Recently, my daughter had a slightly problematic reading in her blood and was advised to have an amniocentesis. I was very worried because of what I had read in WDDTY and PROOF!
Increased prostate screening is causing a wrong diagnosis in up to 44 per cent of men, a new report has discovered.
Q How safe are the barcode scanners that our food passes through on the supermarket checkout stand?
BLOOD PRESSURE: Check the equipment before you check the patient
The latest craze in preventative medicine is a whole-body scan, which subjects you to vast amounts of radiation, with no clear benefit over safer techniques like thermal imaging.
BREAST EXAMINATION: It doesn’t make any difference
Best practice dictates that a patient aged over 50 with long-standing problems of gastric reflux should have an endoscopy - but a recent study has concluded that it’s yet another routine screening programme that has no benefit to the patient.