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News : October 2010

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

  • Liver 'could be protected by olive oil' Liver 'could be protected by olive oil'A recent research project has suggested that olive oil could prevent damage occurring to the liver. Researchers from the Universities of Monastir in Tunisia and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia...
  • Laughter 'a therapy for stress' Laughter 'a therapy for stress'It has been suggested that laughter can be a good therapy for the treatment of stress. A recent article in Post Crescent claimed that the therapy has been known to boost the immune system, reduce...
  • Could height increase risk of male cancer? Could height increase risk of male cancer?Men who are taller than average could be at increased risk of developing testicular cancer. This is according to a recent research project conducted by experts from the National Cancer Institute in...
  • pomegranate Could heart disease be prevented with pomegranate juice?Recent research has suggested that pomegranate juice may reduce the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Conducted by scientists at the Queen Margaret University in Scotland, the report...
  • contraceptive Gel could offer alternative contraceptiveWomen may want to consider using a new contraceptive gel instead of a pill, if the substance passes further medical tests.
  • herbal bah Elderly 'choose alternative treatments'Elderly people are opting for alternative treatments when it comes to flu. This is according to recent research published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
  • Skin problems Eczema treatment 'could be proving harmful'People suffering from eczema may have been damaging their skin further by using a recommended cream. Aqueous cream BP, which is widely prescribed to patients, has been found to reduce the thickness...
  • Contact with dogs could help autistic children Contact with dogs 'could help autistic children'Autistic children could benefit from the presence of a dog, it has been suggested. Researchers from the University of Montreal revealed that specifically trained service dogs had a positive impact on...
  • neck pain Drugs 'over-used' for neck painDoctors are over-prescribing drugs for the treatment of chronic neck pain, it has been suggested. Researchers at Duke University and University of North Carolina found that only 53 per cent of...
  • University Hospital of South Manchester Strict diet 'could cut breast cancer risk'The risk of developing breast cancer could be reduced by following a strict diet for just two days a week. This is the conclusion of recent research conducted by Dr Michelle Harvie at the University...
  • diploma Diploma in cosmetic medicine launchedThe first Post Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine has been launched this week. Compiled specifically for doctors carrying out cosmetic treatments, the diploma is on offer through Leicester Medical...
  • Medicalnewstoday.com 'Small risk of altered sensation' in cosmetic dentistryCertain cosmetic dentistry procedures come with a small risk of altered sensation, it has been suggested. A review published in the Journal or Oral Implantology found that the occurrence of inferior...
  • Elderly couple coping with dementia Dementia progress 'could be slowed with vitamins'Large doses of vitamin B could help to slow the rate of mental decline associated with dementia. Recent clinical trials conducted in England revealed that elderly people with memory problems could...
  • multiple sclerosis Could walking improve mental function?Older people could benefit mentally from taking gentle exercise, it has been suggested. A recent study by researchers at Pittsburgh University has revealed that older people who walk more are less...
  • dark chocolate Could dark chocolate help diabetics?A recent survey has suggested that some diabetics could benefit from eating a small amount of dark chocolate on a daily basis.
  • organ and tissue donation for medical research 'Confidence rising' in human tissue regulationPublic confidence in human tissue regulation is rising, prompting more people to consider donating tissue and organs. Surveys published this week (October 27th) by Ipsos MORI have revealed that...
  • Tufts University Could cancer treatment come from bioelectrical signalling?A recent study has suggested that bioelectrical signalling could be adapted to treat cancer. The study research found that the voltage difference between the inside and outside of cells is 'vitally...
  • obesity tobacco alcohol Cancer cases 'could be reduced with lifestyle changes'Almost a quarter of cancer cases could be avoided by making changes to lifestyles. This is according to recent research conducted by scientists in Denmark who suggested that following health living...
  • Institute of Cancer Research logo British men opt to delay cancer treatmentMen in Britain are choosing not to have aggressive cancer treatments at initial diagnosis. This is according to a recent study conducted by Dr Chris Parker from the Institute of Cancer Research.
  • Kaiser Permanente Breast density 'linked to cancer risk'People with breasts of a higher density could be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This is according to a recent research project conducted by scientists at Kaiser Permanente.
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