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News : September 2006

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Newer obesity treatment more effective Obesity surgery - duodenal switchA study of different types of obesity surgery has found that a newer operation, called the duodenal switch, results in better weight loss than the standard gastric bypass procedure.Researchers from...
  • Plastic surgery reduces nasal obstruction Rhinoplasty - nose surgeryPlastic surgery can be used to improve airway function in patients suffering from severe nasal obstruction, a study has shown.The procedure, which is known as functional rhinoplasty, can help to...
  • Sexual health: One in seven young men has chlamydia Sexual health - man and womanOne in seven young men between the ages of 20 and 24 are infected with chlamydia, according to figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).The data, which were presented at the agency's...
  • Men wake up to benefits of cosmetic surgery Nulook cosmetic surgery for menSurgeons belonging to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons carried out 22,041 operations last year, with more men than ever choosing to go under the knife.British males are becoming...
  • Women 'want to look 10 years younger' Eyelid surgeryNearly half of women wish that they could look ten years younger, according to a recent survey by skincare company RoC.The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary found that 45 per cent of women wanted to knock...
  • Irish attracted by medical tourism Ireland stickerIrish consumers are becoming increasingly interested in the concept of medical tourism, with many choosing to seek cheap medical treatment abroad.According to industry insiders, patients are...
  • Governor backs Indian city for medical tourism Surgigo - surgeonThe governor of the Indian state of Punjab, General Sunith Francis Rodrigues, has set out plans for bolstering Chandigarh's image as a medical tourism destination.Marking World Tourism Day, the...
  • History of STD linked to prostate cancer risk Men with a history of gonorrhoea are more likely to develop prostate cancer, according to new research.A study of African-American men between the ages of 40 and 79 found that those patients who had...
  • Hip replacement surgery reduces lower back pain Baylor college of medicine logoHip replacement surgery could help to relieve lower back pain, a new study has suggested.A small study carried out in American and Israeli spinal centres has revealed that total hip replacement...
  • Exercise before joint replacement ops aids recovery Knee and hip replacement - exerciseIncreased exercise prior to hip and knee replacement procedures can reduce the need for inpatient rehabilitation, a study has shown.Researchers found that patients who had participated in water and...
  • Drug users warned of dental health risks American dental association (ADA) logoUsers of the drug methamphetamine are being warned that they could be doing serious damage to their teeth.The drug, also known as meth, crystal and speed, is used mainly by people between the ages of...
  • Prostate cancer treatment increases diabetes risk Harvard school of medicine logoMen receiving the most common treatment for prostate cancer are 44 per cent more likely to develop diabetes, according to experts.Scientists at the Harvard Medical School noticed that the...
  • Diabetes, not obesity, leads to acute organ failure Diabetes UK logoPatients suffering from diabetes are at a much higher risk of critical illnesses and premature death, regardless of whether they are obese or not, according to a new study.Research carried out by the...
  • Density of breast tissue linked to breast cancer risk Body Enrich - BreastThe density of tissues within the breast is a key determinant of breast cancer, a new study has shown.A paper published in today's Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that breasts with...
  • Community psychiatric care found to be lacking Healthcare commission logoPeople in need of psychiatric care are being failed by poor access to community health services, according to a new report.The Healthcare Commission claims that local mental health care providers...
  • Liver disease: Drug 'could halve cirrhosis death rate' Newcastle University logoA drug which is currently used to treat arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease has been found to be effective in reversing severe liver disease.A team of researchers at the University of Newcastle...
  • Private clinics to provide cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil - cervical cancer vaccineA vaccine which protects women against cervical cancer will be available in the UK within weeks.Gardasil will be the first such vaccine to get a license and will be available for females between the...
  • Semen may fuel cervical cancer growth Medical research councilA hormone-like molecule in semen may encourage the development of cervical cancer, British scientists have said.A team at the Medical Research Council (MRC) has found that exceptionally high levels...
  • Hypnosis reduces children's cancer treatment pain Guy's and Thomas' hospital - childrenHypnosis can be an effective pain management tool for children undergoing cancer treatment, according to researchers.A clinical trial, conducted by Dr Christina Liossi at the University of...
  • Breast cancer survival: Outlook is brighter Breast cancer awarenessCases of breast cancer have increased by 81 per cent since 1971, new figures have shown.A total of 41,000 cases of the disease, which is the commonest cancer in the UK, were diagnosed in the UK in...
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