Archives for May, 2014

New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”

May 29th, 2014
New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”

New guidelines in the UK will encourage overweight patients to “lose a little, keep it off” in a bid to tackle the increasingly prevalent issue of obesity. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that adults who are overweight aim for 3 per cent weight loss, with the possibility of doctors […]

Tanzanian Children Helping Scientists To Create New Malaria Vaccine

May 26th, 2014
Tanzanian Children Helping Scientists To Create New Malaria Vaccine

Scientists are working with children in Tanzania to produce a new vaccine, which protects against malaria. American researchers are working with children who have natural immunity to malaria to develop a vaccine, which could save hundreds of lives in the future. Scientists have discovered that these children have an antibody that makes them immune to […]

Endurance Exercise May Be Detrimental To Your Heart

May 22nd, 2014
Endurance Exercise May Be Detrimental To Your Heart

Society has a firm and unwavering focus on waistlines in an attempt to make nations interested in being as healthy as possible. Although the UK isn’t the most obese nation across the globe, the ranking position is still fairly high and even more so for the younger generations. For years many health specialists have praised […]

Diagnosing Infertility – What Is The Cause?

May 22nd, 2014
Diagnosing Infertility – What Is The Cause?

Infertility is known to be on the increase worldwide. What is not known however, is the precise cause. But this is perhaps unsurprising since there are many causes – genetic, environmental, and personal or physical health. Diagnosing infertility is not always straightforward, which is perhaps not always realised. Around 20% of couples are unable to […]

Over 30 People Arrested For Health Insurance Fraud In Taiwan

May 19th, 2014
Over 30 People Arrested For Health Insurance Fraud In Taiwan

The Criminal Investigation Bureau has arrested 3 doctors and another 30 accomplices in Taiwan for carrying out a health insurance scam. The individuals have been accused of scamming the country’s National Health Insurance system by creating false clinical histories. The suspects were also accused of cheating insurance companies for compensation. The Criminal Investigation Bureau has been […]

Weight Loss Pills: Is It All In The Mind?

May 15th, 2014
Weight Loss Pills: Is It All In The Mind?

Obesity and dieting have become great obsessions in the 21st century. However, there are people who seem to struggle with their weight, believing that they are unable to lose it, and when they don’t their belief is confirmed. Recently, scientists have been looking at whether those who find it difficult to lose weight and take […]

Increase In Male Infertility

May 12th, 2014
Increase In Male Infertility

It is often assumed that one of the main reasons that couples struggle to conceive is due to issues with female fertility. However, infertility is a major problem for both genders. Nevertheless, it seems that male infertility may be a bigger factor than originally believed. And it is on the rise. Male infertility is known […]

US Citizens Travel To Mexico For Cheaper Medical Treatment

May 8th, 2014
US Citizens Travel To Mexico For Cheaper Medical Treatment

The changes to health insurance in the USA, known as Obamacare, have been hailed in some quarters as a major step forward in the care of US citizens. However, despite offering millions of people health insurance cover, which was previously unavailable to them, growing numbers of US citizens are heading south to Mexico for treatment. […]

Cancer Treatment And Cosmetic Surgery

May 5th, 2014
Cancer Treatment And Cosmetic Surgery

One area of cosmetic surgery which is often overlooked is reconstructive surgery after cancer therapy. It is perhaps not considered that when a patient undergoes a mastectomy, after the removal of breast tissue in order to rid the body of  cancer, another thing to be thought about is the rebuilding or reconstructing of the tissue […]

Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product

May 1st, 2014
Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product

Diabetes has been associated with obesity for many years. Therefore, it is not surprising that researchers have been looking at whether drugs prescribed for diabetes could be used as a weight loss product. The latest incarnation waiting for approval by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Liraglutide. Scientists say that in trials of […]

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