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
Myelograms are a diagnostic tool used before spinal surgery. A contrast medium or dye injected into the spinal canal space trickles into and around the discs and nerve roots to show up any problems under X-ray.
The enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, frequently used to test HIV and now foot and mouth disease (FMD), is notoriously unreliable. The test is conducted using a sample of the patient ...
Congratulations to Jane Colby for drawing attention to the problems of ME sufferers (WDDTY, vol 12 no 12). Doctors are determined to label ME a psychiatric illness because they know that their prescribed drugs are the main cause of the huge...
RADIOGRAPHS: It’s all in the reading
Increased prostate screening is causing a wrong diagnosis in up to 44 per cent of men, a new report has discovered.
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
Subjecting women with mildly abnormal cervical smear test results to an immediate colposcopy examination is no more effective than simple observation (The Lancet, 10 July 1993).
Q:I would be very interested to know your views on the Barnes Basal Temperature Test for diagnosing slight hypothyroidism. I first heard of this when I consulted a nutritionist last year. Recent ...
A scandalous lack of knowledge by doctors and an epidemic of undiagnosed thyroid problems may be behind the other growing epidemic of our times: ME