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Treatment news : January 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Consumer watchdog criticises cosmetic surgery deals Cosmetic surgeryConsumer magazine Which? has claimed that some cosmetic surgery clinics are persuading people to make a rushed decision about whether to have a procedure by offering money-off deals that have a...
  • Timely varicose vein treatment may prevent problems varicose veinsConsumers with varicose veins should consider getting them treated as the condition can otherwise lead to serious problems, an expert has claimed.According to Mark Whiteley, consultant vascular...
  • Spire Healthcare offers life-changing eye treatment Spire HealthcarePatients who are unable to access a treatment for age-related blindness can now get the treatment at 13 Spire Healthcare hospitals around the UK.Around one in eight people over the age of 85 suffer...
  • Obesity surgery helping women to conceive Obese personA growing number of severely overweight women are turning to obesity surgery in a bid to increase their chances of motherhood, experts have revealed.Doctors said that there has been an increase in...
  • Men need more botox than women 'No more stigma' attached to male cosmetic surgery A new review has concluded that men who are undergoing botox treatment to improve the appearance of their skin tend to need higher doses than women in order to achieve similar results.The review,...
  • Gene variation may increase need for liver cancer treatment cancer cellA single gene variation found in those suffering from cirrhosis of the liver could greatly increase their risk of developing a liver tumour, according to new research.The study conducted at the...
  • Extra gene copies reduce cancer risk Cancer research logoPeople with Down's syndrome may be less likely to need cancer treatment, researchers have claimed.A study by scientists at Johns Hopkins University found that the additional copy of chromosome 21...
  • Trial obesity treatment cuts appetite Obesity risk factor in oesophagus cancerA drug developed by Merck could provide a new form of obesity treatment after clinical trials showed it can reduce appetite.The new weight loss drug, taranabant, was tested on 533 obese patients and...
  • Young people 'need better relationship advice' One in ten girls have sexual infectionYoung people need better education on sex and relationships to help them make informed decisions about their sexual health experts have claimed.According to the Family Planning Association (fpa), sex...
  • Partial knee replacement increasingly popular Knee xrayA growing number of people are opting to have partial knee replacement surgery, surgeons have revealed.According to a paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, many...
  • Obesity surgery may treat diabetes diabeticObesity surgery can help to reverse type-2 diabetes, Australian researchers have found.A study at Monash University, Melbourne, found that patients who underwent obesity surgery were far more likely...
  • Study finds wide variation in NHS treatment times Hip replacement surgeryPatients undergoing surgery on the NHS may spend differing lengths of time in hospital depending on whereabouts they live in the UK, figures suggest.Research has found that the length of average...
  • New cancer treatment for Leukaemia New cancer treatment for LeukaemiaA new study has identified cells that are at the root of a particular form of childhood leukaemia, paving the way for new treatments for the disease.Researchers from the charity Leukaemia Research...
  • Magnetic hip replacement may last a lifetime Knee replacement patient - BelgiumBritish surgeons have created a new magnetic hip replacement that they claim can last a lifetime.According to orthopaedic surgeons Paul Lee and Michael Clarke, the MagneHip lasts for at least three...
  • Knee injuries - winter sports dangers Ski patrolExperts have warned consumers of the dangers of extreme sports, which often result in the need for knee surgery.Sports such as downhill ski racing and snowboarding often involve potentially dangerous...
  • Junk food not seen as a treat, poll shows Junk food not seen as a treat, poll showsA new poll has shown that more than two thirds of British kids do not see junk food as a treat.The British Heart Foundation (BHF) found that 67 per cent of children do not consider eating fast food...
  • Cancer patients face infertility treatment lottery DNA paternity test DNAMedical experts are calling for a national strategy to ensure all cancer patients have equal access to fully funded infertility treatment.Some forms of cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, some...
  • Hull becomes the latest clinic to guard against IVF mix ups Hull guards against IVF mix upsOne of the UK's top fertility clinics has started using a groundbreaking new system to guard against IVF mix-ups. Hull IVF Unit, which was recently given a five star rating in the latest ivfworld.com...
  • HIV survey raises sexual health concerns young manA new survey has revealed that more than 90 per cent of Britons do not have a full understanding of the way in which HIV is transmitted and many are putting their health at risk as a...
  • Expert advocates obesity surgery Obesity scalesObesity surgery is the "best suitable option" for morbidly obese people, an expert in India has claimed.Dr Rajsekhar Nayak, who did much of his training in the UK, recently set up an obesity clinic...
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