are various benefits from adding facial masks to your weekly self-care regimen, including deep hydration, detoxification, tightening of skin as well as overall sense of relaxation. Beauty masks come in various formulations from sheets, muds to a combination of both scrub and mask. Where addressing maskne is concerned, the good old facial mask merits props for helping to ease skin irritation, redness, inflammation. They also do wonders in bringing back skin radiance and anti aging.

MUDMASKY is an Amsterdam-based skincare company that creates freshly made mud mask formulations using only natural ingredients. Theyve very recently introduced a beautiful range of seasonal face masks to help nourish and care for skin all 365 days of the year. The company has also created a mask especially for detoxifying in the mornings, which is perhaps your best skincare investment for 2020. FACIAL DETOX PURIFYING RECOVERY MASK is a multitasking deep cleanse product that: refines pores, deeply hydrates, smoothens, brightens and keeps skin looking young. Use one to two times weekly, leaving on face for up to 10 minutes. Montmorillonite Clay works as the key ingredient for ridding skin of toxins and impurities. It is also responsible for stimulating blood flow which helps to bring back skin radiance.

Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask by MUDMASKY

Leave Me On Autumn Mask by MUDMASKY

With the cooler months now upon us, the LEAVE-ME-ON AUTUMN MASK is a will help skin transition into winter season. This gel-based calming formula rebalances skin and rehydrates while simultaneously reducing the appearance of sun spots. Freshly squeezed aloe vera leaf juice helps to calm and cool irritated skin and even nasty maskne.

5YINA uses traditional Chinese Medicine tradition for the creation of revitalizing skincare products. Im currently obsessed with its healing hand balm, but thats another story all together. The DIVINE BIOCELLULOSE SHEET MASK is a another wonderful skin treat to come home to after a full day of wearing your protective face mask. Made of holistic herbs and adaptogens, it helps to plump skin and bring back its glow. Botanical infusion of peony root, calendula and ginseng does wonders for soothing skin irritation. Leave the sheet mask on for up to two hours for a full spa experience at home. You may also want to massage face with the PINK MOON ROSE QUARTZ GUA SHA FACIAL TOOL while your sheet is on. This self care ritual will not only help with lymphatic drainage, it will also ease mind, body and soul especially during these times.

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UMA is a luxury wellness company anchored on 5,000-year-old wisdom of Ayurveda. The brand works only with rare, potent botanicals sourced from India to deliver clean, holistic healing for skin, body, mind and spirit. Ayurvedic-based products have become stars of my skincare shelf in 2020 as it unifies body and mind to address both physical and emotional ailments. I also love how it harnesses Mother Natures healing powers to ease the senses and soul.

Deeply Clarifying Face Mask by UMA

Take of instance UMAS DEEP CLARIFYING FACE MASK. It uses ingredients like turmeric, clove and neem as anti-bacterial agents. Honey and lemon are also utilized for regulating skins natural oil production. This gentle yet potent formula works at the surface and sub dermal layers of skin to minimize the appearance of blemishes and help eliminate impurities.. And because it is natural, it works beautifully with all skin types.

WHAL MYUNGs history goes back 120 years during the time of the Joseon dynasty in South Korea. Its founder is a fourth generation successor of the countrys first pharmaceutical company and medicine. Extensive background in traditional herbal healing would later lead to the founding of a modern wellness brand that utilizes five herbal ingredients to boost skin vitality: dried tangerine peel (anti inflammatory, anti oxidant, anti bacterial, spot reducing), dried ginger (anti oxidant, anti-aging, anti bacterial and anti inflammatory), cinnamon (soothing, exfoliating and anti bacterial), corydalis tuber (anti inflammatory, anti oxidant), myristica fragrans (calming and hydrating).

Skin Elixir Mask by WHAL MYUNG

The SKIN ELIXIR MASK utilizes all these key ingredients in a mask sheetand more. The nutrient-packed elixir harnesses the regenerative benefits of lecithin, which binds moisture to skin for improved moisture retention. Skin is visibly softer, revitalized, with that glow-from-within radiance. This formulation is also recommended for those suffering from rough, uneven, dull skin.

ALOISIA BEAUTY combines Korean beauty fundamentals with science to reimagine the daily skincare ritual. In a commitment to stay clean, the label works exclusively with pure, high quality ingredients that nourish, repair and protect skin. Its signature 7-DAY SKIN CARE SYSTEM is testament to the brands commitment for beauty innovation. The set includes seven different masks, each formulated to overhaul skin within a one-week period.

7-Day Skincare System by ALOISIA BEAUTY

The SOOTHING PROTECTION MASK uses aloe leaf extracts as well as marine and botanical extracts to calm, protect and hydrate skin. The skincare system also includes a DEEP HEALING MASK, a blend of turmeric, vitamin leaf water and botanicals that help skin regain elasticity and fight aging. All facial mask sheets use a Luxe Cupra fabric, which allows for even absorption and deep skin penetration. Compared to most sheets, this also stays on more securely and comfortably.

FEMMUE is a fabulous floral feast on skin. Taking inspiration from the energy of flowers, the luxury skincare label continuously innovates botanical cosmetics to bring therapy to skin. Formulations are intended to harness healing and protection for while addressing a wide range of concerns from texture to deep hydration and even detoxification.

Gentle Green Relief Mask by FEMMUE

Gypsy Rose Calming Mask by FEMMUE

GENTLE GREEN RELIEF MASK is a floral powered formula that purifies skin by removing dead skin cells and excess sebum. Kaolin Clay and Sea Mud aid in deeply cleansing and oil absorption. Infusion of Green Tea Leaves work to stimulate collagen production. To use, simply apply on skin and leave on for up to 15 minutes before rinsing. For oily skin types, GYPSY ROSE CALMING MASK is an effective regulator or sebum and oil without drying out skin. French Rose Petal extracts as well as Rose water, leave a soft and smooth finish on skin.

M-61 POWERFUL SKINCARE always delivers on a promise. The brand, founded by Marla Beck (the same innovator behind BLUEMERCURY) is committed to formulating skincare solutions that are effective, gluten-free, vegan and free of the usual toxics. Advanced actives and high performance naturals are at the core of all M-61 products, including a current cult favorite: POWERSPOT MASK.

PowerSpot Mask by M61

Ideal for acne or maskne-prone skin, this non drying clay formula is made of camphor, kaolin clay, bentonite and salicylic acid to detoxify pores and absorb excess oil. It is also made so that redness, rashes and itching are calmed. For best results, do a double cleanse. After a gentle wash, dry and apply over face. Leave on for up to five minutes before a thorough rinse. Top with a gentle, lightweight moisturizer.

ALPYN BEAUTY is a clean, sustainable beauty brand that highlights the power of wild-crafted botanicals. Sourcing from the mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, its products are created with the intention of bringing the same potency and resilience of plants in the wild to you skincare experience. The team best explains this in saying: The plants we some of the hardest-working and most resilient botanicals that are conditioned to survive in an unforgiving climate (high altitude, low humidity, limited oxygen, harsh sun, snowfall and wind). When applied to skin, these plants perform just like they do in the wildpreserving, protecting and strengthening your skin.

Calming Midnight Mask with Melatonin & Wild Dandelion by ALYPN BEAUTY

The CALMING MIDNIGHT MASK WITH MELATONIN AND WILD DANDELION is a packed with anti-oxidants. This calming leave-on is infused with melatonin, wild dandelion leaf and bakuchiol. When combined, this formula resets, recharges and repair while at rest. Hyaluronic acid and retinol seal in moisture, resulting in skin thats recharged.

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What Is Bee Sting Therapy? Everything Netflix’s ‘(Un)Well’ Didn’t Say About Bee Venom – GoodHousekeeping.com

Everyone is buzzing about Netflix's latest journey into the wellness space, (Un)Well, a short docuseries that comes on heels of this year's The Goop Lab and follows in the footsteps of popular shows like What the Health. (Un)Well has attracted a bit of heat for featuring somewhat controversial products and topics, but the series owns the fact that it's looking at new approaches to medicine that stray from the path of traditional methods and often lack sufficient research or clinical input to prove their efficacy. One particularly controversial episode dove into what's commonly referred to as bee venom therapy.

Officially known as apitherapy, bee sting therapy is a holistic practice that uses bee venom to treat illnesses ranging from arthritis to Lyme disease. Beyond physical treatments, (Un)Well also shows that bee venom itself is used as an ingredient in facial masks and other topical products as well; advocates even float potential improvement in symptoms for those who live with multiple sclerosis (MS). And while the show's directors definitely entice viewers to want to learn more about bee venom, they don't necessarily cover all the side effects and risks you should know about.

You might be wondering: What's the catch? Are there any drawbacks to exposing yourself to bee venom? And is there any validity to claims about these holistic treatments? We spoke to experts in the field to find out what they have to say about bee sting therapy and bee venom beauty products.

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Bee venom is released through the stingers when bees feel threatened, and the venom has historically been used for several illnesses as it is believed to have various medicinal properties, explains Sunitha D. Posina, M.D., a board-certified internist and locum hospitalist based in New York City.

Dr. Posina adds that bee venom in its simplest form does contain anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory compounds, including one known as melittin, which has 26 amino acids and contributes to about 50% of the venom's dry weight. It is believed to have positive and negative effects, depending on the dose being used, she tells Good Housekeeping. It also contains other components including phospholipase A2, apamin and adolapim, all of which have been studied for potential anti-inflammatory effects and pro-inflammatory effects.

As portrayed on the documentary, bee sting therapy involves a practitioner placing a bee on a certain area of the body (more often than not an area that is painful for one reason or another). The bee proceeds to sting the patient's skin, and rather than remove the bee's stinger immediately, the practitioner may leave it in there for several seconds. But the most important thing to note is that practitioners are involved, says Amy Rothenberg, N.D., a naturopathic physician who heads up Naturopathic Health Care in Massachusetts.

"Some people are sensitive to bee stings [while] others have anaphylactic responses so any kind of bee sting therapy, per se, should be done with guidance and care," says Rothenberg, adding that she believes it may "help [treat] certain nervous system ailments like Parkinsons disease, and ALS."

Her main takeaway? It's worthwhile to dig deeper and not dismiss bee venom therapy. "Apitoxin contains peptides and enzymes that have been shown to decrease inflammation," says Rothenberg. "There are some studies that show anti-cancer effect and impact on immune system illnesses, [so] there is enough research to date to warrant broader studies to assess the efficacy of using bee venom therapy in the medical setting," she explains.

As seen in the docuseries, bee venom is also painstakingly sourced for pricey beauty creams and treatments that target the anti-aging market. In the cosmetic world, bee venom is believed to trick the skin into a stinging effect, resulting in increased blood flow to the skin and stimulating collagen synthesis, Dr. Posina says. Manufacturers often use it in skincare products like serums, moisturizers and face masks that are designed to target wrinkles with the venom's antimicrobial effects.

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"It's like having your picture taken with a soft focus lens," Deborah Mitchell, founder of U.K.-based Heaven Skincare, says in the documentary when asked to explain her bee venom products' effects.

Although bee venom has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties, there isn't one piece of singular evidence or sound collective data in regard to its clinical effectiveness. "There are a few small studies done on its benefits in terms of skin health, inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis," Dr. Posina explains, but its not enough to say it is definitively a helpful holistic practice for treating medical conditions.

"A randomized control study done in China in 120 people showed that bee-venom acupuncture showed some symptomatic relief similar to Rheumatoid arthritis medications such as Methotrexate and Celecoxib, she adds. However, we do need larger studies, including randomized control trials, to know that its effects are substantial and to initiate these treatments."

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Those who turn to bee venom for topical beauty treatments, however, may actually be onto something. Experts say the venom could potentially manage aging effects on skin: "In skin, there is some evidence suggesting its antimicrobial and anti-wrinkle effects. One study showed increased collagen protein synthesis, stimulated skin cell turnover, and recovery of damaged cells," Dr. Posina says. But many leading healthcare experts agree: There needs to be more scientific evidence to validate any benefits before consumers can feel comfortable about any claims.

There isn't substantial scientific evidence about its benefits, yes, but Dr. Posina also adds that research also lacks in terms of its negative side effects. That said, one of the most important risks to be aware of is the risk of a severe allergic reaction, such as anaphylactic shock, which can result in death if not treated immediately, Dr. Posina warns.

Also, you'll need to consider the bees. Honeybees in particular are extremely important and essential for our environment as they contribute to about 80% of the pollination of flowers, fruits, and vegetables so experts stress that consumers need to consider the agricultural impact these treatments and products could have overtime. For more than a decade now, it is noted that there is a significant reduction in the number of bee colonies. It is believed that it is due to aggressive farming methods, chemical and pesticide use, pollution, global warming and disease spread through a parasite, Dr. Posina adds.

Sting therapy results in a long, slow death for honeybees specifically, as they leave their stingers behind, but nonlethal venom extraction for all kinds of bees is also invasive. "The modern techniques light electric current administered via a glass pane of obtaining bee venom have been less painful and nonlethal compared to the original methods. However, given that we still cause some discomfort in this process, we have to be more considerate about being cruelty-free and avoid causing any pain or harm to the bees, Dr. Posina argues.

All experts consulted agreed: Never attempt apitherapy at home or unsupervised without guidance from qualified healthcare professionals. You should always speak with your healthcare provider about any forms of long-term treatment or use of new topical treatments in your routine.

The bottom line: Dont think of bee sting therapy as a cure-all approach to MS, Rheumatoid arthritis or Lyme disease sadly, it is not yet. There is not enough credible research for most doctors to recommend it as a form of treatment. "[Bee venom] may serve a purpose if studied further for using it for anti-inflammatory benefits, especially if there are no significant side effects given that the traditional Rheumatoid arthritis medications come with their own set of side effect profiles, Dr. Posina says. Plus, there may even be more ways to use bee venom for long-term treatment that could be unlocked on the horizon, Rothenberg adds. "There are some studies that show anti-cancer effect and impact on immune system illnesses, [so] there is enough research to date to warrant broader studies to assess the efficacy of using bee venom therapy in the medical setting," she explains.

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Botulinum Toxin Market to Witness Comprehensive Growth by 2025 – Scientect

Global Botulinum Toxin Market: Snapshot

Botulinum toxin, known to the mankind as one of the most poisonous biological substances, is a neurotoxin produced by theClostridium botulinum bacteria.Clostridium botulinum, the gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming bacteria commonly found in water, soil, on plants, and the intestinal tracts of animals can be elaborated into eight exotoxins, all interfering with the process of neural transmission and causing muscle paralysis.

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From the earliest recorded uses of the toxin for the management ofstrabismus in humans to being approved for the treatment of a number of spasticity-related conditions, it has now started witnessing demand across nearly all important sub-specialties of the medicine sector. It was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic application of decreasing glabeller forehead frown lines temporarily.

Ever since, botulinum toxins continue to play a key role in the management of a wide range of medical conditions, especially hemifacial spasm, focal dystonias and strabismus, several spastic movement disorders, hyperhidrosis, hypersalivation, headaches, and certain chronic diseases that only partially respond to medical treatments. The set of potential new indications treatable by botulinum toxins is expanding at a rapid pace.

Cosmetological applications, one of the most popular and profitable applications of botulinum toxins, include correction of creases, fine lines, and wrinkles over the face, neck, chin, and chest.Dermatological applicationsof the toxin, including hyperhidrosis, are also gaining increased popularity, chiefly as botulinum toxin injections are often well tolerated and lead to few side effects.

Global Botulinum Toxin Market: Overview

The international botulinum toxin (BNT) market is gigantically advantaged by the soaring number of applications for different purposes. A recent study has revealed that BNT can be used for benefitting patients with shoulder disorders such as those who undergo rotator cuff surgery. BNT in the form of onabotulinum toxin A (OnabotA) is licensed in several countries such as Korea to help with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) induced urinary incontinence attributable to multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.

The world BNT market could be segregated as per two key classifications, i.e. product type and end use. Maintaining a promising share in the global market, botulinum toxin type A (BNTA) is envisioned to be a faster growing product with applications in both aesthetic and therapeutic fronts.

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Global Botulinum Toxin Market: Trends and Opportunities

The aesthetic classification by type of end use is prognosticated to make a positive difference in the overall BNT market with a record share registered in 2015. BNT finds application in the treatment of glabellar lines, crows feet, and frown lines. As a result, it has received a significant demand in terms of primary cosmetic application for controlling aging signs and enhancing facial appearance.

Since BNT is a neurotoxin, the lackluster in the adoption of neurotoxins could raise questions on the demand in the global BNT market. The market growth could be further hindered with substandard reimbursement coverage on few products and extortionate treatment procedures. Moreover, shortness of breath and allergic reactions are some of the side effects witnessed on the part of neurotoxins.

However, a substantial number of BNT applications is expected to birth in the near future on account of large investments in research and development projects. The demand for BNT is anticipated to augment even more with the increase in demand for non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments. Vendors can also keep their hopes alive during any turmoil in the market with the escalation of geriatric population.

The therapeutic use of BNT is predicted to see a constant rise owing to the growing application of botulinum toxin B (BNTB) in the treatment of cervical dystonia and Xeomin and Dysport products for hyperhidrosis and blepharospasm.

Global Botulinum Toxin Market: Regional Outlook

Asia Pacific is analyzed to possess the potential to rise as a reliable geographical segment to bet the bottom dollar on. The demand in the Asia Pacific BNT market is envisaged to aggravate as players ride on the growing aged population and their need for anti-aging products. Besides augmenting disposable income, vendors in the Asia Pacific region could heavily benefit from the hot social awareness about commercial anti-aging products in countries such as Japan, China, and India.

Having won the crown of dominant growth in 2015, North America is expected to raise the growth bar once again on the back of the elevating BNT demand for improving external appearances and other aesthetic reasons.

Global Botulinum Toxin Market: Companies Mentioned

Considering their influence in the world BNT market on the basis of commercial availability and brand identity, companies such as Merz Pharma GmbH and Co. KgaA, Ipsen Group, Allergan, Inc., US Worldmeds, LLC, and Medytox, Inc. are predicted to top the list of best global players. These players are foreseen to take advantage of the colossal adoption of BNT on account of tangible benefits such as speedy healing of wounds, shorter stay in the hospital, and small incision.

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