News: Smear tests probably safer for cervical cancers than relying on the HPV vaccine

Might it be that too many women relying on the efficacy of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer and not having smear tests could be behind a dramatic increase in cervical cancers in young women? The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2008 and smear test take-up has dropped significantly since 2010. Rates of cervical cancer …

News: Most hernia mesh procedures are unproven and unsafe

Vaginal mesh surgery has now been suspended in the UK because of similar problems - but hernia meshes are still being used. More than a million Americans have hernia repair surgery every year—and yet many of the mesh implant procedures have never been properly researched, and around 10 percent of patients are in constant pain …

News: Statins Discourage Healthy Lifestyle Change

I can't say I find this surprising, do you?! The Times 6.2.20  “STATINS STOP PATIENTS LEADING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES” Statins & blood pressure pills may not be as effective as thought because people consider them a “free-pass” to lead a less healthy lifestyle, a large study suggests.  Researchers followed 40,000 people & found those on the …