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News : April 2010

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • Bowel cancer prevention: eat plenty of green vegetables More people eating fruit and veg, survey findsA growing number of people are following the World Health Organization's message and eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Research conducted by the food and grocery organisation IGD...
  • mobile phone Mobile phone cancer study launchedA study into the long-term effects of mobile phones and cancer was launched last week. If a link is discovered, more people could be needing cancer treatment in the future.
  • Optimax logo Laser eye surgery patient given surpriseA laser eye surgery patient has been surprised to hear that she didn't require the procedure at all. Margaret Payne, who recently appeared on the BBC's Cash in the Attic series, had decided to spend...
  • Birth control pill 'Lack of contraception awareness' among womenA leading pharmaceutical company has suggested that that some women are terminating pregnancies because they have been unaware of the contraceptive methods available to them.
  • University of Minnesota Infertility treatment not related to child cancer, study showsChildren conceived from infertility treatment do not have a higher risk of developing infant leukaemia before its first year, a new study has found. Research by the University of Minnesota in...
  • cardiogram High GI 'could increase heart disease risk'Diet may play an additional role in women's health following the results of a recent study. Published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the report found that women who ate carbohydrates with a...
  • industrial pollution Air pollution 'affecting IVF'Air pollution is having an effect on the success rate of IVF procedures, a study has claimed. A team of scientists led by Professor Duanping Liao from Penn State College of Medicine, studied the...
  • Yale Assistance 'benefits older people'Regardless of the condition leading to their deaths, older people benefit from assistance with daily activities. This is according to research conducted by scientists from Yale University, which...
  • botox injection Botox® cosmetic treatment can be gradually reduced, research findsPatients who use Botox® cosmetic treatment can gradually reduce the number of injections they use while still seeing the benefits of smooth skin and fewer wrinkles, new research has found.
  • Transform cosmetic logo Botox hinders social behaviour suggestion 'ridiculous'An industry member has labelled recent attacks on Botox™ as 'ridiculous'. Shami Thomas, PR manager for cosmetic surgery group Transform, made the comment regarding a recent study which claimed that...
  • Imperial College London Bowel cancer risk 'could be cut by third'A major new study has suggested that the risk of developing bowel cancer could be cut by a third through screening methods. Scientists at Imperial College London conducted the research, which found...
  • Simplyhealth Brits putting off dentist visitsMore than four in ten people in the UK have put off a visit to the dentist because they could not afford it, according to a new survey. Healthcare provider Simplyhealth found that 43 per cent of...
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine Cancer link to fruit and veg 'modest'A study conducted across western Europe has suggested that the link between eating a lot of fruit and vegetables and developing cancer is 'only modest'.
  • obese boy Cereals are 'not linked to obesity'Child-friendly breakfast cereals are not linked to high obesity rates, one nutrition expert has said. According to a survey by mysupermarket.co.uk, cereals that are marketed as being nutritious...
  • National Society for Epilepsy Child's chance of epilepsy 'increased through mother's alcohol intake'Women who drink during pregnancy are putting their child at a higher risk of developing epilepsy. This is according to research published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
  • Cosmetic Surgery Turkey Cosmetic surgery 'becoming mainstream'Certain cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular in the UK due to increased availability, it has been claimed. Paul Collins, editor of Looking Good BuyAssociation magazine, said that...
  • woman in her thirties Cosmetic surgery 'popular following divorce'Divorced women could demonstrate an added interest in cosmetic surgery in order to give them a confidence boost, it has been suggested.
  • Diabetes UK logo Worried parents 'could damage child's health'Parents who worry over their diabetic child's health too much could be having a detrimental effect of the blood glucose levels of the youngster. This is according to a study published in Diabetic...
  • exchange strawberries for raspberries Small changes can cut disease risk, study claimsA recent report has suggested that small changes in diets can reduce the chances of developing diseases. Problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer could be avoided by making simple...
  • Cosmetic surgery - injectables 'Worrying' trend of DIY cosmetic treatmentsWomen are happy to carry out non-invasive cosmetic surgery treatments such as Botox™ on themselves, it has been suggested. A survey conducted by the Good Surgeon Guide found that 22 per cent of women...
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