Archives for June, 2014

Growing Awareness of Dental Tourism in the USA

June 30th, 2014
Growing Awareness of Dental Tourism in the USA

Dental and medical tourism is a common phenomenon in Europe with many people travelling from the UK to get treated abroad. Some people even combine it with a holiday. In America there is a similar trend with around 750,000 people travelling to Mexico and even further afield for dental treatment. Despite Obamacare, which was finally […]

The NHS and Cosmetic Surgery

June 26th, 2014
The NHS and Cosmetic Surgery

The NHS is currently under financial pressures, as are all public service institutions. With this in mind, there is something of a debate around the UK as to whether or not it is right to fund cosmetic surgery on the NHS. This debate really started when a handful of patients who had undergone cosmetic surgery […]

New Approach to Reproduction

June 23rd, 2014
New Approach to Reproduction

Although infertility is a growing and massive problem across the globe, not least in the West, experts are beginning to take a different tact. To date, infertility has been treated as something of a problem, separate from the overall idea of human reproduction. However, some experts believe this approach is missing a trick. They believe […]

Shusanah Pillinger: the Race Across America

June 20th, 2014
Shusanah Pillinger: the Race Across America

The Race Across America (RAAM) is one of the most gruelling and endurance building races anyone can take part in. It has been going for 30 years and attracts cyclists from all over the world who want to come and take part. With 3,000 miles to travel on a bike, crossing 12 states and climbing […]

The Problem With Infertility

June 19th, 2014
The Problem With Infertility

Infertility is a major and growing problem across the world, in particular in developed countries such as the USA and UK and emerging economies such as India. In 2002, the US Centre for Disease Control determined that 7.3 million American women had problems either conceiving or carrying a baby full term. This can be devastating […]

New Health Scheme Introduced in Indonesia

June 16th, 2014
New Health Scheme Introduced in Indonesia

Indonesia is growing economically as a nation. Despite this, like many underdeveloped countries in the region of Asia, health care is low down on the list of priorities. However, it is a major and growing problem, along with the growing environmental concerns resulting from an improved economy. The Indonesian government is taking steps to improve […]

The Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery

June 12th, 2014
The Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is growing in popularity among people who require spectacles or contact lenses. But what are the pros and cons of laser eye surgery? And is everyone suitable for treatment? Before answering these questions, it is perhaps more pertinent to discuss what laser eye surgery is, and what options are available. Essentially, the […]

Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools

June 9th, 2014
Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore recently carried out a pilot health programme at 8 schools in the country to try and help students lose weight, stop smoking and to educate them on how to live healthier lifestyles. This programme has been a success and has in turn helped the HPB to make the […]

Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

June 5th, 2014
Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

Although in many cases diabetes is a genetic condition, in some cases living an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to the illness. Many diabetic individuals also suffer from obesity. Patients are given medication to control their blood sugar, statins to lower high cholesterol levels and dietary advice to help lose weight. However, recently, scientists have started […]

Rise in Popularity of Breast Lift Surgery

June 2nd, 2014
Rise in Popularity of Breast Lift Surgery

Breast enlargement and reduction treatment has been popular for many years now. It is unclear whether this fact has changed since the PIP breast implant scandal that took place a few years ago. Interestingly however, in the USA, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), while breast implants are still popular, breast […]

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