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News : May 2010

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

  • flowers at a cemetery Rising funeral costs cause more to consider insuranceNew research from a YouGov SixthSense report into the British mindset reveals that over a third of adults in the UK currently have a funeral insurance policy or would contemplate obtaining one in the...
  • Carers UK Long term care reviewThe new coalition government will establish a commission on long-term care, to report within a year. The commission will consider a range of ideas, including both a voluntary insurance scheme to...
  • InterGlobal logo InterGlobal offers international PMI plans in PakistanInternational private medical insurer InterGlobal has partnered with leading Pakistan insurance company Alfalah Insurance Company to make its UltraCare range of international PMI plans available to...
  • arthritis of the hands Gentle exercise and sensible diet advised for arthritis sufferersEnjoying gentle exercise can be highly beneficial for people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), experts have advised. A study carried out by the Mayo Clinic in the US, published earlier this...
  • Walking could cut obesity levels Exercise breaks 'could tackle obesity'Employees could keep off the weight by taking 'exercise breaks' during the day, it has been suggested. Recent research published in the British Journal of Spots Medicine has revealed that sitting...
  • Aviva Employee wellbeing 'could boost performance'Better health care could help workers avoid putting their employment before their own wellbeing. A recent study from Aviva has revealed that 78 per cent of employees questioned would consider going...
  • nuts can reduce cholesterol Eating nuts 'can lower cholesterol'Researchers have discovered that eating a small packet of nuts a day could help to lower cholesterol levels. The team, from Loma Linda University in the US, found that by consuming 67 grams of nuts...
  • champion slimmer Diet foods can be key weapon in fight against obesity, expert saysSticking to 'diet foods' can be an effective means of fighting obesity, it has been claimed. Dr Susan Jebb, nutrition scientist with UK Medical Research Council (MRC), explained that most people know...
  • Boston University Medical campus logo Dementia risk for overweight?Being overweight in mid-life can serve to increase the risk of developing dementia later on, experts have warned. New research carried out by the Boston University of Medicine found a link between...
  • chocolate is addictive? Dark chocolate 'could lower stroke risk'Eating a small amount of good quality dark chocolate could help to reduce the risk of strokes, it has been claimed. Researchers at John Hopkins University in Maryland came to the conclusion after...
  • Eyelid surgery Cosmetic surgery correction technique revealedA new technique to perfect certain facial cosmetic surgery procedures has been introduced by a New York cosmetic surgeon.
  • Transform cosmetic logo Cosmetic surgery procedures 'boosted by celeb culture'Openness about cosmetic surgery on the part of celebrities has inspired many people to undergo procedures, it has been claimed. The Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group said that the willingness of...
  • Brighton Implant Clinic Cosmetic dental treatment 'could benefit over a million'Over a million people in the UK are suffering from tooth loss, it has been suggested. The Brighton Implant Clinic has claimed that the condition is caused by various reasons which can include...
  • healthy breakfast Britons 'missing out on breakfast'A growing number of Britons are skipping breakfast, according to new research. Conducted by IGD, the study claimed that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of all British shoppers miss breakfast at...
  • allergy sufferer Allergy sufferers less likely to develop cancer, scientists sayPeople who suffer from allergies are less likely to develop cancer than others, scientists in America have stated.
  • Misunderstood the ADHD charity ADHD research 'needed'Research is needed in order to provide a drug for ADHD sufferers which does not cause any side affects. This is the view of Jacqui Vango, co-founder of ADHD charity Misunderstood.
  • Association for International Cancer Research Viruses may be used for cancer treatmentScientists are increasingly using viruses for the treatment of cancer, it has been claimed. Dr Mark Matfield of the Association for International Cancer Research said that viruses are being utilised...
  • University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine Scientists trailing ultrasound as a contraceptive for menUltrasound may be used as a reversible form of contraception for men if trials being carried out by scientists in the US prove successful. A team from the University of North Carolina have been...
  • Birth control pill 'Think twice about the pill' women urgedWomen have been encouraged to think carefully about their sexual health. A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed that women taking the pill were at the highest risk of...
  • The British Skin Foundation Sun-blocking beauty products 'no defence against skin cancer threat'Beauty products shouldn't be used as a substitute for sunscreen even if they contain sun protection properties, it has been recommended. The British Skin Foundation said that there is no substitute...
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