MRSA: Now wash your hands
The largest processor of human cadaver tissue in the US has been ordered to recall cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other soft-tissue products processed since 3 October 2001,
A new British report shows that surgeons are performing too many "inappropriate and aggressive" operations on patients who are frail or terminally ill. ...
The drugs industry has, for years, enjoyed a protected and privileged position that has allowed it to kill sections of its market with impunity. Sadly, those heady days seem to be coming to an end, at least in the United States.
Keyhole surgery, the gee-whiz technology that has transformed surgery, still doesn’t work as well as the old-fashioned conventional surgery for hernia.
WATCH OUT: Here comes the man in the white coat
The gastrointestinal bug Clostridium difficile is running rampant through hospitals in the UK, mainly because hygiene standards are too low. Antibiotics are also ‘inappropriately’ given, and doctors are failing to report outbreaks, the Healthcare...
Q-A friend of mine is thinking of having liposuction. I wonder if you or any of your readers have any experience of it as I understand some of the results are less than satisfactory. She wants to ...
Recently, you may have heard of the British family whose 9-year-old daughter died from chickenpox after being given steroids to treat a relatively minor eye problem (see Case Study, p 10).
BUT IS IT SAFE? Routine procedures may not be best procedures