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News : March 2010

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

  • the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Fertility clinic review service launchedMothers considering fertility treatment will soon be able to take a closer look at fertility clinics following the launch of a new service. This year's Choose a Fertility Clinic service was made...
  • unsaturated fat Fat change 'good for heart health'A study has concluded that swapping saturated fat for polyunsaturated fat could improve a patient's heart health. Conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, the research revealed that those...
  • Laser eye surgery Eye tests 'vital part of healthcare'Eye tests are a vital part of healthcare, according to one member of the General Optical Council (GOC). Kate Fielding, director of communications and information for the GOC, highlighted that not...
  • exercise better than pills Exercise needed for weight loss, nutritionist advisesA nutritionist has advised people who are struggling to lose weight to consider exercise before diet pills. Dr Laura Wyness, senior nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation, said that...
  • Sexual Health Guide - STI couple Discussion of STIs rated highly by young peopleAn increasing number of young people in the UK are acknowledging the importance of sexual health, a new survey has suggested. The research, conducted by Populus for the Department of Health, found...
  • Dermatology Dermatologists claim GPs prescribe wrong skin creamsPatients could benefit from seeing a dermatologist as too many GPs are prescribing substances which could aggravate certain skin conditions. A survey by the makers of Dexeryl cream has revealed that...
  • dementia Dementia service uptake affected by stigma, says charityA dementia charity has said that patients are avoiding seeking treatment due to the stigma associated with the condition. Penny Hibberd, director of the Dementia Services Development Centre South...
  • Harley Medical Group Cosmetic surgery 'popular among Scots'Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular among Scottish people, according to a recent study. Conducted by Harley Medical Group, the survey found that four per cent of Scottish men and seven per cent...
  • the Good Surgeon Guide Cosmetic surgery 'best with diet and exercise'Research has revealed that over half of Britons would opt for cosmetic surgery (http://privatehealth.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery/) over traditional weight loss methods. The survey, conducted by the Good...
  • IVF in the Czech Republic Breakthrough made in development of treatmentA breakthrough has been made in the treatment of the most common birth defect in Britain. New tests on a substance known as hydrogel have discovered that the material may help to treat cleft palates...
  • passive smoking Children at 'major risk from passive smoke'Children are at risk of health problems due to inhaling their parents' smoke in confined spaces, according to a recent report. Conducted by the Royal College of Physicians and the Tobacco Advisory...
  • Cellulite Celebrity cosmetic surgery treatment available in UKA new form of cosmetic surgery is now on offer in the UK. The Velashape procedure has been used by various A-list celebrities but it is now on offer at clinics across the UK.
  • Jo's Trust Cancer screening rates 'declining', charity worriesA cancer charity has revealed that it is concerned that women are not attending their regular cervical cancer screenings. Robert Music, director of Jo's Trust charity, said: "Speaking to experts...
  • Breast sagging 'cannot be attributed to breastfeeding' Breastfeeding not so popular, survey revealsNot all women are keen on breastfeeding and some even resent being advised to do so. This is according to a survey from Kidstart, a family shopping organisation. The research revealed that only 44...
  • Loyola University New drug reduces nausea in bone marrow transplant patientsPeople who have undergone a bone marrow transplant may benefit from a new drug after a new study found it to be effective in easing post-procedural symptoms.
  • industrial pollution Air pollution 'probably more fatal than obesity'Research has revealed that air pollution is having a serious effect on the health of people in Britain. A report conducted by the environmental audit committee argued that air pollution was...
  • Cancer research logo Advice issued for cervical cancer treatmentGPs have been issued with new advice to help tackle cervical cancer rates in the UK. The guidance was given in order to speed up the diagnoses of the cancer and improve the management of treatment...
  • Acupuncture Acupuncture could 'help anxious dental patients'People who are nervous about going to visit their dentist could benefit from acupuncture, a new study has suggested. Conducted by dentists at eight dental practices, the research found that the...
  • Nuffield Health logo Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital offers advanced 'incisionless' treatment to GORD sufferersLeaders in the surgical treatment of 'Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease' (GORD), Professor Mike McMahon and Dr. Elliot Goodman are the first specialists performing the 'Transoral Incisionless...
  • Fortis insurance Fortis to change nameDutch-Belgian financial group Fortis has been broken up and all banking operations sold. To mark the new insurance group, it is being rebranded as ageas.
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