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Treatment news : October 2010

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

  • Yoga 'could help fibromyalgia' yogaSufferers of fibromyalgia could find that yoga helps to relieve the symptoms of their condition. Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found that the exercise can improve on the...
  • Women 'more likely to seek cancer screening' skin cancerA recent survey has revealed that women are more likely to seek screening for skin cancer. Published in the Archives of Dermatology, the study revealed that women who were undergoing skin cancer...
  • Vibration treatment 'could help mend fractures' fractureA vibration treatment has been proposed as a way of helping the body to mend fractures. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia conducted a study on 18-month-old male mice to assess the...
  • Cosmetic surgery 'unlikely to reactivate breast cancer' breast surgeryA cosmetic surgery procedure which involves reconstructing breasts using stem cells has been found to be safe. The treatment had been held up as a favourable option for women following cancer...
  • Sweet drinks 'associated with diabetes' Sweet drinks 'associated with diabetes'People who regularly consumer sugary drinks could be increasing their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. This is according to a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care.
  • Sperm banking 'not being offered' SpermA recent study has suggested that men who are undergoing cancer treatment are not always being offered the option to bank their sperm. Despite the National Institute for Health and Clinical...
  • Smoking and drinking 'trigger mouth cancer' obesity tobacco alcoholSmoking and drinking have found to be key players in the risk of developing mouth cancers. The vices were found to be a trigger for the cancers of the mouth, oesophagus and larynx, collectively known...
  • Scottish cancer rates 'differ by gender' Scotland emblem - thistleScotland has seen incidences of cancer increase among women while they are decreasing among men. The latest figures from isd Scotland showed that the age-standardised incidence rate for cancers in...
  • Psoriatic arthritis 'can cause diagnostic problems' Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis AllianceDiagnostic problems can arise in people suffering from psoriatic arthritis. This is the view of David Chandler, chief executive of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance.
  • Private sector surgeons 'more efficient' CivitasA recent report has found that the same surgeon will work more efficiently in the private sector than in the NHS. Conducted by independent thinktank Civitas, the study concluded that the NHS culture...
  • Pregnant women 'do not benefit from fish oil' Pregnant womanTaking fish oil capsules during pregnancy does not provide any additional benefits, Australian researchers have said. International recommendations currently claim that taking fish oil, which is high...
  • Obesity treatment 'could be affected by sleep loss' obese patient with sleep problemsPeople who are attempting to lose weight could find that they are hindering their progress by not getting enough sleep. A recent research project published in the Annals of American Medicine has...
  • Obesity surgery 'can improve cholesterol' Women who overeat A surgeon has noted that bariatric surgery can help to improve cholesterol levels among the obese. Audun Sigurdsson, a bariatric surgeon at the Hospital Group, said that the treatment can...
  • Obesity-related hospital admissions 'increasing' Obesity - scalesThe number of hospital admissions that are related to obesity has increased substantially over the past decade. This is according to recent figures published by the NHS Information Centre, which have...
  • Nobel Prize awarded to fertility professor Nobel prizeProfessor Robert Edwards has been awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. The award was given to the professor for his work in assisting couples with infertility issues through the...
  • Liver 'could be protected by olive oil' Liver 'could be protected by olive oil'A recent research project has suggested that olive oil could prevent damage occurring to the liver. Researchers from the Universities of Monastir in Tunisia and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia...
  • Laughter 'a therapy for stress' Laughter 'a therapy for stress' It has been suggested that laughter can be a good therapy for the treatment of stress. A recent article in Post Crescent claimed that the therapy has been known to boost the immune system, reduce...
  • Could height increase risk of male cancer? Could height increase risk of male cancer?Men who are taller than average could be at increased risk of developing testicular cancer. This is according to a recent research project conducted by experts from the National Cancer Institute in...
  • Could heart disease be prevented with pomegranate juice? pomegranateRecent research has suggested that pomegranate juice may reduce the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Conducted by scientists at the Queen Margaret University in Scotland, the report...
  • Gel could offer alternative contraceptive contraceptiveWomen may want to consider using a new contraceptive gel instead of a pill, if the substance passes further medical tests.
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