Week in Review: Top News and Info Picks for the Week of 8/20/12

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by Samantha Johnson | August 24, 2012 @ 09:00AM

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Cosmetic Surgery News:

Surgeon rides child's bike to get through traffic for surgery:

Baton Rouge surgeon, Catherine Baucom, MD of Elliot Mastology Center, was on her way to surgery at BRASS Surgery Center Wednesday morning when she found herself caught in the traffic caused by the accident that shutdown Interstate 10 early Wednesday morning.  Dr. Baucom remembered a friend that lived a few blocks from her position in the mayhem and made her way to his house.  She knocked on the door and asked to borrow a bicycle to make her way through the traffic.  Her friend gladly loaned her his seven year old daughter's bike and helmet and the nearly six foot tall surgeon resumed her journey to the surgery center.  Read More via @TeriJonesMTASCP

Facekini craze hits China beach as swimmers try to avoid tan:

In the West, getting a tan is one of the main reasons for going to the beach.  But in China, some are going to extraordinary lengths to avoid getting a bit of sun with a new item of beachwear – dubbed the Facekini – causing something of a stir in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province. The masks completely cover the swimmers' heads, revealing only their eyes, noses, and mouths.  The styles and colors of the masks suggest a huge happy beach party attended by some lesser superheroes, Mexican wrestlers and perhaps a few bank robbers is underway. In fact, government officials have become concerned that the masks could be used to rob banks, according to a report in The New York TimesRead More via @DrDanielBarrett

Former 'Bachelorette' Trista Sutter gets plastic surgeries for 40th:

Former "Bachelorette" Trista Sutter treated herself to breast and eyelid plastic surgeries ahead of her upcoming 40th birthday in October 2012.  Sutter, who previously had breast implants, wanted to get rid of the bags under her eyes and get her eyelids lifted as well as undergo another breast augmentation and lift. "After nursing both my kids for a year each, my boobs were deflated," Trista told the new issue of Life & Style. "And I had a droopy eye. It was something that I noticed in every picture I've ever taken." Read More via @feel_beautiful                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Woman gets surgery to look like new husband's dead first wife:


A man in China, re-marrying after losing his wife in a car crash, has convinced his second wife to have plastic surgery in order to make her look like his deceased first wife. Thirty-two-year old Zhao Gang spent six months recovering in hospital after the car crash which killed his wife Lu. 'I wish I could have died with her,' he noted to local newspaper the Chongqing Business News. However, following on from the crash three years ago, Zhao says he came under increasing pressure from his parents to remarry. The lucky lady was a girl called Cai.  Read More via @DrRoyKim

 

Miss Italy Competition Bans Bikinis and Cosmetic Surgery:

Miss Italy organiser Patrizia Mirigliani has banned revealing swim wear, tattoos, and contestants with cosmetic surgery from her competition, beginning with this year's pageant. This year's 101 final contestants will don black-and-white one-pieces with a veil attached to one shoulder for the swimsuit portion of the competition, which will open the Rai1 season on the 9th and 10th of September. Rai's new president, Anna Maria Tarantola, appointed under Mario Monti, plans to clamp down on nudity on television, and Mirigliani agrees that it is time for restraint. She plans for her competition to harken back to the classic beauties of the 1950's. Read More

 


Health News:

Eating disorders among youth on the rise: 

According to new study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, cases are on the rise. An article from CNN reported that findings show hospitalizations for eating disorders in children under the age of 12 have increased by 119 percent between 1999 and 2006. An issue that has remained largely in the dark displays how problematic a person’s relationship with food can be at any age. An eating disorder can start any number of ways. For Jessica, it was when she stepped on her parents’ scale and thought the number was high. That moment sparked a heightened awareness of her weight. And that awareness, coupled with bullies in her class calling her fat, led her to start severely restricting what she ate in an effort to get thin. Read More via @DietsInReview


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