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Articles and Features : October 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • Prostate cancer: What is a PSA test? Prostate cancer checkThe PSA test is a blood test which helps to detect prostate cancer. How does it work, how effective is it and what are the pros and cons of having it done? This article is written by Sarah Dawson, a...
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): causes, symptoms and treatment Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic bowel disorder and a common condition for many people today. Is modern day stress the main cause? What are the symptoms, and how can it be treated? This...
  • Bowel cancer treatment: reduce the risks Bowel cancer prevention: eat plenty of green vegetablesBowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the second largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. It's also one of the most difficult to talk about - but if diagnosed early it can be cured. ...
  • Body Mass Index calculation Body Mass Index (BMI) weighing scalesBMI (Body Mass Index) is a mathematical formula used by health professionals to establish whether a person is a healthy weight for their height. Here's how to calculate your BMI, and how it can help...
  • I've been referred to a breast cancer specialist - what can I expect? breast examBeing referred to see a consultant because of a breast problem is, understandably, a very worrying time for many women (or men for that matter). Fortunately most people we see do not have breast...
  • Hair loss: causes, treatments and transplants Hair loss – what are the treatments?Hair loss (alopecia) is thought to affect 10 million men and women in the UK. What can you do to maintain your 'crowning glory' and do any of the 'wonder drugs' work? This article is written by...