Archives for June, 2012

Does your Waistline Relate To Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant?

June 29th, 2012
Does your Waistline Relate To Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant?

It seems so according to researchers working for the UK based Nuffield Health. The latter, which is Britain’s biggest health charity, said that females with larger waists are less likely to get pregnant. They are also at greater risk of developing cancer including breast cancer. The conclusion came from studies of 55,000 women who took […]

Israelis Embrace Cosmetic Surgery

June 27th, 2012
Israelis Embrace Cosmetic Surgery

The number of Israelis deciding to get plastic surgery has grown massively – up by a third on last year. While two-thirds of patients are women, men are beginning to catch up as they too see the value of going under the knife. Interestingly a lot of the growth is cosmetic dentistry and not just […]

Preventative Dentistry Month

June 25th, 2012
Preventative Dentistry Month

In a novel twist to health promotion a dentist from New York has declared that July is Preventive Dentistry month. Although it could be argued that this is more of a marketing ploy, nevertheless preventive dentistry is vital in trying to combat a growing problem of dental decay and poor oral hygiene. As a reward […]

Exposing the Dark World of Cosmetic Surgery

June 22nd, 2012
Exposing the Dark World of Cosmetic Surgery

A mother of 2 from Midwest America has recently wrote a book exposing what she believes is the more seedy side of cosmetic surgery. Vanity Wonder is said to have spent no less than $15,000 getting hip and bottom injections albeit illegally over the past 5 years. However, she decided to write the book to […]

Infertility can Affect Women at Any Age

June 20th, 2012
Infertility can Affect Women at Any Age

While infertility in women is often considered to be a problem with those in older age groups in reality it can occur at any age. However it does seem surprising that young women in their 20s should be susceptible to problems associated with not getting pregnant, but it is more common than many realise. Olivia […]

Laser Surgery Offers More Options

June 18th, 2012
Laser Surgery Offers More Options

Advances in laser eye surgery are thought to offer patients greater opportunities to improve eyesight; in particular help for patients with cataracts. Cataracts are generally an age-related problem. Traditionally, removal of cataracts required invasive surgery. Laser surgery on the other hand is quick, painless and more importantly doesn’t require major surgical techniques. With an aging […]

Businesses In California Brace Themselves for Insurance Hike

June 15th, 2012
Businesses In California Brace Themselves for Insurance Hike

Businesses across the US State of California are bracing themselves for an increase in health insurance costs. It’s expected that any business which employs over 1 million people could pay as much as 24% extra to cover health insurance. Costs are expected to rise in July and August. Unfortunately, the Californian State legislature is legally […]

Celebrity Singer Loses Weight And Gains A New Love

June 13th, 2012
Celebrity Singer Loses Weight And Gains A New Love

Kelly Clarkson, winner of American Idol recently lost 30 pounds in weight. She decided to diet after watching herself on a recording of a concert she gave at the ‘VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul’ event last December. The successful singer has apparently had an up and down relationship with her weight, but was determined this time […]

Approach to Diabetes Treatment needs to be “Early and Aggressive”

June 11th, 2012
Approach to Diabetes Treatment needs to be “Early and Aggressive”

Researchers in America have called for an “early and aggressive” approach to try and battle type 2 diabetes – one of the most common chronic conditions in both America and the UK. According to a study published in The Lancet patients who display signs of pre-diabetes should be treated as quickly as possible to restore […]

HIV Drugs May also Help in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

June 8th, 2012
HIV Drugs May also Help in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Recent research at the Kimmel Cancer Centre, Jefferson, has found that certain HIV drugs may also help breast cancer from metastasizing. The drugs target CCR5 receptors that the HIV virus manipulate in order to penetrate host cells.  However, the research has also shown that the drugs can also aid in the treatment of breast cancer, […]

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