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News : February 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Rise in throat cancers for men Mature man - hair lossThe HPV virus, which is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer in women, is quickly becoming the leading cause of oral cancer in men according to a new study.Published Friday in...
  • Reduced salt may prevent need for obesity treatment Fatty food link to ovarian cancerLimiting the amount of salt contained in a child's diet could help to prevent the need for obesity treatment new research suggests.Children who ate less salt were found to drink fewer sugar-sweetened...
  • Private care home gets £1m revamp Private nursing care - elderly coupleAn Essex private care home has undergone a significant development programme, with additional bedrooms and facilities being added for residents' comfort.Colonia Court has benefited from a £1 million...
  • Using older embryos may boost infertility treatment Twins born with new infertility treatmentA new infertility treatment that uses slightly older embryos could improve pregnancy rates and reduce the number of multiple births, researchers have said.The news is likely to be welcomed by health...
  • NHS trusts refusing obesity ops Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayNHS trusts are being overwhelmed by referrals for obesity surgery to the extent where more than half of consultants are rejecting new patients, it has emerged.Obesity surgery is becoming an...
  • New private clinic recommended for Kent UK doctor jobsPatients in Kent could soon benefit from a new private clinic currently under consideration by the local council.The clinic was recommended for approval at a recent meeting of Maidstone council,...
  • New CO2 laser reduces wrinkles Cosmetic surgeryCosmetic surgeons are starting to use a new generation of laser that goes deeper into the skin than standard lasers, reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin.The carbon dioxide-based fractional...
  • Music aids stroke rehabilitation Stroke RehabilitationPatients who are undergoing stroke rehabilitation may benefit from listening to music, Finnish researchers have said.A study at the University of Helsinki analysed 60 stroke patients and found that...
  • More men taking contraception seriously Male female sexual healthMen are taking contraception increasingly seriously, a new survey has found.Researchers discovered that 94 per cent of men believe both parties should take responsibility for ensuring contraception...
  • More breast reductions for men obese manNew figures reveal that record numbers of men are undergoing breast reduction surgery in order to improve their physical appearance and boost their self-confidence.Data published by the British...
  • Men 'more image conscious than ever' young manBritish men are increasingly indulging in beauty treatments and cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance, an expert has said.According to consultant surgeon Brian Newman, there has been a major...
  • Laser liposuction launches in UK liposuction is safeA new laser liposuction procedure is now available in the UK after the successful completion of trials in Kent.Laser Lipo is being offered at the Heath House Clinic in Kent and is designed to reduce...
  • Cosmetic surgery 'on the rise' Surgeons back smaller breast reductionsPeople getting cosmetic surgeries in the UK have been on the rise since last year by 12 per cent, while breast implant surgery remained the most popular option, according to the British Association...
  • Young people give thumbs-up to cosmetic surgery Choosing a cosmetic dentistMen and women between the ages of 18 and 24 are particularly likely to approve of cosmetic surgery, new figures show.A study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Asaps) found that...
  • £26.8 million drive to boost contraception access oral contraception may lower cancer riskThe government has announced a £26.8 million drive aimed at improving access to contraception.More than one in ten sexually active women do not use contraception, increasing the risk of unplanned...
  • Pacific algae could provide new cancer treatment Pacific algae could provide new cancer treatmentA type of algae found in the south Pacific could provide a new form of cancer treatment, scientists have said.Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) suggest that just three...
  • Brits choose overseas dental treatment Surgery In France - DentistryA new survey has found that 1.29 million British people have had dental treatment abroad since 2003 because of the cost savings.Dentale, a newly launched dental implant clinic, surveyed over 1,000...
  • Britain's cosmetic surgery spend nears £500m Latvia - doctor money in pocketSpending on cosmetic surgery nearly hit the £500 million mark in 2006, new figures show.The amount is four times that spent in 2001 and more than treble the amount paid for cosmetic surgery in Italy,...
  • Breast tumour treatment on trial Private nursing care - elderly coupleA new study suggests that black women are likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier age than white women.Researchers found that the average age of breast cancer diagnosis at Homerton...
  • Alternatives to botox treatment Botox injectionBotox is the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure but there are a number of alternatives, a facial cosmetic surgeon has revealed.Many consumers are keen to find alternative treatments for...
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