Archives for December, 2011

Winter Sees an Increase in Demand for Laser Treatments

December 23rd, 2011
Winter Sees an Increase in Demand for Laser Treatments

Interestingly, cosmetic surgeons have noted that the winter months appear to create an increased demand for laser treatments. Speaking with reporters, Dr. Lyle Weeks a prominent US plastic surgeon said: “It’s very important to avoid the sun as much as possible and it’s a lot easier to do that in the winter time than it […]

Obese People and Smokers Pay More for Health Insurance

December 21st, 2011
Obese People and Smokers Pay More for Health Insurance

It is generally accepted that lifestyle can have a direct impact on both your health and how long you are likely to live. It is also generally believed that people with unhealthy lifestyles are likely to be punished financially as well, although until now though it wasn’t clear by how much. However, recent research in […]

Sports Dentistry- What Is It?

December 20th, 2011
Sports Dentistry- What Is It?

Sports dentistry is a growing branch of dentistry that looks at how sports people can best help prevent injury to their teeth and oral cavity. Over the years, contact sports such as boxing or rugby have often resulted in problems related to a competitors jaw and teeth which, with proper efficient products could have better […]

New Cataract Operation Developed

December 19th, 2011
New Cataract Operation Developed

A medical centre in the US State of Michigan has developed a new bladeless cataract surgical procedure. Called the Lens Sx the device is based on LASIK laser technology, something much used these days by a growing number of eye surgeons and optometrists. Cataracts are mainly a problem for older people, and with an aging […]

USA Still Dominates Cosmetic Surgery

December 16th, 2011
USA Still Dominates Cosmetic Surgery

According to recent research by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) the USA still carries out more cosmetic surgery procedures than any other country. While this isn’t a revelation what is perhaps surprising is that Brazil lies second in the ISAPS league table. Another rather surprising nation not to make the top 10 […]

Is Hair loss Just Human Shedding?

December 14th, 2011
Is Hair loss Just Human Shedding?

That’s the view of researchers from the University of Southern California. It seems they have found evidence to support the idea that not all baldness is caused by changes in hormones in the hair follicles, but is a more natural action akin to shedding a coat, which many other animals undergo. A spokesperson for the […]

Office of Fair Trading says Private Health Care is “Distorted”

December 12th, 2011
Office of Fair Trading says Private Health Care is “Distorted”

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has condemned the current practice of private health care provision in Britain, as being distorted and restricted. As such, it has referred the market to the Competition Commission for further investigation. The conclusion came after the OFT decided to investigate the behaviour of private health companies, which provide a […]

Is Weight Loss and a Fitness Regime Just a Myth?

December 9th, 2011
Is Weight Loss and a Fitness Regime Just a Myth?

Well, some people are starting to think so. What’s more there is apparently a lot of evidence to back up these claims. Certainly doctors recommend that an obese individual should start eating correctly and follow a proper regime of exercise as part of a weight loss programme. However, for a number or years now it […]

Research Uncovers the Real Reasons for having Cosmetic Surgery

December 7th, 2011
Research Uncovers the Real Reasons for having Cosmetic Surgery

Over the years, myths have grown as to why people decide to go under the knife. However, in the first research of its kind, a leading plastic surgery decided to find out what really motivates people to get work done. The results blew out of the water the many myths surrounding cosmetic surgery. What’s more, […]

Protecting Eyesight from Arc Flashes

December 5th, 2011
Protecting Eyesight from Arc Flashes

Today’s modern world relies heavily on good illumination, both at home and work. Perhaps one of the greatest inventions of the modern age is the light bulb, along with discovery of electricity. Yet, for most people, using these inventions is just accepted, without a thought given to those working in the industry that provides these […]

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