Best practice dictates that a patient aged over 50 with long-standing problems of gastric reflux should have an endoscopy - but a recent study has concluded that it’s yet another routine screening programme that has no benefit to the patient.
SLINGS AND ARROWS: Mother was right after all (or: Mother 1, Doctor 0
Yet another clinical trial of tamoxifen can’t decide if the drug is worth taking.
Originally hailed as a major contribution to breast cancer prevention, tamoxifen has had a bumpy ride
Screening for prostate cancer is surrounded by controversy - and with good reason. Although deaths due to prostate cancer have gone down since 1985, when the PSA test
Antenatal ultrasound is widely used to detect major fetal abnormalities such as anencephaly. However, a recent editorial (BMJ,1997; 314: 918) questions its use in detecting less straightforward pr ...
I was very interested in your article ‘Healthy, older and wise’ (WDDTY vol 15 no 9). But why was there no mention of the proved benefits of dog ownership?
BREAST IS BEST: And here’s another reason why
EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU. A story that can run and run
A low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet may not be as healthy as people believe, according to research by a doctor at Harvard School of Public Health.