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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.

  • breast surgery Invention 'will assist with cancer screening'A new invention will help make cancer screening faster and less invasive, it has been suggested. Professor Zhipeng Wu has developed the scanner based on radio frequency technology.
  • Harley Medical Group Breast augmentation 'still top cosmetic surgery'Breast augmentations are still the number one cosmetic surgery treatment taking place within the Harley Medical Group's (THMG) Irish clinics.
  • University of Dundee Bowel cancer risk 'could be lowered with exercise'The risk of developing bowel cancer could be reduced by taking just half an hour's exercise a day, it has been suggested. Professor Annie Anderson from the University of Dundee noted that the...
  • Big Matters Balance 'key to avoiding obesity'People who are struggling with obesity have been reminded that balance is the key. Jessica Villa, independent nutritional consultant for Big Matters, said that by sticking to their recommended...
  • autistic child Autism 'could be tackled with succimer'The drug succimer could provide an alternative treatment for autistic children. According to recent research conducted by Walter Rogan, head of the Paediatric Epidemiology Group at the National...
  • aspirin Aspirin 'cuts bowel cancer risk'Recent research has revealed that taking a daily dose of aspirin can reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer. Published in the Lancet, the study found that the common drug could also reduce the...
  • anti-obesity drugs Obesity treatment analysedAn anti-obesity drug has become the centre of a recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge. The research looked at the effect of the drug sibutramine on brain responses.
  • Agata Dworak Kula Leeds hospital offers pioneering breast cancer treatmentNearly 46,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each year – one person every 11 minutes.
  • William Russell logo Free travel plan offer during OctoberInternational expatriate insurance specialist William Russell has a promotion to give away one year's free Global Travel insurance worth US$104/€104/£62 to new individual members taking out a Global...
  • shapewear Women are at their happiest when they are slimIt's a question that's plagued mankind for centuries, what really makes a woman happy? Perhaps it's finding true love or the man of their dreams or perhaps, as new research suggests it's finding...
  • Bupa logo Bupa sells Bupa Health Assurance to ResolutionBupa has sold its UK life business, Bupa Health Assurance Ltd (BHA), to Resolution Ltd, a financial services group that owns Friends provident and Axa Life. The sale is subject to regulatory...
  • webcam online consultation Just-Eat millionaire launches online webcam-based counselling serviceThe co-founder behind international online success and TechCrunch Top 100 company Just-Eat has launched a new internet service, aimed at connecting therapists and psychologists with members of the...
  • Walking could cut obesity levels Exercise 'could help mental health issues'Exercise has been recommended as a way of dealing with certain mental health problems. As the clocks are due to go back next weekend (October 31st), a recent survey conducted by Saga has revealed...
  • Barclays logo Barclays forms partnership with First AssistBarclays has a new three-year partnership with FirstAssist.Barclays customers taking out travel cover from the bank will now have their cover provided by FirstAssist.
  • Scottish provident logo Scottish Provident re-prices life and critical illness coverScottish Provident has made pricing changes to its life and critical illness cover rates. Rates have been reduced by as much as 3.4% for critical illness cover and as much as 5.3% for life cover.
  • Simplyhealth Companies increase commitment to employee wellbeing despite tough times46% of companies have an employee wellbeing strategy in place - a significant increase from 33% and 30% in 2009 and 2008 respectively. This is according to this year's Chartered Institute of...
  • Simplyhealth Dressing down to help Enham peopleA donation of £1000 has been given to Hampshire based charity, Enham from healthcare provider Simplyhealth. The money was raised as part of a dress down day and will help fund the purchase of a new...
  • UK Healthcare UK Healthcare launches new websiteUK Healthcare has launched a new website, which improves the customer experience and provides a wealth of information and services regarding their range of personal and business health cash plans.
  • Co-operative Insurance Co-op seeks buyers for life insurance subsidiaryThe mutually owned Cooperative Group is planning a sale of its life insurance business as part of a reorganisation of its financial services division.
  • St. John's Wort - 1,000mcg Hypericin Complementary medicine 'can help depression'A doctor has suggested that complementary medicines can really help depression. Speaking to the Daily Mail, professor George Lewith said that he will "happily continue recommending" St John's Wort to...
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