Archives for October, 2010

Revolutionary cold caps to help prevent chemotherapy-related hair loss

October 31st, 2010
Revolutionary cold caps to help prevent chemotherapy-related hair loss

Cancer is one of the main traumatising life experiences anyone has to go through, and whilst chemotherapy can potentially be a positive, unfortunately its negative side effects such as loss of hair can also feel like a loss of dignity.  However a fresh device may assist in preserving both a woman’s dignity as well as […]

Costs and benefits of health insurance on the rise

October 29th, 2010
Costs and benefits of health insurance on the rise

Last year’s “open enrolment” season (where workers sign up for health benefits for the following year) has brought about new prices – but it’s not all doom and gloom. This year the Bay Area, including San Jose, will see the price of group health insurance rise by 9 per cent.  According to a study conducted […]

Legal fee costs for personal injury claims adding £40 to the cost of car insurance policies

October 29th, 2010
Legal fee costs for personal injury claims adding £40 to the cost of car insurance policies

Statistics have shown that legal fee costs for personal injury claims are adding on average £40 to the cost of a yearly car insurance policy. Ten pence from every pound spent on car insurance premiums will go directly to personal injury lawyers due to rising legal fee costs of personal injury claims after an increase […]

For child birth in maturity, freeze ovaries

October 28th, 2010
For child birth in maturity, freeze ovaries

A leading surgeon has advised that young females have minute portions of their ovaries frozen in order to avoid difficulties if, when middle aged, they wish to begin a family. Dr Sherman Sibler, who carried out the world’s first whole ovary transplant in 2007, said that this technique has the potential to give a woman […]

Home-based infertility tests not always the best indicator

October 28th, 2010
Home-based infertility tests not always the best indicator

The process used by at-home tests to assess infertility may not be the most apt means for identifying female infertility, a new study has suggested. According to a University of North Carolina study, the cut-offs used by these tests that determine the intensity of a molecule, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), might label some women as […]

Why your blood type might be doing more harm than good for your infertility

October 28th, 2010
Why your blood type might be doing more harm than good for your infertility

The reasons behind infertility often differ from one person to the next, with many factors such as age, hormones and body composition considered. Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have suggested that blood type plays a part in this. Said it has been discovered that women who have the blood type O were […]

Patients must understand risks of hair transplants

October 27th, 2010
Patients must understand risks of hair transplants

Males suffering from baldness will often seek extreme remedies to try and make their hair grow back. One of the most effective treatments is the hair transplant, but men thinking about this drastic step should consider the possible complications and side effects that can follow. The hair transplant is often a last resort in the […]

Cosmetic surgery on the rise in older women

October 27th, 2010
Cosmetic surgery on the rise in older women

A study by the Harley Street Medical Group has found that the number of menopausal women seeking cosmetic surgery has risen by nearly 70% over the last year. Cosmetic surgery has always been popular among women over the age of 50, who are not only starting to notice lines and wrinkles, but are facing problems […]

City workers claiming for cosmetic surgery

October 27th, 2010
City workers claiming for cosmetic surgery

An associate of the School Board in the US city of Buffalo has revealed how many of the city’s teachers and administrators are taking advantage of a clause in their health care insurance which allows them to claim for cosmetic surgery procedures. Chris Jacobs has revealed that while the inclusion of cosmetic surgery in the […]

Survey reveals worst “sick day” excuses

October 27th, 2010
Survey reveals worst “sick day” excuses

Employees are forever searching for the perfect excuse when they take a sick day without really being ill. But sometimes those excuses are so far-fetched that they actually make bosses suspicious that an employee is faking their problem. A survey in the US has found some of the worst excuses ever offered when a worker […]

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