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Chin augmentations skyrocket

The always fascinating annual statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure – a phenomenon, speculate surgeons, sparked by a desire for success in the workplace and the increased usage of video chat technology. According to the report, chin procedures increased across […]

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Men fueling plastic surgery boom

Statistics released this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that more men are going under the knife to try and preserve their youthful looks. While cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up only 2 percent overall in 2010, many individual procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in […]

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Surgery linked to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

A Spanish study has found a significant correlation between the risk of certain neurological diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and general surgical procedures. The findings follow on from a separate study that showed that disease causing prions can form when brain tissue is exposed to iron. “Based on the monitoring records of spongiform encephalopathy […]

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Rethink On Cause Of Type 2 Diabetes

Growing evidence shows that surgery on the small bowel may effectively cure Type 2 diabetes – an approach that may change the way the disease is treated. Published in Diabetes Care, a new study presents scientific evidence that gastrointestinal bypass operations involving rerouting the gastrointestinal tract (gastric bypass) can cause diabetes remission independently of any […]

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Doctors Laissez Faire About Needle-Stick Injuries

A surprising survey of 700 surgeons in the US found that more than half failed to report needle-stick injuries when they occurred. Astonishingly, the survey revealed that 99 percent of surgeons-in-training suffered an average of eight needle-stick injuries in their first five years. Worse, of those who reported the injury, 53 percent involved a patient […]

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Probiotics Touted As New Weapon Against Hospital Bugs

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is becoming more and more common in hospitals, with antibiotics becoming less and less effective at getting rid of it. But rather than looking at new antibiotics to provide the answer, one scientist believes we should instead be turning our attention to “good” bacteria. Professor Mark Spigelman, from University College London […]

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