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Treatment news : November 2010

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

  • Revolutionary incisionless weight loss procedure comes to the UK Nuffield Health logoNuffield Health Leeds Hospital announced today that it will be the first hospital in the UK to offer the incisionless TOGA® Procedure for treatment of obesity commencing in January 2011.
  • Women 'in denial over weight issues' overweight womenResearch has suggested that women who are overweight are often in denial of their size. Conducted by the University of Texas, the study found that around a quarter of the obese or overweight women...
  • Women advised to care for feet during festive season high heels Women have been advised to look after their feet during the festive season. Part of this routine should include scrubbing feet every day to keep them "lovely and clean, soft and supple," said Emma...
  • Weight 'linked with sexual health' YaleOverweight young women are at a significantly higher risk of developing sexually transmitted infections than their slimmer peers. This is the conclusion of a recent research paper from the Yale...
  • 'Varied diet' required during pregnancy Pregnant womanPregnant women have been advised to maintain a varied diet during their pregnancy. Judy Ledger, chief executive of Baby Lifeline, said that women should "eat sensibly" while carrying a child and make...
  • UK workers 'stressed' EMPLOYERS IN THE HEALTH INDUSTRY DON’T CARE ABOUT STRESSA recent survey has revealed that a "worryingly high number of employees" in the UK are stressed at work. Conducted by Badenoch & Clark, the study found that 84 per cent of people are stressed at...
  • New test developed for cancer treatments Ovarian cystsScientists have developed a new test in order to decide how best to administer cancer treatments. The team from Newcastle University claim that the test can be used to select which patients with...
  • Technology 'could restore sight' The Eyecare Trust Recent research has revealed the possibility of restoring the sight of blind people. Published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the study focused on patients who were blind due to...
  • Stress levels 'boost IVF success rate' Stress levels 'boost IVF success rate' The success rate of IVF treatment appears to be linked to women's stress levels in some cases. A recent study conducted by Dr Robert Hunter from Staten Island University Hospital in New York revealed...
  • Sexual health issues 'can arise over Christmas period' Terrence Higgins TrustTime off work, an increase in parties and a more relaxed attitude can lead to sexual health problems over the Christmas period. This is according to comments from Jason Warriner, clinical director at...
  • Schools 'not offering sufficient exercise' overweight kidsSchools are not offering children sufficient levels of exercise, it has been suggested. Kevin Giles, an international sports coach who has worked with elite sports men and women around the world,...
  • Scientists link gene with obesity Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayResearch has discovered a direct connection between an overactive FTO gene and obesity. The team of scientists from the University of Oxford and the Medical Research Council (MRC) obtained what is...
  • Salt reduction 'would curb healthcare costs' saltInstructing the food industry to reduce the salt content of processed foods would help to improve the health of the nation. This is according to researchers from the University of Queensland, who...
  • Private clinics 'offering IVF to older women' IVF for older womenAn increasingly large number of babies are being born to older women through IVF procedures. This is according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show that there has...
  • High protein diet could benefit obesity treatment protein rich diet People who are struggling to maintain the weight lost through obesity treatments may want to look into different types of diet.
  • Anniversary of Royal Assent for fertility treatments the Human Fertilisation and Embryology AuthorityThis month marks the 20th anniversary of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, which led to Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) becoming law.
  • Obesity 'at epidemic proportions' Mind, Exercise, Nutrition … Do It! (MEND)Obesity in the UK is "now reaching epidemic proportions", it has been suggested. Paul Sacher, chief research and development officer at Mind, Exercise, Nutrition … Do it! (MEND), said that there are...
  • Obese adolescents 'increasing risks in adulthood' an obese adolescent boyObese adolescents are increasing their health risks in adulthood, it has been suggested. Research conducted in the US found that young people are unlikely to shift the weight as they grow up.
  • MRI screening for breast cancer encouraged breast cancer awareness ribbonResearchers have suggested that MRI screening for breast cancer should be employed when women have previously suffered from the disease.
  • Incentives 'more effective' in obesity treatment University of BristolIncentives are more effective than penalties when it comes to treating obesity. This is according to recent comments from Sue Baic, senior lecturer for the Department of Exercise, Nutrition and...
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