RADIOGRAPHS: It’s all in the reading
Telling our children to drink their milk so that they ‘grow big and strong’ may have no truth in it whatsoever.
WHO PAYS THE PIPER: Web information you can't trust
Why have a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy, in which a woman’s womb is removed, is one of the most common surgical operations in the West.
Medicine is more often a belief system than a science, and doctors invariably cling to practices they know and love, irrespective of the data. Take, for instance, the pulmonary-artery catheter, which doctors cling to as a baby would to his dummy.
In this atmosphere of ‘botox parties’ where champagne-sipping socialites are injected with botulinum toxin,' says British neurologist Dr Peter Misra,
Subjecting women with mildly abnormal cervical smear test results to an immediate colposcopy examination is no more effective than simple observation (The Lancet, 10 July 1993).
Uncomplicated lacerations of the hand don’t need to be sutured, according to the results of a recent trial.
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.