What Foods Should I Avoid to Prevent Kidney Stones?

Ask Well Drink more fluids, consume less sodium and eat a diet that includes calcium-rich foods. ImageCreditCreditMarilyn K. Yee/The New York Times Q. What foods should I avoid if I’m prone to kidney stones? A. Drink more fluids, consume less sodium and eat a diet that includes calcium-rich foods. The rest depends on the chemical […]

Crowdfunded cancer treatments – do they work?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cancer sufferers are raising large sums of money for private treatments Crowdfunding for cancer treatments not available on the NHS has risen dramatically, according to figures published by the British Medical Journal. In the last three years, at least £7m has been raised by people on crowdfunding sites like […]

The secret shame of having no sperm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCraig Franklin was told bluntly by his GP that he had no sperm There is an urgent need to tackle a decline in male fertility and address the “absurd” reliance on giving female partners expensive and invasive IVF treatments to try to overcome the man’s lack of […]

NHS vacancies a ‘national emergency’

Image copyright Getty Images The shortage of NHS staff in England has started worsening again, official figures show. One in 11 posts is vacant with the situation particularly bad among the nursing workforce. Experts described the situation as at risk of becoming a “national emergency” given the rising demands on the NHS. It comes after […]