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News : October 2008

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

  • Dermal fillers 'are still medical procedures' cosmetic surgeryDermal fillers may be non-surgical cosmetic treatments but they are still medical procedures and should only be performed by fully trained practitioners, experts have advised.
  • Newcastle is 'top of the cosmetic surgery ops' woman getting plastic surgery treatmentNewcastle has emerged as the city with the most cosmetic surgery operations, according to a data crunch of 400,000 postcodes of patients.
  • Scientists unveil new cosmetic breast surgery Cosmetic surgery - breast implant surgerySurgeons have presented a new procedure to correct severely sagging breasts at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Asps) Plastic Surgery 2008 conference.
  • Pill 'most popular form of contraception' oral contraception may lower cancer riskThe majority of women who use contraceptives prefer to use the pill, new statistics show. A survey by the Office for National Statistics reveals that three quarters of 16 to 49-year-olds used some...
  • Majority of women 'concerned' by contraception oral contraception may lower cancer riskA new survey has revealed that women are not entirely trusting of hormonal contraception. Researchers for Schering-Plough found that more than three quarters of women who use hormonal contraception...
  • GPs top for contraception advice oral contraception may lower cancer riskThe majority of women would visit their GP for advice on contraception, a new survey has found. Researchers polled 100 British women and their GPs in June this year and found that nearly 60 per cent...
  • SurgiCare launches chest rejuvenation treatment Surgicare logoCosmetic procedure provider SurgiCare has unveiled a new non-surgical cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates the neck and chest areas.
  • Bupa supports specialist dementia services BUPA International logoPrivate healthcare company Bupa has pledged over one million pounds to help develop specialist Admiral Nursing services in England. Admiral Nurses have specialist mental health training and work to...
  • Botox 'reverses ageing process' woman getting plastic surgery treatmentA new study has confirmed that botox injections really can change your skin for the better. Research published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology looked at two patients whose frown lines and...
  • Teenagers turning to botox One in ten girls have sexual infectionTeenagers who try and buy botox treatment are likely to be turned away, a cosmetic surgery provider has revealed. According to UK firm SurgiCare, some teenagers have been contemplating botox in a bid...
  • Gas found to help with blood pressure regulation elderly patient: blood pressure checkHydrogen sulphide has been found by scientists to play a key role in the regulation of blood pressure - paving the way for improved cardiovascular treatment. Researchers at the University of Maryland...
  • Apigenin found to improve cancer treatment efficacy Pancreatic cancer risks reduced by applesIngesting apigenin can enhance the ability of cancer cells to respond to cancer treatment, it has been revealed. According to scientists at the University of Riverside, apigenin is instrumental in...
  • Ride the Mexican wave of banking job losses with PPI British Insurance logoAs the risk of redundancy increases for more and more people working within the financial services sector, PPI lobbyist Sara-Ann Burgess from Burgesses, urges employees to ensure they have Payment...
  • UK and Isle of Man end reciprocal travel health agreement Isle of ManThe UK's plan to scrap the reciprocal health agreement with the Isle of Man has been greeted with real dismay by many of the Island's elderly. Island residents could face hefty hospital bills after...
  • Free expatriate travel insurance with individual Globalhealth Elite applications William Russell logoInternational expatriate insurance specialist William Russell has launched a promotion offering one year's free global travel insurance to new members taking out an individual GlobalHealth Elite...
  • AXA will publish claims statistics AXA PPP Healthcare logoAXA is the latest insurer to promise to publish statistics that show the number of consumer income protection (IP) claims that it pays and declines. The insurer believes that publishing claims...
  • Women's employment grows but attitudes to financial protection are stuck in the 1970s AXA PPP Healthcare logoNearly half of all working women in Great Britain do not have any form of financial protection, despite a significant increase in their economic activity over the past 30 years and the dramatic rise...
  • Foresters look for younger members Foresters Friendly Society logoAttracting younger members is just one of the goals of Foresters Friendly Society, according to Kevin Dann, its new chief executive. He added that there is no room for complacency in order to survive...
  • Sheffield cancer patients receive boost from Westfield Westfield Health logoSheffield cancer patients and their carers are set to benefit from a new Cancer Care Support Service, thanks to a £10,000 donation from Westfield Health. The donation, made to Macmillan Cancer...
  • FSA fat cat warning on remuneration FSA - Financial Services AuthorityIndustry regulator FSA has written an open letter to all chief executives in the insurance and banking world. Roughly translated, it is warning them all not to continue with some of the obscene...
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