Can men get breast cancer?

The simple answer is, yes they can.  Probably the most important risk factor for men developing breast cancer is obesity. If a man is grossly ... Full story

Inherited risks of breast cancer

My mother died when she was in her 30s from breast cancer. Now my sister has been diagnosed with it too (she is only 28). ... Full story

Can men be affected by the gene for breast cancer too?

Both my sisters have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer (both are in their fifties) and are being tested for the gene for the disease. ... Full story

Soya diet and breast cancer

My mother died when she was 57 from breast cancer and naturally I am worried that it might happen to me too. I have read ... Full story

Bread and water diet

Can one live on bread and water for 6 months? It's very unlikely, although not impossible, that you could live on this diet, unless the bread ... Full story

Bran and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am very confused. I have irritable bowel disease. Some people say I should be eating lots of bran and fibre, while one friend tells ... Full story

Brain aneurysm

Recently someone I knew died from a brain aneurysm. He was perfectly healthy, had low cholesterol and his blood pressure was normal, and he was ... Full story

Bowel cancer and diet

I am worried about bowel cancer because my grandfather has just been diagnosed with it. I know that a few years ago we were all ... Full story

Is botulism very dangerous?

Botulism is a life-threatening form of poisoning that is thankfully very rare. The toxin is produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum and is one ... Full story

I've got a terribly itchy bottom that's driving me mad. Please help me

Having an itchy bottom is very irritating and, there are a number of possible causes. Piles (or haemorrhoids) commonly cause itching around the back passage. If ... Full story