After liposuction, normal-weight women who remained sedentary had a 10% increase, on average, in visceral fat four months later. However, no gain was seen in those who started exercising after the surgery, Brazilian researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study followed 36 women.
Aging, genetics, medications, hormonal changes and weight loss or gain can cause men to develop excess breast fat or glandular tissue, according to plastic surgeon Brian Hass. Gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction or surgery, Hass writes: "Following surgery, our male patients tells us they feel less self-conscious in their fitted shirts and are not embarrassed to go shirtless on the beach, gym or boat."
Younger patients are seeking face-lifts and other procedures to maintain their appearance instead of waiting until they are older and then trying to regain their looks, says plastic surgeon Timothy Marten. Maintenance procedures include repositioning of the midface, cheek and jowl, as well as forehead, neck and eyelid procedures, Marten says.
Robots have the potential to be an important learning tool for students, according to new study by media-research company Latitude and the Lego Learning Institute. The study found children have an idealized view of robots and using them in education could allow students to be self-directed in their learning, as well as to learn at their own pace.
Students with disabilities may be at greater risk of being bullied than other children, according to a study. "It is essential that parents, educators and clinicians regularly ask children with special needs about their social experiences and reassure them that any problems will be effectively addressed," said researcher Dr. Kimberly Twyman of the Medical University of South Carolina.