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Articles and Features : November 2008

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

  • Are you experiencing problems conceiving a child? Infertility treatmentIf you're having problems conceiving a child, you are not alone. Although it can feel as if everyone in the world is getting pregnant at the drop of a hat except you, 25% of all couples experience a...
  • What is erectile dysfunction ImpoteneceErectile dysfunction is a condition where the man cannot sustain an erection long enough for satisfactory sexual activity to occur. Also know as impotence, this condition is rarely talked about...
  • Boob jabs - Breast enhancement technology Surgeons back smaller breast reductionsInjected breast implants (or breast shape injections) is a new breast enhancement technology successfully used in Japan, America, and many other countries for several years, and is now being...
  • What is a pre-employment health assessment? Health Screening TestBefore starting work some companies require candidates to undertake a pre-employment health assessment. This process ensures that you are fit and able to perform all the tasks required of you, and...
  • Travel insurance – Why you need it Medical travel insuranceTravel insurance may seem like just another added cost on top of the price of your vacation, but it's as vital to your trip as the sunshine is to the beach or the snow for a skiing holiday. The...
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome – what's new? Ovarian cystsPolycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition affecting at least 1 in 7 women of reproductive age. In this article we look at the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment options...
  • What is narcolepsy? NarcolepsyNarcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition affecting the area of the brain that regulates sleeping and waking. Throughout the day, people with narcolepsy will feel strong urges to go to sleep and...
  • Hearing aid choices - which is right for me? Hearing problemsHearing loss is the second most common disability in the UK, with about one person in every seven affected. Difficulty with hearing falls into two main categories: there is either a problem with the...
  • Weight loss surgery - Is it safe? Obese - zip fasteningIf you're considerably overweight (with a body mass index of 35 or over) and have been unsuccessful in losing weight through traditional methods such as diet and exercise you may consider weight loss...