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Articles and Features : October 2008

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

  • Choosing an IVF Clinic Infertility treatmentIn 2004 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that couples aged between 23 and 39 who have either a specified fertility problem, or who have been unsuccessful...
  • Head injury treatment - What is available? MigraineAlmost everyone bangs their head at sometime or other and around a million people a year in the UK are treated for head injuries at A&E units, with 25% of these requiring admission for treatment and...
  • Drug addiction - can it be treated successfully? Drug addictionDrug addiction is not discriminatory. It can affect people from all walks of life in any profession and at all ages, but the associated problems and severity of drug addiction can vary widely. Many...
  • Weight management - How to keep it off Women exercisingFor many people losing weight is just half the battle. After working really hard to lose it they find that they simply put it straight back on again as soon as they stop 'dieting'. So how do you keep...
  • Alcoholism – Can it be treated successfully? Alcoholism Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence syndrome as it is now called, affects around one in thirteen people in the UK. It has a great variety of causes and manifests itself in a wide range of behaviours...
  • Ultrasound scans - an overview Pregnancy scansSometimes known as a sonograph, an ultrasound scan is the technique of looking inside the body at soft tissues and liquids via sound waves. No radiation, x-ray, or harmful material is used....
  • Choosing a plastic surgeon Plastic surgeonPlastic surgery, once the domain of the rich and famous, has become much more affordable and accessible in recent years. It can help you fight the signs of aging, increase your confidence by...
  • Choosing a physiotherapist PhysiotherapistPhysiotherapy can be highly effective for a range of issues and injuries from back pain to sports injuries, arthritis, and many other conditions. It uses a series of manipulation, exercise, and...
  • Treating impotence ImpotenceImpotence occurs when a man has problems getting or keeping an erection. Also known as erectile dysfunction, this problem will affect around one in ten men at some stage in their life, with problems...