X-rays and other tests that involve the use of barium meals and dyes may not be as safe and routine as your doctor would have you believe.
Infertility leaves many couples feeling helpless, even hopeless, and at the mercy of modern medicine in the quest to do what Mother Nature intended us to do - create life.
A new technique that helps detoxify drug users while they are under anaesthetic could be highly dangerous.
Endoscopy is the direct visualisation of the digestive tract using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera mounted on it that is small enough to pass into cavities in the body such as the stomach, colon, lungs and oesophagus.
Surgery for emphysema can be fatal, and can kill 18 per cent of patients at high risk, a study has concluded.
Elective surgery is any procedure that is subject to choice, as opposed to urgent or emergency surgery that must be performed straightaway. You can derive benefit from an elective procedure, but it may be better to wait a while before having it done.
A recent analysis of 37,151 patients receiving atenolol (a long-acting beta-blocker) or metoprolol (a short-acting beta-blocker) in patients aged over 65 undergoing elective surgery found that those given long-acting atenolol had a far lower cardiac...
X-rays cause 700 cases of cancer every year in the UK, around 5700 in the USA, and a total of 18,500 cases overall in 15 developed countries, a new study has found. Cancer risks per cumulative x-ray exposure range from just 0.6 per cent in Poland...