Screening individuals aged 40-49 years for colorectal cancer is unlikely to yield much useful information, according to a new report.
Since the middle of the 18th century, when episiotomy was first introduced, the practice of artificially widening the vaginal opening by cutting into the perineum (the skin and tissue lying between the vulva and the anus) has become more and more...
GLUE EAR: Don't operate
Trauma (trapping the foreskin in a zipper). Apply mineral oil to the zipper, so that it simply slips off (Pediatr Emerg Care, 1993; 9: 90-1) or break the zipper with a pair of bone-cutting pliers (J Urol, 1977; 117: 671).
It’s extraordinary how many health problems can be left well alone without the doctor having to do anything. The approach is known in medical circles as ‘watchful waiting’, and it’s a strategy that more doctors would do well to adopt for a number of...
Despite being the most widely researched procedures in surgical history, coronary arterial-bypass grafting (CABG) and balloon angioplasty (PTCA) do not increase a stable angina patient’s chance of survival
HYSTERECTOMIES: Is this really the only 'cure' for heavy periods?
More than 20 per cent of babies born in England and Wales are now delivered by caesarean section.
Do women under the age of 50 benefit from mammogram screening? Latest findings from the Swedish study - involving nearly 250,000 women - suggests not,
I recently had a run-in with my local hospital when they insisted that I have a mammogram before they would scan the cysts in my breasts or aspirate them, or do anything else.