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News : July 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Consumers influenced by cosmetic surgery shows American society for aesthetic plastic surgery logoReality TV shows depicting people undergoing cosmetic surgery do have a noticeable influence on viewers, a new study has found.Much debate has surrounded the shows, with critics suggesting that...
  • Government to improve contraception access condomsThe government has unveiled plans to provide better access to contraception in the hopes that this will reduce the number of teenage pregnancies.Official statistics show that the overall rate of...
  • Complementary therapies 'may impede IVF success' BBCNew research from Cardiff University has shown that complementary therapies could be potentially harmful to women undergoing infertility treatment, the BBC has reported.It is thought that this is due...
  • Study suggests low cholesterol, cancer link cancer cellA new study has linked low cholesterol levels induced by drugs such as statins to cancer, US scientists have revealed.The research undertaken on over 41,000 patients found one additional incident of...
  • Nanoparticles to improve cancer biopsies University of MexicoCancer treatment could be more effective due to the use of nanoparticles, according to new research.Scientists at the University of Mexico have concluded that biopsies may be more accurate and...
  • Bupa North Cheshire Hospital shortlisted for national award BUPA Hospitals logoBupa North Cheshire Hospital has earned itself a place in the finals of the National Customer Service Awards, thanks to patients, consultants and staff giving it top satisfaction ratings.Latest...
  • NHS wait rule fails breast cancer patients BMJ helping doctors make better decisionsMany patients are being let down by NHS guidelines on cancer treatment, according to a new study. Research from BMJ Online First has raised concerns that the 'two-week wait rule' for cancer treatment...
  • Patient wins bowel cancer treatment ruling Bowel Cancer UKA bowel cancer patient has won a High Court ruling, meaning that she will now have access to a controversial cancer treatment.Victoria Otley paid £15,000 for private treatment after her local primary...
  • Tumour paint may aid cancer treatment Seattle Children's Hospital Research InstituteSurgeons administering cancer treatment may be assisted by a new 'tumour paint', which helps to identify cancer cells.Scientists at the Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute and Fred...
  • Consumers reminded of need for travel vaccinations Travel health - vaccinationVisiting the doctor when you're trying to pack for a foreign holiday may be the last thing on your mind, but experts advise that it is important to update travel vaccinations and make sure you have...
  • Figures show STI increase Health Protection Agency The number of people being diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) rose by two per cent between 2005 and 2006, new figures show.The fourth annual report from the Health Protection...
  • Study finds social obesity link University of CaliforniaPatients who are considering obesity treatment may find they can turn to their own friends and family for first-hand experience, as new research suggests that social factors are involved in the...
  • One in three fail to protect against skin cancer Cancer research logoThe number of Britons requiring skin cancer treatment may well be set to increase, following research which suggests more than a third do not apply sunscreen before sunbathing.A survey by the...
  • Survey reveals lack of sexual health awareness condomsMore than a quarter of British people do not use contraception when they have sex for the first time, a new survey has revealed.According to research by condom manufacturer Durex, teenagers are more...
  • Men delay prostate cancer treatment through fear Birmingham UniversityMen are often so afraid about the implications of prostate cancer that they put off visiting a doctor, even if they are experiencing telltale symptoms, research has found.A study conducted by...
  • New obesity treatment injection developed Obese - zip fasteningA new injection has been developed which may enable fat to be removed without surgery.The obesity treatment, which has so far been tested in mice, could help to prevent the onset of obesity-related...
  • Obesity treatment patients 'likely to live longer' Obese - zip fasteningNew research has found that maintaining a healthy body weight may help people to live longer, providing severely overweight people with a further incentive to seek obesity treatment.In a report...
  • Scientists find obesity, asthma link asthma sufferer using inhalerScientists have discovered a link between obesity and asthma, a finding which may help to explain why overweight people are up to twice as likely to develop the condition.Researchers at the Centre in...
  • Overweight men 'more likely to need infertility treatment' Men who are overweight are more likely to experience fertility problems, experts have claimed.Research has revealed that obesity increases the risk of a man needing infertility treatment by more than...
  • Private hospitals advertise for NHS patients BUPA Hospitals logoBupa Hospitals is launching a £450,000 advertising campaign to encourage NHS patients to have operations in their local private hospital.The hospital group, which will soon change its name to Spire...
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