Archives for August, 2011

Childhood Obesity Growing in US State

August 31st, 2011
Childhood Obesity Growing in US State

Arkansas doctors are warning that obesity among children is growing rapidly in the State. A recently published study has found that the obesity rate in Craighead County had tripled since 1980. It also suggested that 38% of Arkansas students are also at risk of developing problems associated with obesity. Speaking with reporters one of the […]

Marriage and divorce causes weight gain

August 26th, 2011
Marriage and divorce causes weight gain

That’s the finding of a recent study presented to the annual conference of the American Sociological Association. Interestingly the relationship study found that weight gain is more likely after the age of 30. The researchers also say that a previous marriage can also have an effect. In other words, the trauma of divorce increased the […]

Laser Eye Surgery Growing in Popularity

August 24th, 2011
Laser Eye Surgery Growing in Popularity

Despite not being available on the NHS, laser eye surgery is nevertheless enjoying a rapid growth, with more and more people opting for the treatment in an attempt to discard their spectacles. The procedure has been around for about 20 years, but it is only in the last couple that patients have realised its value. […]

The end of male infertility?

August 22nd, 2011
The end of male infertility?

Male infertility is a major problem worldwide, but the latest research may hold out a cure to this. Although most infertility problems currently relate to women, 40% are male related. But Japanese scientists believe they have found a solution; they have managed for the first time to grow artificial sperm in the laboratory using mice […]

Helen Mirren Dubs Plastic Surgery for the Young “Horrific”

August 19th, 2011
Helen Mirren Dubs Plastic Surgery for the Young “Horrific”

Dame Helen Mirren has dubbed it “horrific” when young people undertake plastic surgery. Talking to America’s InStyle magazine, Helen discussed how she felt about plastic surgery in connection to herself, adults and the younger generation and although she understood a desire to better one’s appearance, she felt it destroyed rather than accentuated young beauty. “The […]

The Latest Diet: Text Messaging

August 17th, 2011
The Latest Diet: Text Messaging

A diet can be a hard thing to stick to and with constant fatty, sugary distractions to keep you from your goals it could be helpful to have another force other than your willpower helping you keep on track. With this is mind Self magazine have created a text-messaging programme, which sends you five to […]

The relationship between fertility and eating disorders

August 15th, 2011
The relationship between fertility and eating disorders

Females with a history of bulimia, eating disorders and anorexia have more unplanned pregnancies, fertility difficulties and general negative feelings about child-bearing than females who don’t. This is according to a study in the UK carried out by the University College London and King’s College London, in which a survey of over 11,000 pregnant women […]

Blood tests can now show gender

August 12th, 2011
Blood tests can now show gender

It is now possible to determine the sex of a baby via a blood test. But there is also a worry that the number of abortions will rise as a consequence of parents knowing this information. There has been some scepticism that the blood tests used to determine the sex of a baby were infallible. […]

Hair Loss in Men Linked to Breast Cancer

August 10th, 2011
Hair Loss in Men Linked to Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is normally associated with women, but a percentage of men every year are also diagnosed with the disease. Intriguingly, recent research has suggested a link between treatments for hair loss and male breast cancer. The drug in question is Finasteride, which is used to treat male pattern baldness. The research was carried out […]

Worries over eye surgeon’s patients

August 8th, 2011
Worries over eye surgeon’s patients

In the UK there are generally few worries about who holds the records for patients. This is true even if your doctor passes away. Quite simply the NHS medical records department or some other organisation will hold those records. Accessing them may not be straightforward, but applying for the right to do so is via […]

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