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Wendy Atkin obituary

29/11/2018 Ara Darzi 0

Epidemiologist whose research led to a breakthrough in bowel cancer screening programmes worldwide“Breakthrough” is an overused word when applied to medical advances. But in the case of the 2010 trial of a new screening test for bowel cancer led by Wen…

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UK firm sold spinal implants that disintegrated

26/11/2018 Hilary Osborne 0

Plastic discs that also moved in some patients were only tested on 30 people in six monthsA UK company’s spinal implants that allegedly moved and eroded in patients, and which are at the centre of legal action, have highlighted potential weaknesses in …