Week in Review: Top News and Info Picks for the Week of 7/9/12

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by Samantha Johnson | July 12, 2012 @ 10:00AM

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Health News

Kate Upton too Fat for the Runway? Skinny Gossip sparked quite a bit of controversy when they posted an article Tuesday about the curvaceous supermodel Kate Upton, comparing her to a cow and calling her a "squishy brick," "vulgar," and "almost pornographic," among other insults.  @Fashionista_com gives us a review of the article, saying that "no matter what a model looks like, there will always be someone (or a community of people) who feels she is too fat, too skinny, too tall, too short, too pale, too whatever." Read More For an update on how the anonymous blogger feels about her post now that she's received death and rape threats, Read Even More. What do you think of Kate's curves? Let us know in the comments.

The OMG Diet: The newest craze coming to the US is the controversial health book "6 Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends." The book offers unconventional diet advice like putting off breakfast, limiting fruit, taking cold baths and drinking black coffee to increase metabolism.  @DietsInReview scored an interview with the author to find out more about the new sensation. Read More.  @RoniNoone tweeted this article via @Fooducate that says the book seems targeted toward teens. Is this just another short-lived diet fad? Read More and share your thoughts with us.

For Healthier Kids, Get a Cat or Dog: A study suggests kids who grow up with cats or dogs tend to get fewer respiratory infections. Researchers followed 397 children through their first year of life, and found that those living with dogs developed 31 percent fewer respiratory tract symptoms or infections, 44 percent fewer ear infections and received 29 percent fewer antibiotic prescriptions. Read More Article shared via @ATaleisnikMD


Cosmetic Surgery News

Is Facebook Driving People to Plastic Surgery? According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery, there's been a dramatic rise in the number of cosmetic procedures over the last 15 years. But could the last decade's boom in social networking actually be related to the boom in plastic surgery? According to some doctors, yes -- Facebook is driving people under the knife. Read More via @tecca and Even More via @MailOnline

Image via popcrunch.comSinger Jewel to Promote Breast Reconstruction Awareness: Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day in an initiative designed to promote education and awareness about post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. On July 12, 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) announced their partnership with the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS) in support of breast reconstruction awareness and BRA Day USA on October 17, 2012.  Read More for more information about the Jewel concert and other partnerships. Story via @BRADayUSA; shared via @specialtywisdom

Dr. Mark Berkowitz Latest to Perform QuickLiftA Procedure: This revolutionary procedure tightens sagging facial skin in a minimally invasive way and offers significant improvements immediately after. The procedure, developed by Dr. Dominic Brandy of The Skin Center Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, Pa., can be completed with local anesthesia in one to two hours without the significant recovery and downtime required by a traditional face lift. Read More via @AccentsMedSpa

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