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News : January 2010

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

  • Obese person Women choose tablets over traditional weight loss methodsA rising number of women are choosing to manage their size with weight loss tablets, a new report has found. Commissioned by Richard Leigh, the founder of fatfreefitness.co.uk, the study found that...
  • The King’s Fund King's Fund chief attacks Personal Care at Home BillGovernment plans to provide free personal care at home for users with high needs have thrown into reverse its efforts to persuade the public of the need to contribute to their future care costs,...
  • umbrella smiles headache Light exposure 'adds to migraine pain'The claim that migraine pain increases with exposure to light, has been backed up by research from Harvard University. Led by Dr Rami Burstein, the study looked at the part of the brain known as the...
  • Groupama Healthcare Groupama Healthcare gets plain English awardGroupama Healthcare's members' guide has been given the Plain English Campaign's Crystal Mark. The award recognises the Campaign's approval of a document's clarity, written in plain English.
  • The Harley medical Group - man Cosmetic surgery 'becoming more popular' among menLast year (2009) saw an increase in the number of men opting for cosmetic surgery as the Harley Medical Group reported a five per cent rise in the number of male patients.
  • CyberKnife The 100th patient is treated at the UK's first CyberKnife™ CentreA man from Greater London has become the 100th person to be treated at the UK's first CyberKnife Centre at the renowned Harley Street Clinic in London. The man, who has been suffering from prostate...
  • Vitamin D Vitamin D 'could cut bowel cancer rates'Colon cancer could be prevented by vitamin D supplements, according to new research. Published in the British Medical Journal, a recent study led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer...
  • asthma sufferer using inhaler Vitamin D, lung problems linked in asthma patientsResearchers have identified an association between vitamin D intake and poor lung function in people with asthma. The study, carried out by scientists at National Jewish Health in Denver, found that...
  • face US facial transplant patient 'healthy'Following extensive cosmetic surgery for a full facial transplant, a patient in the US is reported to be in excellent health. Writing in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, Dr Maria...
  • Bangkok temple - Thailand Thailand major medical tourism destinationThailand has been highlighted as a major destination for medical tourism. The Asian Medical Tourism Analysis (2008-12) has found that medical care in the country can be up to 70 per cent cheaper than...
  • Stress may hinder immune response to cancer Stress 'can cause cancer'Excessive levels of stress can result in the formation of cancer, research has revealed. A study from Yale University has found that high levels of stress send signals to the body which can cause...
  • Alzheimer's Research Trust Poor heart health can lead to Alzheimer'sPoor heart health and diet have been linked to the development of dementia in older patients. Timothy Parry, spokesman for the Alzheimer's Research Trust, has said that maintaining a healthy...
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer Pomegranate advice cautioned for cancer patientsThe treatment of breast cancer with pomegranate juice is not to be relied on yet, according to a cancer charity. Dr Caitlin Palframan of Breakthrough Breast Cancer said that the variety in our diets...
  • Angelina Jolie's lips inspire cosmetic surgery Plumper lips 'key to younger looks'Cosmetic surgery to the lips could be one of the most effective ways to reduce a woman's perceived age, new research has suggested. According to a study funded by Unilever, women with full, plump...
  • knee surgery Pioneering knee surgery in SunderlandA pioneering form of knee surgery has been successfully performed at private hospital, Spire Washington in Sunderland.
  • Castle Craig Hospital Oxygen treatment pioneered in ScotlandA new treatment involving the use of pressurised oxygen is being pioneered at one of Europe's leading rehabilitation clinics. Castle Craig, a rehab clinic in Scotland, is also to become a global...
  • National Orthodontic Week (NOW) Orthodontic cosmetic dentistry benefits highlightedNational Orthodontic Week (NOW) will take place in March this year. The campaign is intended to inform patients of the possibilities available through orthodontics, including some cosmetic dentistry...
  • Mind, Exercise, Nutrition … Do It! (MEND) Obesity treatment 'lacks NHS resources'A leading obesity charity has predicted that a lack of resources will prevent the availability of the latest obesity treatment on the NHS.
  • detox New detox centre to open in LondonA new personalised detox service is to open at a private clinic in Notting Hill, London, next year. First developed in Germany, the BeautifulBreak detox plan focuses on creating a detox plan which...
  • NW Smiles New cosmetic dentistry practice opensCosmetic dentistry is being offered at a new independent dental surgery in Marylebone, London. The boutique surgery NW Smiles was founded by husband and wife team, Drs Anjali and Raj Rajah.
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