Isabel Canfield

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Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke banned from talking about suicide

But this settlement relates to about 12 complaints to the board about Dr Nitschke, including one about him applying to the Therapeutic Goods …

Don’t worry your pretty little head about breast cancer

By Marisa Bellack<p>, Europe editor<p><i>Marisa Bellack is deputy editor of The Post’s Outlook section.</i><p>In an 1882 presentation to the New York Obstetrical Society, surgeon Theodore Gaillard Thomas defended the removal of benign breast tumors by invoking the emotional fragility of the weaker sex. “I have …

'It's just lady pains': Are doctors not taking women's agony seriously enough?

As an NHS report reveals a woman was left in 'unrelenting' pain for 15 years, Radhika Sanghani speaks to other women who felt their pain was dismissed by male doctors<p>In 1997, a woman went to the NHS because she was experiencing “severe and unrelenting” facial pain. For the next 15 years, she was …

Health Care

Call to offer HPV vaccine to boys

<b>Scientific experts are meeting on Monday to discuss whether boys as well as girls should be offered the HPV jab.</b><p>It comes amid pressure to extend vaccination to all adolescent boys in the UK, in line with other countries.<p>The committee is expected to focus initially on whether to offer the vaccine to …

Public Health

In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

When my partner Cheryl was dying from respiratory complications related to treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, she was in so much physical distress she couldn't bear to be touched.<p>The only contact she could stand — one of the few ways I could share my love with her — was for me to rub her feet. As I …