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News : June 2010

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

  • World Cancer Research Fund logo World Cup sponsors 'unhealthy'Several sponsors of the World Cup have been condemned for providing unhealthy messages to children watching the games. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) criticised McDonald's, Coca Cola and...
  • Vitamin D Women's nutrition 'lacking'Certain areas of women's nutrition are lacking, it has been claimed. A recently published review entitled Women's diet quality in the UK found that intakes of some key micronutrients remain below...
  • windscreen wash Windscreen wash 'could be source of Legionnaires' disease'Legionnaires' disease could be the result of windscreen wash. According to a recent study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, around one in five sporadic cases of the illness could...
  • LV= logo Vaccinations 'essential' for holidaymakersTravellers should make sure they have had all the relevant vaccinations before heading overseas, an insurance company has urged. LV= said that holidaymakers risk facing hefty medical bills if they do...
  • Alzheimer's Research Trust Understanding of Alzheimer's one step closerThe way in which memories are formed may have been uncovered by UK scientists, offering hope to people with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at the University of Leicester believe they have...
  • Cannabis leaf UK authorises cannabis drugThe UK has authorised the use of the world's first prescription cannabis medicine. GW Pharmaceuticals launched its product, named Satiyex, earlier this week (June 22nd).
  • coffee Tea and coffee reduce heart disease risks, study showsDrinking regular cups of tea and coffee can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, a new study has suggested. A team working at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands...
  • The Sleep Council Tackle stress to deal with insomnia, sleep expert advisesBritons finding it difficult to fall asleep each night have been advised to deal with their stress levels. The Sleep Council said that stress is an inhibitor to getting a good night's sleep as it...
  • busy lifestyle Stress risk from busy lifestylesExcessive pressure from different aspects of life is resulting in many Britons experiencing stress, it has been claimed. The International Stress Management Association UK said that many individuals...
  • smoking in car Parents 'support smoking ban in cars'Parents have come out in favour of banning smoking in cars where children are present. In a recent piece of research from the British Lung Foundation (BLF), 86 per cent of parents claimed that they...
  • Cancer research logo Skin cancer 'proving fatal for men'More men than women are dying from skin cancer, it has been claimed. Cancer Research UK has revealed that the number of male deaths from malignant melanoma has doubled in the past 30 years.
  • Cigarette smoke Second-hand smoke 'linked to heart disease'Second-hand smoke can increase the chance of developing cardiovascular disease, it has been suggested. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,...
  • junk food Salt and trans-fats 'killing 40,000 Britons a year'High level of salts and fat in the diets of British adults account for as many as 40,000 'needless' deaths each year, it has been claimed.
  • Senegalese mother and baby Reproductive success 'linked to personality'A recent study has suggested that common personality traits could be linked with reproductive differences. Conducted in rural villages in Senegal, the study found that women with above-average levels...
  • A common food allergy is peanuts Peanuts 'could be made allergy-free'Scientists have suggested that it could be possible to breed the allergens out of peanuts. This would allow allergy-sufferers to eat the nuts again.
  • happy family 'Parents should have choice of child's sex'A bioethicist has called for it to be made legal to allow parents to choose a child's sex. Writing for the BBC, Stephen Wilkinson claimed that for many parents their child's sex was simply a matter...
  • foetus Pain limit of foetus determinedRecent reviews of reports have suggested that an unborn foetus cannot feel pain before 24 weeks of gestation. Released by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the two reports found...
  • Diabetes UK logo Obesity 'linked to diabetes'The link between obesity and type 2 diabetes has been brought up once again by a piece of research published in the Journal of the America Medical Association.
  • Obesity risk factor in oesophagus cancer Obese people 'have worse sexual health'Obese adults have worse sexual health than their slimmer counterparts, despite having less sex with fewer partners, research has found. According to research carried out by a team at France's...
  • Princess Royal Trust for Carers 'No life outside of caring' for majorityThe majority of people who are caring for loved-ones have no life outside of this role, a study has suggested. Conducted by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, the research found that 76 per cent of...
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