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
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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.
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.
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Why have a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy, in which a woman’s womb is removed, is one of the most common surgical operations in the West.