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Treatment news : September 2010

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

  • Stop smoking and allergies HealthvibesHealthvibes uses frequency patterns to substantially reduce addictive cravings, desensitise allergies and detoxify toxins to help improve a person's health. Therapist Savita Bhandari is confident...
  • Cancer survival rates 'rising' Breakthrough Breast CancerRecent data has revealed that there has been an increase in one-year cancer survival rates over the past decade. The information from the Office for National Statistics showed that the survival index...
  • Cancer risk 'can be reduced with exercise' Breast Cancer CampaignIt has been suggested that taking regular exercise could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Arlene Wilkie, director of research and policy at Breast Cancer Campaign, said that women could...
  • Alcohol-related issues increasing alcoholThe number of alcohol-related hospital admissions has reportedly increased over the past year. A recent report entitled Local Alcohol Profiles in England revealed that almost 16,000 people died in...
  • Alcohol recovery 'impacted by stress' alcoholHigh levels of a stress hormone could be having a negative impact on recovering alcoholics. This is according to the results of a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool.
  • Work worries stopping millions from sleeping, study finds Excessive sweating – how is it treated?Work-related worries are stopping around seven in ten UK adults from enjoying a good night's sleep, research has found. A study has found that seven in ten adult Britons are losing sleep over...
  • Weight loss 'different for everyone' Healthy foodMass marketed diets rarely work for individuals because they are unable to account for individual situations, it has been suggested. Harley Street nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston of Foods for Life...
  • UK 'not taking action against cholesterol' cholesterolA recent survey has revealed that people in the UK are not tackling the issue of high cholesterol. Conducted by Kellogg's Optivita, the study found that a fifth of those questions who had had a...
  • Spotting skin cancer early 'saves lives' skin cancer preventionIt has been suggested that doctors and patients need to pay close attention to possible signs of skin cancer because early detection can save lives. Nina Goad, spokesperson for the British...
  • Smokers 'should team-up to quit' Man smoking a cigaretteSmokers have been encouraged to quit their habit with the help of friends. A recent campaign in the EU is asking people from all over Europe to share their tips with others in order to help people to...
  • Prozac 'could tackle PMS' Women's healthResearch has suggested that taking a daily dose of Prozac could help tackle the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). Conducted by scientists at the University of Birmingham, the study clarified...
  • Research 'could speed up liver diagnosis' the liver in the human bodyDiagnosis of liver damage could be made faster and more accurate with information from a recent research project. A group of scientists at the University of Liverpool had used paracetamol to observe...
  • Male approach to doctors 'different' Prostate operation: pros and consMen have a different relationship with their doctors than women, which one health professional has suggested could lead to difficulties. Dr Elizabeth Rapley, scientific spokesperson for the Institute...
  • Pregnancy assistance 'should be adapted for local needs' Pregnant womanIt has been suggested that antenatal services need to be adjusted in order to accommodate the needs of local areas. Sue Sauter, spokesperson for Baby Lifeline, said that there "is not one package...
  • Phantom limb 'linked to strokes' CortexRecent research has suggested that the sensation of having a phantom limb affects more people than had previously been thought. Published in Cortex, the study found that people whose nervous system...
  • Obesity surgery 'recommended solution' National Obesity Forum It has been suggested that obesity surgery may be the best way of treating the growing epidemic. Tam Fry, board member and spokesperson of the National Obesity Forum, has said that people are...
  • Obesity 'caused by food intake' junk food It has been suggested that the current "obesity epidemic" has been caused purely due to the fact that people are eating too much. Professor John Speakman made the claim in the national press, noting...
  • New cancer diagnosis developed University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer CenterA new method of diagnosing bladder cancer has been developed by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre. The team identified a method of locating the cancer at its earliest...
  • Mental health awareness 'needs improvement' American cancer societyA new report published in the journal of the American Cancer Society has found that men whose partners suffer from breast cancer are significantly more likely to develop mental health issues than the...
  • Migraine gene identified MigraineA gene linked with migraine pain has been identified for the first time. TRESK was discovered in families with a history of suffering from the condition by researchers based at the University of...
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