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Articles and Features : December 2008

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

  • Head injury rehabilitation MigraineTraumatic head injury, or brain injury, is the main cause of disability in people under forty. Although survival rates have greatly improved in recent years, due to the advent of new brain imaging...
  • What is an angiogram? AngiogramCardiovascular disease is one of the biggest health problems in the UK today, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and a range of other complications. Angiograms are used to assess the health of the...
  • MRSA: How can I avoid it? MRSA bacteriaMRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Staphylococcus Aureus (known as SA) is a common type of bacteria that lives on the skin or in the nose of about one in three people,...
  • Choosing a teeth whitening clinic Tooth whiteningModern life is not kind to our teeth. Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke, red wine and a wide range of other food and drink all cause staining and discolouration, leaving us a long way short of a sparkling...
  • Rhinoplasty surgery – what's available? plastic vs cosmeticRhinoplasty surgery (sometimes referred to as a “nose job”) is a term that encompasses a variety of procedures to reshape internal or external structures of the nose. The reasons to undergo a...
  • Custom-made hip replacements Hip replacementEvery year thousands of people undergo hip replacements in the UK. Whilst it is true that most people can benefit from standard hip prostheses, the latest orthopaedic technology can prove to be a...
  • How do I choose an abortion clinic? Abortion and breast cancer link: latest newsTermination of pregnancy is a much more common occurrence than people generally realise. Research shows that one in every three women will decide to have an abortion before they reach the age of...
  • What help is available for eating disorders? BulimiaWith so many pressures on us to match the so-called ideal standards of beauty expected by society, it's hardly surprising that many people develop a distorted idea of their weight and size, and...
  • Private Medical Insurance - how to get the best deal insurance contractPrivate Medical Insurance (PMI) is an insurance that covers the cost of treatment for a specified range of medical conditions, usually in private hospitals or private wards. Such policies commonly...
  • Laser skin rejuvenation – does it work? Cosmetic surgery guide - laser skin treatmentLaser skin rejuvenation is a term that covers a range of laser treatments used to help make the skin on your face look younger, smoother, and more radiant. There are two types of laser treatments...
  • Mini Face Lift – is it right for me? FaceliftWith the passing of time it's only natural that your face will show signs of ageing. However, genetic disposition, previous exposure to the sun and your general lifestyle all contribute to how soon,...
  • Tummy tuck surgery – is it right for me? Woman's tummyA tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is an operation to remove unwanted fat and skin from your lower abdomen, and tighten your stomach muscles. It is not used as a method of losing weight, as...
  • Alcohol Withdrawal - how to get through it Alcoholism If you drink regularly, your body will become both physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol. You don't have to be a raging drunk for this to be the case; you can become dependent by...
  • Stomach Banding - is it right for me? Obese - zip fasteningThere's no denying the effectiveness of a gastric band. Most patients fitted with one can expect to lose around 50% of their excess weight within the first two years. However, it is far from a quick...
  • Insomnia treatment – does it work? InsomniaInsomnia is a sleeping disorder where you experience chronic (long term) disrupted sleep. You may have great difficulty trying to get to sleep, stay asleep, or feel that when you have slept you still...