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Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Doctors use it in small doses to treat health problems, including, temporary removal of facial wrinkles, severe underarm sweating, cervical dystonia - a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions, blepharospasm - uncontrollable blinking, strabismus - misaligned eyes. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to four months. Side effects can include pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache and upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. You should not use Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Excessive mechanosensation in sensory neurons can cause joint deformities

Excessive mechanosensation in sensory neurons can cause joint deformities

KAIST's neuroscientist announces recent advancements toward finding a cure for dystonia

KAIST's neuroscientist announces recent advancements toward finding a cure for dystonia

Botox treatment may lessen anxiety

Botox treatment may lessen anxiety

Using cationic nanonmaterials to target visceral adiposity

Using cationic nanonmaterials to target visceral adiposity

Harnessing the natural potential of venom for drug discovery

Harnessing the natural potential of venom for drug discovery

Designing a new treatment to treat migraine effectively

Designing a new treatment to treat migraine effectively

First ever government-led Women's Health Strategy to benefit women and girls across England

First ever government-led Women's Health Strategy to benefit women and girls across England

Botox-treated patients report lesser anxiety

Botox-treated patients report lesser anxiety

Harnessing the natural potential of venom with the VOYAGER pipette

Harnessing the natural potential of venom with the VOYAGER pipette

New approach to tame botulinum toxin for drug delivery

New approach to tame botulinum toxin for drug delivery

New approach produces strong antidotal efficacy in treating lethal botulism in animals

New approach produces strong antidotal efficacy in treating lethal botulism in animals

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Getting adequate sleep may help teens with migraines

Getting adequate sleep may help teens with migraines

Plastic surgeons develop Microbotulinum technique for safe and effective facial rejuvenation

Plastic surgeons develop Microbotulinum technique for safe and effective facial rejuvenation

Higher doses of Botox may lead to bone loss, shows study

Higher doses of Botox may lead to bone loss, shows study

Migraine patients may benefit from green light therapy

Migraine patients may benefit from green light therapy

Botox injections can reduce depression, shows study

Botox injections can reduce depression, shows study

Botox can be an effective treatment for certain sports injuries

Botox can be an effective treatment for certain sports injuries

New treatments for sleep apnea and other weak muscle conditions to be unveiled at global biotech event

New treatments for sleep apnea and other weak muscle conditions to be unveiled at global biotech event

Engineered botox more effective

Engineered botox more effective