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Treatment news : February 2011

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

  • Hearing loss 'impacts life quality' Deafness Research UKPeople who are concerned about losing their hearing should be sure to contact their family doctor. This is the advice of Rachel Mcdonald, research development manager for Deafness Research UK.
  • Childhood cancer survivors 'facing challenges' CLIC SargentSurvivors of cancer during childhood face a number of challenges when getting back into regular life. According to Dara de Burca, director of services at the cancer charity CLIC Sargent, young people...
  • Should walking be incorporated into obesity treatment? exercise better than pillsResearch has found that the best way to improve mobility is to lose weight and take gentle exercise.
  • Sunscreen and diet 'contribute to healthy skin' International Dermal InstituteHealthy-looking skin can be achieved by using sunscreen and maintaining a healthy diet. This is according to recent comments from Sally Penford, education manager for the International Dermal...
  • Sex during pregnancy 'largely safe' Sex during pregnancy Research has shown that having sex while pregnant is generally safe. Published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the study showed that there are few complications involved in the practice.
  • Preterm birth clinic attendance 'reduces infant morbidity' infertility treatment in SpainResearch has suggested that preterm birth clinic attendance among women who were at high risk for preterm birth results in a lower risk of infant morbidity.
  • Mental outlook can affect drug success MRI scannerResearch has suggested that people's mental view towards their treatment can influence its effectiveness. Conducted by the University of Oxford, the study looked at MRI scans of patient's brains.
  • Obesity treatment could be needed to save knees Obesity risk factor in oesophagus cancerObesity treatment could be needed by seriously overweight individuals to help stop the damage incurred to their knees. According to recent research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American...
  • Mental illness 'deserves attention' SANEMental health problems deserve as much attention as physical issues, it has been suggested. Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, said that more recognition is required...
  • Mental health 'positively affected by work' MindEmployment can have a positive effect on mental health problems, it has been suggested. Paul Farmer, chief executive of the mental health charity Mind, said that having a job can help an individual...
  • Laser hair removal 'best done in winter' Specialists in laser hair removal, anti-wrinkle injectionsWinter is a good time for laser hair removal procedures, it has been suggested. According to an expert from sk:n in Manchester, individuals need to keep strong sunlight away from areas treated with...
  • Laser eye surgery 'viewed as safe' UltralaseAn increasing number of people are considering laser eye surgery as the procedure is reportedly viewed by many as a safe and convenient alternative to glasses and contacts.
  • IVF 'not affected by stress' Cardiff UniversityThe chances of a pregnancy during IVF treatment is not affected by a woman's stress levels. This is according to research conducted at Cardiff University.
  • Heart risk posed by vegan lifestyle vegan foodPeople who refrain from eating any meat or animal products could be putting their heart health at risk. Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that a strict vegan...
  • Gynaecological audit aims to improve healthcare Royal College of Obstetricians and GynaecologistsAn audit of women suffering from a common gynaecological condition is to be be conducted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
  • Global obesity rates 'doubled in last 30 years' One in ten adults in the UK is obeseObesity rates around the world doubled between 1980 and 2008. This is according to research conducted by Imperial College London, Harvard School of Public Health and the World Health Organisation.
  • Gene test 'could be extended to prostate cancer patients' the Lancet Oncology A gene test that has already been used successfully with other cancer patients could be extended for use with prostate cancer.
  • Functional exercises 'recommended' knee injuriesPeople who are suffering from chronic knee, back or hip pain have been advised to include functional exercises in their daily lives.
  • Extremely obese women 'may not require weight gain in pregnancy' Obesity 'can result in pregnancy problems' Extremely obese women might not need to gain weight during pregnancy, recent research has suggested. Presented at the Society for Maternal-Foetal Medicine's annual meeting, the study found that these...
  • WCRF: People unaware of effect of diet on cancer risks The World Cancer Research FundPeople are unaware of the fact that improving their diet and taking more exercise can have a beneficial effect on their risk of developing the most common cancers.
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