Archives for April, 2011

Obama’s Home State still supports Reforms

April 28th, 2011
Obama’s Home State still supports Reforms

The Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn says that he still supports President Obama’s health care reforms. He made the comments after returning from a meeting with other State Governors. The Governor is reviewing plan which he wants instituted, and which would rein in plans by health insurance companies which could scupper the reforms. He also […]

Fish Oil useful in Chemotherapy Treatment

April 28th, 2011
Fish Oil useful in Chemotherapy Treatment

Research has found that patients undergoing chemotherapy should ingest fish oil as an aid to prevent weight loss. Sudden weight and muscle loss, like hair loss is another potential side effect of chemotherapy for cancer. However researchers believe that taking fish oil which is rich in Omega 3 can prevent this happening. It may even […]

Contradictory Evidence over Stress and Infertility

April 28th, 2011
Contradictory Evidence over Stress and Infertility

It’s been a widely held belief that stress is probably a key component in infertility problems. However recent research appears to put this in doubt. Researchers in Britain pored over past reports involving some 3,500 women from 10 countries diagnosed as infertile. They looked at the women’s level of stress prior to in vitro fertilisation […]

Could Sedation be the Answer to Dental Panic?

April 27th, 2011
Could Sedation be the Answer to Dental Panic?

Going to the dentist has for many years become something to fear for many people. However two Californian dentists believe they have the answer. Dr. Douglas Decker and Dr. Terry McClanahan use sedation techniques to calm the fears of their patients who are severely distressed. They have done so for 20 years. However using sedation […]

Massive Payout for Family

April 27th, 2011
Massive Payout for Family

A Pennsylvanian family was recently awarded $21.6 million in a malpractice trial against a local hospital. The hospital was blamed for not giving the mother proper due care during the birth of her son born 4 years ago. The child now suffers from cerebral palsy and other problems, which were judged as occurring as a […]

Is Pornography to blame?

April 27th, 2011
Is Pornography to blame?

Pornography has been blamed as a major cause for an increase in labioplasty surgery. It seems many more women than normal are now asking for operations on their private parts in their pursuit of what’s been described as designer genitals. This has alarmed the medical profession who see this as being a direct consequence of […]

Billboard Abortion Advert pulled

April 27th, 2011
Billboard Abortion Advert pulled

The Louisiana-based advertising agency which recently produced a billboard advert attacking abortion has removed it. The advert showed a picture of a black girl along with a tag line which read: ‘The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.’ However it was pulled after some black residents complained that it was offensive; […]

Hair Loss Cure a Step Closer?

April 26th, 2011
Hair Loss Cure a Step Closer?

Scientists researching the reasons behind hair loss may be a step closer to finding a cure. While baldness is known to have a genetic connection, hair loss such as alopecia in both sexes has a variety of causes including stress and anxiety. However there may be another specific reason. A dermatologist from the University of […]

New Threat to Universal Health Insurance Coverage

April 26th, 2011
New Threat to Universal Health Insurance Coverage

President Obama’s health reforms are facing another threat; this time, from a religious movement. It seems that a group of Christians are requesting an opt-out from the scheme which expects everyone by 2014 to have health insurance. The group appears to have lobbied Democratic politicians successfully in this regard. Medi-Share wrote on their web site: […]

Can a Camp help You lose Weight?

April 26th, 2011
Can a Camp help You lose Weight?

Camp America is a well known phenomenon which is now also growing in popularity in Britain. While British camps tend to focus on sporting activities, American camps offer a wider variety of things to do, all of which may also have a particular focus. For instance, there are now weight loss camps for children. But […]

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