Nicotine skin patches have been widely sold as the answer to an addiction to smoking. In the UK, you don’t need a prescription to buy them but, in California,
SCREENING: No, it doesn’t save lives
The US drugs regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has approved a new booster shot of the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) vaccine, even though it is the vaccine with the most reported side-effects, according to the US Vaccine...
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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...