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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.

  • National Friendly An age-old problem - over 80% not saving for their careNew research from specialist health insurer National Friendly, says that 84% are not putting any money aside to pay for care when they are elderly, further highlighting the severity of the escalating...
  • ABI (association of british insurers) logo Read long-term care guide with careThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published a brief 8-page consumer guide to long-term care insurance. The guide highlights that a minority of people will be expected to fund their own...
  • Aviva Do you want to be in the Big Picture?"You are the Big Picture" is Aviva's first global brand campaign, demonstrating commitment to putting customers at the heart of its business.
  • yoga Yoga 'could help fibromyalgia'Sufferers of fibromyalgia could find that yoga helps to relieve the symptoms of their condition. Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found that the exercise can improve on the...
  • skin cancer Women 'more likely to seek cancer screening'A recent survey has revealed that women are more likely to seek screening for skin cancer. Published in the Archives of Dermatology, the study revealed that women who were undergoing skin cancer...
  • fracture Vibration treatment 'could help mend fractures'A vibration treatment has been proposed as a way of helping the body to mend fractures. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia conducted a study on 18-month-old male mice to assess the...
  • breast surgery Cosmetic surgery 'unlikely to reactivate breast cancer'A cosmetic surgery procedure which involves reconstructing breasts using stem cells has been found to be safe. The treatment had been held up as a favourable option for women following cancer...
  • Sweet drinks 'associated with diabetes' Sweet drinks 'associated with diabetes' People who regularly consumer sugary drinks could be increasing their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. This is according to a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care.
  • Sperm Sperm banking 'not being offered'A recent study has suggested that men who are undergoing cancer treatment are not always being offered the option to bank their sperm. Despite the National Institute for Health and Clinical...
  • Smoking 'linked with dementia' Smoking 'linked with dementia'Smoking has been linked with an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. A recent research project published in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that heavy smoking during...
  • obesity tobacco alcohol Smoking and drinking 'trigger mouth cancer'Smoking and drinking have found to be key players in the risk of developing mouth cancers. The vices were found to be a trigger for the cancers of the mouth, oesophagus and larynx, collectively known...
  • Scotland emblem - thistle Scottish cancer rates 'differ by gender'Scotland has seen incidences of cancer increase among women while they are decreasing among men. The latest figures from isd Scotland showed that the age-standardised incidence rate for cancers in...
  • Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance Psoriatic arthritis 'can cause diagnostic problems'Diagnostic problems can arise in people suffering from psoriatic arthritis. This is the view of David Chandler, chief executive of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance.
  • Civitas Private sector surgeons 'more efficient'A recent report has found that the same surgeon will work more efficiently in the private sector than in the NHS. Conducted by independent thinktank Civitas, the study concluded that the NHS culture...
  • Pregnant woman Pregnant women 'do not benefit from fish oil'Taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy does not provide any additional benefits, Australian researchers have said. International recommendations currently claim that taking fish oil, which is high...
  • obese patient with sleep problems Obesity treatment 'could be affected by sleep loss'People who are attempting to lose weight could find that they are hindering their progress by not getting enough sleep. A recent research project published in the Annals of American Medicine has...
  • Women who overeat Obesity surgery 'can improve cholesterol'A surgeon has noted that bariatric surgery can help to improve cholesterol levels among the obese. Audun Sigurdsson, a bariatric surgeon at the Hospital Group, said that the treatment can...
  • Obesity - scales Obesity-related hospital admissions 'increasing'The number of hospital admissions that are related to obesity has increased substantially over the past decade. This is according to recent figures published by the NHS Information Centre, which have...
  • meals on wheels Nutrition 'important for elderly'It has been suggested that a number of elderly people in the UK are at risk of malnutrition. Indeed, research from the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) revealed that one in ten older...
  • Nobel prize Nobel Prize awarded to fertility professorProfessor Robert Edwards has been awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. The award was given to the professor for his work in assisting couples with infertility issues through the...
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