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Filter by category of article: News meningitis - Vaccine linked to life-threatening reaction Menactra, one of the two meningitis vaccines available in the US, may cause Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a serious neurological disorder. News heart caren - Doing less is doing more A heart patient can look forward to an invasive package of drugs, early coronary angiography and revascularisation. Radiation: it’s worse than you were told How much radiation can a human being face before it becomes a carcinogen? Q&a tinnitus and syringing - Tinnitus treatments The idea of a link between inadequate vitamin A and hearing disorders was initially treated with suspicion, reflected by its being confined to animal studies and observations. But it was resurrected 1... Booster vaccine: one jab too many? The US drugs regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has approved a new booster shot of the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) vaccine, even though it is the vaccine with the most repo... Q&a sebaceous cysts - Getting rid of cysts naturally sebaceous cysts, epidermoid cysts, skin growths, acupuncture, star points, Vitex agnus castus, expulsion, reabsorption, benzoyl peroxide, herbal poultice, homoeopathy, Silicea, Echinacea Main feature - The new cancer theories Why do people get cancer? With 500,000 Americans and 100,000 Britons dying of the disease every year, it’s a fair-enough question. Unfortunately, medicine is concerned more with treating it - with an... Femoral fractures: pins better than casts A recent study has revealed that pins are more effective than casts in healing fractures of the femur in children. A group of 101 children aged 4 to 10 years who were admitted to one of four paediatri... Radiographs: it’s all in the reading Medical screening isn’t an area of healthcare that covers itself in glory. Too many tests come up with false positives and false negatives, a recent study has discovered. A hundred clinicians in Russi... Drugs drug alerts - Asthma drugs: they are safe, really, aren’t they? When it comes to drug safety, how safe is safe? Take, for instance, three beta-agonist bronchodilators that have been used by asthma sufferers. One, Serevent (salmeterol xinafoate) was first suspected...

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27 Jun 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Beyond your genes

When it comes to cancer, modern medicine is in firm denial. For all the triumphalism over the latest claims that approximately 50 per cent of people survive cancer for at least 10 years, the bald fact... more »

30 May 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Catching it early

It’s all over the newspapers.  Deaths from breast cancer have almost been halved, and the bow belongs to screening with routine mammography. So persuasive is the catch-it-early argument tha... more »

28 Apr 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Farsighted

Failing eyesight has become so closely associated with old age that medicine has applied a number of adjectives synonymous with ‘geriatric’ to conditions like ‘age-related macular de... more »

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