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How helpful or beneficial is the use of imaging techniques in diagnosing back pain?

Patients with back pain are often examined using imaging techniques. But how beneficial are x-rays or computer tomography scans really?

Measles, mumps, rubella vaccination

Get vaccinated or not? Measles, mumps and rubella are highly contagious viral diseases.

Whooping cough vaccination

Get vaccinated or not? Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection. Especially for babies, the illness is life-threatening.

Prostate cancer early detection through PSA screening

Life-saving or not? Get comprehensive information fast about the use and risks of the PSA test for the early detection of prostate cancer.

Breast cancer early detection through mammography screening

Life-saving or not? What is the actual use of mammography screening and how extensive are the risks involved?

Early bowel cancer detection by means of a colonoscopy

Life-saving or not? We provide you with the facts so that you can weigh up the advantages and risks of a colonoscopy.

Heart attack: a comparison of treatment methods

If coronary arteries are narrow, your heart is not supplied with enough oxygen. This can cause a heart attack. Read on for a comparison of treatment methods.

Cardiovascular disease: statins as primary prevention

Statins lower your cholesterol and are used in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. They are one of the most prescribed classes of drugs. Read on for the advantages and disadvantages they offer.