NICE (National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness) have issued guidance on the latest treatment for endometriosis, which is laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published the results of a new study that says that a simple annual injection has the potential to significantly reduce the risk of bone fractures in elderly women.
Earlier today, I read two articles in a leading newspaper which caused me some concern because of the way they were written. The first was about the 30% increased risk of contracting breast cancer when a woman has more than three units of alcohol a day.
A brand new and totally non-invasive procedure that uses high-intensity ultrasound waves to heat and destroy uterine fibroid tissue has been shown to significantly reduce and/or relieve the symptoms associated with fibroids in the women suffering from them.
Each year more than a million operations are complicated by heart attacks and death from cardiac causes. As most surgery is elective these days then it pays to be cautious. There are a number of risk factors that should be taken into account:
Researchers in America seem to have discovered that simply chewing gum after abdominal surgery can help get the bowels functioning more quickly than might otherwise be the case.
According to some new evidence not all alcohol is created equal when it comes to protecting your heart. Dutch researchers have found that spirits and red wine caused a rise in homo cysteine levels, which have been associated with a greater risk of heart disease. There was no recorded increase when participants consumed beer.
Soy contains a cocktail of substances that interfere with many systems of the body and so it may not be the panacea we have all come to believe it could be.
If you suffer from osteoporosis then new research suggests that a combination of Calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K; together with minerals like strontium and magnesium may offer an alternative to pharmaceutical medicines but without the side effects.