When end-of-life decisions such as a Do Not Resuscitate request are presented in an unusual or nonstandard manner, your healthcare can be severely affected depending on whether an ER doctor guesses rightly or wrongly on what you really want when unconscious.
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Tattoo and Body Piercing
"My boy son wants his ears pierced. His mother called and asked me my opinion, to which I said no. I explained to her that there was a verse in the Bible about markings and cutting on the human body. She didn't agree and said that I was taking the Scripture out of context. Does anyone know of multiple scriptures to back me up or to agree with her?," asks one parent on Facebook.
I am in my early 50s', a Gen-Exer, and do not have a tattoo. Although I have considered it, after researching the long term health effects associated with tattoos, it's unlikely I will ever get one. Besides that, I don't like the idea of pain.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit is advising those seeking tattoos or piercing to obtain these services only from inspected, licensed shops. The Health Unit has recently received several reports of tattoos and piercing being done at unlicensed and uninspected establishments, including people's homes. Anyone who has received a tattoo or piercing at such an establishment, including a private home is asked to contact the Health Unit for follow-up and advice.
The connection between tattoos and hepatitis C virus (HCV) has long been suspected but never completely substantiated.
Brown University and Freedom-2, - developing inks to make safe, durable but removable tattoos - have reached a licensing agreement that gives Freedom-2 the rights to use the microencapsulation process perfected in the laboratory of Edith Mathiowitz for the purposes of making tattoo ink.
New studies on tattoos and permanent makeups by U.S. researchers show that "permanent makeup" which is just another form of tattoo in place of cosmetics such as eyeliner or lipstick, and which is used by more than eight million women in the nation, may cause serious problems.
Tattoos and body piercing are quite popular and are seen as a fashion statement, but there are health risks associated with tattooing and body piercing.
Tattooing and body piercing risks
My 15-year-old daughter really wants not only a tattoo, but she also seems to think everyone in her "group" is getting a nose stud. I have heard these things can pose a threat to your health. What information can you offer?
Answer: Tattoos and body piercing are quite popular among young people these days, both boys and girls. In some instances, tattoos and piercing are seen as a fashion statement, while others take part to enhance their self-esteem and peer image. Popular or not, there are definite risks and concerns.
The best cosmetic treatment techniques for earlobe tears and piercing are revealed by a study.
Methods for Tattoo Removal include laser treatments, abrasion, scarification, and surgery. Some people attempt to camouflage an objectionable tattoo with a new one. Each approach has drawbacks.