Archives for November, 2010

Revolutionary dental procedure to help combine both looks and function for cleft lip and palate patients

November 25th, 2010
Revolutionary dental procedure to help combine both looks and function for cleft lip and palate patients

Whilst there are a variety of options for treating bilateral cleft lip and palate, even though there may be similar aesthetic looking results, the jaw functions produce distinct differences.  Those with cleft lip and palate usually experience oral irregularities too; with teeth positioning, number and shape being easily affected.  A common issue usually includes either […]

Visionary future for stem cell research

November 24th, 2010
Visionary future for stem cell research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved only the 2nd trial in the world that will involve using human embryonic stem cells in living patients. The trial is to involved people with Stargardt’s macular dystrophy, a condition that affects the vision of sufferers, who will gradually become blind as their eyesight deteriorates. Christopher […]

Pageant for plastic beauties

November 24th, 2010
Pageant for plastic beauties

A beauty pageant with a difference was held recently in Budapest, Hungary with some unusual rules for its prospective competitors. While most beauty competitions maintain that the girls who enter are all natural and have never had any cosmetic surgery carried out, the Miss Plastic competition is only for women who have gone under the […]

Mixed news on STDs in the US

November 23rd, 2010
Mixed news on STDs in the US

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has detailed the mixed results achieved in trying to tackle different sexually acquired diseases. While the rate of gonorrhoea in the US is now at an all-time low, cases of chlamydia and syphilis are continuing to rise. All three can be easily treated with […]

Competition fierce for dentistry jobs

November 23rd, 2010
Competition fierce for dentistry jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has cited that one of the fastest growing professions in America is dental hygiene, and employment in this sector is expected to continue expanding. Statistics show that the number of people employed as a dental hygienist is expected to rise by 36% over the next seven years, thanks to […]

Authorities investigating rental car repairs

November 23rd, 2010
Authorities investigating rental car repairs

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US has launched an enquiry into how often rental car companies carry out essential repairs on vehicles that have been issued with a recall notice. According to a statement issued by the NHTSA, the organisation is examining nearly 3 million vehicles that have been sold to rental […]

Smoking may speed up hair loss

November 23rd, 2010
Smoking may speed up hair loss

A study carried out in Taiwan has concluded that smoking may cause hair loss to occur or to speed up in some men. Lin-Hui Su of the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen of National Taiwan University in Taipei found that smoking can destroy hair follicles, interfere with the way important hormones and […]

Weight loss “is not fun”

November 22nd, 2010
Weight loss “is not fun”

Kelly Osbourne may look fantastic after losing an amazing 50 pounds, but she is not yet converted to the dieting experience, admitting in a recent article in Shape magazine that weight loss “is not fun”. The daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly first came to the public’s attention in the reality TV show about her […]

Experts speculate over Kate’s plastic surgery

November 22nd, 2010
Experts speculate over Kate’s plastic surgery

Only a few weeks since her engagement to Prince William was announced, Kate Middleton is already the subject of feverish gossip among the tabloid press and plastic surgery experts. Stories range from Kate having simple dental veneers to major procedures like a nose job, breast implants and eye surgery. Staff at the GoodPlasticSurgery website had […]

Laser Treatment, The Cure For Cataracts

November 19th, 2010
Laser Treatment, The Cure For Cataracts

That seems likely according to scientists. With around 300,000 people being treated for cataracts every year, laser treatment appears to be at the forefront. In fact, it is one of the commonest carried out in the UK. The procedure which lasts 45 minutes replaces a clouded lens with a clear artificial one. While this is […]

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