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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.
  • Contraception advice 'inadequate' oral contraception may lower cancer riskBritish women are not getting sufficient advice on contraception from their GP, nurse or family planning clinic, a study has found.A survey of 1,004 childless career women by educational initiative...
  • Cosmetic surgeons prepare for Christmas treat rush Botox may benefit spinal surgery patients Private clinics are likely to experience a rise in demand for non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the run up to Christmas, experts have claimed.According to the British Association of Aesthetic...
  • Consumer demand fuels new cosmetic surgery technology woman's face cosmetic surgeryNew technologies for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are becoming more exciting, an expert said at a recent session of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.According to...
  • Christmas dinner equals weight management nightmare Obesity danger: winter eating adviceChristmas is coming and everyone's scared of getting fat, but a leading nutritionist has said that Britons can avoid piling on the pounds by eating in moderation over the festive period.Vicky Warr,...
  • Cannabis may provide breast cancer treatment Cannabis may provide breast cancer treatment A compound found in cannabis may provide a new breast cancer treatment, US scientists have said.Experts found that a compound called CBD blocks a gene that is thought to be involved in the spread of...
  • Cancer treatment with blood vessel blocker cancer cellNew research suggests that drugs which block the growth of new blood vessels in tumours may boost the effectiveness of cancer-killing viruses.The viruses are viewed as a promising form of cancer...
  • Cancer treatment 'over-activates cancer gene' cancer cellResearchers have found that a cancer treatment used to treat a bone marrow cancer called myeloma actually works by boosting the action of a cancer-promoting gene.The startling find was made by...
  • Cancer cells use 'invisibility cloak' to hide cancer cellResearchers have found that some cancer cells hide from the body's immune system using a "cloak of invisibility" so that they can spread around the body without being destroyed.Experts at the...
  • Buttock enlargement surgery in Thailand Body Mass Index (BMI): woman measuring her waistConsumers who are dissatisfied with their flat, un-shapely bottom could benefit from a trip to a Plastic Surgery Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand which is offering to enhance this asset.Buttock...
  • Breast sagging 'cannot be attributed to breastfeeding' Breast sagging 'cannot be attributed to breastfeeding' Breastfeeding does not contribute to breast sagging, it has been revealed.A survey of 132 women who travelled to the UK to have a breast lift or augmentation between 1998 and 2006 found that there...
  • Cities linked to higher breast cancer risk Study reveals widespread breast cancer confusionWomen living in urban areas may be more likely to need breast cancer treatment, researchers have said.A study involving 972 women, carried out by the Princess Grace Hospital, a private hospital in...
  • Belly button makeover could be next trend Spire Healthcare - sexy tummyCosmetic surgeons are constantly developing new techniques to enhance patients' appearance and the latest craze set to take off is reported to be the belly button makeover.A growing number of people...
  • Bat radar could aid cancer treatment Bat radar could aid cancer treatment Researchers believe that the technique used by bats to recognise their surroundings could one day improve cancer diagnosis, enabling more timely cancer treatment.Experts at the University of...
  • Hair restoration: Balding men 'have a really hard time' Hair loss – what are the treatments?Men who are suffering from hair loss have a "really hard time", according to the charity Alopecia UK.Alopecia is a natural process of hair loss or thinning that affects around two thirds of men at...
  • Avoid skin cancer - use fake tan, experts say sun tan sunbathe burn beach Consumers are being advised to use fake tanning products rather than sunbeds over the winter months in order to reduce the number of people requiring skin cancer treatment...
  • Sale of Foresters Health Foresters logoForesters UK Group has agreed to sell Forester Health to BHSF Group. Jeremy Drake, Foresters Marketing Manager, says We have decided that the Group would be better served by concentrating on the core...
  • Expats in UAE to get insurance Expatriates residing in Dubai and the Northern Emirates will be covered by a health insurance system from next year, under a federal insurance law. By 2008, a federal law on health insurance will be...
  • French healthcare changes affect expats Eifel tower franceThe expat community is in uproar over changes to the French healthcare system that mean some Britons are being forced to move back to the UK Some Britons suffering from cancer who have retired in...
  • Travel health insurance: Over 80s Cover Castle CoverInsurance lead broker Call Connection has linked with a leading insurance provider within the niche over 80s insurance market, to capitalise on the UK's aging population and a lack of adequate cover...
  • Advice for those travelling to Pakistan - get insurance Advice for those travelling to Pakistan-get insuranceThe FCO is issuing advice to all British travellers choosing to visit Pakistan. Specific advice is being aimed at members of the Sikh community who may be travelling to the country to celebrate a...
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