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19/10/2011Blood pressure drugs ARB inhibitors dramatically reduce the risk of Alzheimer's
Scientists have discovered that taking new blood pressure drugs will cut the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 50 per cent, according to findings published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. A study of...
19/10/2011Foreign doctors and nurses putting NHS patients without PMI in danger
A House of Lords committee has warned that patients without private medical insurance are being put at ‘unacceptable risk’ by continental doctors and nurses, who are working in the UK without any formal...
18/10/2011NHS hospital complaints revealed in annual report from health watchdog
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman found 15,066 health complaints about the NHS in 2010/11 from patients without private medical insurance . This is a rise of 4.4 per cent from 14,429...
18/10/2011Female smokers will experience an earlier menopause
Female smokers with private medical insurance may experience the onset of menopause earlier than women who don’t smoke. A new study by researchers at the University of Hong Kong has discovered a previously...
17/10/2011Cancer vaccine a future possibility as 40 per cent of cancers linked to viruses
Scientists have claimed that up to 40% of cancers are caused by viruses, a discovery which could one day lead to the development of vaccines against several forms of the disease. Using DNA analysis,...
17/10/2011Newborn babies on neonatal units put at risk by NHS cuts
Women with private health insurance may be interested to know that more than half of England’s specialist baby care units in the NHS do not meet government minimum standards of care. Whilst private health...
14/10/2011Scientists develop revolutionary drug to prevent cataracts
Patients with private medical insurance could soon avoid developing cataracts, as scientists in Australia have created a revolutionary drug which could stop the debilitating condition in its tracks. ...
14/10/2011New skin cancer drug Yervoy rejected for use on NHS
NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has rejected new skin cancer drug for use on the NHS, but patients with private medical insurance may be able to secure funding for it in the...
14/10/2011Rise in patients without PMI waiting more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment
Patients without private health insurance are having their health put at risk as waiting lists for NHS treatment rise again. New figures from the Department of Health have revealed that a total of 28,635...
13/10/2011Neglect of the elderly in NHS hospitals for patients without PMI
The latest Care Quality Commission report has revealed that at least 20 NHS Hospitals are breaching the Health and Social Care Act 2008 by failing to treat elderly patients without private medical insurance ...
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