Archives for June, 2011

Are You Skipping an Eye Test?

June 29th, 2011
Are You Skipping an Eye Test?

If you are one of the many people skipping an eye test, then you could be putting your health at risk. That’s the conclusion of a recent report published in the US by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDCP) The organisation carried out a survey questioning a fairly large sample of 11,503 adults […]

High Abortion Rate for IVF Pregnancies in Britain

June 27th, 2011
High Abortion Rate for IVF Pregnancies in Britain

Researchers have found that around 750 women over the past 19 years who had IVF treatment also aborted the baby. Most of the abortions occurred in the weeks after implantation into the mother’s womb, and was the result of what the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority called a ‘change of heart.’ It seems the abortions […]

The Secrets of Obesity Revealed?

June 24th, 2011
The Secrets of Obesity Revealed?

Having surgery to combat your obesity is probably the final straw for people who suffer from weight problems. However it seems surgeons operating on obese people are revealing some interesting facts, which could improve our understanding of why people become obese and may also help design better therapies. Without a doubt, having surgery can be […]

Male Plastic Surgery on the Increase

June 22nd, 2011
Male Plastic Surgery on the Increase

According to researchers in the US, more and more men are now turning to cosmetic surgery. Once the preserve of women to ensure they keep their looks, men are now also turning to cosmetic treatments. The ‘trophy husband’ seems to be the new ‘thing’ for many men. For instance, Ron Holland who owns a fitness […]

Wayne sets the Trend

June 20th, 2011
Wayne sets the Trend

Footballing star Wayne Rooney recently admitted receiving hair treatment for a rapidly receding hairline. However it appears he has now set a trend among many other men who are also worried about their hair. Wayne originally made the announcement on Twitter saying: “I was going bald, so why not?” After the procedure he told his […]

Major Innovation Now A Reality

June 17th, 2011
Major Innovation Now A Reality

If you have tired eyes, then you can now rejuvenate them with a new innovation. It’s been a long time coming, but for many people who felt their life chances and employment prospects were being affected by having eyes that make them look old, it couldn’t have come sooner. There is only one thing. The […]

Eye Medication Expenditure Growing

June 15th, 2011
Eye Medication Expenditure Growing

Researchers in the USA have found that the personal expenditure on eye medication, in particular for diseases such as Glaucoma, is on the rise. Apparently, in 2001 people spent an average of $445 (about £380), whereas by 2006 this had risen dramatically to $557 (about £490). This amounts to a staggering 25% increase in just […]

Anti-Abortionists Hit a Road Block

June 13th, 2011
Anti-Abortionists Hit a Road Block

Of their own making, it seems. Apparently a bill in the US created by an Illinois senator who died in 2007, was supposed to block funding, which would have been spent on the treatment of women requiring abortions. However it now appears this very same legislation is now inadvertently aiding abortions after all. The bill […]

Music Star to Write Weight Loss Memoir

June 10th, 2011
Music Star to Write Weight Loss Memoir

The music star, Jennifer Hudson, has signed a deal with Dutton Publishers, an offshoot of Penguin to write her memoirs about her struggle with weight. The well known singer and actress is known to have recently lost 80 pounds, but says she has always struggled with a weight problem. She decided to write the book, […]

Health Insurance Doubled in One U.S State

June 8th, 2011
Health Insurance Doubled in One U.S State

With all the arguments going on in Britain about the NHS, it is perhaps worth pausing a little to see how health insurance in one US state is affecting its citizens. Apparently in Connecticut, the price of health insurance has doubled for ordinary working people in the past decade. Often in America, the cost of […]

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