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Articles and Features: May 2010 

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

  • IVF Success Rates and Choosing a Clinic Happy mother and babyAround 1 in 7 couples in the UK experience problems in conceiving quickly and naturally, and an increasing number are turning to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to help them to have a baby....
  • Tongue problems what to look for It's important to be aware of possible tongue symptomsYour tongue is good indicator of your body's health, particularly of your digestive system. If you are healthy, your tongue should be moist, fairly smooth and slightly pink in colour. Variations in...
  • Panic Attack Treatments: what can be done? Healthy eating is one way of reducing the incidence of panic attacksAround one in ten people experience occasional panic attacks but most people learn to deal with them without needing specific panic attack treatments. Unfortunately, for around one in 50 people,...
  • Syphilis symptoms: When to visit the doctor Woman attending a GP appointmentSyphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The infectious agent responsible is Treponema pallidum, a type of bacterium. Anyone who comes into direct contact with the bacteria via an open sore,...
  • Mephedrone addiction treatment Treatment options for mephedrone addictionMephedrone addiction is a growing problem associated with chronic use of the drug mephedrone. Not to be confused with the heroin substitute, methadone, mephedrone (also known as...
  • Receding gums: are they normal? Receding gums should be treated with a good oral hygiene regimeReceding gums is the term used to describe gums that have shrunk back to reveal the lower, normally unexposed and protected part of your teeth. It is a very common problem, but just because it...
  • Dementia symptoms: what to look for Elderly couple coping with dementiaDementia is a condition where the person affected progressively loses their mental ability and cognitive functions. It usually happens later in life, but some forms can affect people in their 40s and...
  • Psychotic depression: can it be treated? One of the symptoms of depression is chronic low moodPsychotic depression is a mental disorder in which clinical depression, which is a difficult enough condition to experience on its own, is combined with psychotic symptoms. This makes things much...
  • Thyroid symptoms: when should you visit a doctor? Fatigue is a possible symptom of an underactive thyroidAlthough it is small in size, the thyroid is a vitally important gland because it produces the hormones that regulate your body's metabolism. If your thyroid gland produces too many or too few of...
  • Veneers for teeth: a buyers guide Veneers for teethVeneers for teeth can be used to correct a wide range of both physical and cosmetic problems, including stained teeth, chipped or broken teeth, unsightly gaps, crooked teeth and excessive erosion....