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Emotionally Uptight Botox

Monday 28th June 2010

People using botox to freeze out wrinkles could run the risk of become emotionally cold, researchers claim. Experts explain that the wrinkle filler could leave people feeling cold as they are unable to fully exercise their facial muscles to naturally express emotion.

Bad Dreams Linked to Health Problems

Sunday 27th April

Bad dreams could cause multiple mental health problems including depression and anxiety, according to new research. German researchers behind the new sleep study found that people who experienced regular nightmares were up to 5 times more likely to develop a mental health problem.

Abortion Pain Research Row

Saturday 26th April 2010

David Cameron has vocalised his support for a reduction in the abortion time limit - just hours after a government funded report claimed that unborn babies are unable to feel pain at the current abortion limit of 24 weeks. The controversial research suggests that foetuses developing in the womb are in a sedated state and may not feel any pain when a termination occurs - even past the 24 week limit. 

Worrying Diet Trend

Thursday 24th June 2010

Indulging to excess may sound like the way not to diet but a shocking new report has revealed that overweight women are willing to pile on the pounds in order to benefit from NHS funded weight loss surgery. The research shows that up to a third of women would strive to become morbidly obese in a bid to qualify for slimming surgery.

Abortion May Increase Cancer Risk

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

Women who have terminated a pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to new research. Scientists at the University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka, claim that women who have had an abortion could be up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer later in life. The report is one of four studies to recently link abortion with breast cancer.

Designer Dimples in Demand

Tuesday 22nd June 2010

Demand for “designer dimples” seems to be growing as surgeons report that more British women are undergoing the knife in a quest to copy Cheryl Cole’s trademark smile. Cosmetic surgeons claim that up to 11% more women have enquired about the ‘dimpleplasty’ procedure in the past 8 weeks alone. However, experts earn that the procedure could cause permanent and undesirable facial scarring.

Diabetes Reversed in Mice

Monday 21st June 2010

A new type of gene therapy has been used to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice, researchers claim. Scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, have publicised the results of their experimental research that shows that one course of gene therapy normalised the blood sugar levels of 50% of mice with type 1 diabetes - eliminating the need for insulin injections. Researchers now hope that their findings could be used to develop a cure for the condition.

Insomniacs Have "Different Brains"

Sunday 20th June 2010

Older adults who experience problems sleeping have 'different brains', according to new research. Dutch scientists studying the brain activity of insomniacs claim that the brains of older people with insomnia function and look differently than normal. Researchers hope that doctors will be able to easier diagnose and treat the sleep disorder by looking for differences in brain composition and function that have been newly identified.

Breast Implant Scare

Saturday 19th June 2010

Thousands of British women could be at risk after dangerous breast implants were used in their breast enlargement surgery, doctors warn. It is feared that up to 50,000 women could have been given implants containing a type of silicon that has not undergone safety tests and may have a faulty lining that could leak harmful substances into the body. Doctors are urging women who have recently had their breasts enlarged to contact their surgeons and query the implants used in their surgery.

Bright Light Sleep Therapy

Thursday 17th June 2010

Bright light therapy could be used to help traumatised soldiers get a good nights sleep, according to new research. Scientists at the University of Carolina, Columbia, found that soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder were able to sleep easier after undergoing bright light therapy. Researchers also found that soldiers felt less depressed after treatment.

Tuesday 15th June 2010

Eating brown instead of white rice could reduce your risk of developing diabetes, researchers claim. Experts at the Harvard School of Public Health explain that switching from white to wholegrain brown rice could cut your chances of developing the condition by up to 16%. Scientists hope that their findings can be used to curb the growth of type 2 diabetes - a condition that affects over 2.3 million people in the UK alone.

Coffee Could Prevent Diabetes

Monday 14th June 2010

Drinking coffee could significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetes, according to new research. A new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that caffeine could be key to reducing insulin sensitivity in people with increased risk of developing diabetes. Researchers hope that their findings could be used to counter the growing levels of diabetes across the world.

New Research on Post-Vasectomy Semen Samples

Sunday 13th June 2010

Patients may not have to provide multiple semen samples following vasectomy surgery due to new research published in The Netherlands. A study published in urology journal, BJUI, showed that 96% of men were given the 'all clear' after specialists carried out one simple test just three months after surgery. Researchers claim that adopting the definitive test could save patients making repeated and unnecessary visits to their urologist.

Human Collagen Grown from Tobacco

Saturday 12th June 2010

Scientists in Israel claim to have grown ‘human’ collagen cells using genetically modified tobacco plants in a medical first that could change anti-ageing cosmetic surgery. The popular dermal filler is usually sourced from animals including pigs and cattle. However, researchers claim that tobacco plants can be used to grow replica human collagen cells that could be used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Fit Friends

Friday 11th June 2010

Its official. Women looking to drop a dress size may just have a new weight-loss weapon - their girlfriends. Research commissioned by the insurance company Diamond, claims that women who exercise with a friend shed more than 10 lbs, on average, than female counterparts who decide to slim solo.

Sleep Linked To Metabolic Syndrome

Thursday 10th June 2010

People who routinely sleep for longer than average could be at increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and strokes, experts claim. Researchers at the University of Birmingham School of Medicine found that older people that slept for more than eight hours per day were more likely to have metabolic syndrome - a collection of risk factors including high blood pressure and high blood sugar that are linked to heart disease, diabetes, stokes and more. The news has shocked medical experts who believed that lack of sleep - not excess sleep - would be linked to ill health.

Lunchtime Calorie Crackdown

Wednesday 9th June 2010

Put down that lunchtime sandwich as experts warn that a shop-bought snack may contain as much salt as nine packets of crisps or as many calories as a burger and chips. Consumer watchdog Which? has revealed that seemingly healthy lunch-time staples including salads and sandwiches could be exceptionally high in fat, calories and salt. The watchdog has raised concerns that consumers may be overloading on waist-widening calories that could badly affect their health.

Low-Allergy Peanut Under Development

Tuesday 8th June 2010

Scientists are developing a 'low-allergy' peanut that could revolutionise the eating habits of millions of people whose allergy fears severely restrict their diet. Researchers at the US Department of Agriculture are currently cross-breeding peanuts that miss out two allergy causing proteins.

Early Bedtime Benefits Children

Monday 7th June

Children who have a set bedtime routine outperform their sleep-deprived classroom counterparts, researchers claim. Researchers at SRI International, California, examined the sleeping habits of thousands of children and found that the hours children slept seemed to have a direct bearing on their skills.

IVF Abortion Figures Shock

Sunday 6th June 2010

Fertility experts have expressed shock and concern as post-IVF abortion figures have been released showing that over 80 British women are having terminations every year following successful fertility treatment. The findings showed that women opting for NHS abortions following expensive fertility treatment were likely to have split from their partners or become overwhelmed by the perceived pressures of prospective motherhood.

Berries Could Cure Diabetes

Saturday 5th June 2010

Scottish researchers are currently studying whether blaeberries - part of the blueberry family - could be used to treat diabetes. Researchers claim that the dark berries, grown in the Scottish highlands, are rich in polyphenols and could stop the body from releasing hormones that cause type 2 diabetes.

Milk Could Be Key to Trim Figure

Friday 4th June 2010

Drinking milk could be the key to achieving a slim-line figure, researchers claim. Research published in the June issue of Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise showed that women who drank two glasses of milk built more muscle and burned more fat after exercising.

Yoghurt Reduces Tooth Decay

Thursday 3rd June 2010

Regularly eating yoghurt could reduce a child's risk or developing tooth decay by up to 22%, researchers claim. Researchers in Japan believe that proteins in yoghurt may cling to and protect the tooth's sensitive enamel from exposure to acids and food debris. It is hoped that the findings can be used to improve the dental health of British children - over 30,000 of whom need emergency dental treatment a year.

Midnight Snacking Harms Dental Health

Wednesday 2nd June 2010

Dieter's are often warned not to eat meals late at night, but now, researchers claim that midnight snacking could damage your dental health as well as your waist-line. American and Danish researchers warn that midnight snacking leads to increased levels of harmful tooth decay. Researchers hope that their findings will encourage nocturnal eaters to take change their habits and safeguard their dental health.

Hair Loss Linked to Prostate Risk

Tuesday 1st June 2010

Men with hair loss problems could be at increased risk of developing enlarged prostates, researchers in Spain warn. Researchers explain that men with the hair loss condition androgenetic alopecia were more likely to exhibit symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Researchers explain that screening for urinary problems in people with early onset hair loss could lead to physicians diagnosing and better treating urinary and prostate diseases earlier.