We see many health related stories in the newspapers, some are very accurate, but all too often many do not tell you the full story and are on the front pages just to grab your attention and sell newspapers.
The NHS Choices website provides up to the minute factual information about all the stories you might read in the newspapers or see on the television and focuses on the truth that you can rely on.
We would strongly advise all patients use this part of the NHS Choices website to check any stories that they read. It may be that you can put your mind at rest if you are worried by one or find out that what you have read is not quite the full story or in some cases simply misleading! Check it out and put your mind at rest