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14/10/2010Fears over foreign doctor competency tests could spark increased demand for private medical cover
A lack of competency tests for foreign doctors working in the NHS could lead to more people taking out private medical cover . According to an investigation by Pulse magazine, fewer than a quarter of doctors...
13/10/2010Discovery could lead to development of more effective malaria healthcare plans
A new study that has identified the gene that enables the parasite that causes malaria to resist treatment could lead to more effective healthcare plans for the disease being developed. Scientists at the...
13/10/2010First human stem cell trial sparks hope treatment could be used in future healthcare plans
Treatments using embryonic stem cells could be one step closer to being used regularly as part of healthcare plans following a new trial in a human patient. US-based firm Geron has announced that it is to...
12/10/2010Rise in NHS hospital parking fees may see more people consider private medical cover
More people may be considering taking out private medical cover following a new report highlighting the rising cost of parking at NHS hospitals. A study by the Sunday Mirror has found that parking fees have...
11/10/2010High traffic could increase chances of needing private medical cover to treat breast cancer
Women who live in areas with high levels of traffic pollution may be at greater risk of needing breast cancer treatment on their private medical cover . According to new research, women living in such...
11/10/2010Raw bean sprouts could lead to need for healthcare plan for salmonella
It has been advised that people avoid eating raw bean sprouts as they could lead to a need for a healthcare plan to treat a certain form of salmonella. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that...
08/10/2010Amino acid supplement in healthcare plan could prolong life
A new technique for prolonging life could soon be available for those with private medical cover . Scientists have discovered that a cocktail of amino acids - which constitute the building blocks of proteins...
07/10/2010Ban on light drinking does not have to be part of pregnancy healthcare plan, say researchers.
Expecting mothers do not have to cut out all alcohol as part of their pregnancy healthcare plan , researchers have suggested. A new study has found there is no evidence that drinking small amounts of alcohol...
06/10/2010Smoking, drinking and poor diet could lead to healthcare plan for oral cancers
Those who drink and smoke heavily and do not eat enough fruit and veg may well need a healthcare plan to treat certain cancers, new research has suggested. Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have...
05/10/2010Fat around the thighs healthier than on the waist
Scientists have discovered why those with fat around the waist may be more at risk of needing a healthcare plan for certain conditions compared to people who tend to store excess weight on the lower body. ...
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