Tag Archives: Miriam

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Prostate genes make it easier to detect cancer early

This doesn’t sound like much – the recent discovery of another 17 genes that raise the chances of developing prostate cancer – when we already know of six that do the same thing. But it’s a British research ­breakthrough that promises to improve prostate cancer diagnosis. The point is these extra 17 genes, which substantially… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Availability of NHS cannabis will be limited to just a few people

The new reclassification of ­cannabis for medical use means it can be prescribed on the NHS. If only that were ­entirely true. The reality is few people are likely to get a script for medical cannabis, according to a BMJ editorial. The potential demand for medical cannabis in the UK is considerable. A poll found… Read More »