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News : September 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Tooth whitening on the increase dental floss smileA growing number of people are seeking out tooth whitening treatment, a trend which is thought to be down to greater numbers giving up smoking after the public ban.A survey by the British Academy of...
  • Tooth whitening increase since smoking ban ashtray: tooth whitening increase since smoking banThere has been a 12% increase in tooth whitening treatments since the start of the smoking ban.Figures, published in Which? magazine today (Thursday) suggest that there has been a surge in the number...
  • Sick Brits in for a nasty European shock Ski patrolThree in five Brits mistakenly think an E111 will cover treatment in Europe (Source: GFK surveyed 2,000 British adults in August 2007) More than half of those Brits heading off for the ski resorts of...
  • New eye technology detects AMD risk eyeA new technology is being offered by a private eye doctor that can detect an individual's risk of developing age related macular degeneration (AMD) , an incurable eye disease that leads to vision...
  • 'Natural and impressive' tooth whitening 'Natural and impressive' tooth whitening Teeth may well bear the brunt of daily doses of black coffee and red wine, but there is no longer any excuse for putting up with the stains, according to one satisfied patient.Writing in the Daily...
  • Make provision for long term care as early as you can edward jonesNobody likes to consider that their health will deteriorate as they get older and the likelihood they may need long term care facilities. However, making sensible provision while you still can is...
  • Elderly parents receive £21 billion of unpaid care a year Private nursing care - elderly coupleThe UK's largest friendly society, Liverpool Victoria, says that elderly parents will receive £21 billion in unpaid care and assistance from their adult children this year. The report highlights the...
  • Doctors question value of diabetes self-monitoring diabeticA report in the online version of the British Medical Journal has questioned the value of self-monitoring among patients with diabetes, after many revealed that they do not bother with the...
  • Hungary proves a hit for dental treatment Dental treatment in HungaryA growing number of British people are recognising the benefits of travelling to Europe for private dental treatment amid the ongoing NHS dentistry crisis.The recent introduction of a new dental...
  • Australian private hospitals group buys Capio UK Ramsay Healthcare, the largest private hospitals group in Australia, has bought the UK's fourth largest private hospitals operator Capio UK for £193 million, it has been confirmed.The hospital group,...
  • Woman is oldest hip replacement patient Hip surgeryA 101-year-old woman has become the oldest patient ever to have a hip replacement operation.Lily Wauters, from Staffordshire, was in constant pain before undergoing the procedure at Sutton...
  • Third of couples experience fertility problems pregnant womanMore than £1 billion is being spent on infertility treatment by couples in the UK, with more than one in three now thought to experience fertility problems.The latest National Fertility Survey,...
  • Tangerine peel may provide new cancer treatment tangerine peelResearchers believe that they may be able to develop a new cancer treatment from tangerine peel, having isolated a compound that can kill some cancer cells.Presenting their findings at the British...
  • Surgeons back smaller breast reductions Surgeons back smaller breast reductionsCosmetic surgery experts have found that breast reduction surgery can provide significant health benefits for smaller-framed women.Although small women have proportionally smaller breasts than large...
  • Skin cancer check urged, despite the weather Skin caution urged, despite the weather The British Skin Foundation is advising people to check their skin regularly in the hope that this will reduce the number of people requiring skin cancer treatment.Spokeswoman Indy Rihal pointed out...
  • Rhinoplasty found to benefit transsexuals Rhinoplasty found to benefit transsexuals Patients who have undergone male-to-female gender reassignment may benefit from rhinoplasty to make their facial features more feminine, researchers have said.A report in Archives of Facial Plastic...
  • Hospital Group offers revolutionary obesity treatment Classic Hospitals Do you qualify for obesity surgery?A new form of obesity treatment is now being offered by The Hospital Group,a leading provider of weight loss surgery.Patients can now receive 'balloon implants' - silicone balloons that are inserted...
  • Physiotherapy may benefit knee replacement patients Knee xrayMedical opinion on whether or not to provide physiotherapy after a knee replacement patient has been discharged from hospital is divided, but a new study suggests it may have short-term benefits.Many...
  • Oral contraception may lower cancer risk oral contraception may lower cancer riskWomen who use oral contraception may be reducing their risk of developing cancer, experts have said.A new study by scientists at the University of Aberdeen, published in the British Medical Journal,...
  • One in ten English girls have sexually-transmitted infection One in ten girls have sexual infectionOver a tenth of English girls are infected with the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they reach their 16th birthday, researchers have revealed.Experts from the Health...
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