Archives for January, 2011

U.S. Lawyer Hopeful Personal Injuries Can Be Reduced

January 27th, 2011
U.S. Lawyer Hopeful Personal Injuries Can Be Reduced

A malpractice lawyer from Illinois is hoping that the number of injuries in hospitals can be reduced. He argues that many of the injuries caused to patients are due to errors made by hospital residents during treatment. Patrick Salvi told reporters: “Study after study indicates that there is a very serious problem with the training […]

Soya Oil – A New Infertility Treatment?

January 26th, 2011
Soya Oil – A New Infertility Treatment?

Infertility for both men and women can be as devastating to couples as any other medical problem. It can be more aggravating when you have had IVF treatment only to find it hasn’t worked. But there may be a new kind of therapy on the way using soya oil. One of the major problems attributed […]

Weight Loss – It’s A Numbers Game

January 26th, 2011
Weight Loss – It’s A Numbers Game

For many years now, people obsessed with losing weight have done so by counting calories. However is this the best way? The answer is yes, according one nutritionist, Lora Jordan. The latter pointed to a case of a patient who told Lora that she had managed to give up sugary snacks and had started eating […]

China’s Cosmetic Surgery Industry Gets Its Own Face Lift

January 26th, 2011
China’s Cosmetic Surgery Industry Gets Its Own Face Lift

The growth of China’s economy has also seen a growth in many people wanting plastic surgery. While the industry will obviously welcome this, it has also been at the sharp end of malpractice law suits – a total of 20,000 so far. In fact, this has become so widespread the Chinese Government has begun taking […]

Employer Health Insurance Costs Rocketing

January 26th, 2011
Employer Health Insurance Costs Rocketing

One of the perks for working for a particular employer is health insurance provision. For instance, in the UK many companies now offer its employees Bupa or some other similar scheme. In other countries there will be similar employee benefits. However this could be under threat. A report by a global service company specialising in […]

US Public Health Insurance Plan Dissected

January 25th, 2011
US Public Health Insurance Plan Dissected

A health insurance plan for the State of Utah civil servants may be under threat. An audit has found that the costs of running the plan have escalated, and not enough is being done to keep costs down. The last audit carried out in 2003 found that the Utah Public Employee Health Plan (PEHP), which […]

Abortion Showdown Expected On Capitol Hill

January 25th, 2011
Abortion Showdown Expected On Capitol Hill

Moves to repeal Obama’s health care bill have also raised the prospect of a fierce debate between the pro and anti abortionists in the US Congress. While politicians have been urged to tone down their language in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffard, abortion does raise the hackles of many on both […]

Indian Government Seeking To Improve Dental Access

January 25th, 2011
Indian Government Seeking To Improve Dental Access

India is known to have more dental practices than anywhere else in the world. However this hasn’t stopped the Government from developing dental health further. In short, it wants to create more dentist jobs. Speaking with local Indian reporters, Ghulam Nabi Azad who is India’s health and welfare minister said:  India is number one in […]

New Technology Developed To Help Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

January 25th, 2011
New Technology Developed To Help Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

One of the major side effects of having chemotherapy for treating cancers such as leukaemia is hair loss. Traditionally, patients are forced to either accept their temporary baldness or wear a wig. Both can be embarrassing not to mention stressful. However at the Arab Health trade show which is due to take place in Dubai […]

Can Medical Practitioners Always Be Trusted?

January 24th, 2011
Can Medical Practitioners Always Be Trusted?

Going to see your doctor when you are ill is something we all take for granted. What we also take for granted is their ability to diagnose and prescribe proper treatment. It is a job most of us would not want to do simply because it does come with risk. No one is infallible, and […]

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