Tag Archives: Disease

Nature Or Nurture? Genetics Matter More For Understanding Disease

Many of us grew up believing that our choices determine our lives and have major impact on health, success and well being. Now experts make clear that genes count more than environment, as an extensive new study shows. These findings challenge the fundamental belief that environmental factors are equal to heredity in contributing to disease which has been taught… Read More »

Co-infection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

[unable to retrieve full-text content]People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably associated with the improved effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment, a French study has reported in the journal Hepatology. The study also found that people with… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Implants after breast cancer risks sparking fresh disease

At a recent medical conference a colleague asked me what I thought of breast implants. The reason for her question it turned out is that she had breast ­cancer and is thinking about having breast reconstruction. Should she have a breast implant as part of that? In the light of recent findings my answer was… Read More »