Archives for February, 2012

Does Plastic Surgery Make You Look Younger?

February 29th, 2012
Does Plastic Surgery Make You Look Younger?

Yes, it does apparently. That’s official, according to one Canadian doctor who said that his patients look on average 7.2 years younger after treatment. However, his assertion has also been backed up by research, which has been trying to determine whether cosmetic treatment does affect an individual’s perceived age. One researcher said that generally cosmetic […]

Fructose not Connected with Weight Gain

February 27th, 2012
Fructose not Connected with Weight Gain

It may come as a surprise to many people who avoid sugary foods on the grounds that it increases weight, but recent research seems to suggest differently. Scientists looked at the effects of one particular sugar – Fructose – which is found in fruits and often used in baking. They suggest it will not increase […]

Novel Stem Cell Method Discovered for Cardiac Repair

February 24th, 2012
Novel Stem Cell Method Discovered for Cardiac Repair

Researchers at the University of California South Francisco Medical Centre are pioneering new methods for using stem cells to repair cardiac tissue damaged through heart-attack. Tested through UCSF’s Translational Cardiac Stem Cell Program, the findings of the study aim to promote healthier cardiac function, rejuvenate blood vessels, reduce scarring and lower the dangers of cardiac […]

Questions in Taiwan about the Safety of LASIK Eye Surgery

February 22nd, 2012
Questions in Taiwan about the Safety of LASIK Eye Surgery

In Taiwan there have been reported complications in some LASIK Eye Surgery patients, which has left the medical profession accused of using an unsafe procedure to treat eye conditions. Moreover, one of the leading optical health professionals in Taiwan decided to stop using the therapeutic treatment, causing further controversy. However, a leading expert has rebuffed […]

Issue Over Unlicensed Botox Treatment in Canada

February 20th, 2012
Issue Over Unlicensed Botox Treatment in Canada

An issue has arisen in Canada over the unlicensed administration of Botox by health spas. The issue involves health spas in the Vancouver area who are ignoring Health Canada regulations stating that Botox should only be prescribed and injected by a medically qualified physician. The issue came to light after a reporter from the Canadian […]

Local Salon Leads Cancer Fundraising Scheme

February 17th, 2012
Local Salon Leads Cancer Fundraising Scheme

Staci Leons-Parnell who owns a hair dressing salon in the town of Anderson in Indiana, recently decided to start raising money to help local cancer patients. She told local reporters: “A lot of times, losing your hair is more devastating than chemotherapy. People who lose their hair don’t feel whole and it doesn’t fall out […]

Self Test Male Fertility Products Go On Sale in the USA

February 15th, 2012
Self Test Male Fertility Products Go On Sale in the USA

A well known American company called Wallgreen is planning to sell male fertility testing kits. Female pregnancy testing kits have been around for many years, but an increasing number of men are finding they have low sperm counts, which results in infertility problems for the couples concerned. As such, according to the makers of the […]

Battle for US Health Reform Continues

February 13th, 2012
Battle for US Health Reform Continues

The USA has for a couple of years now been going through a tremendous legal wrangle over President Obama’s health care reforms. Many opposed believe that the change will cost so much it will be self defeating. The aim of the reforms is to help those US families who are either unable to afford proper […]

Coping with Alopecia

February 10th, 2012
Coping with Alopecia

While baldness in men is accepted as part and parcel of getting older, the same is not the case with women in the main. However, baldness does occur in women as a result of alopecia. It’s also something many women find hard to come to terms with. Yet, one lady from Cardiff has now decided […]

New Anti-Wrinkle Product Launched

February 8th, 2012
New Anti-Wrinkle Product Launched

Some experts believe a new product could spell the end of Botox or at the very least become its main competitor. Called Xeomin, the product has made cosmetic surgeons rather excited, as its results compares very favourably with Botox and other botulism derived products and in some cases works better. One of the first to […]

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