Why are doctors at war over cholesterol lowering gene drug?
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by Mail Metro Media
6M ago
A row has broken out among doctors about new cholesterol-lowering injection inclisiran. Some GPs refuse to prescribe it saying there's not enough evidence to say it's safe and effective. Others, like Birmingham-based cardiologist Professor Derek Connolly, claims those who aren't on board are Luddites, and a bit like people who were scared of microwave ovens when they were launched.  Follow Medical Minefield on Twitter @MedMinefield Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Physio exercises for aches and pains are a TOTAL waste of time
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by Mail Metro Media
6M ago
Physiotherapy is a total waste of time... at least, that's what some doctors are saying for many people who are offered it to help ease aches and pains. So why are millions of us prescribed it every year?  Health reporter Ethan Ennals reveals his own struggles with injuries and his frustration at lengthy and repeated courses of physiotherapy treatment that didn't make any difference. And Barney speaks to top GP Dr Mike Smith about why he thinks many patients end up in similar situations. Follow Medical Minefield on Twitter @MedMinefield Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more in ..read more
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Scandal of the thousands of men living with secret bladder problems
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by Mail Metro Media
6M ago
One in three men over-65 will experience urinary incontinence, so why is barely anything done to support them? Ethan Ennals and Pat Hagan speak to Prostate Cancer UK's Chiara de Biase about the charity's campaign to create new laws that will help men with bladder issues. Meanwhile, prostate cancer survivor Jonathan Hall explains what it's like to live with incontinence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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The truth about the new ‘miracle’ breast cancer drug
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by Mail Metro Media
6M ago
Nearly 300,000 women will now be offered a daily pill that cuts the risk of breast cancer in half, but top doctors worry that many patients are unaware of the debilitating side effects. Ethan Ennals speaks to GP and MoS columnist Dr Philippa Kaye about weighing up the benefits and risks of anastrozole. Meanwhile two patients recount what it is like to take the tablet. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Top surgeon: You should NEVER have a cut-price Turkey cosmetic op!
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by Mail Metro Media
7M ago
More than 150,000 Britons travelled to Turkey for a cosmetic op last year, but NHS surgeons report they are increasingly seeing patients who return from a trip with horrific complications, and there have now been 25 deaths. The team speak to obesity expert Professor David Kerrigan who warns that cut price Turkish gastric bypass ops can end in catastrophe.  Follow us on X.com: @MedMinefield medicalminefield.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Spinal taps done by untrained staff?! NHS doc reveals all
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by Mail Metro Media
7M ago
NHS junior doctor Jatinder Hayre reveals the truth about physician associates, the new hospital workers who treat patients are just two years training. In his hospital, these low-skilled medics are bending the rules to write prescriptions - something only a doctor or highly qualified nurse is legally be allowed to do - and even performing spine procedures on patients. Is this really the answer to the waiting list crisis engulfing the post-pandemic health service? Follow us on X.com: @MedMinefield medicalminefield.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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I spent 30 years searching for my sperm donor father
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by Mail Metro Media
8M ago
From this month on, people born using a sperm bank in the UK who turn 18 will be able to find out the identity of their biological father because of a landmark change in the law back in 2005, barring anonymous donation. But what of those conceived before the change? This week Barney and award-winning health reporter Jo Macfarlane hear from Dr Joanna Rose who has spent the past 30 years searching for her 'real' dad. Now 51, she reveals that she's finally found him - but, while she is optimistic about finally unlocking the mysteries of her identity, others of her lost generation are consigned to ..read more
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Can we trust food scientists who are paid by junk food giants?
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by Mail Metro Media
8M ago
This week Barney and Eve discuss the controversy that continues to rage around ultra-processed foods, and examine the truth about extraordinary claims that scientists are paid off by junk food companies to cover up the truth: that they're as harmful to our health as tobacco. They also speak to Kings College London psychiatry expert Professor Carmine Pariante and psychologist Kimberley Wilson about research that seems to show ultra-processed food has an impact on mental health.  Follow us on Twitter @MedMinefield Support us at www.medicalminefield.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privac ..read more
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The REAL reason YouTube won't take Eugenia Cooney off air
Medical Minefield
by Mail Metro Media
8M ago
This week the team talk about concerns for the health of YouTube star Eugenia Cooney, who is severely underweight. Eve, who was hospitalised with anorexia in her 20s, asked the social media giants why they weren't stepping in to take the Eugenia off air, in a bid to force her into treatment - and was given some surprising answers. And we hear from eating disorders specialist dietitian Renee McGregor, who explains how simply watching her videos could trigger worsening symptoms in vulnerable people with eating disorders. Follow Medical Minefield on Twitter @MedMinefield Support the show: https ..read more
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Which newly slim celebs ARE secretly on Ozempic?
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by Mail+
8M ago
This week Barney and Eve get a sneak preview of a forthcoming Channel 4 documentary - hosted by Supersize vs Superskinny and Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson - which exposes the dangerous world of fake Ozempic and Wegovy, the 'miracle' skinny jabs. And the team ask... why have SO many once-curvy celebs recently begun looking so incredibly slim? Just diet and exercise, or have they had a little chemical help? With science guru Vivienne Perry and award winning health reporter Jo Macfarlane.  Follow Medical Minefield on Twitter @MedMinefield Support the show: https://medicalminefie ..read more
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