Week in Review: Top News and Info Picks for the Week of 7/23/2012

Samantha Johnson

by Samantha Johnson | July 26, 2012 @ 09:00AM

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Cosmetic Surgery News

Singer charged with murder in botched cosmetic procedure: Twenty-year-old Claudia Aderotimi came to the United States from England after seeing an online advertisement for body enhancements by Padge Windslowe, also known as singer "Black Madame." Police said Aderotimi paid $1,800 for buttocks enhancements that were performed in a hotel room, then experienced chest pains shortly after the silicone injection and died a short time later. Read More via @shockwealth  

'Boob Job Family' defends breast implant surgeries, wants to do butts next: The family of five who has spent over $78,000 on breast surgeries now wants butt implants.  The youngest of the group, 14-year-old Britney says she won't give in to the tradition because she wants a career. Read More via @docellenbogen


Spanx for Men: Following three years in development, D.HEDRAL introduces the latest evolution in men’s underwear that promises maximum comfort and visually enhanced results. The underwear creates a second skin using patented 'angle fit' technology that perfectly embraces and enhances the derrière’s natural roundness and adds extra support in all the vital places. The advanced technology introduces three angles that change the capacity and support of the brief, allowing them to adapt perfectly to the natural curves of the body. Read More via @drroykim 

Health News

The six ka-jillionth reason why you shouldn't drink soda: In a study by the European Journal of Nutrition, researchers supplemented the diet of healthy, active men and women with a daily serving of sugary soft drinks. The results were nothing less than shocking: Soft drinks changed the way muscles use food as fuel, making them prefer to burn sugars over fats. The changes occurred rapidly, within just 4 weeks of consumption! Read More via @fooducate

Are hot workouts safe? Over three decades ago, Bikram Choudhury had the hot idea to practice yoga in higher temps. Now there are over 600 Bikram studios in the U.S. alone. For the 90-minute class, an instructor runs through a series of postures performed in intense heat (105 degrees) and 40 percent humidity. That’s on the low end of what a sauna feels like. The elevated heat can make your heart pump 10 beats per minute faster than normal, but elevated temps may also make heat-sensitive medical conditions worse, and increase risk for heat injury. Read More via @Greatist

Ten strange weight loss tips that actually work: Put on a pair of tight pants at dinner time, think of something gross to help you push your plate away, divide your food in half when dining out... and other weird tips to help shrink your waistline Read More via @DrDavisPlastic



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