Tracking down the exact prevalence of medical errors is a difficult task as many incidents go unreported. However, what estimates are available describe a disturbing picture. Up to 98,000 patients in the US die each year as a result of a medical...
Surgeons use a lot of implements and instruments when performing surgery - some of which, all too frequently, stay in the patient afterwards.
HOSPITALS: Are we sure they're places where people go to get better?
It’s axiomatic that blood is a good thing, and that not having enough of it is a bad thing. This is true as far as it goes, but there’s mounting evidence that the picture is not that simple.
HYSTERECTOMIES: Is this really the only 'cure' for heavy periods?
TRANSPLANTS: What happens afterwards
That old Chinese proverb 'Be careful what you wish for as you might just get it' comes to mind when we hear the calls from multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers in the UK for free access to the drug interferon beta-1b.
It all began with a fever. So begins The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion’s extraordinary account of the events of 2003 and 2004, and memoir of her marriage to writer John Gregory Dunne.
IT'S OFFICIAL: Medicine has never harmed anyone, ever, no way
High dose chemotherapy for breast cancer a controversial treatment unsuccessfully tried by Linda McCartney, the wife of ex Beatle Paul is dangerous and of little benefit, four trials have conclude ...