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
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,
HOORAY! THE DRUGS WORK: But then again, they don't
PAIN RELIEF: Capsaicin is hot stuff
Y-V-plasties is the latest of a number of procedures to preserve the foreskin in adults with phimosis. Performed under local anaesthesia, a number of incisions are made in the outer layer of skin and in the inner layer of skin.
A good half of us pile on pounds over the holidays. Healthfood shops and supplement manufacturers tout a large variety of natural weight-loss products. But are any of them effective enough to help with the worst excesses of holiday bingeing?