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Cosmetic Surgery health warnings take a new turn

Monday 30th November 2009

Whilst the news that cosmetic surgery is facing further questions and concerns doesn’t seem anything all that new; it does carry a rather poignant message when Neil Mercer, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (the man who technically unites plastic surgeons) calls for the need for tighter regulations, deeming the cosmetic surgery industry a “mess”.

Cigarette Machine Ban Widely Welcomed

Friday 27th November 2009

The British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) praised parliament’s decision to ban cigarette vending machines, as well as the display of cigarettes in shops. Chief executive Dr Nigel Carter hailed the plans as a “great boost” in the lead up to the charity’s Mouth Cancer Action Month this month.

Health Warnings issued over Type 2 Diabetes Medication, Byetta

Thursday 26th November 2009

The company, Amylin Pharmaceuticals has issued a new label for the drug Byetta which now indicates health warnings for reported kidney failure. This follows the Food and Drug Administration’s statement earlier this month, classing Byetta as a drug that can be used alone to treat type 2 diabetes.

Swine-flu vaccine causes problems for people with Egg Allergies

Friday 20th November 2009

The H1N1 flu that has taken the world by storm could be causing more problems than was first thought, particularly in Canada.

Eye Surgery without a Blade

Wednesday 18th November 2009

Laser eye surgery has now advanced to even bigger levels. Whilst laser-eye surgery is not something new to us all, it is developing rapidly. LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) laser eye surgery involves making an incision into the cornea of the eye.

Can Scarring from Cosmetic Surgery be Erased?

Friday 13th November 2009

Scarring is one of the biggest side-effects of most cosmetic surgeries, leaving a bitter reminder of what was and perhaps not fully removing the imperfection that the cosmetic surgery was supposed to perfect. Scars can disappear with time, but can also become more vivid and raised which could be an issue should the cosmetic surgery be in a visible place.

Tribute is finally paid to the NHS

Friday 6th November 2009

Always in the news, always criticised, always up against some form of opposition but yesterday saw the NHS deemed as one of the best healthcare services in the world. And not a minute too soon.