HEALTH NOTES: Demand for cosmetic ‘tweakments’ jumped 250 per cent after the latest series of Love Island
Demand for cosmetic ‘tweakments’ jumped 250 per cent following the broadcast of the latest series of the reality show Love Island.
According to an analysis of Google searches, Britons are asking the search engine questions such as ‘Do lip fillers hurt?’ and ‘How much do lip fillers cost UK?’ at least 200 times more than they were before the seventh series, which came to an end last week, began in late June.
The ITV hit has been criticised for glamorising cosmetic treatments. Many of the female contestants admit to having multiple procedures to plump their lips and enlarge their breasts.
In 2019, one Harley Street surgeon said he had noticed a huge rise in 18-to-25-year-olds seeking lip fillers. ‘Many young women are coming to my clinic with pictures of the show’s contestants and asking how they can achieve that appearance,’ said Dr Tijion Esho of The Esho Clinic.
According to an analysis of Google searches, Britons are asking the search engine questions such as ‘Do lip fillers hurt?’ and ‘How much do lip fillers cost UK?’ at least 200 times more than they were before the seventh series
Toddlers spread Covid at home
Toddlers are more likely to spread Covid to their family than teenagers, according to new Canadian research.
Researchers from Public Health Ontario analysed health records from more than 8,000 households in which children had the virus and found that those under three were up to 43 per cent more likely to pass Covid on to their family members, compared with 14- to 17-year-olds.
That could be because teenagers are more likely to spend time in their rooms, away from their family.
But the study, which spanned a pre-vaccination period between June and December 2020, found that teenagers were more likely than younger siblings to bring the infection into the household.
Overall, 27 per cent of households with child coronavirus cases saw transmission within the household.
Toddlers are more likely to spread Covid to their family than teenagers, according to new Canadian research (file photo)
Being hard of hearing can trigger depression, according to a British study.
A third of Britons over 65 suffer some form of hearing loss, which has long been linked to cognitive decline and dementia.
But now, an analysis of more than 74,000 Britons aged 50 to 89 shows the problem may be a significant factor in the development of mood disorders too.
The University of Manchester researchers found a strong correlation between the increase in hearing loss and the onset of depressive symptoms.
Dialechti Tsimpida, a psychologist and co-author of the paper, said routine hearing tests at the GP surgery may ‘prevent or delay the onset of depression’.
A third of Britons over 65 suffer some form of hearing loss, which has long been linked to cognitive decline and dementia (file photo)
One in three multiple sclerosis patients has not seen a specialist for more than a year due to Covid, a survey has found.
They say routine and urgent appointments have been delayed or cancelled because of the pandemic.
A survey by Novartis in partnership with the MS Trust of more than 1,800 multiple sclerosis sufferers found that 35 per cent said they had not seen a specialist for at least a year.
It also found a third of patients saw worsening symptoms as a result of increased levels of stress and anxiety due to Covid.