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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.

  • breast surgery Cancer patients 'choose silicone over saline'Patients undergoing cosmetic surgery after having a mastectomy have indicated a preference for silicone breast implants. Research from the US found that women, who had silicone implants after their...
  • alcohol damages both the individual and wider society Alcohol 'more harmful than cocaine'A recent study has suggested that alcohol could be more dangerous than substances including crack cocaine. The research was led by the sacked government drugs advisor David Nutt, with colleagues from...
  • Women and girls who drink during adolescence Binge drinking 'storing up problems'Britons are storing up future health problems for themselves by indulging in binge drinking. This is the view of Dr Evelyn Gillan, the chief executive of Alcohol Scotland.
  • Parenting advice - Netmums Advice on maternal obesity 'lacking'A recent piece of research has found that there is a lack of advice for new mothers who are concerned with weight issues.
  • British Dental Health Foundation Children's dental health 'improving'Recent figures have revealed that dental health among children is still improving. The study, published by the NHS Dental Epidemiology Programme, revealed that the percentage of 12-year-old children...
  • cosmetic surgery after childbirth Cosmetic surgeons performing more 'mummy makeovers'One cosmetic surgeon has claimed than an increasing number of women are seeking cosmetic surgery after childbirth. Dr Hugh McLean claimed that 'mummy makeovers' are in demand for women aged between...
  • Age UK Care system 'facing crisis'The NHS care system in the UK is reaching crisis point, according to recent suggestions. Charity Age UK has claimed that the health service is failing to divert sufficient funds and focus to the...
  • Women exercising Cancer risk 'could be cut through exercise'Recent research has revealed that women could reduce their chances of developing endometrial cancer by taking regular exercise. Conducted by scientists at Yale School of Public Health, the study...
  • BMI consultants choice logo Alan Doherty in the UK's top 10 prostate cancer surgeonsConsultant Urologist Alan Doherty, who practices at BMI Fitzroy Square Hospital in central London, has been chosen as one of the UK's top ten outstanding prostate cancer surgeons in a survey...
  • Consultant Urological Surgeon Omer Karim Local clinician recognised by peers as one of the top 10 prostate cancer surgeons in the UKConsultant Urological Surgeon Omer Karim, who practices at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, has been chosen as one of the UK's top ten outstanding prostate cancer surgeons in a survey...
  • The Hospital Group cars Midlands business expansion secures position as number one cosmetic surgery providerBromsgrove based cosmetic surgery provider The Hospital Group, has announced the acquisition of Manchester based cosmetic surgery clinic, SurgiCare, after it bought the company out of administration.
  • The Hospital Group Many slimming pills don't workMore than half of British adults are classed as overweight so it's no surprise that there's a large and growing market for slimming pills and supplements, but new research has revealed that many of...
  • One in ten adults in the UK is obese One in ten adults in the uk is obeseNew research has revealed that a shocking one in ten adults is now so obese their GP considers their weight a serious risk to their health with many of them living a highly unhealthy lifestyle.
  • Junk food not seen as a treat, poll shows Overweight struggle with weight loss because of heightened sense of smellNew research has found that some overweight people have a greater sense of smell for food which may cause them to struggle with diets and weight loss.
  • breast enlargement Boob job put fun back into my lifeStunning X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has revealed a breast augmentation helped her regain her confidence and brought the fun back into her life.
  • Westfield Health logo - sml Managing stress is vital for business successLatest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive reports that over 11 million working days were lost to stress in Britain last year with an estimated 415,000 individuals believing they were...
  • legal and general logo Legal & General dispels underwriting mythLegal & General is keen to dispel the myth that a high percentage of people get rated before their policy goes on risk. It is often thought that a high percentage, at least one in four, get rated...
  • confused.com Excuses, excuses, excusesNew research from Confused.com suggests the reasons why so few have taken out critical illness insurance, which pays out a lump sum if the person develops an illness or condition covered in the...
  • Denplan logo Denplan loses VAT case at European Court of JusticeOn 28 October, The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a decision on the VAT treatment of AXA's payment plan under the Denplan arrangements. The ECJ overturned the decisions of the VAT Tribunal...
  • does my bum look big in this? Women worry about their bottomsFor many women their bottom is an area that causes them to feel self conscious and leads to the age old question “does my bum look big in this?”.
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