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News : January 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Consumer watchdog criticises cosmetic surgery deals Cosmetic surgeryConsumer magazine Which? has claimed that some cosmetic surgery clinics are persuading people to make a rushed decision about whether to have a procedure by offering money-off deals that have a...
  • Breast implants 'don't cause cancer' Breast surgerySilicone breast implants do not increase a person's risk of developing breast cancer, a review by the US National Cancer Institute has concluded.A number of previous studies have raised the...
  • Boom in non-surgical cosmetic procedures Non surgical cosmetic treatmentThere has been a massive increase in the number of people undergoing non-cosmetic surgical treatments, experts have revealed.Recent figures show that there has been a 66 per cent increase in the...
  • Timely varicose vein treatment may prevent problems varicose veinsConsumers with varicose veins should consider getting them treated as the condition can otherwise lead to serious problems, an expert has claimed.According to Mark Whiteley, consultant vascular...
  • Thread vein surgery provides 'incredible' results Thread vein surgeryMany women put up with unsightly thread veins and rosacea without realising that there is a simple way to treat them.According to consultant surgeon Brian Newman, who operates clinics in Harley...
  • Spire Healthcare offers life-changing eye treatment Spire HealthcarePatients who are unable to access a treatment for age-related blindness can now get the treatment at 13 Spire Healthcare hospitals around the UK.Around one in eight people over the age of 85 suffer...
  • Salisbury on top for cosmetic surgeons woman's face cosmetic surgerySalisbury has more cosmetic surgeons per head of population than any other British city, it has been revealed.A poll of cosmetic surgery provision shows the city to have 13.1 surgeons per 100,000...
  • Patients urged to consider private dental insurance Essential Healthcare logoConsumers who are unable to access an NHS dentist should consider private dental insurance, an expert has claimed.According to a recent survey for the Citizens Advice Bureau, one third of people in...
  • Obesity surgery helping women to conceive Obese personA growing number of severely overweight women are turning to obesity surgery in a bid to increase their chances of motherhood, experts have revealed.Doctors said that there has been an increase in...
  • New cosmetic treatment range launched Cosmetic surgeryA new generation of cosmetic laser treatments has been launched by Lumenis, a world-leading medical and cosmetic laser system firm.The new technique, Bridge Therapy, uses CO2 lasers to smooth out...
  • Nationwide offers Legal & General's insurance NationwideFrom Tuesday 5th February 2008, Nationwide Building Society offers a range of new protection and insurance products from Legal & General. Nationwide Life will no longer write insurance products. The...
  • Brits prefer mobile phones to life insurance Friends ProvidentLife and pensions company Friend Provident, has found that 54% of people questioned in its Protection Survey had no life insurance. Of the 46% of respondents with life insurance, the majority (nearly...
  • Men need more botox than women 'No more stigma' attached to male cosmetic surgery A new review has concluded that men who are undergoing botox treatment to improve the appearance of their skin tend to need higher doses than women in order to achieve similar results.The review,...
  • Two out of three will not save for long-term care elderly couple long term careTwo out of three people in the UK say they have no plans to put any money aside to fund their social care in older age, research has found. The survey of 1,000 people by three charities - Counsel and...
  • Groupama Healthcare enhances PMI product Groupama HealthcareBuilding on its growing reputation as a key player and influencer within the health insurance sector, Groupama Healthcare has made enhancements to its award-winning private medical insurance product....
  • Gene variation may increase need for liver cancer treatment cancer cellA single gene variation found in those suffering from cirrhosis of the liver could greatly increase their risk of developing a liver tumour, according to new research.The study conducted at the...
  • Friends Provident review may recommend sale Friends ProvidentFriends Provident, which in 2007 failed in its plans to merge with Resolution, is undertaking a strategic review that could lead to a sale of all or part of the company. Sir Adrian Montague, the...
  • Friends Provident enhances its financial underwriting requirements to make life even easier Friends ProvidentFriends Provident has introduced new evidence requirements and increased the limits for financial underwriting on life cover, life cover with critical illness and standalone critical illness cover. ...
  • Extra gene copies reduce cancer risk Cancer research logoPeople with Down's syndrome may be less likely to need cancer treatment, researchers have claimed.A study by scientists at Johns Hopkins University found that the additional copy of chromosome 21...
  • Majority take time to adjust to cosmetic surgery It takes time to adjust to cosmetic surgeryA new study has revealed that the majority of cosmetic surgery patients take up to six months to feel comfortable with their new appearance.Research published by the Harley Medical Group suggests...
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