Archives for August, 2012

Not For Profit Hair Loss Charity Set Up In The UK

August 31st, 2012
Not For Profit Hair Loss Charity Set Up In The UK

A long time sufferer of alopecia from Redcar in Yorkshire has created a not for profit charity to help other people suffering from hair loss. Hair Loss Support aims to offer advice, help and support for anyone who is worried or simply fed up with losing their hair. The creator, Emma suffered herself with hair […]

Youth surgery on the rise

August 29th, 2012
Youth surgery on the rise

What has been called youth surgery – the need for people to try and keep their youthful looks or get back to looking that way – is on the rise. However what is perhaps more disturbing is that many health professionals are beginning to jump on the bandwagon by offering a variety of cosmetic treatments. […]

Is Cosmetic Surgery The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

August 24th, 2012
Is Cosmetic Surgery The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

Despite its growing popularity in recent years and proof in aiding thousands of people, many are not so enamoured with cosmetic surgery. Some are even worried that this obsession with surgery could in fact be more harmful than beneficial. Certainly that’s the view of one patient who said she was left very unhappy with her […]

Will Understanding Cows Help Humans?

August 22nd, 2012
Will Understanding Cows Help Humans?

Scientists have started looking at how cows become infertile in order to help understand the same problem in humans. Researchers in Washington State University recently received a grant of over $1 million from the National Institute of Health in the USA in order to look at the reasons why cows lose their offspring. Doing so, […]

Dentists Serve The Day

August 20th, 2012
Dentists Serve The Day

Dentists in Texas have once again stepped up to the challenge to offer local residents free dental treatment via the annual Serve Day event in Austin, Texas. Dentists from the area gave up their time and joined forces with other groups and not for profit organisations such as churches and youth centres to offer free […]

Overhaul Of UK Cosmetic Surgery

August 17th, 2012
Overhaul Of UK Cosmetic Surgery

In the light of the recent PIP breast implant scandal, the authorities have decided to overhaul the cosmetic surgery industry in Britain. Medical Director of the NHS, Bruce Keogh is to lead a team to gather evidence and compile a report. This is expected to be published in March with recommendations for the Government. Speaking […]

Seriously Obese Indian Woman Undergoes Bariatric Surgery

August 15th, 2012
Seriously Obese Indian Woman Undergoes Bariatric Surgery

For the first time in Asian history, let alone Indian medical history, a woman weighing 350Kg has undergone bariatric surgery. The lady who suffers from a number of illnesses including diabetes, sleep apnoea and hypertension was warned of the consequences if she didn’t do something about her condition. She was also bed-bound for the past […]

Health Insurance Battle Hots Up in USA Election Race

August 13th, 2012
Health Insurance Battle Hots Up in USA Election Race

As the presidential election in the USA draws nearer, one of the hottest topics being debated is medical health, in particular health insurance. President Obama managed to get his Bill through both US houses but has since had many challenges by those opposed to his reforms. However, while the reforms are not due to be […]

Dentist offers screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

August 10th, 2012
Dentist offers screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Samuel Romano whose practice is based in New Jersey, USA is able to screen patients who are possibly afflicted by a major sleeping disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This particular problem causes people to stop breathing temporarily as often as hundreds of times each night, depending on the severity of the condition. While […]

New Cosmetic Tourist Destination Identified

August 8th, 2012
New Cosmetic Tourist Destination Identified

The growth in cosmetic surgery tourism sees yet another country offering this as part of holiday packages. It appears that Colombia has become a premier destination for those looking receive cosmetic treatment while still finding the time for a holiday. What’s more it has become a centre for those looking for more complex procedures such […]

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