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News : August 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Critical illness cover not wasted on the young, says moneysupermarket.com moneysupermarket.com travel and health insuranceYouth is wasted on the young - but insurance is not, says new research from moneysupermarket.com that shows the average age to buy critical illness cover is 33. The research highlights it is not...
  • NHS stroke services "lacking" Stroke RehabilitationBritain is the worst country in western Europe for treating stroke victims, a report published in this week's British Medical Journal has claimed.Despite spending as much, if not more, as leading...
  • Veg pigments may provide cancer treatment Cancer research logoA new study has potentially paved the way for a new cancer treatment after researchers found that the colour-causing compounds in many fruits and vegetables may contain anti-cancer...
  • Blood pressure drugs lead to stroke reduction elderly patient: blood pressure checkElderly patients may be less likely to need stroke rehabilitation following promising results from a trial involving blood pressure drugs.An international trial involving more than 3,800 patients was...
  • Scientists link virus to obesity obese manPatients who are seeking obesity treatment may be relieved to learn that their weight problem may be linked to a virus.Although further research is needed to establish a link, researchers believe...
  • Research may lead to new cosmetic treatment Dom Lekarski cosmetic surgery womanScientists have found a way to change the colour of skin, creating the possibility of a new form of cosmetic surgery in the future.A team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Tokyo...
  • Private dentistry only option for Bolton patients Hungary Dental - dentistNew dental patients in Bolton are unlikely to be able to receive treatment on the NHS in the immediate future, it has emerged.None of the borough's 32 dental practices are taking on any more NHS...
  • Doctors perform ovarian transplant first female reproductive systemScientists have successfully performed the first ever ovarian tissue transplant between non-identical sisters, giving hope to women whose fertility has been compromised by cancer treatment.The...
  • Consumers advised against unregulated pharmacies computer mouse internetExperts have warned consumers to avoid buying medication from disreputable online pharmacies, many of which have no real credentials and could be offering fake drugs.Internet fraud advisers...
  • Broccoli reduces prostate cancer risk BroccoliEating plenty of broccoli and cauliflower may reduce the need for prostate cancer treatment, researchers have said.A study involving 1,300 men found that greater consumption of dark green vegetables...
  • Obesity surgery improves survival, study shows Obesity - obese manPatients who undergo obesity surgery can significantly improve their chances of survival, a new study has suggested.However, researchers noted that severely obese patients may be more likely to...
  • Patients may require more private treatment in future Heart traceA new report has suggested that price guidelines from drug watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) may be too high for the NHS to afford.Nice calculated that if a...
  • NHS - fewer dentists and fewer patients BeautyHungary dentistNearly 50,000 fewer people are receiving dental treatment on the NHS a year after reforms were introduced, according to official figures. The Department of Health says 28.1m people went to an NHS...
  • Transplant-related cancer treatment "encouraging" Cancer research logoA new cancer treatment is being trialled which may benefit patients with a form of the disease commonly found among transplant patients.Around a tenth of organ transplant patients are at risk of...
  • Medical tourism on the rise Plastic surgery abroadMore people than ever before are travelling overseas to seek medical and dental treatment abroad, it has been revealed.While the trend initially started among dental patients, a growing number of...
  • Medical tourism growing in Malaysia Malaysia BeachMedical tourism is a fast-growing market in Malaysia, an expert has claimed.In an interview with The Star Online, Dr Chong Su-Lin, chief executive officer of Sunway Medical Centre (SMC), said that...
  • Bangkok cosmetic surgery clinic targets men The Harley medical Group - manBangkok Plastic Surgery clinic has begun targeting the male population, as the demand for surgery is growing among men.According to the plastic surgery clinic, growing competitiveness for jobs and a...
  • Liposuction may reduce excess sweating Beauty in Prague - liposuctionA technique developed for liposuction may help patients who experience excessive underarm sweating, doctors have said.Experts from Germany's Rurh University decided to trial the technique in a bid to...
  • Consumers warned not to sunbathe after laser hair removal sun tan sunbathe burn beach Health experts are reminding consumers undergoing laser hair removal of the need to avoid the sun afterwards, as this could damage the skin.People who do not follow the advice could suffer burning,...
  • 'Junk food mums' may boost obesity treatment demand obese toddlerChildren may be more likely to need obesity treatment if their mother ate junk foods while pregnant, research has revealed.A team of scientists at London's Royal Veterinary College found that rats...
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