Archives for July, 2011

Cosmetic Surgery and Mental Illness

July 29th, 2011
Cosmetic Surgery and Mental Illness

Scientists in Belgium believe that a large proportion of people who request rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, suffer from a mental illness, in particular body dysmorphic disorder. Body dysmorphic disorder is a condition in which a person has an unnatural obsession with any slight defects in their appearance. These defects don’t have to […]

Changes to Medical Insurance to Benefit Women

July 27th, 2011
Changes to Medical Insurance to Benefit Women

Delegates at a convention organised by the Institute of Medicine in the US, were told that for decades women have been at a disadvantage with medical insurance cover and what’s more, families often suffered too. However, it is hoped that recommendations put forward by scientific and medical experts will enable this to change, which means […]

Largest Hair Loss Conference Attracts 400 Delegates

July 25th, 2011
Largest Hair Loss Conference Attracts 400 Delegates

More than 400 trichologists, dermatologists and other hair loss experts gathered recently for a conference in Jerusalem, Israel. This is the largest gathering ever for this type of congress. Thirty countries were involved in the 15th Annual Meeting of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS) to discuss all things connected with hair loss, its causes […]

Genetic Abnormality May be Root Cause of Some Male Infertility

July 22nd, 2011
Genetic Abnormality May be Root Cause of Some Male Infertility

A study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, has found that a mutated gene may be responsible for the infertility of some men. Researchers have found that the carbohydrate coating on sperm is often removed in some men. This lack of a coating in turn reduces mobility of the sperm and so it cannot […]

From Baseball to Dentistry

July 20th, 2011
From Baseball to Dentistry

It might seem a strange thing to go from baseball to dentistry, but that’s exactly what a former player has done. At age 40 the ex player decided to embark on a 2 year study in paediatric dentistry graduating from a well known and well respected dentistry school – the Arizona School of Dentistry and […]

Can Diet Affect Hair Loss?

July 18th, 2011
Can Diet Affect Hair Loss?

For females the answer is yes, according to the American Institute of Trichologists. The Chairman of the Institute Marilyn Sherlock believes women are particularly vulnerable when they either embark on a diet or suffer iron deficiency. She told reporters: “By dieting, I don’t mean dieting sensibly, I mean crash dieting. And because of the hair […]

Your Weight is What You Eat

July 15th, 2011
Your Weight is What You Eat

If you have heard the old saying: ‘you are what you eat’, you will be interested to learn the phrase now comes with a new twist – ‘you weigh what you eat’. Basically what this means is that there are a number of foods that scientists have found could be helpful in reducing your weight, […]

More People Paying for Cosmetic Surgery

July 13th, 2011
More People Paying for Cosmetic Surgery

It seems in the USA that more and more people are paying cash for cosmetic surgery procedures to treat the effects of skin cancer. This recent surge of patients is apparently due to a shortage of Dermatologists. The problem has arisen, because the diagnosis rates of skin cancer is going up, but surgical procedures are […]

Laser Technology in Dentistry

July 11th, 2011
Laser Technology in Dentistry

Using lasers in dentistry seems rather science fiction-ish, but there are a number of US dentists who swear by it. Still rare – only 6-8 per cent of dentists use laser techniques, but its use is becoming more and more prevalent and is mostly used for minor surgery such as gum contouring and treating small […]

British Holiday Makers at Risk

July 8th, 2011
British Holiday Makers at Risk

It appears that 58% of British holiday makers are not aware of the benefits of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). That’s the finding of recent research by the well know web site – moneysupermarket.com. The research also found that a third of Britons believe incorrectly that the E111 normally taken with them on holiday […]

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