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Bookings are now open for the Breast Imaging  non-invasive Sure Touch   clinic  on 1 November 2014 (then 6 December )   at the Natural Medicine Clinic… 630 more words

Clinic Procedures

ADHD: By the numbers

Here’s a stunner: The U. S. prescribes more drugs for ADHD than the rest of the world’s nations combined, according to a recent article in Nature… 627 more words


Preventing Overdiagnosis


Above is the link about the conference referred to in my last post.

And below is the text of what I said to the research planning meeting on “Communicating about Overdiagnosis”. 1,014 more words

Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment a Global Issue

According to an article in the September 15, 2014 issue of TIME magazine, throughout the world, doctors are overdiagnosing–and then treating–ailments that may never seriously impact a person’s health. 137 more words

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Some Cancer Experts See 'Overdiagnosis,' Question Emphasis on Early Detection

Debate Among Doctors Looks at Whether Zealous Screening Leads to Overtreatment

By Melinda Beck

The Wall Street Journal


Early detection has long been seen as a powerful weapon in the battle against cancer. 2,473 more words

Fan Mail

I’m in Coach E on a Virgin train, somewhere in Middle England, on my way home. Nearly everybody (including the five-year-old opposite ) is, like me, plugged into an electronic device. 466 more words

The Global Problem With Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

It’s a public health conundrum: Current screening guidelines lead to an overdiagnosis of diseases like cancer, which results in overtreatment for ailments that might never seriously impact a person’s health. 567 more words