Archives for January, 2012

US Comedy Star to get More Plastic Surgery

January 30th, 2012
US Comedy Star to get More Plastic Surgery

Joan Rivers, the well known American comedienne, is reported to be having more cosmetic surgery during her 78th year. If the rumours are true, then it is reckoned this will be here 734th operation. Unlike many show business stars, Joan Rivers has never shied away at either getting work done or admitting to having had […]

Taking Diabetes Seriously

January 27th, 2012
Taking Diabetes Seriously

It is well known for those who are overweight that they are at risk of developing diabetes. However, the type of disorder normally diagnosed in obese people would be Type 2. As such, losing weight, regular exercise and eating a proper diet can help control the debilitating disease. While similar precautions also apply to those […]

Call to Ban Cosmetic Advertising

January 25th, 2012
Call to Ban Cosmetic Advertising

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has called for a ban on advertising cosmetic procedures and for more regulation of the industry. This follows the recent debacle over the PIP breast implant issue, which has seen thousands of women facing a huge cost to have their breast implants replaced. While the NHS has […]

What’s the Biggest Turnoff when Attracting a Partner?

January 23rd, 2012
What’s the Biggest Turnoff when Attracting a Partner?

It seems that possessing bad teeth is the number one turnoff when rating attractiveness. By contrast the most popular are body type and hair colour. The findings come from a recent survey called appropriately ‘The Biggest Turnoff Dating Survey,’ which looked at attributes people found attractive and most appealing in others. For instance, when asked […]

The Abortion Issue in British Headlines

January 20th, 2012
The Abortion Issue in British Headlines

Two Roman Catholic midwives have decided to take action over what they call a violation of their human rights. They believe they have the right to refuse to help women wanting an abortion. The midwives – Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood believe they had been put in an impossible position, when the local NHS Trust […]

Diabetes and Obesity

January 16th, 2012
Diabetes and Obesity

It is well known that there is a link between obesity and the development of Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a growing and massive problem affecting millions of people worldwide, so it is no surprise that scientists are turning their attention to look at this link in more detail. For instance, rather than just looking […]

8 Year Old Calls for a Ban on Abortion

January 13th, 2012
8 Year Old Calls for a Ban on Abortion

A young boy, just 8 years old, has made a plea to have abortion banned. Christian Harrington decided to visit the Ohio State Capitol to support the Heart Beat Bill currently going through the State legislature. This bill, if passed, would ban abortion taking place within weeks of conception. Speaking with local reporters, Christian said: […]

Breakthrough in Male Infertility?

January 11th, 2012
Breakthrough in Male Infertility?

There has been a potential breakthrough in male infertility research. Medical scientists from Ben-Gurion University, Israel and the University of Muenster, Germany, operating in a joint venture have managed to grow sperm in the laboratory. While solving the infertility problem in men is likely still to be some years away, this new research does seemingly […]

New Link Found Between Weight Loss Surgery and Strokes

January 9th, 2012
New Link Found Between Weight Loss Surgery and Strokes

Research by Swedish scientists has found that obese people who are prepared to undergo stomach surgery in order to lose weight are at less risk of having a stroke. It may also lower the risk of a heart attack. Researchers observed and followed 4,047 obese men and women for about 15 years. They were divided […]

The People of Miami Found to be the Vainest in the US

January 6th, 2012
The People of Miami Found to be the Vainest in the US

The people of Miami, Florida, have been found to be the vainest residents in the US, according to LivingSocial research. When asked to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10 most Miami residents were happy to say score themselves at least a 7. The research, which was carried out over 20 states and […]

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