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Letters: Breast cancer is talked about openly now, but it has always been there ('We've had war, we've had plagues, but never this...', G2, October 22). In the late 60s I started my nurse training. Breast cancer sufferers, young ones among them, did not have the benefit of the drugs or screening of today, and often endured highly invasive surgery as well as radiotherapy.


MONDAY 22. OCTOBER 2007



SUNDAY 21. OCTOBER 2007



SATURDAY 20. OCTOBER 2007


Bad science: Threats - the homeopathic panacea

Dr Andy Lewis runs a website called Quackometer; he criticised the Society of Homeopaths in no uncertain terms. In his opinion, they do not enforce their own "code of practice" (you're not even allowed to imply you can cure a named disease!); it is a figleaf; and they fail to censure their members over dangerous claims.


FRIDAY 19. OCTOBER 2007


Letter: Witnesses must declare interests

Letters: Your article (Abortion inquiry asks scientists to disclose links to faith groups, October 15) reported fears of infiltration into the evidence and witness list by the Christian Medical Fellowship in the science and technology select committee inquiry into the scientific issues impacting on abortion law.


THURSDAY 18. OCTOBER 2007



WEDNESDAY 17. OCTOBER 2007


100 years on, DNA casts doubt on Crippen case

It is one of the most notorious cases in British legal history, the story of an apparently mild-mannered doctor who poisoned and dismembered his showgirl wife, then fled across the Atlantic with his young lover - only to be caught after a sharp-eyed captain recognised him from the newspapers.


TUESDAY 16. OCTOBER 2007