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Treatment news : April 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Asthma incidents 50% higher among obese asthma sufferer using inhalerObese people are more likely to suffer from asthma, claims a new study. Research conducted by Rand Sutherland of the US-based National Jewish Medical and Research Center and published in the latest...
  • NHS faces abortions 'crisis' bpasBritain could be facing an abortions crisis because NHS doctors are becoming frustrated by women who "can't be bothered to use contraception", experts have warned.According to BPAS - formerly the...
  • Drugs watchdog to review Velcade Myeloma UK logoThe National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has agreed to review the provision of the cancer drug Velcade. Campaigners had questioned Nice's decision to remove NHS provision of Velcade last...
  • Thai seminar highlights medical tourism benefits Thai flagA seminar dedicated to medical tourism has highlighted the main benefits experienced by patients choosing to purchase medical treatment in Thailand.Held on the Phuket campus of the Prince of Songkhla...
  • University students poorly informed about contraception condomsA worryingly high proportion of students are unaware of how to use condoms properly, a survey has revealed.Research by the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) and the National Union of Students (NUS) has...
  • Ulster scientists provide stroke rehabilitation boost Ulster universityResearchers at the University of Ulster have developed new techniques aimed at helping stroke rehabilitation.The techniques employ virtual reality to help people to regain the use of their upper...
  • Stick-thin models make all women feel inferior tall thin girlMedia coverage of supermodels makes the average women feel inferior, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that all women feel unhappy about their figure...
  • Philippines 'pushing to the forefront of medical tourism' Philippines flagPatients seeking treatment abroad, known as medical tourism, have increasingly been turning to the Philippines for its affordable but state-of-the-art health services.Due to the rising costs of...
  • Patients seek private treatment as NHS fails to provide WPA logoThe number of patients seeking private treatment is likely to rise in response to lengthy waiting lists and postcode lotteries, doctors have claimed.A report published by Doctors for Reform has...
  • Patients go abroad to escape hospital infections Cyprus - PlaneMany patients have become so scared of the risk of contracting hospital infections in the UK that they are choosing to seek treatment abroad instead, experts have claimed.Over 50,000 British patients...
  • 1.6m Britons want their partner to have cosmetic surgery woman's face cosmetic surgeryMany Britons now acknowledge that they would consider cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance, with an estimated £360 million spent on cosmetic treatments in 2005.However, a new survey has...
  • Green light for over-70s brain cancer treatment cancer cellFrench researchers are recommending that elderly people with a malignant form of brain cancer should be offered aggressive treatment with radiation therapy.Doctors have previously been uncertain as...
  • Mother's puberty provides obesity prediction The age at which a mother had her first period can be used to help predict whether her children are likely to be obese, UK researchers claim.A study of 6,000 children, published by the Public Library...
  • Survey reveals death 'lottery' TelegraphResearch revealing varying death rates across the NHS could encourage many patients to consider private hospitals.A study conducted by health information service Dr Foster Research concluded that...
  • NHS maternity services 'failing' Pregnant womanNearly three quarters of negligence claims within the NHS relate to maternity services, highlighting the need to overhaul the entire system, a charity has claimed.A spokeswoman for Baby Lifeline...
  • Mediterranean diet could help reduce asthma asthma sufferer using inhalerThe Mediterranean diet has the potential to prevent children from developing asthma, medical researchers have claimed.The report, published in the medical journal Thorax, surveyed almost 700 Cretan...
  • Medical tourism keeps Kerala ahead of the game Kerala IndiaThe Indian state of Kerala thrives on its popularity as a tourism destination, with monsoon and eco-tourism contributing to the mix.However, medical tourism is one of the key industries in the region...
  • Patients to get more hip replacement choice degenerating hip xrayPatients who need knee surgery or a hip replacement will be able to attend any hospital in England, the government has said.The move, announced by ministers, is part of the government's plan to give...
  • Heart disease risk increased by salt consumption SaltLowering salt consumption can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by a quarter, new research has shown.Although it has long been accepted that eating too much salt is bad for the heart, the...
  • Genetic obesity link found obese familyScientists believe that they have found a clear genetic link to obesity, providing emotional relief for thousands of patients who lead a healthy lifestyle yet fail to lose weight.A British study...
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