Archives for December, 2012

Warning About Advertising

December 21st, 2012
Warning About Advertising

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning over misleading adverts promoting laser eye surgery. It seems the FDA feels that promotional material issued relating to LASIK surgery is insufficient in giving consumers information about potential risks. While LASIK surgery is generally safe, it is known not to be suitable for everyone. […]

Support Following A Spinal Injury

December 19th, 2012
Support Following A Spinal Injury

For those suffering with a serious spinal injury, it can be hard to know where to turn for support in coping with such a devastating and life-changing event. Around 1,200 people are paralysed with a spinal injury every year; many of these people will become full-time wheelchair users. As well as the obvious physical obstacles […]

Afghanistan Sees Surge In Cosmetic Surgery

December 19th, 2012
Afghanistan Sees Surge In Cosmetic Surgery

Afghanistan has undergone many traumatic experiences, from the war with Russia in the 1980s, to the years of Taliban rule, not forgetting the turmoil since the Twin Towers bombing. The people have also suffered health wise. In fact, it is now recognised that the health issues facing Afghan people are, for want of a better […]

Can Your Smartphone Help You Lose Weight?

December 17th, 2012
Can Your Smartphone Help You Lose Weight?

With the trend for using applications on mobile devices growing at an unprecedented rate, it would be rather surprising if there weren’t such apps related to health and fitness. But can these apps help people lose weight? It seems improbable, but apparently recent research has found a connection. Scientists from Northwestern University are advising anyone who is […]

Cosmetic Surgery For Children?

December 14th, 2012
Cosmetic Surgery For Children?

Over the past couple of decades more and more people have decided to get some form of plastic surgery. This has mainly included adults who wanted a nose job or tummy tuck, but it appears children under the age of eighteen are increasingly choosing this option. But, is it right for children to have cosmetic […]

Is There A Link Between Asthma And Infertility?

December 12th, 2012
Is There A Link Between Asthma And Infertility?

New research suggests there may be a link between children who suffer from asthma and infertility in their parents. It seems the prevalence of asthma is higher in children whose parents needed medical intervention to conceive than those who conceive naturally. This initial study raises questions about the potential unintended side effects of infertility treatment. […]

A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

December 10th, 2012
A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

People suffering from diabetes are often prone to weight problems or obesity in some cases. While medication is aimed at controlling blood-sugar levels, it can also have an inadvertent side effect of increasing the person’s weight. However, a new tablet developed for type 2 diabetics may be useful in helping people lose weight. It is […]

Should Athletes Take Out Medical Cover?

December 7th, 2012
Should Athletes Take Out Medical Cover?

With the increasing popularity of running and jogging these days, which may increase further in the aftermath of the Olympics, there are concerns that runners are not fully covered by insurance. Although many of the injuries sustained by runners tend to be minor – sprained ankles, pulled ligaments and similar – the cumulative cost to […]

Irish Government Urged To Change Abortion Law

December 5th, 2012
Irish Government Urged To Change Abortion Law

In the aftermath of the death of a woman who passed away after being refused an abortion, the Irish government is being urged to take another look at the law. A report was compiled after a 31 year old woman was admitted to hospital suffering from severe back pain and nausea. She was 17 weeks […]

No Health Insurance For New Walmart Employees

December 3rd, 2012
No Health Insurance For New Walmart Employees

WalMart , the USA’s largest corporate employer, has decided to stop giving health insurance benefits to new employees. The retail giant, owner of the Asda supermarket chain in the UK, opted to force new employees to either take out their own insurance or rely on Medicaid. The benefit only applies to employees who work below […]

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