An increasing list of rare diseases can now be treated with gene therapy. But we need to figure out a way to make them affordable.
It's time we considered the long-term benefits of community weight loss programmes to both individuals and society.
We can't keep blaming the MMR-autism scare – there are other forces at play.
There is conflicting medical evidence.
Talking therapy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder is one suggestion. A new study finds that surfing may be beneficial too.
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The Alzheimer's Society is concerned that people with dementia aren't getting diagnosed soon enough. But there are pros and cons to an early diagnosis.
Poor neighbourhoods have more takeaway outlets.
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It's not easy to make good food choices when there's a takeaway on every corner.
The cost of cancer drugs is killing patients and it needs to stop
Show me the evidence.
NICE recommends psychotherapy for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,
despite a lack of high quality evidence to show that they're effective.
Mixed messages about HRT.
There are pros and cons to HRT. Whether or not to use it comes down to personal choice.
A group of oncologists have called on cancer patients to challenge the high prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for new cancer drugs.
Hope, fear, and desperation, along with the unique characteristics of the cancer drug market, create a “perfect storm” that continues to drive up prices for cancer drugs.
Cancer drugs like trastuzumab may not have been approved under the proposed rules.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new draft proposals laying out major changes to the way it assesses whether new medicines offer value for money for the NHS. These…
Can we have our teachers back?
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Demonstrating her considerable skills as a teacher, in a recent lecture at the University of Birmingham, Estelle Morris posed a question that reminded her audience of the start of a children’s book. “Where…
The proposals are aimed at increasing the gift of organ donation.
The continuing shortfall of organs available for transplantation has recently prompted a radical rethink of current end-of-life practices in the United Kingdom. The British Medical Association (BMA) has…