Archives for October, 2010

Relatives protest after pregnant woman dies in hospital

October 18th, 2010
Relatives protest after pregnant woman dies in hospital

The relatives of a pregnant woman who died in hospital have protested amidst fears of medical negligence. Rashida Begum Talikot died at the weekend after being admitted to hospital; she was due to deliver her baby but her relatives have accused the hospital of denying her specialist care, which eventually led to her death. The […]

Cameron plans to clamp down on ‘compensation culture’

October 15th, 2010
Cameron plans to clamp down on ‘compensation culture’

David Cameron has promised to clamp down on the ‘compensation culture’ and instead create an effective health and safety system, which treats “adults like adults.” Cameron made the comments in a foreword to a health and safety review, which is due to be carried out by Lord Young, a former Conservative minister. He said that […]

Many Americans Blind To The Damage Of the Sun On The Eyes

October 15th, 2010
Many Americans Blind To The Damage Of the Sun On The Eyes

Most of  us are fully aware of the potential danger the sun has on our skin, from sunburn and wrinkles to sun stroke and skin cancer, and many of us take sun cream with us when out and about in the sun to protect from these skin related dangers. But very few people know of […]

Illegal Drugs Found in Weight Loss Medicines

October 14th, 2010
Illegal Drugs Found in Weight Loss Medicines

In a recent analysis, it was found that many natural, herbal remedies contain illegal drugs created in labs known as pharmaceutical agents. Research was done into the number and types of weight loss drugs taken by 66 people who were brought into Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong. It was found they had, combined, taken 81 […]

World Sight Day

October 14th, 2010
World Sight Day

The global event that is World Sight Day has been aiming at raising awareness to world blindness and to get governments to support blindness support acts and groups since the 8th October 1998, by the second year it had joined with international World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, known […]

Women with Epilepsy Likely to Face Fertility Problems Doctors Say

October 13th, 2010
Women with Epilepsy Likely to Face Fertility Problems Doctors Say

The results of research carried out at the Sree Chitra Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Trivandrum, India confirm that there is a connection between epileptic women and infertility. According to one representative of the Sree Chitra Institute, this could be the first time that it has been demonstrated that epileptic women who intend […]

Is Pete Burns’s Face Dead or Alive?

October 13th, 2010
Is Pete Burns’s Face Dead or Alive?

Peter Burns, the 51 year old singer from the 80s pop band Dead or Alive has had yet another round of cosmetic surgery, which leaves us all begging the question whether the muscles in his face are dead or alive. Burns claims that he underwent the knife late in 2010 to correct several botched lip […]

The Truth about Autism Medical Insurance Coverage

October 13th, 2010
The Truth about Autism Medical Insurance Coverage

From autism summits to forums for autism care providers, to charity events and awareness rallies, parents of autistic children in the U.S. are raising awareness to the growing number of children afflicted with this illness while advocating for insurance coverage. According to a study entitled “The Lifetime Distribution of the Incremental Societal Costs of Autism”, […]

Brazilian Hair Treatment Strips Frizz … and Hair

October 12th, 2010
Brazilian Hair Treatment Strips Frizz … and Hair

It is advertised as being a “permanent, nourishing” blow dry, meant to leave your locks lusciously frizz-free, but according to Susanne Harvey of Calgary, the Brazilian Blowout treatment she received left her balding and holding clumps of her hair. Testimonials on the Brazilian Blowout website feature frizzy, unruly and dull hair transformed into flowing, shiny […]

Lab Rats Test Womb Transplant; May Provide Hope for Women

October 11th, 2010
Lab Rats Test Womb Transplant; May Provide Hope for Women

Infertile women who have tried every possible method at conceiving and carrying a baby full term may find success in the form of a womb transplant. Womb transplants could become the next major infertility treatment, according to Swedish scientists from the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. The team has successfully tested a womb transplant procedure […]

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