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
BREAST EXAMINATION: It doesn’t make any difference
Homeopathy helps to relieve chronic conditions, a new study has found. Researchers tracked around 6500 patients with chronic health problems for six years, and discovered that homeopathic remedies helped in 70 per cent of cases.
Keyhole surgery, the gee-whiz technology that has transformed surgery, still doesn’t work as well as the old-fashioned conventional surgery for hernia.
Many surgeons believe that some organs in the body really aren’t necessary, so when things go wrong, they can be removed with no harm done. A common example of this is a cholecystectomy - surgical removal of the gallbladder. The gallbladder...
BUT IS IT SAFE? Routine procedures may not be best procedures
HOORAY FOR THE WHISTLEBLOWER: Court backs drug employee
Are over-the-counter (OTC) medicines all that they’re cracked up to be? GPs and other health professionals are encouraged to recommend OTC cough medicines as the first line of treatment for acute cough, but trial evidence so far doesn’t support this.
Joint replacement is justifiably regarded as miracle surgery. The ball-and-socket joint parts of the hip, worn away by osteoarthritis, are replaced with an artificial joint made of a mix of metal and polyethylene.
What is it that persuades some people to succumb to the use of extremely toxic petrochemical drugs in the hope of killing a deadly disease? After all, if chemotherapy were classed as a criminal punishment,