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News : October 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stay Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayPatients who lose between five and ten per cent of their excess body weight prior to obesity surgery tend to spend less time in hospital after the procedure, researchers have said.The team of...
  • Bath emollients popular 'despite lack of research' Bath emollients popular 'despite lack of research' Although healthcare professionals recommend the use of bath products to ease the symptoms of eczema there is no research to back up its effectiveness, according to a report.Medical News Today (MNT),...
  • Pancreatic cancer risks reduced by apples Pancreatic cancer risks reduced by applesApples and onions have been shown to be beneficial in preventing pancreatic cancer, according to new research.The study into flavanols quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin revealed that people who eat...
  • Obesity risk for 'moderately active' Britons Obesity risk for moderately activeHealth guidelines issued by the government need to be modified to ensure the health and fitness levels of Britons are improved, it has been claimed.Research conducted by scientists at the University...
  • Obesity 'an independent risk factor' in oesophagus cancer development Obesity risk factor in oesophagus cancerPeople who are obese are significantly more likely to develop oesophagus cancer than those of a healthy weight, it has been found.More specifically, those with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more...
  • Obesity 'epidemic' increasing risk of cancer Obesity 'epidemic' increasing risk of cancer The number of men and women under the age of 45 who are morbidly obese has doubled in the last ten years, it has been revealed.A study conducted by Cancer Research found that the proportion of men...
  • Obesity danger: winter eating advice Obesity danger: winter eating adviceBritons who find it hard to say no to food may welcome some handy tips on how to avoid weight gain this winter.According to the British Nutrition Foundation, people gain an average of 2kg (5lbs) in...
  • 'No more stigma' attached to male cosmetic surgery 'No more stigma' attached to male cosmetic surgery The number of men opting to have cosmetic surgery is on the rise and there is no longer a stigma attached to undergoing procedures, according to one contented patient.Alan Duncan, a 37-year-old...
  • New polymer provides better hip replacement material Hip surgeryResearchers have found a new polymer that could improve the artificial joints used in hip replacement surgery.Many patients with arthritis choose to undergo hip replacement surgery in order to...
  • New cancer treatment technology: update New cancer treatment technology: update Scientists at the University of Newcastle have developed a new technique which makes use of UV light to target cancer tumours.The cancer treatment involves the cloaking of antibodies which can...
  • More obese people than starving people obese manThere has been a huge rise in demand for people seeking obesity surgery. BMI Healthcare bariatric surgeon Mr Roger Ackroyd claims that back in 2001 he had just eight obesity surgery patients ...
  • Majority of women 'would consider cosmetic surgery' cosmetic surgeryThe majority of women would consider having cosmetic surgery, a new survey has revealed.Research conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that 48 per cent of the women...
  • Laser surgery improvements 'allows more patients to be treated' laser eye surgeryImprovements in the Lasik (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis) method of eye surgery could mean more people can be treated, it has been reported.A "one treatment fits all" mantra has until now...
  • Korea mulls medical tourism complex South Korea FlagA new complex designed to cater specifically for tourists seeking treatment abroad is being considered by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in Korea.The city is currently working on a feasibility...
  • Immune cells found to promote blood vessel formation Create Health - baby and parentResearchers have identified immune cells that appear to promote the formation of new blood vessels, a discovery that could lead to new methods of infertility treatment.Around 15 per cent of women of...
  • HPV screening may give better results than pap smear Mother with childWomen who have an HPV test to detect the early signs of cervical cancer may be less likely to need cancer treatment in the future than those who have a traditional pap smear, it has emerged.A new...
  • HPV immunisation scheme to combat cervical cancer HPV immunisation scheme to combat cervical cancerA new immunisation scheme is likely to reduce the number of women requiring cervical cancer treatment.The government has announced that, as of September 2008, girls between the ages of 12 and 13 will...
  • Hip fracture risk for prostate cancer victims hip fracture risk for prostate cancer sufferersMen who have prostate cancer have an increased chance of suffering a hip fracture, it has been revealed.A study conducted on more than 60,000 men found that those who have prostate cancer are around...
  • Fatty foods link to ovarian cancer Fatty food link to ovarian cancerWomen could reduce their risk of contracting ovarian cancer by modifying their diet to ensure it is low in fat, it has been found.Results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification...
  • Expert extols benefits of obesity treatment Obese manObesity treatment can bring "considerable benefit" to patients with few side effects, the National Obesity Forum has said.The comments coincide with the publication of a government-commissioned...
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