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Treatment news : June 2010

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

  • Cancer treatment 'differs with age' Breakthrough Breast CancerOlder women may not be receiving the same treatments as younger women when it comes to breast cancer. According to research conducted by Scottish breast cancer charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer,...
  • Childhood obesity levels revealed overweight kidsA recent study has revealed that one in three children in the UK are obese or overweight. Conducted by Datamonitor, the report found that 34.7 per cent of UK children aged between five and 13 are...
  • Morning coffee 'contains no benefit to alertness' coffeePeople who rely on a morning coffee to get them going may simply be tricking themselves. According to recent research from a team at Bristol University, the traditional quality of alertness...
  • Brits 'fearful of eye examinations' eye examinationAn eye expert has suggested that Britons are avoiding having regular eye examinations because they are afraid of what might be revealed. Giles Butler from the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing...
  • Cancer patients 'could benefit from psychological intervention' American Association for Cancer ResearchPsychological treatment for cancer patients could help to boost survival rates, it has been suggested. A recent study from the American Association for Cancer Research found that women with breast...
  • Breast cancer patients 'avoiding hormone therapy' breast cancer awareness ribbonMore than half of women with early-stage breast cancer are completing recommended courses of hormone therapy. That is according to a new report from researchers at Columbia University in the US,...
  • Brain circuit 'likened to cholesterol metabolism' Takeheart Health CheckA medical study has revealed that a neural circuit in the brain is directly involved in the control of cholesterol metabolism by the liver. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the report found that...
  • Autism 'could be detected through urine' autistic childUrine samples could one day be used to test whether children are on the autistic spectrum. This is the suggestion of scientists from Imperial College London and the University of South Australia.
  • Raising alcohol price 'could save lives' alcoholHundreds of lives could be saved by setting a minimum cost for alcohol, it has been claimed. Dr Evelyn Gillan, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, said that doing so would reduce deaths and...
  • 1% of IVF pregnancies terminated, figures show IVF treatmentFigures released by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) have suggested that around one per cent of IVF pregnancies are terminated.
  • 'Worrying' rate of increase for diabetes DiabetesInstances of diabetes are increasing at a "worrying rate", it has been claimed by one health professional. Dr Dawn Harper, a GP and health figure in the media, said that in addition to the 2.6...
  • World Cup sponsors 'unhealthy' World Cancer Research Fund logoSeveral sponsors of the World Cup have been condemned for providing unhealthy messages to children watching the games. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) criticised McDonald's, Coca Cola and...
  • Women's nutrition 'lacking' Vitamin DCertain areas of women's nutrition are lacking, it has been claimed. A recently published review entitled Women's diet quality in the UK found that intakes of some key micronutrients remain below...
  • Windscreen wash 'could be source of Legionnaires' disease' windscreen washLegionnaires' disease could be the result of windscreen wash. According to a recent study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, around one in five sporadic cases of the illness could...
  • UK authorises cannabis drug Cannabis leafThe UK has authorised the use of the world's first prescription cannabis medicine. GW Pharmaceuticals launched its product, named Satiyex, earlier this week (June 22nd).
  • Tea and coffee reduce heart disease risks, study shows coffeeDrinking regular cups of tea and coffee can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, a new study has suggested. A team working at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands...
  • Tackle stress to deal with insomnia, sleep expert advises The Sleep CouncilBritons finding it difficult to fall asleep each night have been advised to deal with their stress levels. The Sleep Council said that stress is an inhibitor to getting a good night's sleep as it...
  • Stress risk from busy lifestyles busy lifestyle Excessive pressure from different aspects of life is resulting in many Britons experiencing stress, it has been claimed. The International Stress Management Association UK said that many individuals...
  • Parents 'support smoking ban in cars' smoking in carParents have come out in favour of banning smoking in cars where children are present. In a recent piece of research from the British Lung Foundation (BLF), 86 per cent of parents claimed that they...
  • Skin cancer 'proving fatal for men' Cancer research logoMore men than women are dying from skin cancer, it has been claimed. Cancer Research UK has revealed that the number of male deaths from malignant melanoma has doubled in the past 30 years.
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