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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.
  • Prostate cancer treatment increases diabetes risk Harvard school of medicine logoMen receiving the most common treatment for prostate cancer are 44 per cent more likely to develop diabetes, according to experts.Scientists at the Harvard Medical School noticed that the...
  • The future of cosmetic surgery to be discussed Botox injectionPlastic surgeons will gather in Baltimore next month to discuss the evolving nature of the industry, it has been reported.The American Society of Plastic Surgeons' (ASPS) annual meeting, which is...
  • Coronary disease may help heart during operations Heart surgery - prosthetic valve implantHeart disease could alter the organ in such a way as to make it more adept at coping with the rigors associated with a particular type of surgery, it has been suggested.Mice with symptoms of heart...
  • Increasing number of Britons going on a 'nip and tuck holiday' liposuction is safeDuring 2006, more than 50,000 Brits travelled abroad for low cost medical treatments, with cosmetic surgery and dentistry at the top of most people's holiday itinerary, according to an independent...
  • Diabetes, not obesity, leads to acute organ failure Diabetes UK logoPatients suffering from diabetes are at a much higher risk of critical illnesses and premature death, regardless of whether they are obese or not, according to a new study.Research carried out by the...
  • DNA testing improves cervical cancer screening DNA tests improve cervical cancer screeningA clinical trial has revealed that testing for the DNA of human papillomavirus, when combined with a pap smear, improves detection of lesions that can lead to cervical cancer.The study, conducted by...
  • Chlamydia awareness on the rise One in ten girls have sexual infectionA growing number of people are aware of chlamydia, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.Data show that 84 per cent of men and 92 per cent of women now know that chlamydia...
  • Breast cancer charity calls for complementary therapy research Breast cancer charity calls for complementary therapy research Breakthrough Breast Cancer has called for more research into complementary therapies, as the charity claims more than 60 per cent of breast cancer patients use them alongside their conventional...
  • Calcium could prevent breast cancer bone risk Dietary calcium could prevent breast cancer bone risk A glass of milk a day could prevent the spread of breast cancer to bones, according to new research.Researchers at the Anzac Research Institute in Australia found that calcium deficiency could...
  • Density of breast tissue linked to breast cancer risk Body Enrich - BreastThe density of tissues within the breast is a key determinant of breast cancer, a new study has shown.A paper published in today's Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that breasts with...
  • Britons borrow £1.4bn in loans for cosmetic surgery woman considering plastic surgeryBritons are set to borrow £1.4 billion in loans this year in a bid to fund their desire for cosmetic surgery, financial experts have said.According to researchers at Abbey Loans, 918,000 Brits intend...
  • Breast cancer link to mothers with large hips Breast cancer risk if mother had wide hipsDaughters of women with wide, round hips may be more likely to develop breast cancer, it has been found.Researchers discovered that cancer rates were three times higher in women whose mothers had...
  • Breast cancer awareness highlighted Study reveals widespread breast cancer confusionBreast Cancer Awareness month is focusing on the acute need for women to be breast-aware via a host of events.A women's action sports event and fashion show in Denver will be graced by the presence...
  • Botox may benefit spinal surgery patients Botox may benefit spinal surgery patients Patients who have recently undergone spinal surgery may benefit from injections of botox, an expert has claimed.According to Dr Christopher Smith, assistant professor of urology at Baylor College of...
  • Nearly half of women report pregnancy scares Pregnancy scansAlmost half of women have had unprotected sex or had their contraception fail in the last year, new research has found.
  • Bupa opens new dementia care home Bupa care homesBupa has opened a new £5 million dementia care home in Thatcham which boasts 60 en-suite bedrooms.
  • Natural breast implants on the horizon Cosmetic Surgery TurkeyWomen could soon be receiving breast implants using their own stem cells, if British doctors approve a technique pioneered in Japan.Implants using a patient's fat are already available, but around...
  • Community psychiatric care found to be lacking Healthcare commission logoPeople in need of psychiatric care are being failed by poor access to community health services, according to a new report.The Healthcare Commission claims that local mental health care providers...
  • Cervical cancer vaccine now available in the UK Sanofi Pasteur logoA new vaccine that could save thousands of women from the ravages of cervical cancer is now available privately in the UK.According to vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur there are now over 100,000 doses of...
  • Breast cancer : Chemotherapy delay following breast surgery 'okay' Breast cancer awarenessA study has shown that it is safe for women who have undergone surgery for early-stage breast cancer to delay chemotherapy for up to 12 weeks.Chemotherapy is a proven form of cancer treatment and is...
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