Q Two of my son’s teeth got completely knocked out during a hockey match. This left a gap in the bottom row of teeth, near the back. Being a teenager, he feels self-conscious about his missing teeth even though it isn’t that noticeable. My dentist...
A new contraceptive pill that came onto the UK market a short while ago is being treated with caution in the Netherlands.
A major HRT trial in the US has been halted because the combination of conjugated equine oestrogen (0.625 mg/ day) and medroxyprogesterone acetate (2.5 mg/day) (Prempro) simply did more harm than good.
The story of Dracula may have to be rewritten, according to new research. Far from being a blood-sucking wraith, he could be a benevolent healthcare worker.
A recent report further cripples the last vestiges of support for hormone replacement therapy as a must-have treatment for menopause.
HRT: Modesty forbids, but we told you so
A new British review has concluded that a woman taking HRT is more likely to contract a life-threatening disease than be protected against one.
Q Have you any information on the new breast cancer drug Femara? I have heard that it is better than tamoxifen. - E.P., Glasgow
Vitamin C maintains healthy blood vessels and prevents fat accumulation (Am J Clin Nutr, 1974; 27: 866-76).
Vitamin E protects blood vessels and prevents blood clots (Int J Vit Nutr Res, 1976; 46: 18-91).
Recombinant DNA technology - or gene engineering - has progressed dramatically in the past decade to the point where it now represents 98 per cent of all fertility drugs prescribed in the US.