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Articles and Features : February 2009

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

  • Natural and Mild IVF: A safer, cheaper, patient-friendly and successful approach Infertility treatmentThere is a renewed scientific interest in a more natural approach to IVF cycles. More than 50 peer reviewed papers have been published in the last five years addressing natural, modified natural and...
  • How long will a hip replacement last? Hip operationThe human hip comprises a ball and socket joint, with the rounded end of the thigh bone (called the femoral head) moving within a rounded socket in the hip (called the acetabulum). Both of these are...
  • One-Stop Fertility Test Pregnancy testA “One-Stop” Fertility Test was pioneered by Dr.Nargund and her team in 2001 .It can be done at lunch hour or within an hour. This test is done using out-patient advanced 3D-Doppler ultrasound scan...
  • Weight loss plans - which one is right for you? Obesity scalesIf you would like to lose some weight, and keep it off, then you are not alone. Millions of people across the country are in the same position supporting an industry estimated to be worth over...
  • New minimally invasive bunion surgery – established techniques, new technology London Foot & Ankle Centre - bunionsBunions are a very common and often painful condition. Medically known as hallux valgus, an estimated 33 per cent of women will develop bunions at some stage in their lives. The term bunion refers to...
  • Stomach ulcer - treatment options? Stomach A stomach ulcer (sometimes known as a peptic ulcer or gastric ulcer) is a hole or sore in the lining of the stomach, very much like the ulcers commonly found in the mouth. About 1 to 2 cm across,...
  • What are the effects of alcohol? Alcoholism Alcohol is a strong depressant drug that, if abused, can have serious side effects on a person's mental and physical health. However, if taken in small amounts, alcohol can be a pleasant addition to...
  • Hysterectomy surgery HysterectomyA hysterectomy is an operation to remove your womb (uterus). There are several different types of hysterectomy and several methods for performing the operation, but if possible, the ovaries are left...
  • Skin problems - Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea Skin problemsSkin is the largest organ of the human body covering a surface area of about two square metres, and accounting for some 16% of your entire body weight. Consisting of two main layers, the small outer...
  • Why is losing weight so difficult? Women exercisingIn theory, controlling your weight is a simple matter of mathematics. If you eat more calories than you burn through exercise and daily living, you will put on weight. If you eat fewer calories than...
  • Prostate cancer treatment options Prostate operation: pros and consThe prostate is a gland situated just underneath the bladder surrounding the urethra, and produces semen - the fluid that carries and protects sperm. It is about the size of a walnut, but if it...
  • How to find a private doctor or surgeon? Plastic surgeonWhether you have private medical insurance or have decided to self-pay for private treatment, your choice of doctor or surgeon can have a huge impact on the success of your treatment, and how...
  • Are HIV test results reliable? Male female sexual healthHIV stands for 'Human Immunodeficiency Virus' and is a virus that can be caught by having unprotected sex, sharing needles or other equipment for drug use, by having direct contact with an infected...