Archives for December, 2010

Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Cataracts

December 27th, 2010
Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Cataracts

Given society’s overabundance of information and the ease with which it is spread, doctors are finding themselves having to correct the misinformation people unknowingly share. When we, or someone we know, go in for treatment we find ourselves sharing our symptoms and procedures with other individuals who are suffering from the same or similar maladies. […]

New Year’s Resolution – Tummy Tuck

December 27th, 2010
New Year’s Resolution – Tummy Tuck

This year, while millions of people across the globe were counting down for that midnight kiss and celebratory fireworks display, others were preparing for cosmetic surgery. With every promise of a New Year comes vows, goals and resolutions, usually of the calibre that sees us brushing up on our reading, abandoning mid-afternoon snacking and going […]

NHS Loses Patients to Alternative Care

December 24th, 2010
NHS Loses Patients to Alternative Care

With the country fighting multiple outbreaks of swine flu, more NHS Direct patients have opted out of the services provided and have instead sought private medical attention to avoid long queues. In December, the Daily Mail reported that NHS Direct was nearing its breaking point as it struggled to deal with the onslaught of calls […]

Fish Oil Found not to Aid in Weight Loss

December 24th, 2010
Fish Oil Found not to Aid in Weight Loss

Like an old wives’ tale, the notion of fish oil and the benefits it allegedly has on weight loss are certainly known, but those benefits haven’t been truly understood … until now. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fish oil will not help accelerate weight loss if you have […]

Report reveals that Britons are the worst dieters

December 23rd, 2010
Report reveals that Britons are the worst dieters

A report has revealed that British women are the worst dieters in Europe. The report shows that German and French ladies are able to lose weight and keep it off, while British women lack the willpower to stay on diets and often end up giving them after just a few days. Self-confessed “lardy lady” Mary […]

Contact lenses are safe for children

December 23rd, 2010
Contact lenses are safe for children

Contact lenses are safe for children, providing that they are responsible enough to take care of their eyes and stick to daily cleaning routines, according to expert, Barbara Aalbers, from St John’s Mercy Eye Care-Ballas. Aalbers said that contact lenses do not pose a risk to young people, provided that they are able to look […]

Dental patients advised to shop around

December 23rd, 2010
Dental patients advised to shop around

Dental patients have been advised to shop around for the best local dentist and compare dentists, following the launch of a new online area, which allows patients to review their dentist and leave comments about their experience at a dental practice. The new online area on the NHS website enables patients to read comments about […]

Fertility ruling raises questions in Canada

December 22nd, 2010
Fertility ruling raises questions in Canada

A ruling by the Supreme Court has raised questions over the future of fertility treatment in Canada. Judges ruled that provinces will now have the power to regulate and control fertility treatment; however, the ruling has lead to confusion amongst patients, fertility doctors and members of federal government. Patients are worried that the ruling did […]

Dental decay worryingly common amongst Scotland’s poorest children

December 22nd, 2010
Dental decay worryingly common amongst Scotland’s poorest children

New government figures have revealed that children living in poor areas of Scotland are twice as likely to suffer from tooth decay as children living in more affluent areas. The figures show an improvement in national standards of oral health, with 64 percent of P-1 age schoolchildren showing no signs of decay, the highest figure […]

Insurers take on clients with existing health conditions

December 21st, 2010
Insurers take on clients with existing health conditions

An increasing number of international insurance providers are taking on clients with pre-existing health conditions, it has been revealed. Bupa International is one of the first international private medical insurance providers to offer people with existing medical conditions health insurance and others are set to follow suit, according to recent research. The new Worldwide Health […]

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