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Articles and Features: June 2011

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

  • Why diet? How eating differently affects weight loss (part two) lose weight graduallyIn part two of this article Dr Mary Ellen Chatwin discusses medical disagreements on dieting and the effects of different foods on the body. In particular, she looks at the effects of low calorie and...
  • Why diet? How eating differently affects weight loss (part one) champion slimmerIn part one of a two-part article, Dr Mary Ellen Chatwin examines the basis of many modern weight-loss diets, the sociocultural issues relating to dieting, and how the diets of different cultures...
  • The role of cleansers in causing dry skin dry skinIt is important to understand why some cleansers can cause or aggravate dry skin. In this article, Claudia Louch of The Natural Dermatology Clinic explains why taking care when deciding on skin...
  • Why certain hormones affect body weight lose weight graduallyObesity is not always the result of over eating; it is often the result of a hormone disorder. In this article Claudia Louch of the Harley Street Nutrition Clinic explains the role of leptin in...
  • Thyroid problems: can they be treated? Patient and doctorThyroid problems occur when the thyroid gland is either overactive, causing hyperthyroidism or underactive, causing hypothyroidism. Both conditions have a wide range of underlying causes but all...
  • Wisdom tooth extraction: should I go private? Teeth whitening clinics – are they safe?Having problems with your wisdom teeth is not unusual. These are the last adult teeth to break through the gums and, for reasons that are not entirely clear, modern humans often do not have...