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  • Liposuction myths liposuctionWith reduced costs and safer methods, liposuction has become increasingly popular among the general population over the years. However, the number of facts and myths about the surgery has spread like wildfire, most of which just confuse people.
  • 10 ways ways to counter your fear of dentistry dental anxietyDental anxiety can be formidable, causing you to avoid going to the dentist even when you know you should. The good news is that there are lots of ways to counter your fear of dentistry; some that you can prepare before your appointment, and others that your dentist can offer you during your...
  • Treatments for scars burnsScars caused by burns, surgery or injury can often cause a great deal of distress for the person who is affected, both emotionally and physically. A scar isn't difficult to conceal if it is small, and larger scars can be covered with clothing, however, this can often have an affect on a persons...
  • Laser hair removal: the facts Why shaving costs more than laser hair removal treatmentsLaser hair removal is a safe and effective way of removing unwanted hair for good.
  • Varicose veins: what are they and what procedures are there to remove them? nice legsVaricose veins are abnormally enlarged veins that bulge beneath the skin, typically found in and around the leg area.
  • Understanding sudden death syndrome cardiac arrestSudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is an umbrella term used for the many different causes of cardiac arrest in young people.
  • Solving the problem of prolapse of the uterus with keyhole surgery rather than a hysterectomy Oestrogen treatment 'still viable'Hysterectomy surgery is not always required to correct vaginal prolapse. In this article, Mr Abdalla Fayyad, Consultant Urogynaecologist at Spire Harpenden Hospital, discusses the latest techniques to treat prolapse of the uterus (womb) using keyhole suspension surgery, thereby avoiding a...
  • The causes of snoring and some relevant treatments snoringSnoring is a medical problem that affects everyone occasionally, however if snoring starts to become a regular occurrence then it can start to affect the quality of yours and your partner's sleep.
  • Fertility coaching programmes and stress stressConception is a complex miracle, which is often made difficult by a stressful lifestyle. Emotional coaching can help restore calm and enhance fertility, helping both those who are seeking natural conception and for those who are undergoing IVF.
  • Five popular botox myths BotoxVistabel, or Botox as it is more commonly known, is the most effective skin treatment available to treat the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles on the skin. Botox relaxes the facial muscles and as a result, prevents new lines from forming.
  • All you need to know about Microdermabrasion acne, spots, skin problemsIn this article, Dr Attili discusses microdermabrasion treatment. He explains what it is, how it is performed, and who should have it, as well as the differences in the treatment provided by salons and dermatologists.
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery risks associated with gastric bypass obesity treatmentGastric bypass surgery is generally a safe operation. However, in order for you to make an informed decision and give consent for the operation, you need to be aware of the possible side-effects and the risk of complications of this procedure.
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery 9 essential facts about gastric bands obesity treatmentGastric band surgery is a type of weight-loss surgery where the size of your stomach is reduced using an adjustable band so that you can only eat small meals.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and Driving Many UK motorists 'suffer from sleep disorders'It is believed that about 20% of car accidents are sleep related and research has shown that it can impair driving more than drink.
  • Her healthy heart her heartCardiologist Dr Rakesh Sharma talks about the differences in men's and women's hearts and how you make sure you stay heart healthy.
  • The changing price of gamete donation The changing price of gamete donationNew egg and sperm donation policies allow clinics to offer donors compensation which better reflects their expenses.
  • Supporting yourself at the start of building a family Supporting yourself at the start of building a familyThe decision to start a family can be the start of an incredibly exciting adventure but preparing yourself for conception can also seem an area of numerous opinions thoughts and ideas ...
  • What is mutual insurance? David Zerny, PG Mutual Marketing ManagerWith the ethics of financial services providers in the news, are 'not-for-profit' providers worth considering? In this article, David Zerny of PG Mutual looks at the alternatives to traditional financial services.
  • Systemic Trigger Point Acupuncture: a new effective treatment for pain relief and injuries Systemic Trigger Point AcupunctureSystemic Trigger Point Acupuncture is a new approach to a causal treatment of muscular skeletal pain, dysfunction and weakness.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in the UK, particularly in black men mature black manDr Chinegwundoh discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, and in particular the incidence of the disease in black men in the UK.
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