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Treatment news : July 2010

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

  • Postnatal care provider extends services Tina Perridge, B.Sc., (Hons.), DipHE, RM, DMS Tina perridge from Postnatalcareathome has recently established an exciting new link with The Vitality Centre in Wandsworth. Plans include a series of workshops designed to support mothers in the...
  • Sleep disorders could trigger weight gain in middle-aged women Sleep disorders could trigger weight gain in middle-aged women Middle-aged women who suffer from sleep disorders are more likely to have problems with their weight than their peers who enjoy the recommended eight hours a night, it has been claimed.
  • Sexual health risk in over-40s highlighted Royal College of NursingSexually transmitted diseases (STIs) are a cause for concern for people of any age group, not just the young. This is the view of Linda Bailey from the Royal College of Nursing, who told the BBC that...
  • Scientists develop IVF success rate test the Human Fertilisation and Embryology AuthorityA test has been developed to help women who have previously undergone an IVF cycle to decide if they want to try again. The procedure could help women who have failed to become pregnant during their...
  • Pregnant women need vitamin D supplements, experts argue Vitamins and supplementsScientists have called for all pregnant women to be given free vitamin D supplements so as to protect the health of their unborn babies. At present, the government only offers free supplements to...
  • Out-of-hours births 'riskier' maternity wardProspective parents may want to take great care in their choice of maternity ward as recent research has suggested that there could be complications. According to study conducted by the universities...
  • Obesity treatment 'could use mental control' Obesity - scalesA recent study has suggested that learning to control and manipulate the mind could help with obesity treatment. According to the research conducted at the University of Bristol, believing that they...
  • Obesity treatment 'could use mental control' Portions of fruit, veg and salad have not grownA recent study has suggested that learning to control and manipulate the mind could help with obesity treatment. According to the research conducted at the University of Bristol, believing that they...
  • Could obesity follow overeating during pregnancy? Women who overeat Women who overeat while pregnant could risk becoming overweight and find themselves in need of obesity treatment. 'Eating for two' while carrying a child could quadruple a woman's chances of becoming...
  • Obesity 'normalised' by plus-sizes overweight childObesity is being normalised by offering plus-size ranges of children's clothes. This is the view of Dr Andrew Buist, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association's Scottish General...
  • Obesity 'linked to early puberty' overweight kidsObesity in girls has been linked to the early onset of puberty in a review of over 100 earlier research projects. Leader of the study Professor Emily Walvoord found that obese young women tended to...
  • 'More one-to-one care' required for mothers Pregnant womanMothers-to-be require more personal levels of care, it has been suggested. Sarah Montagu, administration secretary at the Association of Radical Midwives, suggested that there should be one midwife...
  • HIV diagnoses 'increasing in over-50s' Health Protection Agency The over-50s age group are seeing increasingly high levels of HIV diagnoses. Figures from the Health Protection Agency found that instances of the disease rose from 299 new cases in 2000 to 710 new...
  • 'Greater understanding' of ovarian cancer needed Ovarian Cancer ActionPeople in the UK need to develop a greater understanding of the causes and the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Peter Reynolds, the chief executive of Ovarian Cancer Action, has suggested that this is...
  • Scientists identify faulty gene linked with breast cancer in men St Mary's HospitalScientists have identified a single rogue gene that serves to significantly boost the odds of a man developing breast cancer. Through a number of recent studies, experts have observed that faulty...
  • Flying 'safe for heart patients' airline passengerPatients who have undergone private heart surgery may be glad to know that their health is unlikely to be affected by flying. The British Cardiovascular Society has issued new guidance clarifying...
  • Fish oils can cut breast cancer risk, scientists say Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CentreThe regular consumption of fish oils could help women cut their risk of breast cancer by as much as a third, it has been suggested. New research carried out by a team at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer...
  • Could technology advance facial reconstructive surgery? University of IllinoisTreatment for the replacement of facial bones is being developed through the technology used to create high-performance aircraft components. Researchers at Ohio University have been working with...
  • Criticism of women drinking during pregnancy drinking alcohol while pregnantThe increase in the number of babies being born with learning difficulties in the past few years has been partly attributed to the drinking habits of young women.
  • Drinking while pregnant 'damages sons' sperm quality' drinking alcohol while pregnantWomen who drink while they are pregnant could inadvertently be harming their chances of having grandchildren, scientists have suggested.
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