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
AIR TRAVEL: DVT risk is higher than first thought
We’ve covered the health hazards of ‘atypical’ antipsychotics, including the recent FDA warning that they increase mortality among elderly patients. But a new study has just been published that draws the same conclusion for the older, ‘conventional’...
CAESAREANS: Usually unnecessary, and they raise the risk of a stillbi
The Second Opinion "Estrogen Overkill" by Californian general practitioner Dr John Lee (WDDTY vol 5 no 4) is a disturbing amalgam of fact and fiction. It is wrong to say that "the most common age ...
COX-2: Still bleeding after all these years
"Mum has Alzheimer's," chirrups an advertisement for the drug donepezil hydrochloride in the medical press, "but she knew I was calling today." Unfortunately that's about as good as it's going to ...
Of late, the marketing men at several drug companies have been mounting an assault on Prozac, the antidepressant that seems to have become a lifeline for a nervous generation.
Q About a year ago, I was given a spinal injection for a suspected hernia which has left me with a very painful lower back. Have you come across other people with long-term lower-back pain
HYSTERECTOMIES: Is this really the only 'cure' for heavy periods?