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News : January 2009

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

  • Get the perfect smile at Perfect Smile Private dentistsPeople who are dissatisfied with the state of their teeth should not put up with their imperfect smile, according to cosmetic dentists Rahul Doshi and Ashish Parmari.
  • Oral contraception available in English schools School clinics could improve sexual healthAlmost 1,000 schools in England are offering girls oral contraception without the knowledge of their parents. The pills are even being given to girls as young as 11 as part of the government's drive...
  • Obesity treatment drugs may work Obese manScientists believe that two drugs which have already been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide new forms of obesity treatment. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have...
  • Obesity may increase ovarian cancer risk Obesity risk factor in oesophagus cancerNew research suggests that women who are obese may be more likely to need ovarian cancer treatment. Obesity has previously been linked to a number of cancers, including bowel, womb, pancreatic and...
  • Non-surgical facelifts FaceliftCosmetic surgery experts are concerned by women who want to go under the knife in a bid to look like their favourite celebrity. According to a report in the Sunday Telegraph, a survey by the British...
  • Millions spent on hospital equipment for obese patients Millions spent on hospital equipment for obese patients The NHS is spending millions of pounds on specialist equipment for obese patients, the Daily Mail reports. Figures obtained by the Conservatives under freedom of information laws show that almost £45...
  • Water pollution linked to male infertility ImpotenceNew research has added to the growing body of evidence linking water pollution with the need for infertility treatment.
  • IVF treatment for younger women natural ivfCouples who are considering infertility treatment will be encouraged by a new study confirming the effectiveness of in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
  • Brits could benefit from Invisalign Whippendell dental clinic - invisalignMany Britons are embarrassed about their teeth and could benefit from cosmetic dentistry, an expert has said.
  • Inspektor TC improves dental health Dental Professional, Romania, DentistA new product developed at the University of Liverpool could reduce the need for dental treatment, it has been claimed.
  • Cheap injectable filler warnings Non surgical cosmetic treatmentConsumers should take care when considering heavily discounted non-surgical cosmetic treatments as they may be more likely to cause complications, experts have advised. The British Association of...
  • Government launches anti-obesity movement Women exercisingThe government is launching a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of people in the UK in need of obesity treatment. Saturday January 3rd 2009 will see the start of an advertising campaign,...
  • Denplan stresses importance of tooth fairy Denplan logoThe tooth fairy is not as generous as she once was, according to new research which suggests children may have less incentive to take care of their milk teeth.
  • Death rates after obesity surgery are low Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayA study of obesity surgery patients in Sweden has revealed that death rates after the procedure are low. Researchers studied 14,768 cases of obesity surgery in Sweden between 1980 and 2005. They...
  • Condom use in teenagers One in ten girls have sexual infectionMany teenagers and young adults do not use contraception as often as they report, new research suggests.
  • Edinburgh clinic to open in Scotland EdinburghScotland's first luxury private healthcare clinic is set to open next month and hopes to attract patients from professional sports clubs and existing private hospitals, reports reveal.
  • Travellers health at risk from out of date European Health Insurance Cards European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)Holiday bargain hunters travelling in Europe are being urged to check their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) expiry date before they travel to avoid them having to pay out unnecessarily for...
  • Royal Liver improves income protection Royal Liver logoRoyal Liver has made a number of changes to its income protection product Progress in order to compete effectively on both price and benefits.
  • PruHealth rebrand incorporates Prudence PruHealth logoPrudential is rebranding its healthcare joint venture PruHealth to include its iconic brand character Prudence for the first time. It says that it wants to focus on the Pru's dual heritage of trust...
  • Don't pay with your health HSF logoWith medical costs soaring and families finding it increasingly difficult to budget for their healthcare costs, health cash plan provider HSF is advising people to consider taking up a health cash...
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