Archives for March, 2011

Is Dental Health Care Secondary In A Recession?

March 31st, 2011
Is Dental Health Care Secondary In A Recession?

It seems so, in the United States at least, according to Joseph Worthington a dentist in Fairfield, USA. He told reporters: “Many people see their dental care as secondary. If you didn’t have pain you didn’t make an appointment.” He added that many people were not served well with their dental insurance policies, with premium […]

China – The Latest Nation To Reform Its Health System

March 31st, 2011
China – The Latest Nation To Reform Its Health System

With China’s rapid progress towards developing a market economy, the Government has also decided to reform its health care system. China is hoping to extend its basic health insurance scheme which currently supports 90% of the population by a further 440 million people. The extension would take in many of those who are not covered […]

Is Surrogacy Going Too Far?

March 31st, 2011
Is Surrogacy Going Too Far?

Surrogacy is a growing phenomenon for many couples who are unable to conceive. However, recently a grandmother gave birth to her own grandson by acting as a surrogate for her daughter. It seems the lady in question decided to help out her daughter and son in law to become first time parents, as the couple […]

True Love Or A Sign Of Things To Come?

March 31st, 2011
True Love Or A Sign Of Things To Come?

Losing weight for many people is very hard. It’s probably worse when you have someone who supposedly loves you threatening to call the wedding off if you don’t lose weight. Celebrity Jessica Simpson is in just this position. Her fiancé Eric Johnson has apparently told her that if she doesn’t shed the pounds, the wedding […]

UK Clinic At The forefront of a New Cosmetic Procedure

March 30th, 2011
UK Clinic At The forefront of a New Cosmetic Procedure

A new minimalist invasive procedure has been showcased at a clinic in Chelmsford. Called the trampoline neck lift, patients are given treatment to improve their neck lines. The procedure was actually launched in the US two years ago, but has now found favour with one clinic in Britain, where a training session took place. Fifty […]

Is there A Link Between Age, Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer?

March 30th, 2011
Is there A Link Between Age, Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer?

Recent research suggests there may be a link between men who lose their hair at 20 and the prevalence of getting prostate cancer later. French scientists found that men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer also showed signs of baldness in the early twenties. They were twice as likely to be going bald by age […]

Richer Ghanaians More Likely To Have An Abortion

March 30th, 2011
Richer Ghanaians More Likely To Have An Abortion

Research in Ghana comparing rich literate and poor illiterate women found the richer women were more likely to seek an abortion. The research which was carried out by the University of Cape Coast Department of Population and Health suggests that the second commonest cause of death among women was due directly to unsafe abortions. In […]

Age Does Effect Vision

March 30th, 2011
Age Does Effect Vision

There is an old adage which goes something like this: At 40, your eyesight starts to go; at 50 everything else starts to go. While this is just a saying, scientists do think however that vision is affected when you reach middle age. That’s also the experience of one individual who found when he reached […]

USA County Cuts Spending On Health Insurance

March 29th, 2011
USA County Cuts Spending On Health Insurance

Public spending cut backs in one United State’s county has been attacked as being mean spirited. It seems Collins County in Texas has approved a $90 million spending cut on health insurance, but at the expense of 30 retired workers. What’s more the Commissioners who cut the budget did so without giving any of the […]

NHS Dentistry At A Crossroads In Kent

March 29th, 2011
NHS Dentistry At A Crossroads In Kent

While new NHS dental practices have been set up in a number of areas of Britain over the last few months, the same cannot be said for Kent; more specifically, the Tunbridge Wells area. It seems that not one of the dentist surgeries in the town is taking on new NHS patients, nor putting people […]

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