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15-Minute Nose Job vs. Traditional Rhinoplasty

27 April 2015

Nose jobs were among the most popular type of facial cosmetic surgeries performed in 2014, accounting to nearly 68 percent of all facial surgeries. With new advances made in the field of plastic surgery, surgeons have come up with techniques that can be performed in short time intervals with little to no downtime. One such technique is the 15-minute nose job that achieves the same or even better results than a traditional rhinoplasty, but is only less invasive. Read More

How to Conceive Twins Naturally

21 April 2015

The odds of conceiving twins are pretty low; for every 89 childbirths one of them is a pair of twins. In the US, only three percent of pregnancies result in multiple births. Also, a majority of these twin childbirths correspond to fraternal twins, and in very rare cases is it that identical twins are born. Interestingly, women who are older have a higher likelihood of having twins, despite the fact that they have lower chances of achieving pregnancy. If you and your partner wish to conceive twins, there are numerous methods through which you can try increasing the odds. Read More

How to Conceive a Boy

17 April 2015

Gender selection allows couples to predetermine the gender of the baby. Statistics reveal that there are about 100 girls born for every 105 boys. The aspiring mother carries two X chromosomes, while the aspiring father carries and an X and a Y chromosome. Due to this, the male usually decides the child's gender. The gender of the baby is set as male when the spermatozoa containing a Y chromosome penetrates effectively into the egg. There have been various methods and techniques that are believed to favor the conception of babies of a certain gender. While some of them are hearsay, others are supported by research studies which say that these methods may increase the odds of conceiving babies of a particular gender. Then again, there are also advanced medical techniques that allow couples to effectively choose the gender of their baby. Read More

How to Conceive a Girl

08 April 2015

Gender selection is a common topic of interest among some couples who are looking to conceive. Scientifically speaking, there are equal chances of conceiving a girl or a boy during pregnancy. The gender of the baby is determined by the genetic composition. Women carry two X chromosomes while men carry a Y and an X chromosome. When the X chromosome that is tied with the sperm reaches the egg first, the gender of the baby is set as female; else it is set as male. Interestingly, statistics reveal that the odds of conceiving a baby of a particular gender are higher when a woman has already conceived two babies of the same gender. Read More

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Transplants: Types and Application

02 April 2015

Bone marrow is the spongy composition that can be found at the bones center. It produces over 20 billion blood cells each day. The bone marrow is composed of stem cells. These cells are capable of dividing and developing into various other cell types in the body. This attribute of stem cells has been a groundbreaking discovery that can and has been used in treating various medical conditions. One of the first instances of a successful transplant of bone marrow can be traced back to 1968. Today, the stem cells in the bone marrow are transplanted to treat various bone marrow and blood diseases, immune disorders and blood cancer. Read More

Teeth Whitening Procedures, Types and Cost

20 March 2015

Most individuals have sparkly white teeth at first, due to the tooth's porcelain-like enamel covering. However, the enamel wears down with time due to various reasons and turns transparent, thereby allowing the core of the tooth or the yellow dentin to show. While chewing food, the many micro-cracks develop in the enamel, which is slowly filled with debris and stains. This gives the teeth a stained or dull appearance. Read More

Heart Valve Surgery: How is it Performed?

17 March 2015

The heart has four valves which are responsible for the flow of the blood through it in the right direction. Heart valve disease is characterized by the improper functioning of the heart valves. This can be either because the valves do not open completely, or may have trouble closing, which can in turn affect the regular flow of blood in the heart chambers. A heart valve surgery is performed to treat this condition and restore the blood circulation in the heart to its optimal functionality. During the surgery, the heart valves are either replaced or repaired depending on the condition of the patient. Read More

Eyelash Implants Surgery and Cost

11 March 2015

Eyelash implants can help thicken or lengthen the lashes by installing several lash hair strands surgically onto the upper eyelid rims. While the surgery was originally reserved for patients with congenital malformations or who had been through injuries, nearly 80 percent of the eyelash surgeries that are carried out today are for cosmetic purposes. During the procedure, the surgeon does not use artificial hair, but instead uses minute hair strands from other parts of the body. Typically, these tiny hair strands used for implantation are obtained from the individuals' neck area. In some cases, leg hair may be used as well. The eyelash implant procedure results in the transplant of realistic eyelashes that mimic and blend well with the natural lashes. Read More

Surrogacy Statistics: Numbers and Success Rates Worldwide

06 March 2015

Surrogacy is a means through which couples who are unable to conceive, are able to have a baby with the help of a surrogate. The surrogate carries the intended parents' biological child till term, usually in return for a financial compensation, after which they receive the official parental rights with regards to the baby as per the surrogacy agreement. Read More

Chronic Fatigue Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

02 March 2015

Chronic fatigues syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder that is typically characterized by the prevalence of profound fatigue. It does not show any improvements with bed rest, and may worsen with mental and physical activity. Estimates reveal that nearly 250,000 individuals in the UK suffer from CFS. The condition usually affects individuals in the age group of 20-40. Sometimes, even children (typically between 13-15) can be affected by the chronic disorder. Read More
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