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News : November 2010

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

  • salt Salt reduction 'would curb healthcare costs'Instructing the food industry to reduce the salt content of processed foods would help to improve the health of the nation. This is according to researchers from the University of Queensland, who...
  • IVF for older women Private clinics 'offering IVF to older women'An increasingly large number of babies are being born to older women through IVF procedures. This is according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show that there has...
  • protein rich diet High protein diet could benefit obesity treatmentPeople who are struggling to maintain the weight lost through obesity treatments may want to look into different types of diet.
  • the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Anniversary of Royal Assent for fertility treatmentsThis month marks the 20th anniversary of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, which led to Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) becoming law.
  • Mind, Exercise, Nutrition … Do It! (MEND) Obesity 'at epidemic proportions'Obesity in the UK is "now reaching epidemic proportions", it has been suggested. Paul Sacher, chief research and development officer at Mind, Exercise, Nutrition … Do it! (MEND), said that there are...
  • an obese adolescent boy Obese adolescents 'increasing risks in adulthood'Obese adolescents are increasing their health risks in adulthood, it has been suggested. Research conducted in the US found that young people are unlikely to shift the weight as they grow up.
  • breast cancer awareness ribbon MRI screening for breast cancer encouragedResearchers have suggested that MRI screening for breast cancer should be employed when women have previously suffered from the disease.
  • Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery New cosmetic surgery instrument 'popular'Patients have come to value a new cosmetic surgery device which helps to predict the results of surgery. The computer imaging device, which shows how patients will look after cosmetic surgery on...
  • University of Bristol Incentives 'more effective' in obesity treatmentIncentives are more effective than penalties when it comes to treating obesity. This is according to recent comments from Sue Baic, senior lecturer for the Department of Exercise, Nutrition and...
  • doctors consult over x-ray lung cancer NHS 'not offering life saving treatments'The NHS is not offering patients life-saving surgery for lung cancer, it has been reported. Only half as many patients in England are receiving the treatment compared to the best countries in the...
  • Terrence Higgins Trust Thousands of HIV positive people 'unaware of infection'Recent figures have suggested that thousands of people who are HIV positive are actually unaware that they are infected. Compiled by the Health Protection Agency, the data shows that an estimated...
  • Cigarette smoke 1% of deaths 'are result of passive smoking'Passive smoking leads to one per cent of deaths around the world. This is according to recent research headed by the World Health Organisation's Tobacco-Free Initiative in Geneva and published in the...
  • Teeth whitening clinics – are they safe? Brits warned off DIY tooth-whiteningBritons may want to reconsider cosmetic dentistry following a warning regarding DIY tooth-whitening treatments. Professor Andrew Eder, dentist and clinical director of the London Tooth Wear Centre,...
  • Heating costs 'leave elderly vulnerable' Heating costs 'leave elderly vulnerable'Older people may want to research private care homes after it has been suggested that heating costs could be detrimental to their health. Simon Bottery, director of policy at Independent Age, said...
  • orange juice Could orange juice lower blood pressure?Orange juice could be a simple way to help lower blood pressure. A recent research project conducted in France found that drinking two glasses of orange juice a day lowered the blood pressure of...
  • Alzheimer's awareness ribbon Exercise 'could protect against Alzheimer's'Recent research has suggested that exercise could help prevent against the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Exercise is good for osteoarthritis Elderly people 'could benefit from exercise'Research has suggested that elderly people in care homes could benefit from being offered exercise programmes.
  • The Hospital Group Cosmetic surgery 'increasingly popular among men'Cosmetic surgery is being carried out on an increasingly large number of men, it has been suggested. Recent figures published by cosmetic surgery provider The Hospital Group revealed that there has...
  • Diabetes UK logo Care homes 'failing diabetes patients'Patients with diabetes are being let down by care homes, a recent report has suggested. People may want to choose their care homes more carefully after the study by Diabetes UK found that just 23 per...
  • CancerPartnersUK Cancer care 'improving unevenly'Quality of cancer care varies by region in the UK, it has been suggested. Professor Karol Sikora, medical director of CancerPartnersUK, said that overall, cancer care has "improved remarkably over...
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