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News : August 2010

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

  • care in own home Paying for an ageing population – options for funding long term careThe new commission on the funding of care and support long-term should not consider paying for care solely through general taxation, says think tank Policy Exchange today in its latest report...
  • Friends Provident Guide for mental health in the workplaceFriends Provident has partnered with Mind to produce a guide for employers aimed at exploding some of the myths that continue to cloud understanding of mental health in the workplace.
  • Partnership Assurance Explosion in 85 plus year olds will have massive long term care funding burdenA massive explosion in the number of people living to 85 and beyond will put huge pressures on workers and state funding for the long term care of older people in the next 20 years
  • Walking could cut obesity levels Exercise 'can tackle genetic obesity'A recent study has revealed that genetic obesity can be offset by physical activity. The report, which was conducted by the Medical Research Council, revealed that the tendency towards being...
  • Dental implant model Dental implant range on offerA dental implant range is on offer in the UK, which could cut costs for patients. Willie Jack, clinical director of d2d Endodontics, said that his firm offered "implant systems that are tried and...
  • Cancer research logo Causes of throat cancer 'unclear'The causes of throat cancer can be unclear, a health professional has suggested. Martin Ledwick, head cancer information nurse at Cancer Research UK, said that there doesn't always seem to be an...
  • The World Cancer Research Fund Breast cancer 'affected by lifestyle'Recent research has revealed that the UK's breast cancer levels are over four times as high as those in Eastern Africa. Researchers and scientists have blamed lifestyle factors for the high levels of...
  • King's College London Adult autism screening '90% effective'A new method of screening autism has been developed by a team of scientists in London. The researchers, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, have developed a brain scan that...
  • moderate alcohol intake Alcohol 'increases risk of certain cancers'The risk of developing certain hormonal cancers can be increased by alcohol consumption, it has been suggested. A research project published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that...
  • Health Protection Agency Young women 'most affected by STIs'Recent figures have revealed that young women are most affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Published by the Health Protection Agency, the data shows that women aged between 15 and 24...
  • Lloyds Pharmacy Young people 'suffering from high blood pressure'High blood pressure is an issue among young people as well as old, a recent study has revealed. Conducted by Lloyds Pharmacy, the research found that 35 per cent of people aged between 16 and 34...
  • breast cancer awareness ribbon UK sees breast cancer mortality dropThe mortality rate for breast cancer in the UK has fallen over the past 20 years, it has been suggested. Research from the International Prevention Research Institute in France found that the UK's...
  • tongue piercings Could tongue piercings result in cosmetic dentistry?People with tongue piercings may find themselves in need of cosmetic dentistry further down the line. Recent research conducted by the University of Buffalo has revealed that prolonged wearing of the...
  • BBQ Could summer excess result in obesity treatment?It has been suggested that people tend not to stick to their diet and exercise regimes during the summer months. A survey conducted by Yakult revealed that this year has been particularly detrimental...
  • Heart Research UK Statin drugs with junk food 'irresponsible'Giving out statin drugs with fatty junk food is an irresponsible approach. This is according to Barbara Harpham, national director at Heart Research UK. Researchers at Imperial College London have...
  • surgeons 'Highly skilled weight loss surgeons' availableThe UK has a number of highly skilled weight loss surgeons available to treat patients. This is according to leading UK bariatric surgeon David Kerrigan, who is a founder and medical director of...
  • American Institute for Cancer Research Increased risk of cancer found in processed meatsRecent research has revealed that people who eat a large amount of processed meats may be at a higher risk of developing cancer. The study, which was published in the online journal of the American...
  • red meat Red meat consumption 'linked to CHD'Eating red meat can result in an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), it has been suggested. A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that women who consume...
  • obese man Recognition is 'first step in obesity treatment'Obesity treatment needs to start with the patient recognising that there is a problem. This is the opinion of television presenter Dr Christian Hessen, who suggested that a person needs to...
  • Osteoporosis Reassessment of osteoporosis treatment suggestedA recent piece of research has suggested that there should be a reassessment of using calcium supplements to treat osteoporosis. The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal, claimed...
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