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NEWS Keyhole surgery for knee problems should be stopped, say researchers

June 18th 2015

Keyhole surgery for knee pain and damaged joints has been hailed as one of the major breakthroughs of medicine-but a new study says the procedure should be scrapped because the risks outweigh any benefits

FEATURE The power of recycling

January 2015 (Vol. 25 Issue 10) /

If you can get past the 'yuck' factor, urine therapy has growing evidence as an effective treatment for everything from colds to cancer

NEWS Painkillers are doubling the risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

September 30th 2014 /

Common painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen almost double the risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, two lethal conditions

FEATURE Getting a leg up

September 2013 (Vol. 24 Issue 6)

Herbs and high-fibrefoods can help you beat spider and varicose veins, says Dr Harald Gaier

NEWS Thousands die from diseases that doctors didn't even know they had

August 29th 2012 /

Thousands of people die every year from diseases that are never spotted by doctors - and the numbers of 'unknown deaths' could be as high as deaths from breast cancer

FEATURE The dark heart of medicine

June 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 3) /

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FEATURE Avoiding traveller's thrombosis

July 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 4)

Although it's been called the 'economy-class syndrome', deep vein thrombosis (DVT)-when a blood clot develops in one of the deep veins of the body-is a genuine threat to anyone travelling on a long-haul flight

NEWS Thalidomide is back - as a fountain of youth

December 15th 2010 /

Thalidomide is back, and this time it's going to help you live longer

NEWS Major drug causes skin lesions, and even life-threatening blood disorder

October 14th 2009 /

One of the world's most widely used drugs can cause skin lesions, and may even lead to a life-threatening reduction in blood platelets, researchers have discovered

FEATURE Medical mistakes: Who's paying?

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) /

Hospital medical errors are responsible for the deaths of at least 100,000 Americans and 40,000 Britons every year, and annually injures a further one million patients in hospitals in the US alone

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