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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.
  • Michael Owen's fast hernia recovery due to medical tourism Michael Owen's fast hernia recovery due to medical tourismWith England facing Estonia at Wembley on October 13th, followed by a return match against Russia four days later in Moscow in the European Championship qualifying matches, top football striker...
  • Medical tourism saves you thousands, but do your research Britons save thousands on treatment abroadThe rapid growth of medical tourism has allowed Britons to save thousands of pounds on medical procedures. By travelling abroad for medical treatment, be it cosmetic surgery, dentistry or elective...
  • Caring Choices in Scotland: Long term care elderly patient long term careIt is five years since Scotland introduced the policy of free personal care for older people. The fifth Caring Choices event was held in Edinburgh to hear direct from older people, carers, providers,...
  • Americans save money with treatment abroad Latvia - doctor money in pocketThe financial rewards of travelling abroad for medical treatment are so great that more and more Americans are choosing to have their operations overseas. In a country where only one in five people...
  • Women 'could take second pregnancy termination pill at home' Women 'could take second pregnancy termination pill at home' Evidence given to MPs conducting an enquiry into abortion legislation could result in laws on pregnancy termination in Britain being relaxed.Currently, women who choose to have a drug-induced...
  • Wine and berry pills could help fight against cancer Red wine and berry pills help fight against cancerBritish scientists are pioneering the use of pills made from rice, berries and red wine to prevent cancerous tumours in the breast, bowel and prostate.After extensive research into the diets of...
  • Women can drink alcohol during pregnancy Women can drink alcohol during pregnancyA new report suggests pregnant women can safely drink a small glass of wine - or 1.5 units of alcohol - every day after the first three months of pregnancy.The advice is in stark contrast to that...
  • Twins born in UK following new infertility treatment Twins born with new infertility treatmentA new infertility treatment has been used successfully for the first time in the UK, resulting in the birth of twins.The baby boy and girl, whose names have not been released to the media, were born...
  • Womb tear risk increased by C-Section Pregnant womanWomen who have a Caesarean section are at higher risk of womb damage during a later vaginal delivery, new research has revealed.A torn womb affects nine in 1,000 women who have previously had a...
  • Study of infertility in cows could help human fertility Study of infertility in cows could help human fertilityUK researchers have suggested that a discovery on how fertility in cows is affected by common womb infections may shed light on female infertility and even pave the way for a new form of infertility...
  • Surgery 'reduces death risk for prostate cancer sufferers' Surgery 'reduces death risk for prostate cancer sufferers' Men who have surgery for prostate cancer are less likely to die of the disease within a ten year period than those who pursue other treatment avenues, a new study suggests.Researchers from Geneva...
  • Easy steps to make a healthy Christmas dinner Christmas dinnerChristmas may be a time for over-indulging, but experts point out that Christmas Day itself can actually be one of the healthiest of the year.The British Dietetic Association suggests that Christmas...
  • Sperm gene discovery may impact infertility treatment Sperm fertilising eggA gene has been discovered that may play an important role in the development of sperm.A report published in the journal Nature reveals that mice bred without the Jhdma2a gene had unusually small...
  • Smoking age in Ireland could be raised Smoking age in Ireland could be raisedDoctors in Northern Ireland have welcomed the launch of the executive's consultation into raising the age for the purchase of tobacco products.Health minister Michael McGimpsey has invited views on...
  • Pounds 'should not pile on' for pregnant women Pounds should not pile on for pregnant womenPregnant women should aim to limit the overall amount of weight they put on, according to the findings of new research.The largest population-based study into weight gain during pregnancy carried out...
  • Rise of the 100-year-old people Rise of the 100-year-old people The number of people living for over 100 years in England and Wales has risen to its highest ever level, highlighting the need for good care of the elderly.Official figures released by the Office for...
  • Reasons people have cosmetic surgery liposuction is safeA person's level of body satisfaction does not appear to influence whether or not they decide to have cosmetic surgery, experts have said.A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery...
  • Quick return to work for obesity surgery patients Obese - zip fasteningPatients who undergo obesity surgery may be more likely to return to work than obese patients who choose not to undergo surgery, researchers have said.A study report published in the Archives of...
  • Psychiatric evaluation urged before obesity surgery Psychiatric evaluation urged before obesity surgery Nearly a fifth of patients undergoing obesity surgery have not had a psychiatric assessment prior to surgery, a new study has found.Researchers found that 18 per cent of 500 obesity surgery patients...
  • Private dentistry 'may be cheaper than NHS' Care Dental brushing teethPatients might be surprised to learn that private dental treatment can be cheaper than the NHS, but a Cheshire practitioner has proven that this can indeed be the case.Andrew Brown, who set up...
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