Archives for December, 2010

Make an eye test part of your New Year health kick

December 30th, 2010
Make an eye test part of your New Year health kick

Opticians in Scotland are urging people to take advantage of the free eye tests available north of the border as part of their New Year health kick. Scots are more likely to join a gym or start a diet in the New Year than visit the dentist or have their eyes tested, yet many undetected […]

Contraception at centre of UK foreign aid policy

December 30th, 2010
Contraception at centre of UK foreign aid policy

The UK government has recently announced an increase of over £2 billion in foreign aid, the majority of which will go towards women’s health in developing countries, promoting contraception and safe abortions. Nick Clegg, the deputy Prime Minister, emphasised the need to support women across the world who are faced with unwanted pregnancies. Statistics show […]

Ramsay the latest celeb to undergo hair transplant

December 30th, 2010
Ramsay the latest celeb to undergo hair transplant

Superstar chef Gordon Ramsay has reportedly become the latest celebrity to undergo a hair transplant, to go with the teeth whitening and Botox injections he was said to have had done on the advice of Simon Cowell. The £30,000 procedure that Ramsay has had carried out involves the removal of a healthy hair follicle from […]

Ground breaking treatment could help infertile women

December 29th, 2010
Ground breaking treatment could help infertile women

Doctors in India are planning to carry out an innovative new procedure, that if successful could help infertile women all over the world. IVF experts at Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi have discovered a way of implanting an ovary in a woman’s forearm, allowing her to grow her own eggs there instead of […]

Change in policies sees rise in waiting times

December 29th, 2010
Change in policies sees rise in waiting times

Changes in health policies made by the coalition government have affected waiting times for NHS treatments and appointments, meaning that more people than ever are considering taking out private medical insurance. In June 2010, the new Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, decided to get rid of two key NHS policies that had been introduced by the […]

Obese need trigger to start losing weight

December 29th, 2010
Obese need trigger to start losing weight

Many overweight people have tried and failed to lose their excess pounds, often on many occasions. One author reckons that weight loss will only be successful when the obese person has undergone an “epiphany”; a moment when they realise just how much their extra weight is affecting their health or social life. “I think one […]

Lords debate cancer with private insurance

December 28th, 2010
Lords debate cancer with private insurance

Members of the House of Lords recently debated the policies of private medical insurers in dealing with cancer patients, condemning them as “vague and confusing”. Lord Crisp, an independent crossbench peer, made a long speech on the issue, quoting the instance of a friend who was diagnosed with cancer, only to be told limits existed […]

IVF couples need to look after their emotions too

December 28th, 2010
IVF couples need to look after their emotions too

IVF couples need to look after their emotions too A fertility doctor in Nigeria has urged couples undergoing IVF treatment, or otherwise suffering with infertility, to make sure they take care of their emotional well-being, as well as their physical health. Infertility and IVF can put a lot of strain on the couple’s relationship and […]

Encourage good dental habits in your kids

December 28th, 2010
Encourage good dental habits in your kids

It can often be quite stressful, trying to persuade your children to brush their teeth thoroughly twice a day, especially if you are running late on a morning or just trying to get them into bed on an evening. Children often seem unwilling to brush their teeth themselves or even to have them brushed by […]

Need Hair? Consider a Hair Transplant

December 27th, 2010
Need Hair? Consider a Hair Transplant

For decades, surgeons have been able to perform non-extensive operations called skin grafts to cover permanent scarring and blemishes on people’s skins. During a skin graft, skin is usually taken from non-afflicted areas of the body and grafted over the problem area. This same principle is applied during the surgical procedure, the hair transplant. During […]

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