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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.
  • Friends Provident for sale Friends ProvidentAlthough talked of as a merger, in reality, life insurer Friends Provident is for sale. Friends Provident, the FTSE 100 life insurer, looks set to become the focus of a bidding war this summer, with...
  • Stroke patients given surgery hope Johns Hopkins University logoPatients undergoing stroke rehabilitation may benefit from a surgical technique which addresses facial weakness.Facial paralysis can result in the loss of voluntary movement of the muscles on one...
  • Woman denied obesity surgery threatens court action Obese personA woman who has been turned down for potentially life-saving obesity surgery on the NHS in Scotland is threatening to take her local health board to court.Laura Brown, a 34-year-old whose body mass...
  • Norwich Union brand may be axed norwich union healthcareAccording to reports in local and financial newspapers, Aviva's new chief executive Andrew Moss is understood to be considering axing the Norwich Union brand altogether in favour of simply using the...
  • Resolution buys Friends Provident Friends ProvidentAlthough sold as a merger, owners of Scottish Provident, Resolution, have effectively agreed to takeover Friends Provident. Resolution has about £1bn of cash it wants to invest. Friends need capital...
  • Rise in female genital cosmetic surgery There has been a noticeable increase in the number of women seeking genital cosmetic surgery, new research has revealed.According to a study presented at the British Psychological Society's...
  • Consumer confusion over equity release norwich union healthcareMore than half of Britons do not have a clue what equity release actually is, according to the latest research from Norwich Union, the market-leading provider in the equity release sector. In a...
  • Equity release key to care fees planning Symponia care fees planningEquity release is set to play a key role in financial advice and care fees planning for the over 65s, according to care advice firm Symponia. The company says more and more people are opting to stay...
  • DIY test may enable timely bowel cancer treatment Cancer research logoCancer Research UK, a charity dedicated to research into cancer treatment, has announced that people who use a self-testing kit may be significantly less likely to die from bowel cancer.These kits...
  • A first on critical illness non-disclosure Friends ProvidentFriends Provident will pay a proportion of a critical illness claim where unrelated non-disclosure has happened. This initiative means that provided the non-disclosure is not related to the cause of...
  • Daily pint boosts bowel cancer risk Cancer research logoDrinkers who enjoy a daily pint of beer may be more likely to need bowel cancer treatment, scientists from Cancer Research UK have found.The Epic study, funded by Cancer Research UK, the Medical...
  • Computerised test may improve cervical cancer detection University of Sydney A new computerised test for cervical cancer has been developed that has a better rate for detecting abnormalities than conventional smear tests - which could mean a reduced need for repeat tests and...
  • EU ethical disparities force couples into IVF treatment abroad Infertility - egg donationLegal differences between EU member states are driving many couples overseas to seek infertility treatment, a senior IVF expert has claimed.Regulations need to be brought in to make the laws...
  • Eating after a tummy tuck 'good for rehabilitation' American society for aesthetic plastic surgery logoFeeding patients soon after a tummy tuck procedure could enable them to leave hospital more quickly, experts have claimed.Although doctors have tended to withhold food after tummy tuck surgery to...
  • Drug addiction treatment in demand, figures show The number of Scots being treated for heroin addiction has reached record levels, new figures have revealed.Statistics published by the Scottish government show that around 21,000 people are using...
  • Celebrities fuel DIY cosmetic surgery People trying to emulate their favourite celebs are increasingly turning to DIY cosmetic surgery, claims a leading consultant psychiatrist.Dr David Veale has warned that attempting to carry out...
  • Diet experts raise care of the elderly concerns British Dietetic AssociationExperts are concerned that elderly people are not necessarily getting the right standard of nutrition in care homes.A spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association (BDA) said that, although some...
  • No regulation for dentists who offer botox Cosmetic surgery - injectablesConsumers who are considering visiting a private dentist for non-dental procedures, such as botox, should bear in mind that dental professionals are not subject to formal regulation in this field,...
  • Cosmetic surgery experts issue catalogue warning Baaps logoA catalogue offering non-surgical cosmetic treatments has prompted surgeons to issue a warning to consumers.Experts at the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) are concerned that...
  • Local groups to set cosmetic surgery standards British Association of Cosmetic DoctorsThe British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) has appointed ten regional representatives to set standards for cosmetic surgery providers.The new area representatives will offer guidance for BACD...
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