Archives for May, 2011

American Boy Pulls Hair Out

May 27th, 2011
American Boy Pulls Hair Out

There are a range of conditions that cause hair loss, but one condition has baffled doctors. It seems a boy from Iowa in the USA went bald after pulling out his hair. The psychological disorder is called trichitillomania which forces sufferers to pull out their hair, which if severe enough can result in baldness. The […]

Genes linked to Infertility

May 25th, 2011
Genes linked to Infertility

Scientists have found that gene variations involved in the control of cholesterol also affect progesterone levels in women. This new finding appears to suggest that it has an effect on how fertile a woman is. The scientists from John Hopkins University in the USA have created a blood test that examines the variation in the […]

Gwen Stefani contradicted at Cannes

May 23rd, 2011
Gwen Stefani contradicted at Cannes

Gwen Stefani Contradicted At Cannes Singing sensation Gwen Stefani was contradicted recently when she told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival that she would consider having cosmetic surgery. It appears the star, who hails from Orange County in California has already had work done on her nose. The contradictory remarks were made on a website […]

The Future of Ophthalmology

May 20th, 2011
The Future of Ophthalmology

Ensuring good eye sight for life is perhaps one of the most personal of health concerns; particularly since around 50% of the population wear spectacles or need some aid to vision. But how is ophthalmology developing? There are in fact 5 trends. First is cataract surgery. Until relatively recently surgery involved having a major operation […]

New Possible Reason for Hair Loss

May 18th, 2011
New Possible Reason for Hair Loss

New Possible Reason For Hair Loss Generally, people who lose their hair think it is probably caused by such problems as Psoriasis. However, recently one lady from Northampton found there was another reason – Ulcerative Colitis. The story begins when the lady in question (we’ll call her Charlotte) went to see her doctor about bald […]

Abortion Outrage in New Zealand

May 16th, 2011
Abortion Outrage in New Zealand

Parents in New Zealand are furious at reports that have surfaced suggesting schools are offering students secret abortions. The reports came about after one mother found out t her 16 year old daughter’s school counsellor had arranged for the girl to have an abortion without the knowledge of the mother. She told a local newspaper: […]

Republican Lawyer fails in his Bid to overturn Healthcare Law

May 13th, 2011
Republican Lawyer fails in his Bid to overturn Healthcare Law

Republican Lawyer Fails In His Bid To Overturn Healthcare Law A Virginian Republican lawyer recently failed in his attempt to stop the implementation of President Obama’s health care reforms. The stumbling block for the lawyer was all three judges hearing the case in an appeals court were Democrats, and support the Obama proposals. As such, […]

Are You Skipping a Visit to the Dentist?

May 11th, 2011
Are You Skipping a Visit to the Dentist?

Are you finding it too costly at the moment to visit your dentist? If you are, then you are not alone. A recent survey by Simplyhealth has found that as many as 40% of adults in England are putting off going to see their NHS dentist because of rising costs. In Wales however the picture […]

Music Star regrets having Cosmetic Surgery

May 9th, 2011
Music Star regrets having Cosmetic Surgery

Sarah Harding, one of the members of the popular Girls Aloud pop group recently admitted having had lip fillers. However she now regrets the decision. She does however deny having had any Botox treatment. Speaking with reporters from Fabulous magazine Sarah Harding said: “It’s not something I’m going to be trying again, or anything I […]

Could A Pacemaker Help Cut Obesity?

May 6th, 2011
Could A Pacemaker Help Cut Obesity?

A new device developed in Germany that is fitted in the stomach could revolutionise the way doctors treat obesity. Rather than going under the knife or having the stomach stapled, a pacemaker is inserted in the stomach which effectively curbs a person’s appetite. Once inserted the device send outs electrochemical signals which are aimed at […]

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