There are a number of reasons why a visit to the dentist is one of the most dreaded days in a child's life, but a root canal is probably right on top of that list. Indescribably painful, getting a root canal is an experience a person is bound to compare to the most agonizing moments of his or her life.
But thanks to the efforts of Dr. George T.-J. Huang, an endodontist (root canal specialist) and an associate professor with the University of Maryland's College of Dental Surgery, and his team, kids today face the prospect of having a root canal free life. Says Health Central:
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Johnny Depp wouldn't have had problems doing something about his "Winona Forever" tattoo had this technology been in existence when he and actress Winona Ryder broke up in the early 90s.
From the Mail Tribune:
One of the most well-endowed young women in Hollywood is eyeing a boob job.
Jessica Simpson, who first rose to fame as a singer then earned a certain degree of notoriety through an ill-conceived reality series and a subsequent film role which had her walking around in her boots and Daisy Dukes, announced that she'll be considering plastic surgery when her biggest assets start to surrender to the laws of gravity.
"You gotta be kidding" is probably the first thing that will cross your mind upon reading the title of this post. And you're probably right. After all, we think of meat, eggs and cheese as some of the primary sources of protein. And they have another thing in common: they can also happen to be bad for the heart.
It is quite typical for men-men with male pattern baldness included-like us to drool over the latest gadgets out in the market, from the newest earth-shattering stereo systems to the coolest cellular phones. But if made to choose between state of the art toys and more hair, more than half would go for the latter, says a recent survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
Nintendo, manufacturer of the wildly popular Nintendo Wii, is set to replace more than three million straps for the video game console's controllers after a number of reports that players have been playing Wii games enthusiastically-a little too enthusiastically-and losing their grip on the controller, resulting in broken TV sets and cut fingers in the process. According to ABC News:
Ask a high school kid where Tunisia is on a map and chances are, they wouldn't find it. They probably wouldn't even know that there is a country called Tunisia. Cosmetic surgery however, has found its way into Tunisia, and is slowly transforming this African country into a center of medical tourism.
With the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii still a few weeks old in their owners' hands, expect these gamers, especially kids, to immerse themselves within the vastly improved graphics on the PS3 or playing tennis like a pro on the Wii. The problem is, most of these kids spend more time playing video games than they should, and that, according to a new study, poses risks to a child's health, both physical and mental.
Many people believe that binging on food with the words "low fat" labeled on them is not fattening, that they could eat as much as they want as long as it's low fat.
Two recent studies, however, beg to disagree. According to Cornell researchers, these low fat snacks are actually making you pack on the pounds. Zee News tells us more:
And we're not talking about their egos.
Sure, the egos and lives of many celebrities are pretty much distorted, but this time, let's leave that to the tabloids and gossip bloggers that make it a point to document every single nipple slip or crotch flash by celebrities. Let's just enjoy some pictures over at Distortrait, which, you guessed it, does some digital makeovers on pictures of celebrities until they're beyond recognition. Think Jocelyn Wildenstein ten times over.
Lamborghinis have always been eye candy for many supercar enthusiasts. From the Countach to the Diablo, the Italian car maker has always managed to dazzle us with new car designs that are nothing less than major feats of engineering.
At the LA Auto Show last week, Lamborghini has introduced the Murciélago LP640 Roadster, another supercar that's sure to catch our fancy. More details on this latest Lamborghini engineering marvel from The Car Connection:
Technorati Tags: diet, health, trans fats
Weeks after news about its plans to stop the use of artificial trans fats in all eateries in New York City broke out, the city's Board of Health has finally voted unanimously Tuesday to make the ban official, making it the first city in the United States to do so.
The city has established strict limits on trans fats, which are generally regarded by doctors and nutritionists as the worst of all fats, and are directly linked to heart disease. The New York Times tells us more about this landmark decision:
Technorati Tags: male pattern baldness, hair loss, Propecia, finasteride, prostate cancer
For the millions of men who are using finasteride-more popularly known by its brand name Propecia-here's a bit of disconcerting news.
Scientists said Monday that finasteride-which is registered in many countries as a drug for male pattern baldness-can mask an important marker used in screening tests to detect prostate cancer. Reuters has more:
Liquid silicone is illegal in the United States, but a number of people--many of them transsexuals-still take the risk of getting them to enlarge their breasts and buttocks for a more feminine look. Not many know that the risk they're facing is real, since being injected with liquid silicone can be lethal. United Press International reports:
It has been reported many times in the past that more and more men in different parts of the world are now getting plastic surgery procedures done. The same goes for many British men, who, according to My Finances, are increasingly becoming dependent on loans to fund their plastic surgery wishes.
Age is finally catching up with Kevin Costner. In recent photographs taken of the Academy Award-winning actor and director, he looked every one of his 51 years, with receding hairline and fairly noticeable wrinkles here and there.
Costner, however, has vowed never to resort to plastic surgery just so he can look more like his younger self, when he was considered one of the hottest men in Hollywood.