‘Fast’ plastic surgery belies health hazardsby Roberta Lunghini - 2013.09.25
In Italy, according to the figures by Aicpe (Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), beauty treatments practiced on an outpatient basis, in 2012, increased by 11%. These are defined as minimally invasive interventions, but actually they conceal serious health hazards. Also in light of the fact that, to perform them, a degree in Medicine is sufficient. While to handle emergency situations a specific training is required. The most frequent complications are the vagal crisis, or fainting. But even neurological reactions or cardiotoxicity caused by local anesthetics, ranging from intoxication to heart attack. A reality to analyze which it was organized a theoretical and practical course to be held in Marsciano (Perugia) on 27-28 September, during which the most common problems that a physician may encounter during this work will be simulated.
Headphone usage improves hearing usage of young people
Hearing deficits of young Americans have diminished. At least this is what a study recently published in Jama Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery has demonstrated. Data indicated that among young people in the age range 2 -19 hearing-related disturbances decreased 7.3% between 2007 - 2010. This improvement is directly Read More.
The WHO worried about low numbers of women breastfeeding
Only 40% of newborns throughout the world are breastfed exclusively. For the World Health Organization (WHO) this is cause for alarm. They have recently published their latest report on this issue to coincide with the initiative, World Breastfeeding Week. Their data indicate that only in 23 countries of the total Read More.
Premature infants at risk for diabetes and obesity
Premature infants are at higher risk for diabetes and obesity. At least, that is what a recent study undertaken by Israel’s Ben Gurion University has revealed. They monitored a group of infants up until their 18th year in order to determine the impact pre-term birth had on their health. The study Read More.
It is not true that pets bring health benefits to kids
The myth that domestic animals are good for small children is under attack. To raise doubts about its basis in fact, to the dismay of many animal lovers, is a recent study undertaken by the research institute of the Rand Corporation. That after monitoring over a long period the health Read More.
Updated information about vaccines in Italy
What does an adverse event mean when it is associated with a vaccine? If it happens, how does it need to be reported? These are just a few of the questions for which the responses are given in an educational video created and distributed by EpiCentro, the website of the Read More.
Doubts about the safety of Finland’s cardboard crib
Who says Finland’s famous crib made of cardboard is safe? According to the British association,Lullaby Trust, who evaluated the innovative product that was created to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), there are two points of concern. For which they launched an alarm to parents. The first. EU standards for furniture and infant Read More.