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Treatment news : December 2010

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

  • Cancer 'is Brits' biggest fear' Cancer research logoCancer is the biggest fear among Britons, recent research has suggested. Conducted by Cancer Research UK, the report found that one in five men and women in the county are more concerned about cancer...
  • Breast cancer treatment gets research boost University of Pennsylvania School of MedicineResearchers in the US have come one step closer to discovering why some cancer patients respond well to treatment for breast cancer and some do not.
  • Breast cancer surgery 'safe during pregnancy' University College London It has been claimed that breast cancer surgery can be safely carried out "throughout all stages of pregnancy". Martin Widschwendter, professor in women's cancer at UCL and a consultant gynaecological...
  • Beauty sleep myth 'proven' Karolinska InstitutetResearch has suggested that the myth of beauty sleep may have some truth to it after all. John Axelsson from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden led the study, which looked at a total of 23 people...
  • Benefits of taking aspirin 'must be balanced with risks, says cancer charity Association for International Cancer ResearchRecent research has shown that a daily dose of aspirin can reduce the number of deaths from cancer; however, one cancer charity has warned that this positive effect must be balanced against the...
  • Waistlines 'increase cancer risks' The World Cancer Research FundWomen could be increasing their risk of developing cancer by allowing their waistlines to expand. According to cancer charity the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), 44 per cent of women have a raised...
  • UK maternity services 'in need of change' Portland Hospital - baby and childThe UK's maternity services are in need of a change of focus in order to encourage home births. This is according to Cathy Warwick, general secretary at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
  • Smoking 'increases pain of cancer' Smoking 'linked with dementia'People who smoke despite having received a diagnosis of cancer are likely to experience higher levels of pain than their non-smoking counterparts.
  • Understanding skin 'key' to lowering skin cancer risk sun tan sunbathe burn beach People who expose their skin to the sun should ensure they understand their skin type, an expert in the field has said.
  • Sex 'boosts neurotics' marital satisfaction' contraceptiveRecent research has suggested that neurotic couples could benefit from spending more intimate time together. Published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, the report found that neurotic...
  • Risk of crash death 'increases with obesity' Risk of crash death People might want to consider their options for obesity treatment after a study highlighted another health risk of the condition.
  • Could rising food costs prompt need for obesity treatment? National Obesity Forum More and more people could find themselves in need of obesity treatment as it has been suggested that Britons are struggling to keep their weight down as food prices continue to go up.
  • 'Ban junk food placement' to prevent childhood obesity overweight kidsThere have been calls to ban junk food product placements before the 21:00 GMT watershed in order to prevent the rising problem of childhood obesity.
  • Over-65s urged to check for skin cancer The British Skin FoundationPeople over the age of 65 years have been advised to regularly check any moles they might have for skin cancer. The British Skin Foundation noted that more needs to be done to raise awareness of skin...
  • Are women in need of obesity treatment? The numbers of obese mothers are on the riseObesity treatments could be one way to help women get into good health before having a child. According to recent research conducted for the Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries (CMACE), around...
  • Could obesity treatments help Brits enjoy fitness holidays? cycling holidayObesity treatments could help Britons to enjoy fitness holidays, which could in turn allow them to keep their weight down.
  • Obesity treatment could be needed in West Midlands Association of Public Health Observatories Obesity treatment could be needed by residents of the West Midlands as the region has been identified as the most overweight in the European Union.
  • Obesity treatment most needed in UK? overweight woman Obesity treatment could be one way of helping to improve the UK's weight problem. Recent research conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revealed that the...
  • Norovirus outbreak rate 'doubled' Health Protection Agency The number of norovirus outbreaks almost doubled between October and November, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
  • NHS specialist referrals 'biased' Age UKNHS GPS are basing decisions on whether or not to refer their patients to specialists based on their age, sex and wealth. This is one of the points made in a recent study published in the British...
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