Botox Ends Up in Our Central Nervous System

Botox, widely used in cosmetic surgery, may be escaping deep into the body’s central nervous system.

According to researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia, have shown that Botox – also known as Botulinum neurotoxin serotype A – is transported via our nerves back to the central nervous system.

Botox is used to smooth wrinkles because it promotes local and long-term paralysis of muscles, according to a university news release.

How to Avoid Lyme Disease This Season

Lyme disease, communicated by an infected deer tick, is the most commonly reported “vector-borne” [i.e. passed from a non-human organism to people) illness in the country. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), infections occur most frequently in the months of May through October. But despite the huge amount of publicity Lyme disease gets, there are still many people who are misinformed about it.

The Truth About Ten Skin Myths

Although many of us believe we know the facts and myths of skin care, that’s not always the case. Here, experts from Harvard Medical School set the record straight on some common information.

Myth #1. Keep your skin looking young by using the right skin cream.

Effectiveness of New Stroke Treatment Confirmed

Research done at the University of Calgary in the UK and published in April 2015 the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) confirms earlier findings that a procedure called endovascular therapy (ET) for ischemic stroke is the best treatment option for many patients because it reduces the incidents of disability. This is the fourth research paper published this year that confirms the efficacy of the treatment.

Family Members Observing CPR Don't Cause Harm


The presence of family members during cardiac-arrest treatment doesn’t affect the outcome, according to a new study.

Some hospitals allow family members to stay during the grueling procedure, while others ask them to leave.

Researchers from the University of Michigan Medical and the University of Washington School of Medicine analyzed 41,568 patients who went through resuscitation efforts at 252 hospitals


About Us

For over a decade, ThirdAge has been a leading source of information for "boomer and beyond" women. Our writers cover what means most to women 50+: the empty nest, living solo, finding love, coping with caregiving, and remaking their lives the way they want them to be. We also feature the latest approaches to brain fitness, diet, exercise, and age-related health conditions.