29/10/2010Private medical cover provider highlights problem of sleep-deprived workers
Private medical cover provider BUPA has revealed that a lack of sleep among Britain's workforce is costing the economy millions. According to its How Are You Britain? report, sleep-starved workers are...28/10/2010Healthcare plan for anxiety disorders may help people quit smoking
Establishing a healthcare plan to treat anxiety disorders may be the key to helping many people quit smoking, new research has suggested. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco...27/10/2010Private medical cover customers who suffer sports injuries may develop Osteoarthritis, suggests study.
Those diagnosed by their private medical cover provider with a sports injury may be at risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA), it has been suggested. According to Arthritis Research UK, there is a lack of...27/10/2010Private medical cover provider supports dementia alliance
Private medical cover provider BUPA has joined a group calling for a reduction in the number of dementia patients prescribed anti-psychotic drugs. A total of 45 organisations, including the Alzheimer's...26/10/2010Healthcare plans for diabetes on the increase as obesity rises
The number of people requiring a healthcare plan for diabetes is on the rise, according to new figures. Research from Diabetes UK, based on data collected from GP practices, found that the number of people...26/10/2010Private medical cover could increase after doctors show lack of support for NHS reforms
More people may be tempted to take out private medical cover after UK doctors revealed a lack of confidence in reforms to the NHS. A survey commissioned by the King's Fund thinktank and Doctors.net.uk...25/10/2010Robots to become increasingly familiar part of healthcare plan, it is claimed
The use of robotics in healthcare plans is to become increasingly common, it has been claimed. According Mike Wilson, director of the British Automation Robotics Association (BARA), robots are already used...25/10/2010Aspirin can be used as part of healthcare plan to prevent bowel cancer, says study
A daily low dose of aspirin should be used as part of healthcare plans aimed at preventing bowel cancer , it has been claimed. In a study published in the Lancet medical journal, scientists from the...22/10/2010Squeeze on NHS budget could lead to uptake of private medical cover
Private medical cover could become a more attractive alternative to the NHS for many following yesterday's (October 20th) comprehensive spending review. As promised by chancellor George Osborne, the...22/10/2010National Friendly: Private medical cover providers must pick up slack from strain on NHS
Private medical cover providers can step in to offer customers services in the wake of a budget squeeze on the NHS, it has been claimed. The health service has been ordered to find £20 billion of savings by...