The procedure leaves some breast tissue behind and is not recognised by national guidelines, because of the greater risk of cancer recurring
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Monday 19 July 2010
I’ve never been to North Korea and I’ve no idea what the health care system is like.
Friday 09 July 2010
A GP committed a serious breach of professional duty when he missed opportunities to identify signs of abuse on Baby Peter, the General Medical Council has ruled.
Thursday 01 April 2010
We have had metatarsals (Beckham, Rooney, Neville), cruciate ligaments (Owen), and achilles tendons (Beckham again). Now the nation turns its expertise to sprained ankles.
Friday 15 January 2010
How does it feel to have someone's life in your hands? Remove a foreign object from a toddler's nose? Handle exquisitely strangulated haemorrhoids? This slender, elegantly written memoir by a female surgeon, Gabriel Weston, is a fascinating no holds barred account of life in the operating theatre.
Monday 07 December 2009
I didn't comment on the report in Saturday's Daily Mail about six foolish people who have had medical qualifications and who think that David Kelly was murdered, because (a) it was in the Daily Mail, and there are only so many untrue stories in the Daily Mail that one can rebut; (b) it was the same story that has appeared in the Daily Mail several times before; and (c) Oliver Kamm beat me to it.
Tuesday 22 September 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
I have heard so much in recent weeks about the speed, and focus etc that the NHS puts into delivering solutions for patients with life threatening disease such as cancer.
Monday 06 July 2009
Wednesday 18 March 2009
You only have to listen to the choice of language to understand the scale of the scandal exposed at Stafford Hospital. In the five-year history of the Healthcare Commission, the inspectorate never before used the word "appalling" about any NHS institution, and there has been no shortage of candidates.
Monday 12 January 2009
Epidurals and spinal anaesthetics are safer than previously thought, according to a study published today.
Sunday 21 December 2008
The smiling face of Dr Humayra Abedin at the High Court last Friday masked months of abuse suffered at the hands of her parents and a so-called psychiatric hospital in Dhaka.
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Gordon Brown said he was still prepared to push ahead with new rules presuming people are happy to donate organs after death, despite the plans being rejected yesterday by an expert task force he appointed. The Prime Minister is backing a change in the law to assume patients have given automatic "presumed consent" for their body parts to be used after their death, unless they decide to opt out.
Friday 07 November 2008
Neurologist Oliver Sacks first began to wonder about the effects of music on the brain in 1966, when he noticed them on the patients he went on to write about in Awakenings. At that stage there was oddly little research on the subject.
Thursday 23 October 2008
Disciplinary proceedings against leading IVF doctor Mohamed Taranissi have collapsed, the General Medical Council said today.
Sunday 20 April 2008
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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