Screening For The Evidence Of Benefit

Screening For The Evidence Of Benefit

Screening tests especially for cancer have been promoted on the basis of saving lives. This has rarely been questioned. A large new review has done just that. The results will surprise. There is no clear evidence that screening for cancer does save lives! How did we...
No, You Don’t Need An Antibiotic

No, You Don’t Need An Antibiotic

There is hardly a week or in fact a day even, which does not have a health awareness message attached to it. Last week was antibiotic awareness week. To be honest, I am over “awareness”. In most of these cases we all know or are “aware” of the situation. Lack of...
Relax Outdoors

Relax Outdoors

There are two aspects of health that do not get much airplay. These are relaxation and time outdoors, especially in nature. For most of human history we spent considerable periods of time outside. Much work was done in fields and transportation where “open” to the air...
Facts Versus Meaningless Figures

Facts Versus Meaningless Figures

According to a survey done on the health of the populace only 15% of people claim to eat two serves of fruit and five of vegetables every day. Only 7% exercise for half an hour everyday. We are “failing” to meet guidelines and this will of course lead to an...