Archives for February, 2011

Celebrity Regrets Going Under The Knife

February 17th, 2011
Celebrity Regrets Going Under The Knife

Sophie Monk, one of Australia’s notable actresses recently gave an interview stating that she regrets having had cosmetic surgery. Ms Monk, who is 31, recently had a breast enlargement operation plus Botox and Collagen injections, but feels it hasn’t helped. It may have even damaged her career. Speaking with Hello magazine she said: “I should […]

An Alternative To The Gastric Band

February 17th, 2011
An Alternative To The Gastric Band

Obesity is one of the major health problems in the West today; in the US alone 34% of Americans age 20 and older are believed to be obese. Traditionally, dieting combined with exercise is the major focus of people struggling to lose weight. But what of those who give up? Many consider having an operation […]

Hair loss, friendship and solidarity

February 16th, 2011
Hair loss, friendship and solidarity

Losing hair at any time of life can and often is devastating. But two people decided to lose theirs to demonstrate friendship and solidarity with their friend at an awful time in her life. Adele Marshall was diagnosed with Lymphoma, who during treatment would lose her hair. Without turning a hair, Adele’s friends – Rachel […]

Agreement Between Experts Still Far Apart

February 16th, 2011
Agreement Between Experts Still Far Apart

While health reforms in the USA are starting to take effect, experts involved in dealing with medical negligence issues are as far apart as ever. However one individual is hopeful this will change. Gene Ransom who is executive director for the Maryland State Medical Society recently told reporters: “Hopefully, Democrats and Republicans can work together […]

Health Insurance Warning

February 16th, 2011
Health Insurance Warning

Opponents of the NHS reforms had a boost earlier this month when the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries warned that the reforms could cause a rise in health insurance bills. The organisation also said that Health and Social Care Bill 2011 which is currently passing through the various stages in the House of Commons may […]

Abortion Sign Unconstitutional

February 16th, 2011
Abortion Sign Unconstitutional

Without doubt, if there is one issue that causes much angst and heated debate in the United States, it’s abortion. This debate took a further twist recently when a federal judge decided that a sign at faith based pregnancy centres saying they won’t help clients get an abortion was unconstitutional. The debate began a year […]

Dentistry In Afghanistan

February 15th, 2011
Dentistry In Afghanistan

Despite all the problems that the soldiers and ordinary people have in Afghanistan, there appears to be a little bit of hope on the medical front. Dentists from the UK, USA, Afghanistan and others have joined forces to offer dental care to local people. Although the country was bombed by coalition forces, one US citizen, […]

Natural Family Planning Encouraged Down Under

February 15th, 2011
Natural Family Planning Encouraged Down Under

Two Australian doctors are advocating a more natural approach to family planning. John and Evelyn Billings say the Billings Ovulation Method (BOM) is a much better and more reliable approach to family planning as it works in harmony with nature. They argue that there is too much dependence on artificial methods of family planning, which […]

Do It Yourself Surgery To Conceal Identity

February 15th, 2011
Do It Yourself Surgery To Conceal Identity

A Japanese man who is currently in prison, awaiting trial for murder, decided to carry out plastic surgery on himself in order to try and conceal his identity. The disclosures were written in a book by suspect, Tatsuya Ichihashi while in prison. Among his do it yourself attempts at cosmetic surgery was the removal of […]

Comedian Tells Larger People To Stay Fat

February 15th, 2011
Comedian Tells Larger People To Stay Fat

Comedy actor Seth Rogen recently made what can only be described as a tongue in cheek statement that people who are overweight should forget trying to lose weight. However, while this is obviously not meant to denigrate people, his comments are a serious reminder to people that trying to lose weight is difficult. The comedian […]

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