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Treatment news : January 2009

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

  • Blood vessel control may fight obesity Obese manScientists believe that two drugs which have already been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide new forms of obesity treatment. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have...
  • Calorie info on menus could fight obesity Fatty food link to ovarian cancerThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) wants to see nutrition information on menus to improve people's diets and reduce the number of people in need of obesity treatment.
  • Sperm test could improve success of infertility treatment Sperm fertilising eggScientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a new technique for testing the quality of a sperm prior to its use in infertility treatment.
  • Sperm donors needed in the UK Sperm fertilising eggMore sperm donors are needed in the south of England to allow experts to continue to provide infertility treatment to couples who are unable to conceive.
  • Sexual health tests for festive period One in ten girls have sexual infectionPeople who got carried away over the festive period are being reminded of the need to take care of their sexual health. According to the STI Clinic website, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can...
  • Scotland plans to regulate private ambulances Inside a private AmbulancePrivate ambulance providers in Scotland are to be regulated by the Care Commission, according to the Herald. In a letter to Scottish National Party MSP Sandra White, public health minister Shona...
  • Repeat prescription for oral contraception oral contraception may lower cancer riskOne in four women between the ages of 18 and 24 have had unprotected sex because they were unable to get a repeat prescription for their oral contraception, a survey shows.
  • Reasons for hip replacement failure Hip replacement surgeryResearch conducted by a team of scientists led by Dr Kevin Bozic, assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of California, San Francisco, has shed light on why total hip replacement...
  • Oral contraception available in English schools School clinics could improve sexual healthAlmost 1,000 schools in England are offering girls oral contraception without the knowledge of their parents. The pills are even being given to girls as young as 11 as part of the government's drive...
  • Obesity treatment drugs may work Obese manScientists believe that two drugs which have already been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide new forms of obesity treatment. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have...
  • Obesity may increase ovarian cancer risk Obesity risk factor in oesophagus cancerNew research suggests that women who are obese may be more likely to need ovarian cancer treatment. Obesity has previously been linked to a number of cancers, including bowel, womb, pancreatic and...
  • Millions spent on hospital equipment for obese patients Millions spent on hospital equipment for obese patients The NHS is spending millions of pounds on specialist equipment for obese patients, the Daily Mail reports. Figures obtained by the Conservatives under freedom of information laws show that almost £45...
  • Water pollution linked to male infertility ImpotenceNew research has added to the growing body of evidence linking water pollution with the need for infertility treatment.
  • IVF treatment for younger women natural ivfCouples who are considering infertility treatment will be encouraged by a new study confirming the effectiveness of in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
  • Government launches anti-obesity movement Women exercisingThe government is launching a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of people in the UK in need of obesity treatment. Saturday January 3rd 2009 will see the start of an advertising campaign,...
  • Death rates after obesity surgery are low Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayA study of obesity surgery patients in Sweden has revealed that death rates after the procedure are low. Researchers studied 14,768 cases of obesity surgery in Sweden between 1980 and 2005. They...
  • Condom use in teenagers One in ten girls have sexual infectionMany teenagers and young adults do not use contraception as often as they report, new research suggests.
  • Edinburgh clinic to open in Scotland EdinburghScotland's first luxury private healthcare clinic is set to open next month and hopes to attract patients from professional sports clubs and existing private hospitals, reports reveal.