12/01/2011Call to improve health research to benefit those with private medical cover?
Those with private medical cover and other UK patients could benefit from medical advances if health research is better regulated, it has been suggested. The Academy of Medical Sciences has called for the...12/01/2011Common painkillers could carry heart attack risk, private medical cover holders warned
Regularly using common painkillers could increase the risk of needing private medical cover treatment for heart disease, it has been suggested. According to a new study, a group of painkillers used to treat...12/01/2011Regular breaks from desk could provide health boost for private medical cover holders
Private medical cover holders could benefit from regular breaks from sitting at their desks while at work, it has been suggested. A new study has found that those who take regular breaks from their desks,...11/01/2011Private medical cover holders at lower risk of superbug infections?
New research has suggested that private medical cover holders could be less likely to contract infections while in hospital. According to a Canadian study, patients placed in private rooms, common within...11/01/2011Too much TV watching could see private medical cover holders develop heart problems
Watching TV or playing computer games for long periods could increase the risk of requiring private medical cover treatment for heart disease, even among the otherwise fit and healthy. According to new...10/01/2011Private medical cover holders to benefit from 3D surgery?
3D technology like that used in the cinema could bring benefits to private medical cover holders. A new keyhole surgery technique has been developed in which two cameras inserted into the body send back 3D...10/01/2011Surgery cancellations to prompt private medical cover uptake?
Signs that some NHS hospitals in Kent are struggling to cope with rising flu admissions may prompt some in the region to take out private medical cover instead. Hospitals across the county have been forced...07/01/2011Employers urged to use private medical cover to top up NHS care
Companies should consider using private medical cover to top up NHS care as part of employee benefit packages, it has been claimed. In an article for Moneymarketing.co.uk, Charlie MacEwan, corporate...07/01/2011Private medical cover provider warns of dangers of online self-diagnosis
A leading private medical cover provider has warned that checking symptoms on the internet can lead to unnecessary worry for patients. According to Bupa 's Health Pulse survey, 73 per cent of Britons...06/01/2011Good bedside manner to benefit private medical cover holders?
Those with private medical cover could benefit from the attention of staff with good bedside manners if they are required to spend time in hospital. According to a new report, improving the 'patient...