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Irish Teens in Age Dysmorphia

Sunday 28th February 2010

According to a new study, Irish teenagers are joining in with the worldwide phenomena of age dysmorphia that is beginning to affect increasing amounts of teenagers. In an attempt for perfection hundreds of young twenty-something’s are going under the knife, and are even taking it to an extreme with surgery binges in which they undergo more than one surgery at a time.

Lactose Intolerance More Tolerant Than Most Think

Saturday 27th February 2010

Many people who believe themselves to be lactose intolerant will avoid all forms of dairy at all costs; but latest research shows that a complete absence of dairy from the diet may not be necessary but also dangerous for the allergy sufferers overall health. The National Institutes of Health have issued an overall opinion that in most cases the avoidance of dairy products is unnecessary.

Gastric Bypass Surgery, the Obese and Type 2 Diabetes

Friday 26th February 2010

The risk of type 2 diabetes is even more predominant in the overweight and obese; but there are many exceptions to the case. Therefore, Dr Francesco Rubino has begun an investigation into the relationship between type 2 diabetes and obesity to try and establish whether there are other characteristics that could be tested for and just how the remission of diabetes appears triggered through gastric bypass surgery.

Lose Weight by Walking Around the Edge of the Supermarket

Thursday 25th February 2010

According to Gaye Lynn Hicks of The Methodist Weight Management Center in Houston, America, walking around the edges of supermarket could be the most effective way to lose weight. She stresses that most of the foods in the aisles are full of preservatives and are unnecessary in our diets; whilst fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy are located around the edges of the supermarket.

Regular Exercise Reduces Anxiety

Wednesday 24th February 2010

The recent publication of a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals that anxiety could be reduced in people who have certain medical conditions by regular gentle exercise. Anxiety is a key player in many diseases, such as cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and so on, and evidently this is because such diseases can hamper ones life and be a very concerning matter. However, these researchers emphasise that anxiety only adds to the overall impact of the disease.

Orthodontic Braces Receive the Thumbs Up

Tuesday 23rd February 2010

A recent survey conducted through England and Wales has revealed a positive attitude from people of all ages towards orthodontic braces. The research as conducted by the British Lingual Orthodontic Society revealed that up to 20% of the population feel their teeth would be advantaged by a brace. However, people still seem unaware of the lingual treatments available for all those who do not wish their braces to be visible.

Gain Brain Power with a Nap

Monday 22nd February 2010

An often debated issue is what power a midday nap holds; but recent research shows that by taking a one hour snooze in the middle of your day your brain will be much more ready and able to take on new information. Whilst naps in the middle of the day appear an inconvenience researchers now show that they will not only rejuvenate your mind but help to make you cleverer.

Vitamin Supplements Overhanging Questions

Sunday 21st February 2010

With nearly half of the UK’s overall population regularly taking vitamin supplements to try and improve their health by supplementing their natural vitamins and nutrients; important questions are being raised as to just how efficient these supplements really are. There have been questions as to whether or not supplements are in fact a risk to people’s wellbeing and even increased mortality rates.

Glimmer of Hope for Peanut Allergy Sufferers

Saturday 20th February 2010

For many people their peanut allergy can be life-threatening and evidently a massive worry for their everyday eating habits. However, following a meeting with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a group of researchers from Cambridge University Hospitals in England believe the answer could lie in an immunotherapy option.

Diabetes UK “Get Serious”

Friday 19th February 2010

Diabetes UK has launched a “Get Serious” campaign, hoping to reach out to thousands of people to stress the importance in understanding such a common disease. Worryingly around half a million people in the UK are suffering from type 2 diabetes but are completely unaware of this fact. Thus, Diabetes UK recognise the sheer need to raise awareness in early warning signs and symptoms in order to attack one of the leading health problems in the UK.

British Psychological Society Get Teens Exercising

Thursday 18th February 2010

According to recent research that has been published in the British Journal of Health Psychology by focusing on the emotional outcomes of exercise it is more likely to encourage younger people to exercise than the standard health benefits. The study involved text messages to a group of volunteers with the messages focusing on different benefits from exercise.

Revisional Bariatric Surgery Increases Risks

Wednesday 17th February 2010

According to a study published in this month’s edition of Archives of Surgery, patients who need to undergo a second bariatric surgery are at a much higher risk of suffering complications than the first time they underwent the surgery. The study followed several men and women after their surgery and worryingly found that 34 out of 56 patients suffered some kind of complication following their procedure despite good body mass index and body weight reductions.

Migraine Headaches Helped By Botox

Tuesday 16th February 2010

This months edition of the Archives of Dermatology reveals how the drug that is used within Botox procedures, (Botulinum toxin type A) can in fact reduce the intensity of headaches that are described as ocular or imploding. The study investigated a small group of migraine suffering patients who were undergoing Botox to their face and found a promising correlation between the easing off of migraines with the injections of Botox.

Losing Weight Solution Found in Sleep

Monday 15th February 2010

According to a new study that has been conducted at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital the answer to the perfect figure could lie in getting the correct amount of sleep at night. With around 60% of the UK adult population being either obese or overweight, the root cause of this ever increasing problem may not be due to lack of exercise or eating too much but to not sleeping enough.

Obesity Epidemic Could Cripple the NHS

Friday 12th February 2010

It’s nothing new to hear that there are increasing concerns over the amount of obesity cases within the UK but with the risk of other health complications alongside it the worry lies in the amount of money obesity is eating away at. The latest figures to be released by the NHS show a shocking amount of obesity cases within the UK with one in four adults thought to fall into the obese category.

Snoring Eradicated by Popping a Pill

Thursday 11th February 2010

With around 3 million people in the UK alone thought to snore, it is clear many of us are having disturbed nights sleep due to a partner’s noisy outburst during the night. However, researchers in America believe they have found the first pill that could actually stop someone from snoring. Not only that but this magical pill could also help lower some of the risks that are associated with sleep apnoea, e.g. heart disease and high blood pressure.

Company Develop Genetic Test for Hair Loss

Wednesday 10th February 2010

The company HairDX has developed a genetic test in which both males and females can be analysed as to their risk of losing their hair. The company has been told that they are now able to begin helping doctors to predict the risk of baldness through genetics. The test should now allow doctors to be able to give a much better indication to the patients as it is a fully personalised test tailored for each individual’s risk of developing Androgenetic Alopecia (hair loss).

Family Routines Cut Obesity Risks

Tuesday 9th February 2010

As our lives become busier day-to-day routines are becoming a thing of the past, but it could be a lack of these that are having a significant impact on our health, and most significantly that of our children. According to a new study conducted at Ohio State University, taking time for simple lifestyle factors such as family meals could decrease the risks of health complications like childhood obesity.

Secrets Held in Ancient Human Teeth

Monday 8th February 2010

The Barker hypothesis as developed by David Barker suggested that there was a connection between the health in an infant and the impact later on in their lives. This has now been strengthened by a review published in the latest edition of Evolutionary Anthropology. The review in fact shows that those who contracted a defect in their tooth enamel during their earlier years became at greater risk of an early death.

Children with Type 1 Diabetes Benefit From Artificial Pancreas

Saturday 6th February 2010

Following research conducted at Cambridge Hospital on 17 children; scientists believe that an artificial pancreas could help control blood glucose levels in Type 1 Diabetics. The device involves the uniting of two diabetic treatments that are already widely used and available in order to create a system that would monitor the blood glucose levels and then treat them according to the results.

Unsightly Gum Disease After-Effects

Friday 5th February 2010

Gum disease is something which affects over a third of the entire population, and it can leave people with their gums having retracted and wobbly teeth. However, researchers in Australia believe they could have pioneered a technique in which new cells are grown to help build the gums back up to their original stature using stem cells.

Blame the Unfitness Genes 

Thursday 4th February 2010

Scientists at the University of London may have just found the answer as to why hundreds of us sweat buckets at the gym, run for days on end and still feel out of puff, tired and unfit. Many people will no doubt scoff at the thought of a gene determining whether we feel the benefits of aerobic exercise or not; but according to research conducted worldwide, our DNA may provide the best excuse.

Man Boob Operations Rocket

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

Surveys and audits conducted within the plastic surgery industry revealed that the industry as a whole had seen little affects of the recession which is surprising enough. However, this latest audit conducted by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has revealed that the biggest rise in cosmetic surgery comes from the removal of “moobs” “man boobs” or more scientifically, gynecomastia.

Vitamin D Supplement Provides Prevention

Monday 1st February 2010

According to new research that has been conducted throughout ten European countries involving over half a million volunteers it has been revealed that Vitamin D supplements could prevent later developments of health complications including colon cancer and diabetes. With the role of Vitamin D traditionally thought of as a key player in bone strengthening, it could now provide a simple solution to several complicated diseases.