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  • Barbecue food safety bbqWith the summer almost upon us, many people will be getting into the party spirit, with picnics and barbecues a favourite way to relax. However, research shows that we are at increased risk of food poisoning during the summer.
  • Five benefits of biking to work bikeThe longer Summer days are encouraging more people to use their bikes to replace public or private transport for their daily commute to and from work. This trend has seen many major cities around the world update their road networks to include bike lanes, and public awareness is improving around...
  • The diagnosis and treatment of ankle arthritis Maneesh BhatiaUnlike the hip and knee, which are prone to develop primary osteoarthritis, the ankle develops arthritis usually because of a traumatic event.
  • What's in a Facelift? faceliftThe Private Clinic describes the various types of Facelift procedures. As we age the collagen in our skin decreases leading to deeper lines, sagging and folding skin that lacks in elasticity....
  • Non-invasive Anti-Ageing and Skin Rejuvenation Treatments anti aging laserThe Private Clinic discusses a range of non-invasive anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation treatments.
  • The Royal Marsden is committed to promoting the role of women in research Dr Aisha Miah, Consultant Clinical OncologistThe Royal Marsden is committed to promoting the role of women in research. Profiles of three women who are making a valuable contribution.
  • The diagnostic process for urological cancers at The Royal Marsden Mr Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological SurgeonMr Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological Surgeon, explains the diagnostic process for urological cancers at The Royal Marsden.
  • Treating spider veins Thread vein removalSpider veins (also known as thread veins) are small coloured veins that appear near the skin surface, mainly on the thighs, calves, face and ankles. Spider veins may potentially pose as health risks, and patients wishing to have them removed should understand the options available.
  • Liquid facelift anyone? Kingsbridge Private HospitalOver the years, skin treatments have become less about turning back the clock and more about pressing snooze of the ageing effects and retaining those natural youthful looks.
  • IPL and Laser Hair Removal: What's the difference anyway? Intense Pulsed Light treatment (IPL)The Private Clinic briefly outlines the differences between Laser Hair Removal and IPL, to help patients understand their options for hair removal treatment.
  • Chemical Peels for all skin types? dark skinThe Private Clinic discusses suitability for patients considering chemical peel treatments.
  • Genetic testing and breast cancer family history: the Angelina Jolie effect London Breast ClinicThe recent publicity surrounding Angelina Jolie's decision to talk about her family history, her decision to have genetic testing and the prophylactic surgery she has had, has raised awareness of the potential benefits of analysing the breast cancer genes to give more accurate information on an...
  • Varicose Vein Treatments: Why it's better to treat sooner rather than later varicose veinsNow is the best time to treat varicose veins. While summer is quite some time away, investing in treatment during the colder months means recovery is far easier to conceal and there's no chance of hot weather to trouble you.
  • Varicose vein treatments costs in the UK nice legsAs with any service there are various prices available for Varicose Vein treatments in the UK but which ones can you trust?
  • Cosmetic trends for 2014 explained Laser facial hair removal 2013 was an interesting year for the cosmetic/aesthetic industry as non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments climbed in popularity as people looked at alternatives to surgery.
  • Growth of NHS negligence claims pushing patients towards private care? NHS logoThe growth of patients opting to have healthcare from private organisations has seen a rapid increase. A large proportion of the shift can be traced back to delayed or denied treatments by the NHS, which has subsequently caused a rise in NHS negligence claims. Fears grow as the Conservative attack...
  • Respiratory weaning from mechanical ventilation: leading the way for independent breathing RB&HH Specialist CareProfessor Polkey, Consultant Physician and Dr Cordingley, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, discuss the pitfalls of mechanical ventilation and why a respiratory weaning service may be needed.
  • New drug offers hope to IPF Patients Toby MaherIdiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive lung disease that causes scarring of the lungs. The cause of IPF is still unclear but the condition appears to be connected with injury occurring to specific cells inside the lungs known as alveolar epithelial cells (AECs).
  • Thumb ECGs for Arrhythmia and Stroke Risk Royal Brompton and Harefield Specialist Care logoHarefield Hospital is one of two centres in the United Kingdom using thumb-ECG. Dr Wajid Hussain explains the benefits of this new method for diagnosing abnormal heart rhythms, and how it can be used to determine the risk of stroke.
  • How much do hair transplants really cost? hair transplantPricing for Hair Transplants can be hard to determine prior to a consultation. Want to know why? Read on.
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