Archive for March, 2013

New Weight Loss Operations Proposal in Cardiff and Vale


If the proposal is accepted by the Welsh health board obese people will have to complete a weight loss program before they can go ahead with operations.

Also the Cardiff and Vale University have requested that if accepted smokers should go on a similar program before they can have any operations.

It is thought that the board would have cut costs by £90 million had they began the proposal at the start of the year and would have broke even.

If the proposal was to go ahead it is thought that they could save between £41,941 to £437,650 a year by allowing this.

Andrew RT Davies, Tory leader in the assembly, said: “Whilst the increased availability of courses for smoking and obesity is to be welcomed, I am concerned that failure to participate in these will be used as an excuse to delay operations for patients in need of treatment.

“The health board must give assurances that this will not be the case.”

Shaving and Waxing could be one reason behind STI Warts

French experts say that shaving the pubic area can cause micro-trauma to the skin which increases the chances of a pox virus called Molluscum contagiosum.

The virus causes water warts, which are small pink bubbles which can break out over the body.

The virus can be spread by skin to skin contact thus sexual activity making the virus very likely to spread to the partner and over the last decade the virus has been on the rise.

The French Experts wanted to know if the virus was related to any pubic hair removal so they visited a private skin clinic in nice and and identified 30 patients from January 2011 to March 2012 who had the virus they then found that 20 had shaved, five had clipped and three waxed and two did not use any pubic hair removal.

Writing in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, they warned: “Hair removal (especially shaving) could favour its acquisition, propagation and transmission by micro-traumatisms.”

They said that reasoning for hair removal was unclear but could be linked to porno-graphics.

“Another reason cited is an increased sexual sensation. There may also be psychological reasons, as an unconscious desire to simulate an infantile look or a desire to distance ourselves from our animal nature.”