Archives for November, 2011

New Zealand Health Board Stops Offering Abortions Directly

November 30th, 2011
New Zealand Health Board Stops Offering Abortions Directly

A New Zealand health board has decided to stop offering abortion directly. Instead a private contractor has been hired to carry out the work. The decision to pull out is thought to be, in part, due to objections by some hospital staff. The new contract negotiated by the Waikato District Health Board is for three […]

Canadian Woman Travels to Mexico for Operation

November 28th, 2011
Canadian Woman Travels to Mexico for Operation

A woman from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia decided that she could no longer wait for a weightloss operation in her home town. So she travelled to Mexico instead. Lillian Coakley had been waiting for 10 years for surgery to help reduce her weight. However, frustration got the better of her, so she wrote […]

Voucher Advert Banned

November 25th, 2011
Voucher Advert Banned

An advert that offered discounted surgery for breast enlargement has been banned. The voucher, which came as part of an email campaign, was considered to be placing pressure on potential consumers. The email advert is part of a concerted marketing campaign by the US based Groupon company, which now operates in Britain. This particular business […]

Health Care Costs in Ireland Fall

November 23rd, 2011
Health Care Costs in Ireland Fall

While health care costs in most countries around the world are increasing, in Ireland the opposite appears to be happening. According to research carried out by Avantis Global Health and Dental Price index the costs of both medical and dental health care in the Irish Republic have dropped by an average of 7 and a […]

Con Man Arrested in Australia

November 21st, 2011
Con Man Arrested in Australia

A con man in Sydney, Australia, was arrested for breaching a court order preventing him from taking part in any aspect of the weight loss industry. The man in question had previously been involved with the selling of a controversial spray called Sensaslim, which has been deemed inappropriate for use. As he continued trying to […]

Healthcare Court Saga Continues in the USA

November 18th, 2011
Healthcare Court Saga Continues in the USA

The continued debate over President Obama’s health care reforms is taking another legal step, within the backdrop of the 2012 presidential election. The hearing of a new challenge takes place at the US Supreme Court very soon, but what is interesting about the new situation is that a ruling will not be issued till June […]

Boosted Libido Due to Hair Transplant-All in the Mind?

November 16th, 2011
Boosted Libido Due to Hair Transplant-All in the Mind?

That’s the claim of researchers, who have been studying the effects of a new hair transplant therapy called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The treatment involves removing hair follicles from the back of the head and transplanting them onto balding areas of the head. Drugs are used to help this interleaving process. However, it has also […]

Infertility Risk for Women with STDs

November 14th, 2011
Infertility Risk for Women with STDs

Women with sexual transmitted diseases (STDs) are doubling their risk of infertility. Apparently, this is the case if women are having repeating episodes of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which increases inflammation of the sexual organs. What’s more the condition is known to affect more than 800,000 women in the USA each year, with statistics showing […]

Mariah Carey Loses 30 Pounds in Just 3 Months

November 11th, 2011
Mariah Carey Loses 30 Pounds in Just 3 Months

Pregnancy weight can be an extra burden for many new mothers, giving birth isn’t an automatic ticket to weight loss and for many it is the start of a new battle. Being famous doesn’t make a difference either, as Mariah Carey, the singer songwriter, will testify. However, after giving birth to her babies earlier this […]

Are You Paying Through the Nose for Cosmetic Surgery?

November 9th, 2011
Are You Paying Through the Nose for Cosmetic Surgery?

You could be. That’s the opinion of one cosmetic surgeon, who recently said that the public are spending a record $10 billion each year in the USA to have cosmetic work done. However, many of the procedures can and do cost more, as corrective surgery is often needed when things go wrong. According to Dr. […]

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