Call for more obese kids to have gastric bypass surgery

I find myself shaking my head in disbelief when I read that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending gastric bypasses in young children. I’m gobsmacked because weight loss surgery is normally the last resort for severely obese adults who … Read More

Ex-footballers more likely to develop brain diseases

A couple of years ago I wrote about the brain damage that affects American ­footballers from the physical collisions that are a major feature of the game. Then the same phenomenon appeared in British footballers from the impact of heading … Read More

Another big step forward for treatment of prostate cancer

Medically speaking we live in amazing times. New ­diagnostic tests, new ­treatments, new technology, therapies with pinpoint accuracy hunting down individual cancer cells and blasting them to extinction. One such treatment is for prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men … Read More