In 1971, Richard Nixon famously declared war on cancer and predicted that medical technology would find a cure for it 'within six years' - a boast to rival Kennedy’s goal to put man on the moon.
Analysis of cancer-screening trials has found major inconsistencies in determining deaths due to all causes and deaths due to specific cancers, thereby casting doubt on the value of the findings of these trials.
Screening for neuroblastoma, a common childhood cancer, does more harm than good, suggest two new studies.
Acute otitis media is a painful and nasty disease of the middle ear in children, which doctors usually treat with courses of antibiotics. Unfortunately, this often offers only a short-lived reprieve, if any, and the child may sometimes have to...
Before him, the disease didn’t have a name, says the ad for Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride), with a portrait of Dr Alois Alzheimer, the man who gave dementia its weird appellation.
PARKINSON'S: The forgotten drug