More than 10,000 cases of cancer of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland that sits just below the bladder, are diagnosed every year in the UK. It is the second-most common cause of cancer deaths
Another flaw in the triple test for pregnant women seems to have been uncovered - it doesn't work too well on Asian women. The test is designed to detect Down's syndrome in the unborn fetus, and comprises ultrasound, serum screening and...
What’s it for?
The human brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a watery fluid called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It protects the brain and spine by acting as a shock absorber,
Since food, in the main, is no longer very nutritional, your only recourse is to supplement with vitamins and minerals. However, there are certain caveats
In 1997, my therapist told me that my leaking amalgam fillings were the reason I felt so poorly. I found it hard to believe that the NHS would use mercury, which is classed as toxic waste,
There are no real alternatives to lumbar puncture, and few guidelines as to who should and should not have this procedure. It is contraindicated in brain oedema or swelling
Because many patients have thyroid problems with no symptoms, most doctors rely on lab tests of all three hormones to confirm a diagnosis of thyroid disease. The problem is that these tests will s ...
X-rays and other tests that involve the use of barium meals and dyes may not be as safe and routine as your doctor would have you believe.
Dr Broda O Barnes, who studied thyroid disease for 35 years, believed that many people have subtle thryoid disorders that don't show up on a blood test. ... ...
Do women under the age of 50 benefit from mammogram screening? Latest findings from the Swedish study - involving nearly 250,000 women - suggests not,