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Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There’s No Evidence It’s Better.

Robotic surgery was never approved for mastectomy or any other cancer-related treatment, but that has hardly deterred doctors in the operating suite. The equipment is widely used to operate on patients with various malignancies, from breast cancer to prostate cancer. Yet there have long been questions about how well doctors are trained on the machines,… Read More »

For both health care and health care journalism, there’s something missing in the middle

December 19, 2018 Posted By Categories Joy Victory has been deputy managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org since 2016. She tweets as @thejoyvictory. In 2015, a few months before I started working at HealthNewsReview.org, Cosmopolitan magazine published my article, “Why are so many American women dying in childbirth?” Tired of women getting blamed for the problem, I… Read More »

The delusion of detoxing: There’s no evidence to support holiday cleanses, experts say

Timothy Caulfield felt as if blood was pooling in his brain. He was hanging upside down by his ankles, his gravity boots strapped to a bar, and his crew was worried he might kill himself. In theory, inversion therapy claims to detoxify and drain the lymphatic system, and decongest the organs. But, while many detox… Read More »