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Treatment news : January 2010

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

  • Women choose tablets over traditional weight loss methods Obese personA rising number of women are choosing to manage their size with weight loss tablets, a new report has found. Commissioned by Richard Leigh, the founder of fatfreefitness.co.uk, the study found that...
  • Light exposure 'adds to migraine pain' umbrella smiles headacheThe claim that migraine pain increases with exposure to light, has been backed up by research from Harvard University. Led by Dr Rami Burstein, the study looked at the part of the brain known as the...
  • The 100th patient is treated at the UK's first CyberKnife™ Centre CyberKnifeA man from Greater London has become the 100th person to be treated at the UK's first CyberKnife Centre at the renowned Harley Street Clinic in London. The man, who has been suffering from prostate...
  • Vitamin D 'could cut bowel cancer rates' Vitamin DColon cancer could be prevented by vitamin D supplements, according to new research. Published in the British Medical Journal, a recent study led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer...
  • Vitamin D, lung problems linked in asthma patients asthma sufferer using inhalerResearchers have identified an association between vitamin D intake and poor lung function in people with asthma. The study, carried out by scientists at National Jewish Health in Denver, found that...
  • Thailand major medical tourism destination Bangkok temple - ThailandThailand has been highlighted as a major destination for medical tourism. The Asian Medical Tourism Analysis (2008-12) has found that medical care in the country can be up to 70 per cent cheaper than...
  • Stress 'can cause cancer' Stress may hinder immune response to cancerExcessive levels of stress can result in the formation of cancer, research has revealed. A study from Yale University has found that high levels of stress send signals to the body which can cause...
  • Pomegranate advice cautioned for cancer patients Breakthrough Breast CancerThe treatment of breast cancer with pomegranate juice is not to be relied on yet, according to a cancer charity. Dr Caitlin Palframan of Breakthrough Breast Cancer said that the variety in our diets...
  • Pioneering knee surgery in Sunderland knee surgeryA pioneering form of knee surgery has been successfully performed at private hospital, Spire Washington in Sunderland.
  • Oxygen treatment pioneered in Scotland Castle Craig HospitalA new treatment involving the use of pressurised oxygen is being pioneered at one of Europe's leading rehabilitation clinics. Castle Craig, a rehab clinic in Scotland, is also to become a global...
  • Obesity treatment 'lacks NHS resources' Mind, Exercise, Nutrition … Do It! (MEND)A leading obesity charity has predicted that a lack of resources will prevent the availability of the latest obesity treatment on the NHS.
  • New detox centre to open in London detoxA new personalised detox service is to open at a private clinic in Notting Hill, London, next year. First developed in Germany, the BeautifulBreak detox plan focuses on creating a detox plan which...
  • IVF success rates decrease with age Couple looking at pregnancy testCouples who leave conception until later in life are risking "more trouble" with fertility, according to one expert. Clare Lewis-Jones MBE, chief executive of Infertility Network UK, has said that...
  • Harley Street specialist centre renamed DermatologyThe One Stop Day Surgery Centre, part of a prestigious independent private surgery on 108 Harley Street, is to be renamed. Rechristened The London Skin Clinic, it is hoped that the clinic's new name...
  • Eyes reveal personality traits UltralaseDitching glasses in favour of laser eye surgery can open up people's faces to many interpretations, a recent poll has shown. According to the survey from laser eye surgery specialist Ultralase, 55...
  • Computer device aids obesity treatment Karolinska InstitutetA new computerised device has proved more effective than regular methods for treating obesity. The Mandometer device, developed by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, monitors a person's portion...
  • Cholesterol 'causes' heart disease cardiogramCholesterol has been identified as a trigger for the development of heart disease. Researchers from the University of Oxford revealed that Lp(a), a type of cholesterol, has been linked with heart...
  • Young people 'indifferent' to Chlamydia risk ChlamydiaParents and their offspring remain largely ignorant of the risks posed to health by STIs, such as Chlamydia. A new report from Populus has found nearly 60,000 young people between the ages of 15 and...
  • Childhood obesity treatment 'a focus on both sides of Atlantic' obese toddlerObesity treatments and new ways of tackling the problems associated with being overweight have been discussed in a new report. Using information gathered by the London Metropolitan University and...
  • Childhood obesity 'not being recognised' obese toddlerThree-quarters of parents whose children are overweight think that they are normal weight, new research has revealed. A study by scientists at the University Medical Centre Groningen in the...
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