Archives for March, 2011

Cantabrians Offered Weight Loss Surgery

March 29th, 2011
Cantabrians Offered Weight Loss Surgery

Sixteen morbidly obese New Zealanders living in Canterbury are being offered weight loss surgery. But they will have to travel to Christchurch. The funding is coming from the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), who also offered similar operations to citizens of Dunedin last year. The surgery involves shrinking the stomach, and will be available for […]

Can Infertility Affect Our Future In Space?

March 29th, 2011
Can Infertility Affect Our Future In Space?

It appears so, if Stephen Hawking, the well known astrophysicist is correct. He told reporters: “It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster in the next 100 years, let alone the next thousand or million. Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain inward-looking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space.” […]

Growth In Man Boob Operations In The UK

March 28th, 2011
Growth In Man Boob Operations In The UK

More and more British men it seems are opting for cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of the own breasts, more commonly called man boobs or moobs. While breast reduction surgery for men, has currently become something of a joke among many in society, for those who have excess fat in the breast bone area, […]

US Hair Charity Benefits From Theatre Production

March 28th, 2011
US Hair Charity Benefits From Theatre Production

The Alhambra Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida recently combined forces with the well known Charity, Locks of Love to stage the musical production – Hairspray. Locks of Love is a non profit making organisation that literally donates hair pieces to those who need them as result of hair loss. The recipients are normally disadvantaged children suffering […]

Is Abortion Possible At Home?

March 28th, 2011
Is Abortion Possible At Home?

The High Court in London was due to make ruling last month on whether it is legal for a woman to carry out a self-administered abortion at home. To date, any medication taken by a patient had to be administered under controlled conditions in a clinic. This has been criticised as denying a woman to […]

Can Healthier Eating Lead To Better Eyesight?

March 28th, 2011
Can Healthier Eating Lead To Better Eyesight?

Can the old adage – eating carrots improves your eyesight – really be true? Well, scientists recently decided to test it. However, although no direct link has been found to confirm this old wives’ tale, researchers do appear to suggest eating healthier is likely to benefit vision as well as overall general health. Speaking with […]

Americans Face Closure of Dentistry Service

March 25th, 2011
Americans Face Closure of Dentistry Service

A voluntary organisation called Health and Dentistry that provides a free service to poor and uninsured people could close if rumours of federal funding cuts are true. The centre currently gets $1 million off the Federal Government to offer services to people in the local area. However this is under threat; it also amounts to […]

Free Health Clinic Attracts 1400

March 25th, 2011
Free Health Clinic Attracts 1400

A free medical clinic was recently held at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, for those who do not have health insurance. It attracted over 1400 people. The Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps (RAM) organised the free clinic at McGavock High School in Nashville with 500 doctors and other medical professionals. A variety of surgeries including […]

Very High Incidence Of Infertility In Gulf Region

March 25th, 2011
Very High Incidence Of Infertility In Gulf Region

A study by researchers at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia has found a very high incidence of infertility in the Gulf. As high as 20% in fact. Addressing a medical conference in Riyadh, Dr Hassan Jamal, a gynaecology and obstetrics professor at King Abdul Aziz University in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah […]

Can Financial Rewards Help You Lose Weight?

March 25th, 2011
Can Financial Rewards Help You Lose Weight?

The answer seemingly is yes and no. According to a study published in the US Journal of General Internal Medicine, people who are obese will readily lose weight if they thought they would lose money. However once this financial inducement stops, they are unlikely to continue. The study involved participants being given weight loss counselling […]

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