Up to 100,000 people are being put at risk by a failure to screen them for an inherited condition, known as Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), that causes extremely high cholesterol, according to this article in the Daily Telegraph. NICE issued guidance … Continue reading

The normally peaceful and tranquil world of waste disposal has been in the news recently; possibly driven by stories in the press of body parts being found on landfill sites. Sharps The old familiar yellow container has now spawned three … Continue reading

Yet again, statins have hit the headlines with the usual “Should we? Shouldn’t we?” story.   The crux of the issue is whether statins should be prescribed to people at low risk of heart disease. Let’s start by saying where there … Continue reading

There is some activity on the contraceptive front at the moment.  The insertable progesterone-containing rod, Implanon has been renamed Nexplanon.  There is no difference in the implant itself but the introduction has been changed to make it easier to use, … Continue reading

“Breakthrough for blood pressure patients” screamed the headline in the newspapers on 13th January in response to this article in the online edition of The Lancet. But was it? The fuss was about research which showed that the selective renin … Continue reading