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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.
  • NHS patients receiving 'patchy' obesity treatment obese manJust one in seven UK doctors' surgeries provide a good support programme for obese patients, research has revealed.A survey of primary care nurses, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, has...
  • New surgery technique for obesity proves promising Obese personAn operation that was once used to treat ulcers could provide a weight-loss solution, attendees at the plenary session for the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) in San Diego were...
  • Newport to get new private healthcare unit South Wales residents will soon be able to benefit from a new private healthcare centre, which will offer gastroenterology services, outpatient clinics, endoscopy and ultrasound.The unit, currently...
  • Fat 'master switch' may lead to new obesity treatment Obese - zip fasteningResearchers have identified a 'master switch' for the production of fat in mice, potentially paving the way for a new obesity treatment in humans.Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute suggest...
  • Minimally-invasive cancer treatment to be trialled University of CaliforniaBiomedical engineers have developed a new, minimally-invasive prostate cancer treatment which is about to be trialled on patients.The new process has been developed by Dr Rafael Davalos of Virginia...
  • Middle-aged men opting for cosmetic surgery mature man with grey hair and some wrinklesA growing number of middle-aged men are recognising the benefits of cosmetic surgery, the Harley Medical Group has revealed.Figures show that there has been an increase of more than 140 per cent in...
  • Charity raises awareness of male breast cancer Breast Cancer CareBreast cancer in males is very rare but men need to be aware of their health so that they can receive timely cancer treatment if necessary, a charity has said.For every man that is diagnosed with...
  • Lunchtime breast enlargements planned Cytori Therapeutics A Californian company has unveiled plans to introduce lunchtime breast enlargements across Europe, it has been revealed.Writing in the publication Chemistry and Industry, Lisa Melton said that the...
  • Lentils recommended for dieters Obesity - scalesPatients who are trying to lose weight may want to try a lentil-based diet before resorting to obesity surgery, new research has suggested.Scientists claim that people who consume a diet with plenty...
  • Kidney cancer treatment rejected in Scotland NHS Scotland logoPatients hoping to take a cancer treatment for advanced kidney cancer will be forced to seek private treatment if they live north of the border, it has been revealed.The Scottish Medicines Consortium...
  • Workers look to internet for cosmetic surgery Harley Medical Group - cosmetic manOffice workers are increasingly choosing to search online for information on cosmetic surgery, according to the Harley Medical Group.The cosmetic surgery provider has revealed that web traffic to its...
  • UK loses infertility treatment lead infertility network UKThe first baby created from IVF was born in the UK, yet experts are concerned that the nation has since become one of the poorest in Europe for infertility treatment provision.A report from Danish...
  • Infertility treatment hope for cancer patients McGill Reproductive Centre Center Researchers in Canada have revealed that a woman has given birth after receiving groundbreaking infertility treatment.The procedure involved maturing and freezing eggs in a laboratory, before thawing...
  • Report calls for more infertility treatment funding sperm and eggThe All Party Parliamentary Group on Infertility (APPGI) has highlighted the need for more infertility treatment funding on the NHS, as many are unable to obtain the treatment they need.The report,...
  • HIV, transplant patients face higher cancer risk The Lancet logoPatients with HIV/AIDS or who have undergone a kidney transplant have a much greater risk of developing certain cancers, a research paper has revealed.Researchers from the University of New South...
  • GM skin cells may provide childhood cancer treatment University College London UK scientists have discovered that genetically modified skin cells could be used as a cancer treatment.Researchers at University College London conducted a study using mice to discover if their skin...
  • Cover for rental portion of shared ownership mortgages British Insurance logoProtection specialist British Insurance is now offering borrowers with a shared ownership mortgage the chance to cover the rental portion of their monthly payment through a regular mortgage payment...
  • Payment protection provider British Insurance sale soon to be completed British Insurance logoSpecialist payment protection provider British Insurance is looking to complete its sale by the end of August and narrow the five potential buyers to one. The five are an investment bank, a high...
  • Payment protection insurance guide not helpful for consumers British Insurance logoThe Association of British Insurers' recently-launched Consumer Guide to Payment Protection Insurance is doing nothing to address the mis-selling issues and is not helpful to those purchasing cover,...
  • British Insurance launches best buy income payment protection policy British Insurance logoBritish Insurance has brought another market leading product to market, offering income payment protection insurance at a fraction of the cost of competitors and providing best value to younger...
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