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News : November 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Pedometers may boost physical health Saga pedometerUse of a pedometer to measure the number of steps a person takes in a day can help them to become more physically active, lose weight and reduce their blood pressure, experts have said.A study by...
  • Counselling advised for obesity surgery patients Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayA clinical psychologist has warned that obesity surgery will not help a person to achieve long-term weight loss unless they also address their attitudes towards food.Kay Mathewson, who works as an...
  • Employers urged to address work-related stress Irritible Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - stress relatedEmployers can improve the level of workplace health in their company by allowing staff to work flexibly, experts have said.According to the Health and Safety Executive's 2006/07 survey of...
  • Vietnam offers latest cosmetic surgery technology Vietnamese flagThe medical tourism industry has really taken off in Vietnam thanks to the opening of additional specialised clinics and the latest technologies, it has been reported.According to the Thanh Nien...
  • Obesity treatment in Edinburgh Forerunners Healthcare - obese man having a drinkResidents of south-east Scotland will soon have the opportunity to benefit from private obesity surgery for the first time, it has emerged.Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh will offer the...
  • Obese 'should be denied IVF' pregnant womanObesity is believed to negatively affect female reproductive health, it has been claimed.Issuing guidelines on the issue, the British Fertility Society (BFS) recommended that all women should be...
  • Omega 3 could help reduce Alzheimer's low cholesterol fishFollowing a diet which is full of omega-3 oils could help cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease and similar conditions, new research suggests.A French study, published in the Journal of Neurology,...
  • Quarter of a million lose NHS dentistry access Hungary Dental - dentistMore than a quarter of a million people have lost access to an NHS dentist since the government introduced reforms in April 2006, new figures show.According to the Information Centre, the number of...
  • NHS cancer plan is 'ineffective' Old man in chairA report has suggested that the government's strategy to improve NHS cancer treatment may not be bearing fruit.Analysts at the think-tank Civitas found that avoidable deaths from certain forms of...
  • New compound provides prostate cancer treatment Prostate cancer checkResearchers have revealed that a drug that prevents the breakdown of a vitamin A-derived compound may provide a new form of prostate cancer treatment.Daily injections of a compound called VN/14-1...
  • More men opting for botox 'No more stigma' attached to male cosmetic surgery Botox treatment is clearly not just a female trend, as a growing number of men are turning to injections to iron out their fine lines and wrinkles, experts have revealed.According to cosmetic...
  • Men give up too soon on impotence pill Twins born with new infertility treatmentA new study has revealed that a third of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) give up on having satisfactory sex after just one attempt with impotence pills.Research presented at the tenth congress of...
  • Lunchtime cosmetic surgery procedures rise pretty woman has lip injection collagenNon-surgical cosmetic procedures such as botox are becoming "more and more prevalent", a consumer advice group has observed.According to Looking Good BuyAssociation, the treatments are ideal for...
  • Investigation uncovers cowboy botox ad Botox injectionAn investigation by consumer watchdog Which? has uncovered an illegal advertisement for botox parties posted on the internet by an ex-nurse.The investigation team contacted the ex-nurse after...
  • Hip replacement surgery provides long-term gains Knee replacement patient - BelgiumA new study has revealed that hip replacement surgery provides long-term benefits for patients with osteoarthritis (OA).Hip replacement is often carried out when a patient's hip joint has worn down,...
  • Hip replacement in Malta after NHS refusal Malta surgeryA British woman has undergone life-changing hip replacement surgery in Malta after the NHS refused to treat her.Frances Kinley-Manton had been wheelchair-bound for two years as a result of arthritis...
  • Hip and knee replacements cut pain and disability Knee replacement patient - BelgiumHip and knee replacement surgery can significantly reduce pain and disability in older people with arthritis, researchers have said.Over nine million people in the UK suffer from arthritis, which...
  • Hip and knee replacements in private hospitals Knee replacement patient - BelgiumThe average hospital stay for patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital has been reduced thanks to the introduction of a new rehabilitation treatment.The...
  • Gene may reduce person's cancer risk DNA tests improve cervical cancer screeningPeople with a particular gene may be less likely to need cancer treatment, new research suggests.A study by researchers at University College London's Institute of Child Health found that people with...
  • Doctors 'not prepared to deal with obesity crisis' Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayDoctors are finding it difficult to deal with the fast increase in the number of obese people across the globe, according to a new report.A researcher at the University of Alberta said that, when it...
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