Improving medical students

Archive for January 16th, 2009

Cosmetic Eyelash Drug Approved

Posted by medliorator on January 16, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has green-lighted Latisse, which lengthens, thickens and darkens eyelashes when dabbed daily on the lash line on the lids with a disposable wand.

The med, called Latisse, should be available by March from a doctor or with a prescription from one. Price tag: $120 for a month’s supply.

The active ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost, a compound derived from fatty acids that bind to receptors in the eyelashes that may be involved in the development and re-growth of hair follicles. Allergan has used bimatoprost since 2001 in Lumigan, an Rx eye drop that lowers eye pressure in people with glaucoma.

Latisse: New eyelash-lengthening drug approved [Scientific American]

Posted in News, Pharmacology | 2 Comments »

Productivity and Simplicity

Posted by medliorator on January 16, 2009

Simplicity isn’t just about reducing stress, it’s about getting more done.  Babauta writes, “[Productivity and simplicity] fit together if you define productivity as accomplishing important things, rather than just getting a lot of tasks done or being very busy and working long hours. With simplicity, you focus on the tasks and projects that make the highest impact on your life, rather than just anything on your to-do list. By limiting yourself to these high impact tasks, you are getting the most productivity out of the time you spend working — and freeing up time for other things.”

The Power of Less [Scott H Young]

Posted in Productivity | Comments Off on Productivity and Simplicity