Archives for September, 2013

Indian Cosmetic Surgery Gets A Boost

September 30th, 2013
Indian Cosmetic Surgery Gets A Boost

Indian cosmetic surgery got an unexpected boost recently when the Rupee was devalued. It seems that while devaluation of a currency can affect many things, and not for the better either, in this case medical tourism has just got cheaper. Last year around 1 million people went to India for treatment. This is set to […]

Obesity Can Affect Knee Joints

September 26th, 2013
Obesity Can Affect Knee Joints

Research by American scientists has found that a 10% reduction in weight can have a remarkable impact on knee joints by easing the pressure they undergo. The scientists from Wake Forest University in North Carolina carried out what is described as an Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) study to determine the effects heavy […]

Diamonds To Promote Bone Growth In Dentistry

September 23rd, 2013
Diamonds To Promote Bone Growth In Dentistry

While diamonds are more associated with jewellery or in industry as a drill, US medical scientists think they may have a use in dentistry as well. It seems that the surface of the gemstone allows proteins to be used to promote bone growth. This will inevitably be useful for those being treated for dental problems. […]

Hepatitis C Shock For US Dental Authorities

September 19th, 2013
Hepatitis C Shock For US Dental Authorities

US dentistry recently got a shock when it was revealed that a dental practice which was shut down was also responsible for the transmission of Hepatitis C. The dental surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma came under the spotlight after it was reported that the dental surgeon and staff were using rusty equipment, and re-using old needles. […]

Surgeons Operate On 4 Year Old Obese Child

September 16th, 2013
Surgeons Operate On 4 Year Old Obese Child

Indian doctors recently carried out a weight loss surgery operation on a 4-year old boy. The boy from Kolkata, India is thought to be youngest patient requiring such surgery. He weighed in at a staggering 44.5 kilograms prior to the surgery. As a consequence of this excess weight gain in such a short period of […]

HPV Vaccine Withdrawn Amid Infertility Fears

September 2nd, 2013
HPV Vaccine Withdrawn Amid Infertility Fears

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus which can seriously affect a person’s teeth and gums, especially if the individual has poor oral health. However it now emerges that the vaccine used to treat the virus has side effects affecting women’s fertility. The finding came about when an Australian 16 year old […]

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