Archive for March, 2012
Richard Norris’ extensive face transplant operation at the University of Maryland Medical Centre is a phenomenal first. Receiving jaws, teeth and tongue, Norris’ 36-hour surgery is a triumph for the Mayland doctors, who have already issued a press release about Norris’ excellent recovery rate.
The man with a new face, Norris underwent several life-saving surgeries after being shot in the face in 1997. The aim of the face transplant was to restore the functionality lost as well as give Norris a new lease on life with an aesthetically pleasing face. Living as a recluse due to his disfigurement, Norris will finally be able to remove the surgical mask and shop during the day without feeling self-conscious.
One of the most common physical ailments suffered by individuals worldwide is poor vision. For many years corrective lenses were the only solution. However, wearing glasses and contact lenses come with their own set of disadvantages and annoyances. Fortunately, laser eye surgery procedures are becoming more common place due to their effectiveness and safety. However, many people are still apprehensive about having surgery done on their eyes in the fear of the procedure being unsuccessful. However, most of this fear comes from not understanding the procedure of laser eye surgery, which is relatively simple compared to other surgeries and requires little post surgery precautions, doctor’s visits or vaccines storage.
Medical treatment is unfortunately not always available to all four corners of the world. However there are organisations such as ‘Doctors Without Borders’ who are working hard to see that injustice undone. There are also individuals who are now looking to bring their talents to the needy without thought of any sort of reimbursement; however we’re sure they can expect a lot of gratitude. The act is called medical tourism and is defined by two practices; one where an individual goes overseas to seek private medical treatment from a country reputed to be proficient at it or where an individual travels overseas to provide medical treatment or help to locals who need it. The lack of decent medical transport and proper medical infrastructure in third world countries are usually what motivate an individual to offer their services overseas while overpriced medical treatment in the UK is what would motivate someone to go overseas for their own private treatments. As an industry, over 50 countries recognise medical tourism while accreditation widely varies from country to country; the term was first coined by the mass media and travel agents.
With spring cleaning in full force in the UK, your busy work schedule and house cleaning duties might be getting in the way of your exercise regimen. The cost of your gym contract weighing down on your budget isn’t worth the infrequent sessions spent working out.
Ditch the gym contract. You have you very own private circuit right at your finger tips. Clean your house! Your household cleaning chores will help you burn calories. You can kill two birds with one stone and in half the time. 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise will fill your fitness quota for the week according, as recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services. You can fulfil this requirement easily by keeping your house clean.
Next month marks World Health Day, a global celebration that highlights the most pertinent health issues of the current time. The annual worldwide event has been held by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the 7th April since 1950, after the gathering of the first World Health Assembly in 1948 decided that a dedicated day should be set aside to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organisation. World Health Day is recognised by governments, NGOs, medical professionals and clinical research organisations all over the world, who assist in the organisation of regional World Health Day activities.
Feeding your baby on demand can be a tearful business. The lack of a scheduled routine can eventually lead to exhaustion and a lack of confidence. Aside from the emotional rollercoaster that breast feeding on demand can put mothers through; toughing it out can also lead to extra baby smarts in your child.
The age-old debate between mothers who believe in scheduled baby feeding routines and those that prefer to take a more relaxed approach has received additional kindling from recent research and baby feeding guide that suggests that being fed on demand can result in a higher IQ.
In a recent study conducted by the University of Gothenburg it was concluded that listening to music helps improve health. One can be forgiven for thinking that this is quite a sweeping statement and that there have been countless studies on the effects of music, from whether music helps you learn and concentrate to the type of music that helps you sleep, but it’s always been hard to determine for certain if music can be the direct cause of health improvements, until now.
Women who are faced with the prospect of impending menopause are often quite intimidated. With varying symptoms that are often quite tricky to treat, women over the age of 45 find themselves at a crossway: hormone treatment or the natural remedy route?
Natural remedy tips to counteract menopause symptoms:
Like everything in life, exercise can help relieve your symptoms. A recent study conducted by Finnish Scientists revealed that aerobics is a natural remedy for menopausal symptoms. The women who entered the aerobic exercise program reportedly suffered from minimal hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings in comparison to woman who did not do any exercise.
Celebrity chefs are always teaching us wonderfully new and tasty dishes to try at home, yet often fail to warn us about kitchen safety and the potential dangers of imitating their professional cooking skills in our home kitchens. A simple dash of oil in the frying pan or a quick flick of the knife can lead to some potential spills of the worst kind. Kitchen safety tips should be common knowledge to everyone and not just industry professionals. This article outlines the most basic yet essential kitchen health and safety tips that should be practiced in your home.
One of the primary concerns of any event organiser should be the health and safety of participants. Considering that events are a great source of media attention and offer good public relations benefits, a situation where an individual is badly injured because of inadequate events medical services would be disastrous. Although companies normally choose specialist events medical services to analyse medical risks, determine requirements and to hire medical courier services or safety personnel, it is vital that the key elements of running a safe and successful event are understood, no matter how big or small the event is.