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News : September 2010

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

  • www.treatmentsyoucantrust.co.uk Injectable cosmetic industry responds to public demand to crack down on escalating numbers of Botox® cowboysIn a major step forward in patient protection, from Monday 13th September consumers will, for the first time, be able to 'shop responsibly' for injectable cosmetic treatments, such as Botox® and...
  • dementia World Alzheimer's Day highlights need to plan financially for long term careAs World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September approaches, LifeSearch warns of the financial consequences for those who get Alzheimer's. Over 700,000 people currently have dementia and it is believed there...
  • AdviceOnCare.co.uk Long Term Care explained with AdviceOnCare.co.ukIf you need information about long-term care and don't know where to turn, AdviceOnCare.co.uk are care fees advice and planning specialists who can help you with all your long term care planning and...
  • Friends Provident Friends Provident improves critical illness policyFriends Provident has added mastectomy cover to critical illness and life with critical illness policies. In the event of a total mastectomy to treat a carcinoma in situ of the breast, it will pay...
  • Healthvibes Stop smoking and allergiesHealthvibes uses frequency patterns to substantially reduce addictive cravings, desensitise allergies and detoxify toxins to help improve a person's health. Therapist Savita Bhandari is confident...
  • long term care Care home tool developedA tool has been developed to assess the suitability of care homes for their elderly residents. Funded by the Economic and Physical Sciences Research Council, the EVOLVE evaluation tool formed part of...
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer Cancer survival rates 'rising'Recent data has revealed that there has been an increase in one-year cancer survival rates over the past decade. The information from the Office for National Statistics showed that the survival index...
  • Breast Cancer Campaign Cancer risk 'can be reduced with exercise'It has been suggested that taking regular exercise could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Arlene Wilkie, director of research and policy at Breast Cancer Campaign, said that women could...
  • alcohol Alcohol-related issues increasingThe number of alcohol-related hospital admissions has reportedly increased over the past year. A recent report entitled Local Alcohol Profiles in England revealed that almost 16,000 people died in...
  • alcohol Alcohol recovery 'impacted by stress'High levels of a stress hormone could be having a negative impact on recovering alcoholics. This is according to the results of a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool.
  • Excessive sweating – how is it treated? Work worries stopping millions from sleeping, study findsWork-related worries are stopping around seven in ten UK adults from enjoying a good night's sleep, research has found. A study has found that seven in ten adult Britons are losing sleep over...
  • Holly Willoughby Willoughby 'will consider cosmetic surgery'Presenter Holly Willoughby has indicated that she will consider having cosmetic surgery in the future. The blonde star made the comment on This Morning, while speaking to guests.
  • Healthy food Weight loss 'different for everyone'Mass marketed diets rarely work for individuals because they are unable to account for individual situations, it has been suggested. Harley Street nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston of Foods for Life...
  • cholesterol UK 'not taking action against cholesterol'A recent survey has revealed that people in the UK are not tackling the issue of high cholesterol. Conducted by Kellogg's Optivita, the study found that a fifth of those questions who had had a...
  • skin cancer prevention Spotting skin cancer early 'saves lives'It has been suggested that doctors and patients need to pay close attention to possible signs of skin cancer because early detection can save lives. Nina Goad, spokesperson for the British...
  • Man smoking a cigarette Smokers 'should team-up to quit'Smokers have been encouraged to quit their habit with the help of friends. A recent campaign in the EU is asking people from all over Europe to share their tips with others in order to help people to...
  • Women's health Prozac 'could tackle PMS'Research has suggested that taking a daily dose of Prozac could help tackle the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). Conducted by scientists at the University of Birmingham, the study clarified...
  • the liver in the human body Research 'could speed up liver diagnosis'Diagnosis of liver damage could be made faster and more accurate with information from a recent research project. A group of scientists at the University of Liverpool had used paracetamol to observe...
  • senior computer user Quality of life in care homes 'could be improved with technology'Recent developments at the University of Sheffield could help to improve people's quality of life in care homes. Scientists at the establishment have been working on a computer system, dubbed MAAVIS,...
  • Prostate operation: pros and cons Male approach to doctors 'different'Men have a different relationship with their doctors than women, which one health professional has suggested could lead to difficulties. Dr Elizabeth Rapley, scientific spokesperson for the Institute...
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