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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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