Archive for September, 2013

The Mammogram Myth and Other Tales

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

Eighteen months ago we reviewed a book by Peter Gøtzsche entitled Mammography Screening with the provocative subtitle Truth, Lies and Controversy, in which the author, a well-published epidemiologist, argued […]

World’s First Digital Laser

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

Digitally controlled laser modes. Copyright Nature Publishing Group. Gordon Gould first coined the term laser — light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation — […]

I Guarantee this Device Won’t Fail!

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

A metal-on-metal hip implant. Copyright Corin. Imagine you are a patient considering whether to have an artificial joint surgically inserted to […]

To Treat or Not to Treat?

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

Beginning thirty years ago, breast screening has led to many more cancers being detected, with a quarter of these classified as ductal […]