Archives for September, 2012

Two New Weight Loss Drugs About To Hit The Market

September 28th, 2012
Two New Weight Loss Drugs About To Hit The Market

For those who are looking for that secret pill that will help them lose weight will have not one but two new drugs to choose from in the near future. The US Food & Drug Administration has given the two pharmaceutical preparations the go-ahead. They are aimed at helping to reduce the obesity epidemic which […]

Are You Suitable For LASIK Surgery?

September 26th, 2012
Are You Suitable For LASIK Surgery?

There are lots of adverts these days on the TV promoting laser eye surgery. However not everyone is suitable. What’s more, the adverts (perhaps for obvious reasons) do not emphasise this fact. To start with anyone who has an illness such as diabetes may not be suitable for treatment. The reason is that the disease […]

Do Adverts Make People Buy More Surgical Procedures?

September 24th, 2012
Do Adverts Make People Buy More Surgical Procedures?

Experts believe that websites in particular but also adverts in other media are affecting visitors by persuading them to go under the knife whether they need to or not. This impulsive buying is being fuelled by money-off vouchers and other deals. British surgeons are particularly scathing of the American Groupon company that is behind many […]

Film star admits she would have plastic surgery

September 21st, 2012
Film star admits she would have plastic surgery

Gwyneth Paltrow the well known American actress was recently voted the World’s Best Dressed Woman by the equally famous People’s Magazine. However in an interview she also stated that she would go under the knife if need be to maintain her looks. That said the 39 year old did emphasise that this was not something […]

Infertility increasing in India

September 19th, 2012
Infertility increasing in India

Recent research suggests that infertility is on the rise in India, and one of the main reasons is changes in lifestyle. Many people in the sub-continent still believe that infertility is more associated with women than men, but in fact it is now known that around one in 6 cases are related to male infertility […]

More to obesity than meets the eye

September 17th, 2012
More to obesity than meets the eye

People who don’t have a weight problem often perceive those who are fat or obese are that way simply because they eat too much. In some cases, this maybe true, but according to one expert this is likely to be too simplistic. Dr. Hildegardes Dineros who is a specialist bariatric surgeon in the Philippines believes […]

Teeth whitening growing in popularity in Dubai

September 14th, 2012
Teeth whitening growing in popularity in Dubai

People living in the Middle East have started to become familiar with cosmetic dentistry. As a result, they are spending more money than ever on teeth whitening procedures. However, dentists are beginning to worry that too many people are buying and using over the counter treatments rather than asking their dentist to carry out the […]

Can health apps help in reducing weight?

September 12th, 2012
Can health apps help in reducing weight?

Carrying a mobile device around with you is now a common sight. Smartphones in particular are more than just an accessory or a device to make calls. Rather they are a constant companion used for all sorts of reasons. One of these reasons is now health it seems. There are now myriads of apps that […]

New law could shift the burden

September 10th, 2012
New law could shift the burden

The new law passed by the US federal government called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act while designed to help the poorest in society could shift the burden of health insurance costs onto employees. That’s the view of a number of experts who believe that the new legal framework could usher in a new […]

Abortion debate rears its head in Turkey

September 7th, 2012
Abortion debate rears its head in Turkey

Abortion is a topic that can cause highly charged emotional debates between those in favour and those against. In the UK, there have been occasions when people opposed to the idea of abortion have challenged the conventional wisdom as well as the Abortion Act, which was passed during the 1960s and updated over the following […]

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