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Treatment news : May 2010

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

  • Gentle exercise and sensible diet advised for arthritis sufferers arthritis of the handsEnjoying gentle exercise can be highly beneficial for people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), experts have advised. A study carried out by the Mayo Clinic in the US, published earlier this...
  • Exercise breaks 'could tackle obesity' Walking could cut obesity levels Employees could keep off the weight by taking 'exercise breaks' during the day, it has been suggested. Recent research published in the British Journal of Spots Medicine has revealed that sitting...
  • Eating nuts 'can lower cholesterol' nuts can reduce cholesterolResearchers have discovered that eating a small packet of nuts a day could help to lower cholesterol levels. The team, from Loma Linda University in the US, found that by consuming 67 grams of nuts...
  • Diet foods can be key weapon in fight against obesity, expert says champion slimmerSticking to 'diet foods' can be an effective means of fighting obesity, it has been claimed. Dr Susan Jebb, nutrition scientist with UK Medical Research Council (MRC), explained that most people know...
  • Dark chocolate 'could lower stroke risk' chocolate is addictive?Eating a small amount of good quality dark chocolate could help to reduce the risk of strokes, it has been claimed. Researchers at John Hopkins University in Maryland came to the conclusion after...
  • Britons 'missing out on breakfast' healthy breakfast A growing number of Britons are skipping breakfast, according to new research. Conducted by IGD, the study claimed that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of all British shoppers miss breakfast at...
  • Allergy sufferers less likely to develop cancer, scientists say allergy suffererPeople who suffer from allergies are less likely to develop cancer than others, scientists in America have stated.
  • ADHD research 'needed' Misunderstood the ADHD charityResearch is needed in order to provide a drug for ADHD sufferers which does not cause any side affects. This is the view of Jacqui Vango, co-founder of ADHD charity Misunderstood.
  • Viruses may be used for cancer treatment Association for International Cancer ResearchScientists are increasingly using viruses for the treatment of cancer, it has been claimed. Dr Mark Matfield of the Association for International Cancer Research said that viruses are being utilised...
  • Scientists trailing ultrasound as a contraceptive for men University of North Carolina (UNC) School of MedicineUltrasound may be used as a reversible form of contraception for men if trials being carried out by scientists in the US prove successful. A team from the University of North Carolina have been...
  • 'Think twice about the pill' women urged Birth control pillWomen have been encouraged to think carefully about their sexual health. A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed that women taking the pill were at the highest risk of...
  • Sun-blocking beauty products 'no defence against skin cancer threat' The British Skin FoundationBeauty products shouldn't be used as a substitute for sunscreen even if they contain sun protection properties, it has been recommended. The British Skin Foundation said that there is no substitute...
  • Sugary foods and drink linked to high blood pressure risk chocolate milk shakeConsuming too much sugar can cause weight gain, with this increasing the risk of blood pressure problems, experts have warned. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association...
  • Stressful jobs may lead to asthma emerging in adulthood asthma sufferer using inhalerWork-related stress can significantly increase the likelihood of the onset of adult asthma, scientists have warned. Research carried out by a team at the University of Heidelberg in Germany tracked...
  • Side effects of statins questioned drugsRecent research has found that statins could have unintended effects on some patients. Published in the British Medical Journal, the study suggested that some members of the population could be at...
  • Pancreatic cancer research still underfunded, charity warns Pancreatic Cancer UKDespite a growing awareness of the disease, research into pancreatic cancer is still "sorely underfunded" at the moment, it has been claimed.
  • Obesity treatment may help reduce cancer risk an obese adolescent boyObesity treatment and nutrition advice may be able to help reduce the chances of developing cancer. According to a study conducted by New York University, obese adults who were obese from a young...
  • Money worries affecting Britons' sleep, statistics show Exhausted manBritons are losing out on sleep as they continue to worry about the effects of the economic downturn, it has been revealed. New research carried out by the Edinburgh Sleep Clinic on behalf of...
  • Link between genes and Pagent's disease found Arthritis Research UKA link has been found between three genes and the development of Pagent's disease. The painful bone condition involves a process which creates large and malformed bones at significant discomfort to...
  • Study finds increased cancer risk in obese Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayObesity treatment could become all the more important for those struggling with their weight as new issues have been raised. A recent report suggested that obesity is a risk factor for the...
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