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News : December 2006

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • MRSA in hospitals : Disinfectant reduces MRSA by 75% Byotrol logoAn anti-bacterial cleaning agent has been confirmed to nearly eradicate the hospital super-bug MRSA in a recent study.Byotrol cleaning compound used on door handles, bed rails, patient contact...
  • Sexual health helpline launched for gay men Nulook cosmetic surgery for menThe Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has launched a new helpline to help improve the sexual health of London's gay male community.
  • Bupa opens emergency treatment centre BUPA small logoBupa has opened a casualty clinic at Wellesley Hospital in Southend Essex which offers treatments for minor injuries or illness, Health Insurance and Protection Magazine reports.The clinic will...
  • Fall prevention important during stroke rehabilitation Stroke RehabilitationPatients who are undergoing stroke rehabilitation need extra help to reduce the risk of falling, experts have said. Research has revealed that people who have had a stroke fall nearly twice as often...
  • UK travellers 'ignoring health advice' mosquitoBritish tourists are putting their lives at risk by failing to pay attention to advice from travel health clinics, experts have claimed.According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), tourists need...
  • UK's botox regulation 'completely inadequate', says expert BotoxThe cosmetic use of Botulinum toxin, or Botox, needs to be better regulated to protect patients, an expert has claimed.There is growing demand for the government to introduce regulations on its use,...
  • Bupa Hospitals bought by private equity investors BUPA Hospitals logoCinven is to pay £1.44 billion for Bupa's 25 UK hospitals, it has emerged.The private equity group, which previously invested in private hospital group General Healthcare and owns private psychiatric...
  • UK researchers get stomach bug funding Helicobacter pylori (Hp)Researchers at the University of Nottingham have received over £366,000 worth of funding to help them study a stomach bug which causes gastric ulcers and cancer.Around half of the world's population...
  • Obesity surgery 'cuts diabetes risk' Obesity treatment - gastric bypass Obesity surgery significantly reduces the risk of diabetes, even if the patient remains overweight, researchers have found.Previous studies had already shown that gastric bypass, a form of obesity...
  • Tooth whitening boom in the UK Tooth whitening can improve you looks and your conA report by marketing research group, Mintel, confirms that the sales of floss, dental gum and tooth whitening or bleaching kits have grown in value from £17m in 2001 to £37m in 2005 as Brits strive...
  • Gastric bypass 'effective' for mild to severe obesity Obese manPatients with a body mass index (BMI) between 32 and 35 are highly likely to benefit from a form of obesity surgery, a recent study has shown.Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery can...
  • India is 'nation of choice' for medical tourists India templeIndia's minister for tourism and culture, Smt Ambika Soni, has highlighted the need for the country to promote itself as the emerging medical value travel destination for overseas patients.Speaking...
  • Intestinal surgery linked to eye problems British Journal of Ophthalmology logoPatients who have undergone surgery on the intestines could have difficulty with the absorption of vitamin A, leading to possible eye problems in later life.Vitamin A deficiency can lead to damage to...
  • Cromwell Hospital : New Gamma Knife for stereotactic radiosurgery Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™The Cromwell Hospital, London, are delighted to announce that they will be the first Hospital in the UK to commission the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion, Elekta's brand new system for stereotactic...
  • Hormone combination provides hope for male contraception Spermnew study has brought the concept of male contraception a step closer to reality.
  • Green tea 'could prevent HIV' Sheffield UniversityNew research suggests that green tea could play a role in preventing HIV due to the presence of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).Scientists in both the US and UK have conducted a study that suggests...
  • Poor cardio fitness increases post-surgical complications Obesity bariatric surgeryPatients with low fitness levels could be at higher risk of complications after bariatric (obesity) surgery, a study has shown.Research published in Chest, the journal of the American College of...
  • Cromwell Hospital pioneers brain surgery tool in UK Bupa Cromwell HospitalSurgeons at Cromwell Hospital have recently undertaken the first treatment in the UK using an advanced new system for non-invasive brain surgery.The Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion allows delicate...
  • UK care home staff win global Bupa awards Bupa care homesA number of UK Bupa employees have won global awards for service or innovation, the company has revealed. The Bupa One Life awards are handed out every year to members of the private healthcare...
  • Joint replacements benefit older osteoarthritis patients Knee replacement patient - BelgiumOlder adults who undergo hip or knee replacement surgery for severe osteoarthritis appear to enjoy 'excellent' long-term benefits, experts have claimed.
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