Is your doctor hitting the bottle – new research

A nationwide study of British employees has revealed as many as 86 percent of doctors feel pressure to get drunk, due to a “workplace drinking culture”.

Railway workers came second (82 percent), and IT workers a close third (81 percent).


Who is drinking more units than is good for their health?

Overall, almost a third of the employed Britons who took part in the study, believe they would be at a disadvantage at work if they didn’t drink alcohol, despite many wanting to cut down or stop completely.

The research revealed the extent to which employees feel they would be seen as an outcast if they didn’t drink, with almost HALF (47 percent) saying they feel real pressure to keep up with the booze culture at work.

In fact, the extent to which work based “beer pressure” is impacting our lives was revealed in the study, with 32 percent of those polled saying there is a culture of excessive drinking at their workplace.

A further 43 percent claim they actively avoid “work dos” because they know the pressure to overindulge with booze will be too much to withstand.

But one in ten Brits have stopped drinking solely to improve their work performance, and seven percent because it was having a negative impact on their ability to do their job.

The study found that a staggering 59 percent of Brits felt they had a problematic relationship with alcohol, with four in ten having felt at times that they were out of control in relation to their drinking.

Yet the pressure to drink is huge, with 43 percent of the 2,000 working Brits polled claiming they had been coerced into drinking booze on a night out by friends and colleagues, despite not wanting to indulge.

And 70 percent of people who have tried to give up booze admit they have been made to feel awkward by others if they say they are abstaining. Shockingly, the same number claim that this pressure has actually caused them to hit the bottle again.

Said Ruari Fairbairns of One Year, No Beer: “It goes without saying that the UK has a strong drinking culture and with that, peer pressure is equally strong and alive. It’s shocking that the nation’s doctors, managers and workers in big business are feeling immense pressure to drink alcohol because of the company culture. At One Year No Beer, we help companies introduce a culture change to help employees handle all occasions, whether it’s after work drinks with colleagues, or business meetings. There are always going to be obstacles when setting yourself the challenge of giving up alcohol, but it’s when you overcome these obstacles that it builds self worth, and that’s far more gratifying than having a drink.”

The average Brit thinks about giving up alcohol 25 times every year, yet only half (49 percent) have ever tried to quit.

The main reasons for going teetotal for Brits is because of worries it was affecting their health (26 percent), followed by wanting to see if they could go alcohol-free (23 percent).

One in five people tried to quit because they have had too many bad drinking experiences, and the same number because they felt they had started drinking too heavily.

And more than one in ten (13 percent) had not wanted their children to see them intoxicated.

The survey also revealed that one in ten Brits know they drink too much and yet feel completely unable to cut down. And a quarter of people (25 percent) say that they believe people in Britain drink too much.

Interestingly, the problem seems to be generational as 60 percent of 16-29-year-olds feel pressured into drinking by their work culture, compared to just 40 percent of 45-60-year-olds.


Doctors – 86 percent
Railway workers – 82 percent
IT workers – 81 percent
Musicians – 75 percent
Banker/ City workers – 69 percent
Scientist/ researchers – 65 percent
Actors – 64 percent
Pharmacists – 57 percent
Accountants – 52 percent
Designers – 51 percent

Should insurance companies ever be allowed to pay doctors to prescribe specific drugs?

In the UK direct advertising for prescription drugs (with the recent exception of the  over-the-counter anti-obesity drug Alli and the statin Zocor) is banned.

This is because no-one is allowed to interfere or influence the doctor-patient relationship that allows the ethical treatment and prescribing of drugs that are optimal for treating the patient/illness. Pharmaceutical companies are also not allowed to send out promotional press releases about their drugs unless its about the outcome of a clinical trial for the same reason.

Of course there is the debacle over the UK government’s, National Institute for Clinical Excellence, which approves drugs for use within the NHS. It has been dubbed “a rationing body” by the media over decisions not to give drugs that could extend life at the earliest intervention in killer diseases such as Alzheimer’s and prostate cancer. The debate over this goes on.

Life Extension magazine October

But I learn of a new threat to our right to claim the best treatment when we need it.  And it comes from the US where insurance companies are beginning to dictate what drugs should be given to patients by their consultants.

In particular, one insurance company is offering onocologists – a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of those with cancer  – $350 a month for each patient that is put on their recommended regime, including drugs.

What this means is that the newer, more expensive and more effective drugs such as Cimetidine, Interleukin-2 and off-label (drugs not licensed for the treatment of cancer) will be off limits to patients whose doctors agree to this “backhander”.

According to the Life Extension organisation “these cookbook protocols” will result in cancer patients dying sooner and using up fewer resources in the process and doctors will be able to squeeze more patients in.  If a doctor has 400 active patients and 100 are on the insurer’s “approved’ chemo drug programme that amounts to $35,000 a year and $420,000 a year.

Yet another reason, if one was needed, to fight for our National Health Service.

Brittle bone risk with stomach drugs


Manitoba: Long-term use of medication for indigestion and heartburn may increase the risk of the bone disease osteoporosis, new research has found.

The drugs, prescribed by doctors or bought over-the-counter, are used by millions around the world.

The research, carried out by experts at the University of Manitoba looked at a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs. They found that using them regularly for five years increased a person’s change of a hip fracture by 44 per cent.

The brands includelansoprazole and omeprazole, also known as Zanprol, which is used to treat indigestion, heartburn and peptic ulcers. These drugs are only meant to be used for short periods.

Patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder, a more serious condition involving chronic heartburn that affects one in three Britons at some point in their lives, have to take them daily for up to two months. But many end up staying on the drugs permanently to keep heartburn symptoms at bay.

The researchers used statistics from more than 60,000 adults aged over 50, including nearly 16,000 who had suffered a fractured hip, spine or wrist due to osteoporosis.

When they analysed prescription records, they found those with hip fractures were 62 per cent more likely to have used PPIs for five years or more than those with healthy hips.

Among those on the drugs for seven years or more, the risk of a fracture soared by more than 400 per cent, according to the study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Scientists believe that by blocking acid production, the drugs stop the body from absorbing calcium needed to build strong bones.

Doctors advise patients with severe stomach problems, such as bleeding ulcers, the benefits of the drugs will still outweigh the risks. But those using the drugs routinely to control mild indigestion should seek medical advice.

Manchester Royal Infirmary published research earlier this year showing PPIs may also increase the risk of acquiring the superbug Clostridium difficile. Other studies have also linked the drugs with an increased risk of pneumonia.

Doctors condemn FDA decision to ban estriol following pressure from drug lobby


A coalition of gynecologists, internists, allergists, ER physicians and general practitioners responsible for treating thousands of women today criticized the US’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for taking action that threatens to deny hundreds of thousands of women access to customized medications they take for symptoms of menopause.

The FDA last week announced that the hormone estriol can no longer be used in estrogen medications customized for women by compounding pharmacies. Estriol is a component of 90 percent or more of these customized preparations.

The FDA action is in response to a “citizen petition” filed by the giant drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Wyeth is the maker of Premarin and Prempro, two hormone treatments for women that have been linked to cancer, heart disease and stroke by a 2002 Women’s Health Initiative, National Institute of Health (NIH) study. Millions of women have discontinued taking Wyeth’s hormone products as a result of the WHI study, which was halted because of the serious health risks that were discovered in 2002.

“The FDA has succumbed to pressure from Wyeth in its attempt to clear the market of safer alternatives to its unsafe products,” said Erika Schwartz, M.D., a co-founder of BHI, the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative (, a not-for-profit medical organization comprised of conventionally trained, practicing physicians who have successfully treated patients with bioidentical hormones for years. “The FDA should protect the interest of women, not the profits of Wyeth.”

Estriol has been used by women for decades as a component of customized estrogen hormone drugs, most commonly known as Biest and Triest. It occurs naturally in the human body and, according to the FDA, has never been associated with adverse events or other health and safety issues. Estriol is also in a phase II/III clinical trial pending FDA approval for treating women with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It is approved for use and widely used in Europe and is a component of medications that have been commercially available in the U.S.

“There is no evidence that anyone has been harmed by estriol,” said Kent Holtorf, M.D., also a co-founder of BHI. “The FDA has even admitted that safety concerns are not the reason behind their decision to try to remove estriol from the market. Instead, they are responding to Wyeth’s blatant attempt to remove medicines that provide an alternative to their flawed horse hormones that are foreign to a woman’s body.”

“FDA’s actions are clearly misguided,” said David Brownstein, M.D., another founder of BHI. “They have no legitimate reason or even the legal authority to limit a licensed physician’s use of a safe and effective bioidentical hormone. There are numerous positive studies and countless successful outcomes with estrogen treatments containing estriol.”

The FDA claims that it is taking estriol off the market because it is not a component of any FDA approved drug, despite the fact that the hormone has been used for decades without problems. Estriol has a long standing United States Pharmacopoeia monograph, an accepted standard for drug ingredients absent significant health risks. Other common drugs that are not components of FDA approved drugs include aspirin.

“There are no legitimate medical, scientific or legal reasons for the FDA to take this action,” said Dr. Schwartz. “It would require countless women to return to their doctors and alter the medications they have used both safely and effectively for years. If the FDA has its way, since estriol is available in Europe, a woman will need a passport, not a prescription to get her medication.”

The citizen petition filed by Wyeth with the FDA requested that estriol be removed from the market, along with other requests to remove customized medications that compete with their flawed products. The petition created a tremendous backlash from women, doctors and pharmacists. Over 77,000 comments, a near record, were filed with the FDA in response to the petition, all but a handful opposing Wyeth’s request.

“The few comments in support of the Wyeth petition were filed mostly by organizations with substantial financial ties to Wyeth,” said Dr. Schwartz. “The FDA has chosen to protect Wyeth’s wealth rather than women’s health. This is a shameful act for this agency to take.”

For more information on the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative, visit

Italy – anti-ageing specialists

Italian Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (Aimaa)
Address: Via Monte Zebio, 28 00195 Rome – Italy; Phone and Fax 0039-06-3202449
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Founding Members:

Carlo Alberto Bartoletti, MD
Gastroenterology, Cardiology, gerontology and geriatric specialist
President of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Medicine (SIME)
Professor of Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetology, Plastic Surgery Post-graduate School, University of Pavia
Head of the International Aesthetic Medicine School, Fatebenefratelli International Foundation, Rome
Address: Studio Associato Bartoletti, Via Monte Zebio, 28 – 00195 Rome, Italy

Emanuele Bartoletti, MD

Plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist
Professor at the International Aesthetic Medicine School, Fatebenfratelli International Foundation, Rome
Address: Studio Associato Bartoletti, Via Monte Zebio, 28 – 00195 Rome, Italy

Gianfranco Palmieri, MD

Cardiology specialist
Head of Cardiology Unit – Ospedale S. Giovanni, Rome, Italy
Address: Via Asmara 25 – 00199 Roma, Italy

Giuseppe Riondino, MD

Cardiology, internal medicine, gerontology and geriatric specialist
President of the Italian Geriatric Oncology Society (SIGERO)
Fully established University Lecturer of endocrinology, La Sapienza University in Rome
Emeritus Consultant of endocrinology: INRCA – IRCCS
Professor at the International Aesthetic Medicine School, Fatebenefratelli International Foundation, Rome
Address: Via Anton Giulio Barrili, 29, 00152 Roma, Italy

Francesco Romanelli, MD

Endocrinology Specialist
Professor of Endocrinology at Endocrinology and Andrology Unit – Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medica – Policlinico Umberto I – University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome – Italy
Professor at the International Aesthetic Medicine School, Fatebenefratelli International Foundation, Rome, Italy

Ferdinando Terranova, MD
Professor at the International Aesthetic Medicine School, Fatebenefratelli International Foundation, Rome
Address: via Murri 26, 05100 Terni, Italy

Maria Veraldi, MD
Nutrition and food sciences specialist
Professor at the International Aesthetic Medicine School, Fatebenfratelli International Foundation, Rome
Address: Via Germanico, 66 , 00192 Roma, Italy

The members of the first executive council of Aimaa are:
Giuseppe Riondino, MD
Francesco Romanelli, MD
Secretary General
Carlo Alberto Bartoletti, MD
Emanuele Bartoletti, MD
Gianfranco Palmieri, MD
Ferdinando Terranova, MD
Maria Veraldi, MD

Top cosmetic surgery trends


Rejuvenation not re-creation is the trend for cosmetic surgery procedures this year , according to the UK’s leading surgeons. And the demand for subtlety is being driven by patients who have had the reality of extreme procedures brought home to them by TV makeovers.

There is also a growing number of doctors who are refusing to carry out “ill-advised” procedures such as overly large breast enhancements and liposuction on women who should diet first.

The UK’s cosmetic surgeon’s foremost professional body, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastics Surgeons (BAAPS), has publicly denounced the “pornography” of television surgery. It described the Channel 5 programme Cosmetic Surgery Live, “voyeuristic” and added that its representation of the practice of plastic surgery was “inappropriate.”

The government has also expressed concern over the proliferation of clinics and what is calls confusing and unacceptable advertising and recently launched a web site to guide the public through this minefield

Nevertheless, cosmetic surgery and “lunchtime” cosmetic procedures such as Botox are now more popular than ever. According to BAAPS, the number of surgical procedures undertaken rose by 16% in 2004, when a total of 15,019 women underwent surgery in Britain. The most popular operations remain breast enlargement, face-lifts, eyebag removal, nose fixes and liposuction.
This year the industry is expecting more people than ever, particularly men, to undergo surgery. An even larger number are expected to have aesthetic procedures such as Botox, wrinkle fillers and skin resurfacing to avoid the knife. But the emphasis is on rejuvenation with a natural look, say the experts.

The “hot” cosmetic procedure of 2006, for women, will be brow shaping, using key hole surgery or non-surgically with Botox. The “Yummy Mummy” phenomenon with women returning to their pre-birth shapes weeks after giving birth will continue with mini tummy-tucks and liposculpture combinations.

Breast enlargement will again be the No 1 procedure but with smaller implants. Celebrities, are as usual, ahead of the game – Sharon Osbourne is just one who recently had her implants removed and replaced with smaller ones.

Mr Jag Chana, who works privately and for the NHS at Mount Vernon Hospital and is part of Santuary Cosmetic Surgeons, an independent network of top cosmestic pratitioners says: “In 2006 I expect to see more women in their 30s asking for surgery but wanting a more conservative approach. Many of these trends are media and celebrity-driven and as result many have make the wrong choice, based on the wrong advise, which they have later regretted.

“In the last year or so I have noticed an increase in the number of men asking for treatment and I expect this to continue. Men mostly want liposuction for problem areas such as the tummy, love handles and chest reduction. They are also opting for rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery. I have also seen an increasing number of women having surgery before weddings, even women in their 30s and this is something that will continue to grow.”

Mr Rajiv Grover (pictured) is consultant plastic surgeon at the King Edward Vll Hospital in London and has a private practice in Harley Street. He specialises in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts and body contouring. He agrees that 2006 will see women opt for implants that give a more natural look.

“There was a lot of interest in the Baywatch look but there has been a backlash against breasts like those of Jordan. Women now want a more sensible approach.

“2006 will see more patients expressing a preference for classical facial features emphasizing a natural appearance and avoiding the operated or surgical look. Patients don’t want to look stretched like American women. They want to look rejuvenated not recreated.

“Body contouring such as liposuction and liposculpture will remain popular. The use of liposculpture together with procedures such as a mini tummy tuck will increase in popularity especially in women who have completed their family and want to return to their former physique.”

Jan Stanek, of Surgical Aesthetics in Wimpole Street, London predicts there will be a huge growth in those seeking to avoid surgery with the use of Botox and wrinkle fillers. He is also pioneering a new non-surgical treatment called fractional resurfacing, in which a laser is used to caused thousands of tiny holes in the skin surface, stimulating new collagen, tightening the skin so that it looks more youthful.

He says: “Everyone wants to look young and there are a lot of middle-aged people looking older than they should. Although the extreme makeover is there if you want that, most people don’t want to look different they just want to look younger, fresher and better. Botox is still the star as it works very well with no down time. It simply makes people look more relaxed.”
Harley Street cosmetic surgeon Yannis Alexandrides sees an increasing number of patients who want less invasive procedures and as a result a new procedure known as the “S” lift, in which the face if lifted from inside the ear, is becoming more popular.

Mr Alexandrides says: “The full facelift is the most popular procedure in my practice. But I believe that the “S” lift will become more popular because it is less invasive, it works and the recovery time is less. And it does not alter the person’s face in an unnatural way.”

Mr Alexandrides also supports the view that women are now wanting smaller sized breast implants.“I would never advise anyone having an implant bigger than a C cup” he adds.

He also expects to see a dramatic increase in aesthetic procedures such as light and laser skin rejuventation and also cheek and chin implants.

Cosmetic Surgery : Checklist – Useful questions to ask

In order to find out if cosmetic surgery is right for you will need to approach a numberof surgeons to see what they offer. You must insist on seeing your surgeon personally and check his or her qualifications with the professional body, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) –

Questions for the surgeon
• Will you carry out the operation?
• What are your qualifications?
• How long have they carried out this procedure and how often?
• Do they have professional indemnity insurance – in case the procedure goes wrong?

• What is the cost of the consultation with the surgeon?
• What will be the cost of the operation and any further treatment afterwards?
• Should there be a complication who will pay for it to be corrected?

The operation

• How long does the operation take?
• Is the treatment painful and if so what form of anaesthesia is used?
• Is all equipment used sterile and used only for me?
• Are there any risks?
• What are the complications and success rate of the procedure in this clinic?
• Can I see ‘before and after’ photographs?
• Can I speak to anyone else that you have treated?
• Will you want to inform my GP about my treatment?

After treatment

• How long will I be required to say in hospital?
• What type of aftercare will I receive as part of the operation?
• Will I need pain relief afterwards?
• Will I have swelling or bruising and how long will this take to go down?
• How long will I have to be off work?
• When will I be able to see the full results?
• What will happen if I am unhappy with any aspect of the treatment?


There are a variety of techniques in use today including the deep face-lit that tightens muscles under the skin. The most usual procedure is for the surgeon to remove the skin and lift it, tightening the muscle through tiny incisions near the ear. There is also a mini-lift. Recovery time varies. A full face-lift requires at least one night in hospital and usually two. Complications can includeinfection, blood clots, numbness, tightness, asymmetry, thickened or raised scars, and nerve injury. The results are permanent but since the ageing process continues you may need another operation in a few years.A basic face-lift costs from £6- 8,000


In this operation the nose is reshaped. This may involve reducing the bridge, shaping the tip or altering the angle. It can take up to a month to heal and there will be bruising and swelling mostly around the eyes. Risks include breathing problems, infection and bleeding. Cost up to £6,000.


An implant is placed under the breast tissue to provide volume and shape. Sagging breasts can be uplifted in an operation known as a mastopexy. Spare skin may be removed and an implant inserted. Healing takes up to one month. Complications may include infection, bleeding, poor positioning, silicone leakage and scarring. There can be a risk of nipple numbness. Costs vary but in the case of implants can be up to £7,000 depending on the quality of implant.


Also known as an abdominal reduction or abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck, is surgery that flattens the stomach by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. Incisions are usually made near the bellybutton and across the pelvic area in a U or V shape. Healing can take nearly two months as the operation is major surgery and a general anesthetic is required. A short hospital stay is required. Risks include blood clots, infection, raised scars and prolonged numbness. There will be scarring.
Costs between £5,000-7,000.


Liposuction is a surgical method of reducing fatty bulges from thighs, hips, waist, buttocks, arms, chin, knees, ankles and elsewhere, through tiny incisions. Healing takes up to two weeks and there is usually a lot of bruising and pain. This is safe operation provided it is not carried out on small areas of the body. The complications include infection and contour irregularities. It costs between £4-6000.

BLEPHAROPLASTY(upper and lower eyelid surgery)

This surgery corrects sagging upper lids bags below the eyes and works by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening loosened muscle. The surgeon works through incisions in the crease of the upper eyelid and below the lash line which will not be visible after healing. It takes up to two weeks to heal. Complications could include tighteness and difficulties closing the eyes if too much skin is removed. Costs between £3,500-5,000.

Mr Rajiv Grover BSc MB MD FRCS (Plast)Consultant Plastic Surgeon King Edward Vll Hospital, W1 & at 144 Harley Street, W1. T: 020 7486 4301
Jag Chana BSc, MBBS MD FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Plast), holds private clinics at the BMI Bishopswood Hospital, Northwood T: 0800 169 7606 and the BUPA Hospital, Bushey, Herts T: 020 8950 9090.
Yannis Alexandrides, MD, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 111 Harley Street,W1.; 020 7486 8055
Jan Stanek FRCS, 60 Wimple Street, W1, T: 020 7487 4454


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Simple skin test for Alzheimer’s

New York: US doctors are developing a skin test that could detect Alzheimer’s at an earlier stage.

Currently there is no way to detect the disease in which doctors believe may begin before symptoms show in old age. There is also no cure.

Early detection would mean that intervention with drugs that assist in minimising some symptoms may be more helpful if given earlier.

The new test is based on the discovery that the disease causes a change in a common body enzyme which means it can be detected by its reaction to certain chemicals.

The US team from the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute in Maryland hope to bring the test to patients within five years. Doctors Tapan Khan and Daniel Alkon report their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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21485 E Dixie Hwy
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The Anti Aging Group offers a wide range of customer services and superior products through its medical facility, specially trained medical counselors and network of partner physicians who are all specialists in HGH and Testosterone treatments and protocols.

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4126 Southwest Freeway, Suite 1620
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 522-4037
Fax: (713) 623-8007

The physicians of the Longevity Centre of Houston provide advanced treatments in anti-aging and skin sare. Anti-Aging medicine is a medical specialty founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases.

Consultation on diet and exercise (weight loss), nutritional supplementation and hormone modulation (natural replacement of declining hormones such as Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone or HGH, DHEA and Melatonin.

State-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics are used to help eradicate the debilitating and disabling diseases of aging. Longevity Centre of Houston can also provide results oriented aesthetics. Using our advanced Intense Pulsed Light system coupled with Botox will eliminate hair, age spots, wrinkles, and vascular lesions such as Rosacesa and Spider Veins. It also offers Brava, the non-surgical breast augmentation (enlargement) system.



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