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Treatment news : December 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Local private hospital offers radical new prostate cancer test Spire Healthcare logoA new prostate cancer test that could transform the way the disease is diagnosed and treated is now available at Spire Roding Hospital, Spire Healthcare's private hospital in Redbridge near Ilford in...
  • Sick and tired of your problem's snoring? obese man sleepingResearch conducted by The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association has found that the bed partners of snorers suffer sleep deprivation, excessive tiredness and poor physical and mental health. ...
  • New technology could relieve knee and back pain Spire Healthcare logoA new machine is now available at Spire Bushey Hospital that could help people suffering from knee and back pain, it has been revealed.Patients visiting the private hospital can now benefit from the...
  • New screening test for breast cancer breast cancer awareness ribbonA new breast cancer test capable of detecting the disease at an early stage could be available to private patients next year, it has been announced.The test, which has been created by Norwegian life...
  • New knee implant is just for women Knee xrayA revolutionary new artificial knee joint specially designed for women is now available for the first time in Wales. The first Welsh patient underwent the procedure at Spire Cardiff Hospital...
  • New cervical cancer treatment technique DNA tests improve cervical cancer screeningA new technology developed at the University of St Andrews could help doctors to diagnose cervical cancer and enable more timely cancer treatment to be administered.The technology uses Raman...
  • New breast cancer treatment Study reveals widespread breast cancer confusionScientists have worked out how the breast cancer gene BRCA1 causes breast cancer, an advance that could lead to new forms of cancer treatment in the future.Although the gene was discovered more than...
  • Liposuction stem cells in breast surgery advance Liposuction stem cells in cosmetic surgery advanceDoctors have succeeded in using stem cells taken from liposuctioned fat to reconstruct breasts damaged by the removal of cancerous tissue, it has emerged.Japanese experts have reported that the...
  • Liposuction has 'come a long way' liposuction is safeLiposuction has become increasingly popular and is now one of the cosmetic surgery procedures that consumers are most likely to opt for, an expert has claimed.Felicity Quigley, a spokeswoman for...
  • Lung cancer treatment 'improving' Roy castle lung cancer foundation logoLung cancer care has improved in England and Wales, but the level is still below that offered in many other countries, a report by the Information Centre for health and social care (IC) has...
  • Talk therapy may benefit infertility treatment couples DNA paternity test DNACouples who are undergoing infertility treatment could benefit from talk therapy, researchers have said.Many women suffer from stress-related infertility, particularly during the winter months.Dr...
  • Infertility treatment increasing in demand Twins born with new infertility treatmentA growing number of British women are relying on infertility treatment to help them have a baby, figures show.The latest data from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) show that a...
  • Charity highlights infertility treatment 'lottery' infertility - woman checking pregnancy testMany people are denied infertility treatment on the NHS, fuelling calls for more government funding.According to Infertility Network UK, women face restrictions based on their age, size, and whether...
  • Obese women 'more likely to need infertility treatment' Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayA new study has found that women who are obese are more likely to have difficulty conceiving.In women whose body mass index (BMI) exceeds 29, every additional BMI unit reduces the probability of...
  • Study will evaluate dermal filler for acne scars woman getting plastic surgery treatmentA new study will look at the ability of a non-resorbable dermal filler called ArteFill to improve the appearance of acne scars, it has emerged.The filler is currently used to treat smile lines, but...
  • Desire to avoid 'feared self' behind cosmetic surgery cosmetic surgeryWomen who use creams, botox or cosmetic surgery in a bid to look younger do so primarily to avoid a 'feared self', experts have said.According to researchers from the University of Bath and Qatar...
  • Plans to make contraception available in pharmacies oral contraception may lower cancer riskContraception will soon be available in pharmacies without a prescription under plans unveiled by the government.Health minister Lord Darzi revealed that pilot trials will be run next year to see if...
  • Obese patients face greater bowel cancer risk Obese personPeople who are obese may be more likely to need bowel cancer treatment in the future, researchers have claimed.A study by experts at the George Institute for International Health in Sydney,...