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Treatment news : August 2010

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

  • Exercise 'can tackle genetic obesity' Walking could cut obesity levels A recent study has revealed that genetic obesity can be offset by physical activity. The report, which was conducted by the Medical Research Council, revealed that the tendency towards being...
  • Causes of throat cancer 'unclear' Cancer research logoThe causes of throat cancer can be unclear, a health professional has suggested. Martin Ledwick, head cancer information nurse at Cancer Research UK, said that there doesn't always seem to be an...
  • Breast cancer 'affected by lifestyle' The World Cancer Research FundRecent research has revealed that the UK's breast cancer levels are over four times as high as those in Eastern Africa. Researchers and scientists have blamed lifestyle factors for the high levels of...
  • Adult autism screening '90% effective' King's College LondonA new method of screening autism has been developed by a team of scientists in London. The researchers, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, have developed a brain scan that...
  • Alcohol 'increases risk of certain cancers' moderate alcohol intakeThe risk of developing certain hormonal cancers can be increased by alcohol consumption, it has been suggested. A research project published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that...
  • Young women 'most affected by STIs' Health Protection Agency Recent figures have revealed that young women are most affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Published by the Health Protection Agency, the data shows that women aged between 15 and 24...
  • Young people 'suffering from high blood pressure' Lloyds PharmacyHigh blood pressure is an issue among young people as well as old, a recent study has revealed. Conducted by Lloyds Pharmacy, the research found that 35 per cent of people aged between 16 and 34...
  • UK sees breast cancer mortality drop breast cancer awareness ribbonThe mortality rate for breast cancer in the UK has fallen over the past 20 years, it has been suggested. Research from the International Prevention Research Institute in France found that the UK's...
  • Could summer excess result in obesity treatment? BBQIt has been suggested that people tend not to stick to their diet and exercise regimes during the summer months. A survey conducted by Yakult revealed that this year has been particularly detrimental...
  • Statin drugs with junk food 'irresponsible' Heart Research UKGiving out statin drugs with fatty junk food is an irresponsible approach. This is according to Barbara Harpham, national director at Heart Research UK. Researchers at Imperial College London have...
  • 'Highly skilled weight loss surgeons' available surgeonsThe UK has a number of highly skilled weight loss surgeons available to treat patients. This is according to leading UK bariatric surgeon David Kerrigan, who is a founder and medical director of...
  • Increased risk of cancer found in processed meats American Institute for Cancer ResearchRecent research has revealed that people who eat a large amount of processed meats may be at a higher risk of developing cancer. The study, which was published in the online journal of the American...
  • Red meat consumption 'linked to CHD' red meatEating red meat can result in an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), it has been suggested. A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that women who consume...
  • Recognition is 'first step in obesity treatment' obese manObesity treatment needs to start with the patient recognising that there is a problem. This is the opinion of television presenter Dr Christian Hessen, who suggested that a person needs to...
  • Reassessment of osteoporosis treatment suggested OsteoporosisA recent piece of research has suggested that there should be a reassessment of using calcium supplements to treat osteoporosis. The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal, claimed...
  • Patients advised to get professional allergy diagnosis seafoodPatients have been advised to get a professional diagnosis from a doctor if they are concerned that they have a food allergy. Mandy East from the Anaphylaxis Campaign said that misdiagnosis at home...
  • Could physical inactivity result in obesity treatment? obese patient with sleep problemsThere has been some debate concerning whether or not physical inactivity should be classed as a disease. In an article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Richard Weiler Emmanuel...
  • Outdoor exercise 'can improve wellbeing' BMC Public HealthExercising outdoors can be good for people's overall wellbeing, it has been suggested. A study published in BMC Public Health looked at 25 previous research projects analysing the effect of...
  • Men 'more affected by work stress than women' workplace stressA recent study has suggested that more men are affected by stress in the workplace than women. The research, conducted by Medicash, found that 20 per cent of men surveyed admitted to taking at least...
  • Could obesity treatment be needed by overeaters? Women who overeat Recent research has revealed that just 18 per cent of the UK population adhere to government guidelines for calorie consumption. The study, conducted by Friends Provident and the Future Foundation,...
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