Archives for November, 2010

Legendary golfer finding new problems thanks to his weight loss

November 18th, 2010
Legendary golfer finding new problems thanks to his weight loss

Due to his astounding weight loss that might have helped him traverse the world’s golf courses a little bit easier hasn’t come without its problems for John Daly. Thanks to losing more than 45kg since his title-winning days, two-time major winner Daly said ahead of the Hong Kong Open that he is still getting used […]

Google Earth Causes Shock For Bristol Resident

November 17th, 2010
Google Earth Causes Shock For Bristol Resident

After seeing the size of his stomach on Google Street View, Bob Mewse decided he decided to do something about his weight. The 58 year old admitted to reporters that his weight gain is all down to eating cakes, crisps and biscuits. He had fact ballooned to a shocking 21 stone 3lbs. This puts Mr. […]

Legal Aid Funding Cut Will Save £350 Million

November 17th, 2010
Legal Aid Funding Cut Will Save £350 Million

With the UK Government’s relentless march to cut the country’s deficit, the Justice Department headed by Ken Clarke is to cut the legal aid bill. Doing so will save around £350 million. The money saved over 4 years will affect a range of legal aid services, particularly divorce and medical negligence cases. As part of […]

Retired workers struggling to afford health insurance

November 16th, 2010
Retired workers struggling to afford health insurance

Many people enjoy a range of benefits as part of their employment contract, including private health insurance; however, when people retire they are finding it difficult to afford the cost of private medical insurance. Companies receive large discounts on insurance policies because of group discounts and doing their own paperwork; larger companies have also effectively […]

Plans for portable medical insurance announced

November 16th, 2010
Plans for portable medical insurance announced

Representatives from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) have announced that it is considering making health insurance portable. The new measure would enable consumers to change their insurance provider without losing the benefits of their previous policy. Currently, consumers are obliged to stay with one provider because of the waiting times imposed by insurance […]

Legal aid cut in a bid to save money

November 16th, 2010
Legal aid cut in a bid to save money

Legal aid will be cut in a bid to save money, it has been revealed. Justice Minister, Ken Clarke revealed that legal aid will now only be provided for those in desperate need, as the state looks to reduce the legal aid bill by 350 million pounds. The legal aid programme currently costs 2.1 billion […]

New study links anxiety to poor oral health

November 15th, 2010
New study links anxiety to poor oral health

A new study has linked anxiety to poor oral health. The study, which involved 1,037 participants, measured the levels of anxiety amongst participants and found that a quarter of the group suffered from dental anxiety; this was not classified as just a slight feeling of trepidation about going to the dentist, but a serious fear […]

Experts predict obesity time bomb and urge patients to get private medical insurance

November 12th, 2010
Experts predict obesity time bomb and urge patients to get private medical insurance

Information about healthy living, exercise and healthy eating is everywhere, yet obesity is rising at alarming levels. According to the Government’s Foresight Thinktank, 60 percent of adult men, 50 percent of adult women and 25 percent of children will be clinically obese by 2050; it is estimated that obesity will cost more than 45 billion […]

Doctor urges patients to seek treatment for hair loss

November 12th, 2010
Doctor urges patients to seek treatment for hair loss

Doctor Arun Ghosh has urged patients to seek help if they are suffering from hair loss. Many men suffer from hair loss but decide that it is part and parcel of getting older and believe that nothing can be done to help; however, according to Dr Ghosh, this is not always the case. Dr Ghosh […]

Dental records needed to ID bodies after house fire

November 12th, 2010
Dental records needed to ID bodies after house fire

Police in Wagga say that dental records will be used to identify three bodies, following a house fire in Forest Hills. Police have said that it could take three days to get the DNA and dental records, but the bodies are believed to be those of married couple John and Denise King and their son, […]

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