(NEWSER) – Facelifts and nose jobs are old news: The cosmetic surgery of the moment, it seems, is the "arm lift." Brachioplasties have soared 4,728% over the past decade, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, even as overall cosmetic surgeries have fallen 16% since 2000. While other forms of cosmetic surgery remain far more common—just 15,000 arm lifts were performed last year—a surgeon tells the New York Daily News that brachioplasties are likely to keep growing.
Doctors in Canada have found a new reason to play Tetris. According to "The Canadian Press," a team at Montreal's McGill University published a study earlier this week that says the classic video game can help people with a lazy eye train both eyes to work together. Lead researcher Dr. Robert Hess says Tetris has proved to be much better than the usual treatment of putting a patch over the good eye to make the weak one work harder. Plus, he points out that it's a lot more enjoyable.
(NEWSER) – Eggs could be hazardous to your heart health, and not just for cholesterol-related reasons. A group of researchers has discovered that a compound called lecithin interacts with our gut bacteria to produce a chemical called TMAO, which is associated with increased heart disease and stroke risk—and egg yolks happen to be full of lecithin, the New York Times reports, as are many other high-fat and high-cholesterol foods. "Heart disease perhaps involves microbes in our gut," the lead researcher says.