Sep 13, 2022
What does the body of evidence say on the topic of Botox injections? Plus: we address the confusion over bivalent COVID-19 booster shots, and we look at a trial of magic mushrooms for alcohol use disorder!
(3:00) Botox: what it is and what botulism does to you
(9:00) Botox: how Botox works on wrinkles, a comparison between formulations, what can go wrong, why repeated injections are needed, and the non-cosmetic uses of the botulinum toxin
(23:08) Bivalent booster vaccines and the reactive, libertarian public health response
(36:01) Magic mushrooms for alcohol use disorder
* Jingle by Jillian Correia of Roctavio Canada
* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.
* Assistant researcher: Nicholas Koziris
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1) Our episode on sunscreen: https://bodyofevidence.ca/019-sunscreen-and-the-mmr-vaccine
2) The cosmetic benefit of botulinum toxin: https://doi.org/10.1067/mjd.2002.121356
3) Differences between formulations: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1524-4725.2003.29017.x
4) The FDA’s black box warning for Botox: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/184061
5) Antibody formation after Botox: https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.23254
6) Cochrane review of Botox for migraine: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027953
7) Cochrane review of Botox for cervical dystonia: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD003633.pub4
8) Botox for urgency urinary incontinence: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1208872#:~:text=In%20summary%2C%20we%20found%20that,improvements%20in%20quality%20of%20life
9) New clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for alcohol use disorder: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2795625
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Music: Main Theme (The Grand Score) by Alexander Nakarada
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4960-main-theme-the-grand-score
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