Older cancer patients are being denied the best treatments due to age discrimination

Older cancer patients are being denied the best treatments due to age discrimination, warns charity Half of cancer doctors believe ageism in the NHS means older patients do not get the best treatmentThe UK has some of the worst cancer survival rates in Europe for older people | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 20 December 2012 Ageism in the NHS is stopping some older cancer patients getting the best treatments, a charity has warned Ageism in the NHS is stopping some older cancer patients getting the best treatments, a charity has warned.

Parents warned of dangers of fake digital baby thermometers on sale across Britain

Parents warned of dangers of fake digital baby thermometers on sale across Britain Cheap thermometers could give inaccurate readings putting children at risk | UPDATED: 14:27 GMT, 15 June 2012 Parents have been warned about the sale of dangerous fake digital thermometers being offered for sale online across Britain.

Cycling could harm male reproductive health by increasing estrogen levels

Feeling hormonal How serious cycling could be playing havoc with male reproductive health | UPDATED: 16:27 GMT, 23 May 2012 Male cycling enthusiasts may have more to worry about than saddle sores and road safety, after a study found the sport can play havoc with their fertility.

Breast cancer screening benefits are oversold and harms could be greater than thought

Breast cancer screening 'no longer justified' and causes 7,000 women a year to have unnecessary diagnosis Women should avoid breast cancer screening because it will lower their risk of getting a diagnosis of the disease, claims a leading critic of the NHS programme.

100,000 high-risk surgery patients suffer sub-standard care after treatment

100,000 high-risk surgery patients suffer sub-standard care after treatment As many as 100,000 high-risk patients undergoing surgery in NHS hospitals each year get sub-standard care, a study suggests. It says too many patients are sent back to general wards after surgery rather than being looked after in critical care, increasing their risk of death. Experts from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death believe a significant number of hospitals are not well equipped for dealing with surgical patients, whether they are high or low risk

Breast screening "could do more harm than good" to women

Breast screening “could do more harm than good”: Women operated on needlessly, says report Breast cancer screening may cause more harm than good, according to a study. It says women are more likely to be harmed and have unnecessary surgery in the first decade of being screened. The study concludes the ‘harms’ of screening, on average, largely offset the benefits in the first ten years

Chemotherapy proposals: Seriously ill cancer patients could face "back to work" tests or have benefits removed

Seriously ill cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy could face “back to work” tests or have benefits removedGovernment report said receiving automatic benefits could “encourage dependency” among cancer patients Thousands of cancer patients undergoing gruelling chemotherapy treatments could be forced to prove they are too sick to work, charities have warned.

As experts consider possible link to tainted surgical instruments… Is Alzheimer"s caused by a brain infection?

As experts consider possible link to tainted surgical instruments… Is Alzheimer”s caused by a brain infection Within two years, the world of Peter Dunlop has shrunk dramatically — the respected senior obstetrics and gynaecology consultant who once worked on high-risk births and performed complex operations almost every day is now a man who struggles to understand his daily post. The married father-of-two switched from the role of doctor to patient with brutal speed when told, aged just 53, he had Alzheimer’s disease