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Scientists Warn Grapefruit Could Harm Patients Taking Prescription Drugs

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Grapefruit poses a potentially lethal health risk to increasing numbers of patients taking prescription drugs, experts have warned. The fruit conta...

Diabetes Complications At All-Time High

PA | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have reached record levels, according to a new analysis. The conditions - which are comp...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Screening: The Five-Year Survival Fallacy

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK
Dr Layla McCay

When it comes to screening, it's not a bad idea to look before you leap. Don't fall for the old lead time bias, or the description of the test being initially 'simple' - ask how having screening affects the mortality rate, weigh up the pros and cons, and make up your own mind.