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Articles and Features : January 2009

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

  • Brain injury - Can it be treated? MigraineA Brain injury can occur whenever there's a sudden trauma to the head. This can involve the penetration of an object, a violent impact, or even just a strong shaking, such as may occur during the...
  • What to do when your plastic surgery goes wrong? FaceliftIn the UK, plastic surgery has become an increasingly popular option for people unhappy with their appearance. Undertaken in an appropriate way with experienced surgeons, the result can be extremely...
  • What is my body shape - is it important? Body Shape - womenAlthough you may think of yourself as 'slim' or 'overweight' or 'curvy' etc everyone's body is different, and where you store your fat is determined by genetic inheritance. Girls will tend to...
  • Health Insurance - do I need a health plan? Health insuranceThe answer to the question, 'do I need a health plan?' lies very much in a second question – 'do you need to be healthy?' For example, are you needed at work or at home in a way that leaves little...
  • Obesity in the UK Obesity risk factor in oesophagus cancerObesity in the UK is a growing problem. The increase in poor quality convenience foods, the prevalence of labour-saving technology, increased car use and more people doing sedentary jobs, means that...
  • How safe is breast enlargement (augmentation)? How safe is breast enlargement (augmentation)?In the UK, breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure, although women who've had a mastectomy as part of cancer treatment may also have breast augmentation (in which case it is...
  • Breast reduction (mammoplasty) - is it right for you? Breast reductionSome women develop disproportionately large breasts during puberty. This can cause health problems, and issues with self-esteem throughout life. Sometimes the problems caused by very large breasts...
  • Is lap band surgery safe? Obese manWhat is lap band surgery? Lap band surgery, also known as gastric banding, is used to aid weight loss in obese patients who have failed to lose weight by conventional means. During lap band surgery...
  • Is gastric bypass surgery safe? ObesityWhat is gastric bypass surgery? Gastric bypass surgery is similar to gastric banding in the way it divides the stomach to create a small pouch at the top. However, instead of the food passing...
  • Fast weight loss - a good idea? Women exercisingFast weight loss plans can work in the short term, but they very rarely last in the long term. People find that once they've lost the extra weight using a fast weight loss plan they put it straight...