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Treatment news : February 2010

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

  • German spine expert teams with Bumrungrad surgeons to train doctors in new procedure German spine expert teams with Bumrungrad surgeonsDr. Sebastian Ruetten (3rd from left), Head of Spine Surgery and Pain Therapy at St. Anna Hospital in Herne, Germany, was in Thailand recently for a lecture and workshop on full-endoscopic spinal...
  • Public 'unaware of health risks from salt' SaltMany people are risking strikes and heart attacks by consuming too much salt, a professor of cardiovascular medicine has said. Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of Consensus Action on Salt &...
  • Perception of laser eye treatment 'changed dramatically' Optimax logoPerceptions of laser eye treatment have changed dramatically in recent years, according to a leading provider of the procedure.
  • Clue to autistic people's avoidance of hugs uncovered AutismScientists have uncovered medical clues to why some people with autism do not like hugs. The fragile X syndrome, caused by a mutant gene in the X chromosome, has been linked with why many autistic...
  • Women urged to be aware of ovarian cancer Target Ovarian CancerWomen have been warned to ensure that their GP is picking up on the possible symptoms of ovarian cancer during check ups. Accoring to the Target Ovarian Cancer charity, GPs can sometimes misdiagnose...
  • Older women neglecting sexual health, FPA warns Birth control pillWomen in their late 30s and 40s should still think about sexual health and contraception, according to the Family Planning Association (FPA). While acknowledging that female fertility levels start to...
  • Obesity treatment 'needs to consider emotional factors' university of michigan medical schoolEmotional factors need to be taken into account in order for obesity treatment to be a success. This is according to lifestyle coach Michelle Zelli who has issued her advice following research from...
  • One in seven NHS surgeries 'substandard' PulseAn investigation has judged one in seven GP surgeries on the NHS to be 'below minimum standard'. Carried out by Pulse, a publication for medical professionals, the research found that almost half of...
  • MMR-autism paper retracted Travel health - vaccinationMedical health journal the Lancet has retracted a report which drew a connection between the MMR vaccine and an increased incidence of autism. The study, originally published in 1998, was withdrawn...
  • New osteoporosis treatment available in the UK mature womanMagnetic Resonance Therapy, or MBST, uses low-power magnetic resonance signals to stimulate the regeneration of damaged cartilage and bone cells.
  • New hope offered to children with cancer Newcastle University logoChildren suffering from a particular type of cancer could be offered new hope following research from the University of Newcastle. Neuroblastoma, the second biggest cancer killer of children, tends...
  • Men 'troubled' by hair loss bald manHair loss is becoming a significant problem among men with many resorting to drastic measures in an attempt to cover up their bald patches. In a survey from Optima Hair Specialists, almost 80 per...
  • Lymph node cancer treatment could increase survival rate lymphatic systemCancer patients could benefit from a new study which has revealed the possible benefits of lymph removal. Published in Online First, the Japanese study looked at the rates of survival among cancer...
  • Scientist claims some IVF children face genetic health risks Temple University School of MedicineA scientist has claimed that some children who are conceived using fertility treatments may have genetic health risks. Carmen Sapienza, a geneticist at Temple University School of Medicine, has found...
  • IVF babies 'at risk of complications' Tommy'sA baby charity has suggested that people who receive certain kinds of fertility treatment could be at greater risk of complications when the child is born.
  • Insufficient sleep 'could damage health' MetroNapsA report from the Vitality Show and sleep experts MetroNaps has revealed that the number of people getting the recommended amount of sleep has fallen from 26 per cent to 19 per cent over the last...
  • Innovative plastic surgery procedure proves a success man in wheelchair An innovative plastic surgery procedure has been announced as a success by Dr Andrew Elkwood. Using a nerve graft transplant, Dr Elkwood has effectively treated posterior pressure ulcers, a leading...
  • Infertility 'a problem in developing countries' infertility - woman checking pregnancy testExperts have warned that infertility rates are rising faster in developing countries than in developed ones. Speaking at the Updates in Infertility Treatment 2010 meeting in Seville, many of the...
  • Herbal treatments 'can affect heart disease risk' herbal remediesHerbal remedies could have affect patients at risk of heart disease. A new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has suggested that popular alternative medicines...
  • Health at risk through lack of nutrients in diet slim teenage girlYoung girls are risking iron deficiency and anaemia by not eating correctly, a new report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found. While finding improvements in much of the nation's dietary...
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