Archives for November, 2010

Pope Benedict provokes debate following comments on condoms

November 30th, 2010
Pope Benedict provokes debate following comments on condoms

Pope Benedict has got everyone talking after he broached the previously taboo subject of contraception in an interview with a German journalist. Pope Benedict XVI stated that the use of condoms was sometimes an effective way of preventing the multiplication of HIV and used the example of male prostitutes using condoms, saying that it was […]

TV shows encouraging young people to go under the knife

November 30th, 2010
TV shows encouraging young people to go under the knife

A new study has revealed that reality television shows could be encouraging young people to undergo cosmetic surgery. The study, which was conducted by Charlotte and Patrick Markey of Rutgers University and Vilanova University respectively, analysed the attitudes of two groups of young television viewers; one group watched a home makeover show, while the other […]

George Clooney advises youngsters to steer clear of plastic surgery

November 30th, 2010
George Clooney advises youngsters to steer clear of plastic surgery

George Clooney has advised youngsters to steer clear of plastic surgery and enjoy their youth. Clooney has had surgery himself in the past, but said that young people in their twenties should focus on having fun and making the most of their youth instead of worrying about how they look and putting themselves through invasive […]

Gappy smile the new ‘must have’ accessory

November 30th, 2010
Gappy smile the new ‘must have’ accessory

The fashion pack is embracing an unlikely trend that has prompted many young women to visit their dentists. The gappy smile has become the new ‘must have’ accessory and is being championed by models including Lara Stone and Georgia Jagger. Earlier this year, Tyra Banks sent one of the contestants on America’s Next Top Model […]

Common teenage testicular condition could cause infertility

November 29th, 2010
Common teenage testicular condition could cause infertility

A new study has revealed that a common testicular condition could contribute to infertility. A varicocele is a condition which affects 15 percent of men over the age of 15; it occurs when the veins of the scrotum widen. Varicoceles are often completely harmless but they may sometimes cause pain and in the long-term may […]

Teachers condemn anti-abortion lessons

November 29th, 2010
Teachers condemn anti-abortion lessons

Teachers have condemned the use of anti-abortion lessons in secondary schools. Teachers, along with family planning groups and humanists, have criticised anti-abortion groups for shocking children by using graphic, hard-hitting images. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is being invited to secondary schools across the country to talk to children about the […]

Do dental X-rays increase the risk of cancer?

November 29th, 2010
Do dental X-rays increase the risk of cancer?

Parents have been left confused and concerned after a New York Times expose revealed the possible dangers associated with dental X-rays. The piece revealed that dentists across America were using old X-ray machines, which emit higher levels of radiation than newer digital models, which are becoming increasingly popular with orthodontists and other dental specialists. Recent […]

Ann Widdecombe denies Strictly weight loss

November 29th, 2010
Ann Widdecombe denies Strictly weight loss

Former politician, Ann Widdecombe has insisted that she has not lost a pound since starting Strictly Come Dancing. Widdecombe has become something of a cult figure since the new series of the BBC show started; her quick wit and questionable dancing skills have endeared her to the public and she has managed to cruise through […]

Fantasia Deals with Affair Aftermath, Abortion

November 26th, 2010
Fantasia Deals with Affair Aftermath, Abortion

American Idol winner and R&B singer, Fantasia Barrino, 26, admitted during a court hearing in Charlotte, North Carolina, to aborting the baby she conceived with her married ex-lover and father of two, Antwaun Cook. Barrino, who has Cook’s name tattooed above her left breast, had been having an affair with Cook since August 2009 and […]

Queen of Plastics, Heidi Montag, Renounces her Cosmetic Surgery Crown

November 26th, 2010
Queen of Plastics, Heidi Montag, Renounces her Cosmetic Surgery Crown

Once known for being the fresh-faced teenage best friend of MTV’s The Hills star Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag is now known for having at least 10 plastic surgery procedures performed in one day, last year. Montag, who once confessed to wanting to look like Barbie, is changing her tune and speaking out about her post-surgery […]

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