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?
There’s a old sexist saying in France that if you want to discover the cause of a problem, cherchez la femme - find the woman. But, if the problem is medical, I say cherchez la pharm - find the drug.
New research has put a dent in the theories of hormone replacement therapy proponents that HRT protects against heart disease.
Scientists testing the effectiveness of paracetamol vs a placebo in people with arthritic knees found a 52 per cent rate of success with both treatments.
Haemorrhoids (piles) are common - about half the population will have them at some point in life. They are like varicose veins, but of the tissue that lines the anal canal. If these veins become dilated and swollen, they can project into the anal...