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Platelet-Rich Plasma Yields Minimal Benefit for Photoaged Skin

Compared with placebo, a single injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may reduce signs of photoaging as perceived by recipients of the treatment, researchers say. Dr. Murad Alam of Northwestern University in Chicago and colleagues studied 19 patients (mean age, 46; 17 women) with bilateral cheek rhytids of Glogau class II or greater who received a 3 mL injection of PRP in one cheek and normal saline in the other.

MRI Scans Might Help Predict Dementia Risk

One day, MRI brain scans may help predict whether older people will develop dementia, new research suggests. In a small study, MRI brain scans predicted with 89 percent accuracy who would go on to develop dementia within three years, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Francisco