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Treatment news : January 2011

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

  • MACOM Medical Compression Garments attends IMCAS 2011 MACOM MedicalMACOM Medical Compression Garments representatives will be attending the 13th edition of the world-renowned International Mastercourse on Ageing Skin (IMCAS) annual meeting that is held in Paris from...
  • UK 'short of midwives' UK 'short of midwives'The UK is in need of more midwives to support pregnant women, it has been claimed. Sarah Montagu, administration secretary for the Association of Radical Midwives, said that the country is in need of...
  • Skin cancer 'can be treated with sap' Skin cancer - melanomaResearch has found that some types of skin cancer can be successfully treated with the use of a plant sap.
  • Quit smoking to reduce cancer risk, says health expert Cigarette smokeA health expert has stated that the best way to lower your risk of developing cancer is to quit smoking. Dr Mark Matfield, scientific co-ordinator at the Association for International Cancer...
  • Prostate cancer risks 'could be lowered with exercise' cycling holidayThe risk of death from prostate cancer could be reduced by taking regular exercise. Recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has revealed that undertaking exercise such as...
  • Prolonged pregnancy 'a risk with obesity' Obesity 'can result in pregnancy problems' Research has found that a high BMI during pregnancy is likely to increase the gestation period. Published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the study found that the risk of...
  • Obesity 'can result in pregnancy problems' Obesity 'can result in pregnancy problems' Women who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more while pregnant are increasing the health risks involved for their child and themselves.
  • Postnatal recovery period important post natal depressionThe postnatal recovery period is important for a mother's health and for the health of her next child.
  • Physical activity 'helps reduce cancer risk' The World Cancer Research FundThe World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has reminded people that physical activity is a good way to reduce the risk of developing cancer.
  • Obesity surgery 'sought after by slim women' Measuring woman's waist after using slimming patchesEven slim women are curious about obesity surgery when it comes to obesity treatments. According to comments from Jenny Fowler, director of cosmetic surgery firm Lets Face It Together, there has been...
  • Older obese adults urged to exercise and lose weight Older obese adults urged to exercise and lose weightResearch has found that walking more and losing weight can help to improve mobility among obese adults with poor cardiovascular health.
  • Need to eat for 2 while pregnant 'a myth' Need to eat for 2 while pregnant 'a myth'The idea that a woman needs to eat for two while pregnant is "a commonly misunderstood myth". This is according to Jacqui Clinton, Tommy's health campaigns manager.
  • Lung cancer death risk 'could be lowered with drug' doctors consult over x-ray lung cancerResearch has suggested that an anti-oestrogen medication could be used to reduce people's risk of death from lung cancer. Published in the journal Cancer and led by the Geneva Cancer Registry, the...
  • IVF 'requires stringent attention' Infertility tourism is on the risePeople undergoing IVF treatment to become pregnant need close attention and pregnancy management. This is according to a recent editorial piece published on the British Medical Journal's website.
  • Hormones 'affect obesity treatment' overweight womenRecent research could help people facing obesity treatment by advising them of their tendancies before they embark on a diet. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the...
  • Highest cancer rate found in Denmark The World Cancer Research FundResearch has found that Denmark comes out top in a league table of cancer incidence. Compiled by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), part of the World Health Organization, the study found that...
  • Poor screening 'puts thousands at risk' of heart disease British Heart foundation logoThousands of people are at risk of heart disease due to poor screening processes. This is according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), which has revealed that very few families are being...
  • Happiness at 12-month low among workers EMPLOYERS IN THE HEALTH INDUSTRY DON’T CARE ABOUT STRESSWorkers in the UK are becoming increasingly unhappy with their jobs, research has suggested. Conducted by Badenoch & Clark, the survey found that 22.8 per cent of UK workers are unhappy in their...
  • Gym memberships 'waste of money for many' Gym memberships 'waste of money for many'Many Britons are wasting money on gym memberships they pay for but never use. This is according to recent research conducted by OnePoll for Crunch.co.uk.
  • Good health 'important for contentment' engage mutualResearch has suggested that being in good health is an important factor to enjoy older age. Conducted by Engage Mutual, the study found that relatively good health is the most cited factor necessary...
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