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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.

  • ABI (association of british insurers) logo Private healthcare 'offers piece of mind'An insurance professional has suggested that private health cover is often seen as offering extra piece of mind. Kelly Ostler-Coyle, media relations officer and a specialist in health and protection...
  • Pregnant woman Pregnancy assistance 'should be adapted for local needs'It has been suggested that antenatal services need to be adjusted in order to accommodate the needs of local areas. Sue Sauter, spokesperson for Baby Lifeline, said that there "is not one package...
  • Body Shape - women Cosmetic surgery 'solved post-pregnancy body worries'A mother from Darlington has explained that cosmetic surgery helped her to gain a figures she could "never have achieved" through exercise alone. Fiona Ross, a 39-year-old assistant planner, told the...
  • Cortex Phantom limb 'linked to strokes'Recent research has suggested that the sensation of having a phantom limb affects more people than had previously been thought. Published in Cortex, the study found that people whose nervous system...
  • National Obesity Forum Obesity surgery 'recommended solution'It has been suggested that obesity surgery may be the best way of treating the growing epidemic. Tam Fry, board member and spokesperson of the National Obesity Forum, has said that people are...
  • junk food Obesity 'caused by food intake'It has been suggested that the current "obesity epidemic" has been caused purely due to the fact that people are eating too much. Professor John Speakman made the claim in the national press, noting...
  • University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center New cancer diagnosis developedA new method of diagnosing bladder cancer has been developed by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre. The team identified a method of locating the cancer at its earliest...
  • American cancer society Mental health awareness 'needs improvement'A new report published in the journal of the American Cancer Society has found that men whose partners suffer from breast cancer are significantly more likely to develop mental health issues than the...
  • Migraine Migraine gene identifiedA gene linked with migraine pain has been identified for the first time. TRESK was discovered in families with a history of suffering from the condition by researchers based at the University of...
  • Rush Alzheimer's Disease Centre Memory loss 'not result of old age'Dementia may have a greater role to play in memory loss than had previously been realised. Research conducted by the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Centre has revealed rather than simply a result of the...
  • the liver in the human body Liver disease deaths 'surging'Recent reports have revealed a surge in the number of deaths caused by liver disease. Binge drinking and obesity were identified as two of the main causes of the increase in mortalities.
  • chromosomes Late pregnancy problems explainedResearchers have discovered a clue as to why older women experience more difficulties when conceiving. An increased risk of infertility, miscarriage and birth defects are widely acknowledged for...
  • Harley Medical Group Alex Reid contemplates laser hair removalLaser hair removal is on Alex Reid's list of possible things to do. The former winner of Celebrity Big Brother told the Harley Medical Group recently that he was considering the procedure.
  • senior keep fit Fitness 'vital' for pensionersIt has been suggested that keeping fit is vital for people who are approaching old age. Leading personal trainer Matt Roberts, who has helped a number of celebrities to stay get in good shape, said...
  • British Heart foundation logo Women offered exercise tips from fitness magazineEven a one-hour lunch break can be time enough to enjoy some intensive and effective exercise, women have been advised. New research carried out by the British Heart Foundation has pointed to the...
  • British Heart foundation logo Embarrassment 'preventing workers exercising'Embarrassment is preventing workers from getting exercise during their time at the office. This is according to recent research conducted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
  • Independent Age Elderly urged to be more activeOlder Britons have been advised to remain physically and mentally active into their elderly years. The Independent Age charity said that strength and mobility are essential for enjoying a long and...
  • slim teenage girl Early puberty linked to absent fatherGirls who have an absent father are more likely to undergo puberty at an early age. This is according to a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of California in Berkeley.
  • spicy food Curry spice stops cancer returning, scientists sayAn everyday ingredient used to make curry could have special cancer-fighting properties, scientists working at the University of Leicester believe.
  • MyFaceMyBody.com Cosmetic surgery 'considered by mothers'Recent research has revealed that cosmetic surgery is under consideration by a number of mothers. Conducted by MyFaceMyBody.com, the survey found that 39 per cent of mothers would think about having...
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